Our family of 4 adults will be traveling in May from Prague (2 days) to Vienna (3 days) by train, then fly from Vienna to Bern, and train to Lauterbrunnen , staying in Gimmelwald for 3 nights. We hope to hike in the area as well as take the lifts one day to Jungfrau and one day to Schlithorn. We then travel by train to Italy for 3 days before returning to the U.S.
I have spent a great deal of time sorting out our best options for train passes but I am not sure about the best option! Since we cover several countries, I added up the cost of point to point tickets and it appears that a select rail pass is a good option vs, point to point.
However, a rail pass offers only 25% on the lifts above Murren. Is it a good idea to purchase a half fare card for Switzerland AND the rail select pass? The savings of half the fare for Jungfrau and Schlithorn lifts is greater than the fee for the half fare card. I realize we will only be taking advantage of 3 days for a card that is good for a month! I appreciate any insight you can offer!