Jul 19, 2019 - 2:23 AM
in reply to Tonyw
Like I said earlier "All rail links south of Interlaken including the Jungfraujoch train (not funicular) are discounted only 25% with the Eurail Global Pass." There is a big sign at Interlaken Ost saying "Eurail Pass not valid past this point" or words to that effect. Don't panic - it just means it's not valid without also having a 25% discounted ticket. You can't get from Interlaken to Kleine Scheidegg for free with a Eurail pass.
What is covered by the Eurail Global Pass in Switzerland is explained at www.myswissalps.com/eu railglobalpass. Check the map on the "Where it's valid" tab.
SBB always quotes half-fare because it is designed for domestic travellers who almost always are equipped with a half-fare card. You need to double that to work out full-fare cost.
I still don't understand your spreadsheet because it is not obvious what the cost of full fare tickets is versus the cost after the pass benefits have been applied (and including the cost of the pass). I can't help thinking you'd be better with a shorter Eurail pass and an 8 day Swiss Travel Pass or Swiss Half-fare Card (if you don't mind buying tickets along the way). Do you really need a pass on your first day just going from the airport to the city?
The Swiss Travel Pass is incredibly convenient.
Last modified on Jul 19, 2019 - 2:41 AM by rockoyster