Swiss pass vs pay as we go fares

My husband and I will be in Switzerland for 4 night and are trying to decide between getting a 3 day rail pass or just paying each fare as we go. We will need to take a train from Zurich to Lauterbrunnen and then will be taking various cable cars and gondolas once in that region. I'm curious to know if the swiss pass is accepted for these means of transportation or if it's only good for the train? Thanks in advance!
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) April 30, 2013 21:19
    Hi Julie,

    The Swiss Pass is unique in that it covers the entire Swiss Travel Network, including buses and boats. Therefore, it doesn't just cover the trains, as other passes do. The Swiss Pass also allows for entry to over 400 museums and discounts on various hotels and guided tours. A Eurail Select Pass that includes Switzerland or a Eurail Global Pass would not offer these bonuses.

    To view costs and information for the Swiss Pass, you would click here:
    http://www.raileurope.com/rail-ticket... .

    To view the bonuses offered, you would click the tab for 'Travel Bonuses' once you have accessed the page for this pass.

    Since you'll be in the area around Lauterbrunnen, I assume you'll be going up to the peak of Jungfraujoch.

    For a trip up to Jungfraujoch, you would be covered as far as Wengen or Grindelwald. With the Swiss Pass, you would still have to purchase the 'Grindelwald or Wengen-Jungfraujoch/Swiss Pass' option of the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe pass. To purchase this pass, you would click here: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/... .

    If you also wish to take a trip up Mt. Schilthorn, the Swiss Pass would cover as far as Murren. With the Swiss Pass, you would purchase the 'Murren-Schilthorn/Swiss Pass' option of the 'Schilthorn/Piz Gloria' pass. To purchase this pass, you would click on the following link:
    http://www.raileurope.com/activities/...
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