Does the Swiss Rail multipass make sense for this itinerary?

Will the swiss rail pass cover travel slightly across the border into Italy? (Luino?)

I have an itinerary like this:

  • Day 1: Fly into Zurich. Travel directly to Luino (Italy)
  • Day 3: Travel to Geneva
  • Day 5: Travel to Sigriswil

Stay in Sigriswil

  • Day 11: Take Jungfrau Railway
  • Day 12: Travel to Zurich
  • Day 13: Fly out of Zurich
  • Which route will you take from Luino to Geneva? – Matteo May 23 '17 at 8:18
  • i don't have a specific route in mind. which is best? – jakethedog May 23 '17 at 8:25
  • I'm voting to keep this question open. It's not a price-shopping question; it's a "does this product exist" question. Asking "is there a tool for putting picture hooks into a wall" is not the same as asking about the price of such a tool. – phoog May 23 '17 at 15:37

Your best option will be a 4 day Swiss Flexi Pass (http://www.swisspasses.com/railpass/flexi/) with the optional Half-fare Card. This will cover Zurich to Luino (Day 1), Luino to Geneva (Day 2), Geneva to Sigriswil (Day 3). Half-Fare travel from Sigriswil to Jungfraujoch and back, Sigriswil to Zurich (Day 4). You would then get 50% travel from Zurich HB to the airport.

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  • Are you sure about Luino. Is the pass covering the Italian part? According to swissrailways.com/sites/default/files/upload/documents/… he will need to buy a ticket (with discount) from the border to Luino. – Matteo May 23 '17 at 8:17
  • this is one of the main reasons i wanted to ask advice... – jakethedog May 23 '17 at 8:26
  • I just asked because if you travel via Locarno it will be covered by the pass. Going around the lake in Italy will be different. I would suggest to go back to Switzerland (Locarno) then Domodosdola and back to Switzerland through Simplon. – Matteo May 23 '17 at 8:28
  • This doesn't seem to be beneficial. From what I can tell, individual tickets are less than the cost of the flexi pass plus half fare card. 1 Adult 7 June 2017 4 Days - 2nd Class with Half Fare Card $ 427.0 – jakethedog May 23 '17 at 14:17

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