Swiss rail question

Old Jun 9, 16, 12:54 pm
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Swiss rail question

My wife & I fly into Zurich next week and head over to Lauterbrunnen where we spend 2 nights, then we spend 2 nights in Murren and finally 2 nights in Lucerne. While in Lauterbrunnen, we hope to visit Jungfrau and while at Murren we plan to visit Schilthorn.


Could you recommend what would be the best rail passes for us? Are we better off just buying spot tickets?


I would appreciate your help with this! Thanks.
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Old Jun 9, 16, 6:35 pm
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Originally Posted by truthdares View Post
My wife & I fly into Zurich next week and head over to Lauterbrunnen where we spend 2 nights, then we spend 2 nights in Murren and finally 2 nights in Lucerne. While in Lauterbrunnen, we hope to visit Jungfrau and while at Murren we plan to visit Schilthorn.


Could you recommend what would be the best rail passes for us? Are we better off just buying spot tickets?


I would appreciate your help with this! Thanks.
At http://www.jungfrau.ch/en/sommer/tou...e/experiences/ various options are noted: you can buy 3, 4 or more consecutive JUNGFRAU REGIONAL day passes; in addition (until mid October), the first few trains in the morning, to the TOP, are discounted--you have to "fiddle" with the options.
Outside the Jungfrau region you are NOT doing enough traveling to get a full SWISS PASS (which does NOT cover the expensive part of your trip). 2nd class on SBB is very good and a lot cheaper than 1st.
But, the weather at the base (Interlaken) may be "great", at the TOP it may not be good--plan your day to the TOP factoring in weather predictions.
[A big chunk of the last leg to the TOP is through a tunnel.]
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Old Jun 9, 16, 6:50 pm
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If you have enough time after arrival in Zurich, try to visit the SBB travel office (Reisenbureau or something like that) at ZRH SBB and bring a copy of your itinerary and ask the agent for suggestions on how to do what you want to do in the most inexpensive way.

I've been amazed a few times when I asked an agent to ticket an itinerary "my way" and they come up with far more cost effective options that I could have never dreamed of.
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