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Which travel pass to buy for a group of four?

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Which travel pass to buy for a group of four?


We are a group of four adults and a four years old and a baby. We will be arriving in Zurich on the 25th and will be proceeding straight to Interlaken. There we will be staying at the Neuhaus strand and golf hotel, Interlaken west.

What would be the best rail pass for us to take to cover all this. That is , from the airport to Interlaken wear and then sightseeing in and around Interlaken , gruyeres cheese factory and jungfrau. We will be in interlaken till the 28th.

Please suggest a good itenary and a pass that would be advisable to take.

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1. Re: Which travel pass to buy for a group of four?

>What would be the best rail pass for us to take to cover all this.

You need to cost the price of your travel and compare costs. Will be returning to Zurich Airport on the 28th and therefore only have two full days in Interlaken? Your hotel will issue you with a free Guest Card which will cover local travel.


You can details of passes at:- swisstravelsystem.com/en/tickets-en/ticket-o…

For fares go to:- www.sbb.ch/en/home.html

Your location is 'Unterseen, Strandhotel Neuhaus'.


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2. Re: Which travel pass to buy for a group of four?

Actually our flight gets in on the 25tg early morng to Zurich. We have hired a car to drive to Interlaken on the same day and on the 28th night we take a train to Prague. So that gives us almost 4 days in Interlaken.

Would a car or a train be more economical considering we are four adults and two Holden below 5?

Also we would like to do the gruyeres cheese and chocolate factory on one day and jungfrau on another day.

Could you please help me plan these by car.

Iv read up and it seems like jungfrau is easier done by train. If so till where can I take my car?

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3. Re: Which travel pass to buy for a group of four?

Swissholic gave you details of the sbb.ch which gives you train times/fares/passes etc. You need to work out the options for your situation and compare to the car (which noone knows anything about). Bear in mind that some Swiss passes (I am not the expert) will give you a discount on the Jungfrau so it's not just a comparison of car to train up to Interlaken - it's the whole thing.

Gruyeres is a long way from Interlaken - 2 hours by car and not a particularly interesting drive. Not sure that would be a priority for me.

The Jungfrau 'easier by train'.... Well that's one way of putting it :) Perhaps you will see the cause of the smile after you reach 3800m. You can drive as far as Grindelwald, although it would probably be a more pleasant journey wholly by train.

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4. Re: Which travel pass to buy for a group of four?

Interlaken to Gruyères by car is not that bad, if you drive the shorter more scenic route via Jaunpass (1:58 h for 82 km) rather than the highway detour via Berne and Fribourg (1:36 h for 123 km)

An other longer scenic route is up Simmental for Saanen, Château-d'Oex and Gruyères (2:24 for 105 km). More scenic but to long most probably Col des Mosses or Gstaad for Diablerets and the detour via Aigle - Montreux - Gruyères.

Those mountain pass roads (Jaun, Mosses, Pillon) are usually open all year, but should be avoided by bad weather already late october, especially Jaunpass if not used to drive on that kind of mountain roads.

For trips by car, check www.viamichelin.ch or maps.google.com or http://here.com/directions ...

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5. Re: Which travel pass to buy for a group of four?

As far as a pass goes it's difficult to see that any could be worthwhile as you are doing so little train travel. The Swiss pass is very rarely cheaper than point-to-point plus half fare card, it's benefit is convenience. You may find the half fare card saves money, but only you can work that out.

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