Zurich to Murren round trip- best rail pass choice

Zurich to Murren round trip- best rail pass choice

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Julie
Julie
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Mar 12, 2017 - 1:45 AM

I'm arriving to Switzerland into Zurich airport and planning to stay in Murren for 3 days, then need to get back to Zurich. While staying in Murren, we plan to hike down to Lauterbrunnen Valley and train to Mannlichen. I'm not sure whether Swiss 3 day rail pass or point to point is most cost effective for a short, limited trip? Thank you for your advice. Julie

Lucas
Lucas
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Mar 12, 2017 - 11:22 AM in reply to Julie

Hi Julie,

My initial thought is a 3 or 4 day Swiss Travel Pass is your best bet - it will cover virtually all trips on buses, train and boats. The only way to know for sure is to check out point to point ticket prices and compare that to the cost of the STP. There is an excel sheet to help you with that on our page: How to choose the best Swiss rail pass.

Another option could be the Swiss Half-Fare card, that will give you 50% off trips during your stay.

Cheers,
Lucas

Julie
Julie
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new member
Mar 12, 2017 - 3:22 PM in reply to Lucas

Thank you Lucas. Is the half fare card separate than a train pass? In other words, Is the CHF 120 the cost of the pass but we still pay 50% for the trains, cable cars, etc?

Lucas
Lucas
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Mar 12, 2017 - 5:23 PM in reply to Julie

Hi Julie,

Yes, you have to buy the Swiss Half-fare Card then you can buy tickets at 50% off.

Lucas

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