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Travel from Montreaux to Murren-paying for tickets ?

Travel from Montreaux to Murren-paying for tickets ?

May 22nd, 2014, 12:19 PM
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If anyone wants to put me out of my misery on really what pass I should buy, I would be forever grateful.

There are 2 of us both adults: ( age wise )

Day 1: Geneva to Montreaux-stay 2 nights
Day 3: Montreaux to Murren-stay 2 nights
Day 5: Muren to Bern-stay 1 night
Day 6: Bern to Lausanne-stay 1 night
Day 7: Lausanne to Geneva Airport

I originally priced it out point by point at 710.00 for both of us ( that included LYON to Montreaux) but I was using the first fare shown on the site--the FROM fare, which is only for the people with the half price card-so so far it's really double each of the point to point fares. The most pricey day will be day 3-Montreaux to Murren-cheapest day-day 7 on the way out. A consecutive Swiss pass doesn't seem to be the right choice due to my breaks, so it comes down to the 3 day swiss flex pass, ( $544 for the both of us) / 4 days-660.00, OR the half price cards, which I believe re 162.00 per person-( $322), and I hear there is a discount promotion on for Swiss passes right now if I am on time odor -50.00 per order. I plan to price this all out with the proper amounts this time-jsut if anyone had any gut reaction to this...THANKS !
Any thoughts ?
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May 22nd, 2014, 12:44 PM
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A 4-dauy Swiss Flexipass is almost never as good a deal as ther 3-day flexipass simply because between your first and last day of 100% covered flexible travel you get 50% off everything that moves in Switzerland practically - thus to make the extra $60 or so p.p. to pay off for the 4th day you'd have to be taking trains or conveyances costing twice that much or $120 p.p. - highly unlikely.

and you may be using public transit even in say Murren - to get down from there to go anywhere you have to take a train and gondola or gondola and bus and these are fully covered by a Swiss Pass - the 8-consecutive-day pass may be more cost-effective if using public transit every day even though you may only be using it 7 days.

Some kind of Swiss Pass seems the best for your plans and with a pass I always end up using it more than I planned - like if foul weather sets in in Murren - not unlikely at any time of summer IME - you either stay inside your expensive hotel or take a day trip out of the area to a place better in wet weather - say even Interlaken and its casino to replace dwindling trip funds- or in late afternoon to do a boat ride on the two lakes bookending Interlaken, etc.
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May 22nd, 2014, 02:13 PM
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and I hear there is a discount promotion on for Swiss passes right now if I am on time odor -50.00 per order. I plan to price this all out with the proper amounts this time-jsut if anyone had any gut reaction to this...THANKS !>

Please if you would elaborate on that - where, who, etc - I am curious not second guessing you just would like to know - I knew that there was a free day being given along with any 1st-class pass but was not aware on any other discounts but would love to know so I can advise others.

Thanks
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May 22nd, 2014, 08:11 PM
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PalQ, I never said it was a conventional train, just that the SBB has it listed as a regional train. Which it does. I thought it might be a funicular. I would never consider a cable car as a train of any sort.

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May 23rd, 2014, 03:47 AM
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Well on old maps it may appear as a rail line because the aerial cable way is fairly new - the old funicular was a train on tracks.
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May 24th, 2014, 07:19 AM
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On the 2013 Swiss Pass map it clearly shows a black solid line Lauterbrunnen to Grutschalp that a solid red line to Murren from Grutschalp - so newer maps no longer indicate it is a train line but clearly show it to be a funicular.
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