Zurich-Lugano-Zermatt-Interlaken-Lucerne-Zurich. Which pass is best?

Hi there,
We will be traveling on September 13 from zurich to Lugano. Sept. 16 Lugano to Zermatt, sept 18 zermatt to interlaken, sept 21 interlaken to Lucerne, sept 23 lucerne to zurich
We are 2 adults. Which pass would be the best and if the itinerary work.

Thanks a lot,

Tina
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) August 18, 2014 16:48
    Hello,

    For the requested itinerary, you would purchase a Swiss Pass. You would purchase the Swiss Pass here: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html.

    For travel with a Swiss Pass, you would just want to make sure that your trip from Lugano to Zermatt goes the route via Domodossola and not Milan. Such a connection from Lugano to Zermatt would take just under 6 hours in duration and involves a total of 4 train changes along the way; once in Giubiasco or Bellinzona, once in Locarno, once in Domodossola, and then once in Brig.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) August 18, 2014 16:48
    Since you'll be in Interlaken, I assume you plan on making the trek up to Jungfraujoch. For travel to Jungfraujoch, you would purchase the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe'. The Swiss Pass would cover you as far as Grindelwald or Wengen, and the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe' would cover you between Grindelwald or Wengen and the peak of Jungfraujoch.

    You would purchase the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe' here: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html.

    Since you'll be traveling with a Swiss Pass, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Grindelwald or Wengen - For Use Only With Swiss Pass' option of this pass.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) August 18, 2014 16:48
    Since you'll also be in Lucerne, I assume you are considering making a trip up to Mount Pilatus. As part of the Mount Pilatus mountaintop excursion, the Swiss Pass would cover the steamer from Lucerne to Alpnachstad, where you would then take the cog railway up the mountain. You would then take a cable car down to Kriens. Once you have descended by cable car back down to Kriens, you would use your Swiss Pass to board a bus back to Lucerne.

    To be covered on the cog from Alpnachstad up the mountain and the cable car down to Kriens, you would still have to purchase the Mount Pilatus Pass. You would purchase this pass here: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-pilatus/index.html.

    Since you'll be traveling with a Swiss, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Alpnachstad or Kriens - For Use Only With Swiss Pass' option of the Mount Pilatus Pass.
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