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Swiss saver pass

Hi m planning to buy a swiss pass for 15 days coz m in Switzerland for10 nights.wanted info about this saver pass.is it a separate pass dat needs to be purchased with the swiss pass......how much does a baggage pass cost.swiss pass as mentioned is accessible to all museums n transport ...what about the mountain xcursions.is it free or do the swiss pass holders get a discount..?????
We are visiting Salzburg for three days.taking a train from zurich.is any passes available for d local transport in Austria.....would b glad if u could reply at the earliest....

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A Swiss Saver Pass is the same as a Swiss Pass, but it is a per person cost for 2 or more people traveling together at all times. There is only one ticket issued for the group. It will give free local transportation in all the larger Swiss towns, and free entrance in many museums. There is no baggage pass that I am aware of. Baggage is free, but you have to carry it yourself and store it yourself on the train cars, either overhead or in the racks by the doors. Mountain railways and lifts are only 50% off, except for the Jungfraujoch above Wengen or Grindelwald at 25% off. More details at:
www.sbb.ch/en/leisure-holidays/holidays--short-breaks-in-switzerland/swisstravelsystem/swiss-pass.html

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Thnx for d reply.m a bit confused now as to which pass shud I finally buy Swiss saver or Swiss pass.read bout sending our baggage ahead by train to d desired destination b4 v reach.is this free n feasible.how to go about it.throw sum light into this matter.my next question - is there any folklore event or a cultural fest which we can witness in early september n which particular place.I can change my schedule accordingly......m there for 11 days so lemme know d places which I must visit after having gone there.our itenarary is as follows..
Zurich-1nite
Lucerne 2nites
Interlaken -2 nites
Montreaux-2 nites
Brig farm house-1 nite
Zermatt-1 nite
St.moritz-2nite.
M kind of thinkin to stay in murren instead of zurich on d day of arrival .is it worth staying in murren for a nite or stick to the original plan.conflict in mind as to do Zurich site seeing n stay or soak in d small village...pls do assist me.m doing mt.pilatus n glacier3000 xcursions.

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Thnx a lot.v are two of them travelling .so I ll go for a Swiss saver pass.Sam u have not assisted me with d rest of my questions.pls guide me reg murren

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Well, you have quite a few questions to answer.
Consider going directly to Luzern from Zurich airport. It is only one hour from the airport by direct train.
Consider replacing Interlaken with Muerren. They are near each other and Muerren is in the mountains while Interlaken is close to the mountains.
Mt Pilatus is a day trip from Luzern.
Glacier 3000 can be done from Gstaad on the way from Interlaken/Muerrren to Montreux.
You are moving around an awful lot. You may wish to alter your plans once you are on the ground. With the Saver Pass, you can easily change your schedule as far as side trips go. Switzerland is rather like a restaurant where you want everything listed on the menu, but there is no way to eat it all in one sitting.
You can see all your transport schedules at www.sbb.ch.
Edit- Directions to get to Glacier 3000: http://www.glacier3000.ch/en/information/directions

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When you buy a Swiss Pass online be sure to answer all the questions: How many days on the train (e.g. 15 days), during what time period (e.g. 15 days again), how many passengers, and all traveling together? Price for the 15-consecutive saver pass is currently $492 per adult in 2nd class.