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5 Nights stay in Switzerland. Please suggest best combination of trains

Hi I am traveling with my wife to Europe.

I will be first traveling to Paris

and then to Switzerland. I have already brought tickets of TGV from Paris to

Basel. From there we will be taking a train to Interlaken for my onward journey.

Below is my travel details. Please suggest

me a suitable trains to commute between cities.

Further please suggest what will be the

best combination – 4 day consecutive travel pass and one way ticket to Zurich

or 4 days flexi travel Swiss pass.

Also suggest how do I book train tickets

for 2 excursion I want to cover during my stay. I have got to know that you can avail

discount on excursions if you have brought Swiss travel pass in advance.

·

July 20, 2017 – Paris to Basel by

Train at 9:53 am, reaching Basel & Going to

Interlaken on the same day.

July 21, 2017 – Excursion to Jungfraujoch

.

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July 22, 2017 –Going to Lucerne

via train.

·

July 23, 2017 – Excursion to Mt

Titis.

·

July 24, 2017 – Going to Zurich

by train.

·

July 25, 2017- Flight back to New

Delhi from Zurich

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Rail Europe Posted 2 years ago

Hello Ankur,

Thanks for the question.

As per your Itinerary it is best to purchase Swiss Travel Pass for your travel.

To purchase Swiss Travel Pass click "Here".

As you will be traveling for 6 days by train, you can purchase Swiss Travel Pass 4 days continuous for your travel on 20th, 21st,22nd and 23rd July. For your travel on 24th July and 25th July, you can purchase point to point ticket for your route as there is no 6 days Pass.

Swiss Travel Pass Details –

Children below 16 years are free if accompanied by at least one parent having a Swiss Pass. We issue a Swiss family card for children.

With a Swiss Travel Pass you can travel free within Switzerland on the STS (Swiss Travel System) network on trains, buses and boats. Also with a Swiss Pass you would get discounts on mountain excursions within Switzerland. These discounts can only be availed locally by showing your Swiss Pass to the ticketing office in Switzerland.

With a Swiss Travel Pass you can travel free on intercity trains within Switzerland. You will require compulsory seat reservations on Scenic trains.

The route to Jungfraujoch is as follows:

Interlaken – Grindelwald/ Lauterbrunnen – Jungfraujoch.

Interlaken – Grindelwald/ Lauterbrunnen : Free with the Swiss Pass

Grindelwald/ Lauterbrunnen– Jungfraujoch : Mountain Train/Cable Car ride, has to be booked locally. You will get a discount with the Swiss Travel Pass.

The route to Mt Titlis is as follows:

Lucerne – Engelberg – Titlis

Lucerne – Engelberg : Free with the Swiss Pass.

Engelberg to Mt Titlis – cable car ride. You will have to book this sector locally. With a Swiss Pass you will get discounts on mountain excursions.

In order to book tickets, please visit our website.

You would need to feed in the Departure city and the Arrival city along with the travel date and preferred time & the number of passengers (Senior, adults, youth and children), and then click on “search tickets”. Once you do so, you would find the schedules along with the fares. You need to select the fare which is preferable to you and then add it to Cart. Once added, you need to mention the names of the passengers to make the payment on the next page.

Hope this helps!!!

Best Regards,

Leora, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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