I'm trying to find out if I should buy the Swiss Travel Pass for 4 days, but I haven't read how the "days" are figured.....are they "24 hour days" from when you board your first public transporation??
We are arriving in Zurich at 5:30 pm on Friday night after a long trip of layovers from the US. I had thought that we would stay in Zurich that 1st night & then begin our adventures on the following day (Saturday). If we left at noon on Saturday & headed to Lucerne, would our passes then start ticking at noon on Saturday & then if we bought 4 days, would it end then on Wed. at noon?? OR, would they just be good for the 4 days---Sat. Sun, Mon & Tuesday?? I must be reading in all the wrong places because I don't see any mention about this--sorry!!
After Lucerne, we will head to Lauterbrunnen Valley & will stay there until Wed morning & then need to go to Montreaux for a conference from Wed. afternoon thru Friday night. (We then will need to either take a train to Geneva or we might just rent a car after Montreaux & drive around Lausanna.)
We have our 2 young men (20 & 23) with us, so we are talking about 4 passes--or would you suggest to buy the 1/2 price card??
I quickly calculated the 4 day Swiss Travel Pass for us & it would be $948.00 CHF --certainly not cheap.....would we go through this much with all the trains, gondolas etc. in the Lauterbrunnen Valley for 3 - 4 days??
Any & all advice is truly appreciated!!