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Confused about trains

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Confused about trains

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I am travelling Australia - Zurich, Dec 22 to see the Christmas Markets!

Then on the 24th Dec, flying Basel - Nice (xmas in San Remo)

Then 30th, fly Nice - Geneva, and train to Zermatt from there.

Jan 3 - Train: Zermatt - Basel, and finally flying Zurich - Australia, Jan 4.

I have no idea which train ticket will be the best value. Some passes seem to include everything, others include very little.

I would use all the trams etc while in Basel/Zurich - plus the two long train trips, Geneva - Zermatt and Zermatt - Basel. Zermatt i'd like to have access to all the transport and lifts (which is a seperate thing i am guessing).

A 15 day Swiss pass doesn't make sense as i will be in Italy/France 24-29 Dec.

What would you recommend i do?

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1. Re: Confused about trains

Hi kathylee1,

Have you found the prices for the individual point-point tickets? That would be your first step in determining which pass or discount card would make sense for you.

You can get all the fares for your trips at the Swiss rail site


Then compare the sum to the various passes & discount cards.

I'll also say that I've found the Half Fare Card (costs 110 chf and gives you half off practically everything that moves for one month) to be the best option for my own trips. On the day/s when you have a long and expensive trip, you can buy an add-on pass that's good for the whole day.

Have fun as you plan!


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