I am bringing the Girl Scouts to Switzerland next summer. As we try to price the package for travel, I am trying to estimate train travel costs and they seem exceptionally high. It appears we can buy a half-price ticket for around 350 francs before we even pay the half price for each ticket. This seems very expensive. We plan to travel from Zurich to Lugano, from Lugano to Kandersteg, day trips to the surrounding areas during the visit, use of boats on Lake Lugano, Lake Zurich and possibly at Thun, cable cars and gondolas then back to Zurich. By the way, most of the girls will have turned 16 within one month of our travel dates:(
I realize the train website is easy to use but I am becoming overwhelmed by what train travel alone will cost. Am I misjudging the costs or is travel within Switzerland going to cost more than the program at Kandersteg and more than our $700.00 airfare?
I would love some suggestions of ways to economize on travel within Switzerland. Thanks, Moms