Swiss travel question

Old Jun 9, 16, 11:58 am
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Swiss travel question

Hello all,
My wife & I are traveling to Switzerland next week. We fly into Zurich and head over to Lauterbrunnen for 2 nights, then go to Murren for 2 nights, then go to Lucerne for 2 nights, post that we head over to Italy. While we are at Lauterbrunnen we plan on visiting Jungfrau and while we are at Murren, we plan on visiting Schilthorn.

Question: Can anyone familiar with the commute options suggest the best rail pass for us? Are we better off buying spot tickets for our itinerary?

Thanks for your help!
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Old Jun 10, 16, 2:05 pm
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A Swiss Pass typically is a good deal on the so-called "mountain lifts" because individual fares can be rather expensive.

The rule of thumb with a Swiss Pass is that travel is free to locations inhabited by people (such as cable cars to Muerren), while exclusively "tourist" attractions (such as the cable car to the Schilthorn) offer a 50% discount off the standard individual fare.

The Swiss Pass also offers free passage on the Post Buses such as those from Lauterbrunnen to the end of the valley.

One exception is the Jungfrau Railway itself, where I recall only a 25% discount was offered for Swiss Pass holders.
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