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SWISS CARD VS SWISS PASS

Swiss Card: General 50% reduction on the entire Jungfrau Railways network.
Swiss Pass: Free travel to Wengen, Mürren and Grindelwald. 50% reduction on other sections (mountain rail & cableways).

What's the difference between the two cards? For anyone who has been to Switzerland and rode many trains/gondolas, in your opinion, WHICH card is best? THANKS.

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Go to the "railpass" section of Rick's site to get a full explanation. But the Swiss Pass covers all inter-city trains and public transit in the cities, in addition to free admission to many tourist sites. You never have to wait on line to buy a train ticket you just hop on and off at will. The Swiss Card mostly offers a 50% discount on train travel and discounts at some tourist sites. If you gonna be riding the rails a lot the Swiss Pass is usually a better choice.

Posted by
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It totally depends on how much travel you wish to do, and the length of your main journeys. The Swiss card covers your inbound and outbound journeys fully, with 1/2 off everything in between. But if your first and last day are short trips, this isn't much benefit. The 3-day FlexPass is very little more (assuming you are buying 2 and get Saver prices) and also give 1/2 off all other journeys. The regular Swiss pass covers a given number of consecutive days, with 1/2 off the high mountain trips. And if you are staying in one area, such as the Grindelwa.d/Lauterbrunnen area, there are 2 other local passes that may work best. So it all depnds on where you are going and how many trips you plan to take.