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what pass I should get


I need some help, please see below my plan and what pass I should get? I am traveling by end of May.

1st night: travel from Zurich airport to Luzern, stay on Luzern
2nd day; stay on Luzern
3rd day: travel to Murren, stay on Murren
4th & 5 day: stay on Murren
6 day: travel to Zermatt, stay on Zermatt
7 day: travel from Zermatt to Bern, stay on Bern
8 day: travel from Bern to Gruyeres, stay on Gruyeres
9 day: stay on Gruyeres
10th day: travel from Gruyeres to Montreux, stay on Montreux
11th day: travel from Montreux to Geneve train station then take train to Paris


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They have not made a perfect-fit Swiss Travel Pass for the number of days that you could be using one in this plan. You have to choose between 8 consecutive days for about $435, 8 flexi days within a month at $485, or "overpaying" (but getting the fullest coverage) for 15 consecutive days at $530.

All benefits for which you decide to use the pass do start use of a flexipass travel day, whether fully covered or just discounted. Mountain lifts can get expensive, so plan to use a pass for those. If any of your days in a city like Luzern or Montreux involve only in-city transport, then your hotel will probably give you city card to cover those.

You also have the option to buy a one-month Half-Fare Card, which will certainly be cheaper than paying full fare everywhere. But I have not done the math to add up ticket prices for all your possible trip elements (listed or not listed). That's the time investment you would make if you really want to calculate what's cheapest. However, you may do that math and still come up with more than one option at a similar total.