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which travel pass would work best??

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which travel pass would work best??

Hi,

Our itinerary in august is as follows:

Day 1: fly into zurich, take a train to lucerne

Day 2: lucerne to lauterbrunnen

Day 5: go up to murren

Day 8: murren to geneva

Have been reading about all sorts of passes but have not been able to figure out what would work best for us. Any inputs appreciated. Thanks.

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1. Re: which travel pass would work best??

Hi Travelllbug and wellcome on the forum

You can find the fares at www.sbb.ch/en and the prices for passes at www.swisstravelsystem.ch

There is no other way, you will need to do the maths yourself.

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2. Re: which travel pass would work best??

I would probably opt for the half fare card or the Swiss Card on this itenary.

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3. Re: which travel pass would work best??

I would say the Swiss Card which would cover your transfers in and out of Switzerland - Zurich to Lucerne and Murren to Geneva, plus giving you 50% discount off everything inbetween.

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Hi, thanks - yea, the swiss card seems to be the best option.

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5. Re: which travel pass would work best??

Hi Travellbug,

I have to disagree that the Swiss Card would be your best bet. The one-month Half Fare Card costs 110 while the Swiss Card is 186 chf -- a difference of 76 chf.

The train ride from Zürich to Luzern is only 11.50 chf and the fare from Müren to Geneva is 42.30 chf for a total of 53.80 chf. So if you get the Swiss Card, you will be over-paying for your entry and exit parts by 22 chf. That's not much, but still .. .

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6. Re: which travel pass would work best??

that does make sense considering that both cards would earn a 50% discount for the internal segments...had presumed the entry and exit would cost more..thanks swanday.

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7. Re: which travel pass would work best??

Hi, if you residing in the Bernese area you can buy a 2-zone BeoAbo pass that lasts for one-month, and costs 62CHf or 49CHf for seniors (over 64's). This will give you free transport on bus, train and cable-cars in those zones for a month. The 'all zones' pass still only costs 226CHf (174CHf) and covers the entire Bernese Oberland. The only exceptions are the 'tourist' links such as the cable-car to Piz Gloria and the Rothornbahn for example. You will need to take a 2cm square 'passport' photograph with you, and provide your address while in Switzerland. A webpage outlining the details, and a zone map is available on beoabo.ch/info/das-abo-fuers-berner-oberland…

I hope this is of some help.

Edited: 31 May 2011, 13:05
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Hi, further to my preious post. The cable-car to Murren from Stechelberg costs 20.80CHf return, not to mention the bus from Stechelberg to Lauterbrunnen. So, three trips on the cable-car and the 62CHf BeoAbo is cheaper. The obvious option for anyone staying more than a day or two. And you can visit the charming village of Isenfluh on this ticket too.....

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