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I am coming to Basel for work purposes for one week in July. However I have a weekend free from 20 July evening until the evening of 22 July (Sunday). I am going to fly out my wife to Basel and show her some Switzerland!
I have investigated that there is a ticket you can buy (outside of Switzerland) called the Swiss Transfer Ticket which is cheaper (I have checked the SBB site) than a return railway ticket within Switzerland. What I intend to do is to use this ticket (a once-only return ticket) on the Saturday to take the train with her from Basel to Luzern – a boat to Weggis – and cable car to Rigi! and back to Basel the same way. The ticket is only available outside Switzerland.
Anyone done this before using the Swiss Transfer Ticket to get a cheaper (realtively speaking) day out in Switzerland? Is it possible?
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I've used such tickets before, but without any idea of how much they would cost or if cheaper options are available. There's no reason you couldn't use it as you suggest, nor is there any requirement that the inward and outward journeys are made to the same arrival/departure point. You need to show ID when it's first used, and it's recorded on the ticket, to ensure that the same person is using it both ways, but that's it. As simple as you like.
You seem to imply that you've checked validity for the boat and cable-car, which if so surprises me. If you haven't checked then do so, as the basis for the ticket is for a holiday transfer by rail, not the tourist attractions themselves, so I would have though it only valid on mainline services.