I will be in switzerland for 5 days - 16th May - 20th. We are 4 (2 adults, 2 kids under 16). Here is a tentative itinerary:
16 - Arrive into interlaken through Paris-Basel
17 - Train travel taking in the sites LauterB, Wengen, maybe JungFrau..
18 - Spend the day in Lucerne
19 - Travel some, maybe Titlis
20 - Train to Zurich- drop bags in airport - cover Zurich city/Rhine Falls. Late pm flight.
Need some help with the travel passes.
I have been working out the math.
I have considered getting myself a 4 day consecutive swiss pass (likely to cover 17 - 20). I figured Basel - Interlaken leg is less expensive than Interlaken - Zurich airport.
But i have been checking on the half fare card as well. With 2 kids it appears to me the pass would save more than half fare. Any suggestions here?
Few folks mentioned sbb.ch by default shows the ticket prices in half. Not sure about this. I do see an option to choose either "No reduction" or "half fare" - i wonder if "No reduction" is showing me the full fare prices?
sbb also displays "Supersaver tickets" - this offers good discount, sometimes upto 50% off the full fare (and some price off the half fare as well). Super saver would lock me to a train and time, but i could use it to start the day and only worry about returning. If i combine the super saver along with the half fare, it appears a better deal than swiss pass.
What i dont know - what other modes of transport i would likely have to take? bus, trams, gondolas etc? The hassle with half price would be stock enough currency/change to get me through all these transport - something i dont need to worry with a pass. correct?