May 20, 2011 - 4:46 PM
My Husband and I are traveling to Switzerland June 2nd to June 6th. We are both under 25 and were debating wither to just pay for the trains, or use a Swiss Saver 4 Day Pass, or a Swiss Youth 4 day Pass. I have crunched the numbers and it looks something like this....
June 2nd-Travel from Geneva to Lausanne by boat (Between 34.30/26.30 € *Half fare for students under 25 (We aren't EU so I don't know if we get that discount))
June 3rd- Travel to Bern by Train (24.62 Euro or 31 CHF)
June 4th and 5th- Travel to Zermatt; Spend the next two days exploring, hiking, and viewing the Alps/Matterhorn
(Option one <LÖTSCHBERG- Brig/Visp> 83 CHF or 66.10 Euro*however, it is a tunnel route)
(Option two <Lausanne and Visp> *More scenic route 99CHF 78 Euro)
June 6th- Travel back to Geneva by train (95 to 100 CHF (75.56 to 80.70 Euro) depending on if we stop in Sion)
So we would total without any pass... Individual (217.62 to 192.58 Euro) Together (435.24 to 385.15 Euro) *Plus intercity travel
The Saver pass for four days is ... Together (347.90 Pass plus boat to Lausanne (68.60 Euro)... Totaling 416.50
The Swiss Youth 4-day pass is... Together (308.78 Euro Plus the Boat ride to Lausanne (68.60 Euro)... So total is 377.38
If my numbers are correct, the best option would be Swiss Youth pass for 4 days. Does that look correct, do-able, and like a good itinerary?