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euro pass or point to point tickets?

We are a group of 4 adults( two senior ) . We wnat to travel prom paris to interlaken and stay is Lauterbrunen for 5 days and then return to paris.

In this 5 days we will travel between lauterbrunen , Jungfrauoach, schiltron, Titlis etc.

We also want to go on the glacier express?

Should I look at the euro pass or point to point tickets?

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Rail Europe Posted 1 year ago

Hello Archana,

Thanks for the question

As per your travel you can purchase Swiss Travel Pass for your travel within Switzerland.

Swiss Pass Details –

Children below 16 years are free if accompanied by the 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.

You will need seat reservation for travel on scenic train which costs extra. On mountain trains and cable cars you will receive upto 50% discount on purchase. Rest all trains, buses and boats within Switzerland you can travel free with the pass, however the travel is counted in the day of the pass.

To purchase the Swiss Travel Pass click "Here".

You can purchase seat reservation with the Swiss travel Pass from Zurich/Bern/Lausanne to Paris and vice versa only on TGV Lyria direct trains. However the Pass should be valid as it will be counted as travel on the day of the pass.

In order to book seat reservations, please visit our website.

The pass seats can be reserved by clicking on “Seat Reservations” & 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.

Please click on the “Fare Details” tab to view details regarding the type of fare, type of seat, whether a reservation is included or not and the After Sales Policy.

If you do not want to purchase seat reservation for Paris route, you can purchase point to point ticket from Paris to Basel and return and use the pass to travel Interlaken and onward journey and back to Basel.

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.

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.

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.

Hope this helps!!!

Best Regards,

Amar, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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thanks a ton for the detailed answer. It helps!!!

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Hello Archana,

Thanks for the reply.

Always happy to help!!

Best Regards,

Amar, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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one more question for you... If I land in Zurich and purchase the swiss travel card will it work out cheaper? should i still pay for seat reservation to Interlaken from Zurich?

We will be staying in wengen. Is the interlaken to wengen covered in this travel pass

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You can purchase seat reservation with the Swiss travel Pass from Zurich/Bern/Lausanne to Paris and vice versa only on TGV Lyria direct trains. However the Pass should be valid as it will be counted as travel on the day of the pass.

Does this mean that I only have to pay for the seat reservation and not the entire cost of ticket from paris to Zurich? it is very expensive for me to travel between the two cities if we need to but 4 tickets to and fro between Paris and zurich

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