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Best way to get from Zurich Airport to Grindlewald

Hi,

Am about to revisit Switzerland as a solo traveller for the first time in donkey's years.

I am staying in Grindelwald for a week and would like to know the best way to get from the Airport to Grindelwald.

I'm assuming Train/public transport...

Also will want to get around the area once there, plan is to do a lot of hiking, but...

So, is there some sort of travelpass which would work in this situation? If so how do I get it before arrival?

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Re: Best way to get from Zurich Airport to Grindlewald

https://www.sbb.ch/de/freizeit-ferie...avel-pass.html
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Re: Best way to get from Zurich Airport to Grindlewald

Thanks for the link.

Do I also need to get a HalfPrice card or something, to get the best out of it?

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Re: Best way to get from Zurich Airport to Grindlewald

Are you a tourist or planning to become a resident soon?
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Re: Best way to get from Zurich Airport to Grindlewald

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Thanks for the link.

Do I also need to get a HalfPrice card or something, to get the best out of it?

Thanks
As a non-resident, just the Swiss Travel Pass
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Re: Best way to get from Zurich Airport to Grindlewald

Two options:
1) Get a Swiss Travel Pass for the duration needed (it acts as a half fare to Schiltthorn, and as 25% off card to Kleine Scheidegg, Jungfraujoch)

2) Or pay as you go.
Regular fares, non train bound.
ZHR - Grindelwald is CHF 86.40 (There are some train bound super saver tickets for aroud CHF 30 with a half fare card)
Grindelwald - Interlaken CHF 11.40
Grindelwald - Jungfraujoch (return) CHF 190
Grindelwald - Lauterbrunnen (valley) CHF 9
Grindelwald - Kleine Scheidegg - Lauterbrunnen CHF 61.80
Stechelberg - Schilthorn (return) CHF 105

The half price card costs CHF 185 (also 50% reduction to the Jungfraujoch, Kleine Scheidegg and Schilthorn)

Pay as you go plus half fare card may be cheaper. But this depends on your planed trips.
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Re: Best way to get from Zurich Airport to Grindlewald

Thanks that was what I was thinking.

So how do I buy the half fare card, and is it only valid for one person?

Is half fare card buyable for just 8 days, or is it a yearly thing?

Seems kind of expensive if its just for a few days..

Wondering if getting a hire car would be better.

(I should have mentioned earlier that I will be travelling with my GF).

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Re: Best way to get from Zurich Airport to Grindlewald

Swiss travel pass is best option

https://www.sbb.ch/en/leisure-holida...avel-pass.html

It will allow you to take almost all mode of public transport across Switzerland and it gives reductions on mountain cable car. It is available for 3, 4, 8 or 15 days e.g CHF 376.- pp for consecutive 8 days in 2nd class
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Re: Best way to get from Zurich Airport to Grindlewald

Half tax for tourist is available for CHF 120.-. Its valid for 1 month.

https://www.sbb.ch/en/leisure-holida...fare-card.html
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