5 day trip to Switzerland

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josepholl
josepholl
3 posts
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Feb 26, 2012 - 5:35 AM
Hi, my wife and I will be visiting Switzerland for a period of 5 days from 19th May to 23rd May and then travelling onward to Vienna.
I intend to buy the 4 day Swiss Flexi pass for my stay in Switzerland and also avail of the current 2 for 1 offer. I have a couple of queries which I am hoping that you could address. Thanks in advance.
Will be arriving in Zurich on the 19th of May and moving on to Geneva on the same day. Will my Swiss Flexi pass cover the trip to Geneva?
On the 20th we will be taking a day trip to JungFrau. I expect the route to be from Geneva to Interlaken and then onward to Jungfrau. What part of this journey would be free (covered by my swiss pass) and what would be the cost involved for the balance of the journey (return)
On the 21st we will be taking a day trip to Zermatt. I expect the route from Geneva to be via Visp. Again what part of this journey would be free (covered by the Swiss pass) and what would be the cost involved for the "non-free" part of the journey.
On the 22nd we plan to take a day trip to Annecy by bus. This will be the day that we wont be using our pass.
23rd May - we have a 10am flight to board from Zurich. We plan to take the morning train from Geneva to Zurich. Is this doable or would you suggest that we reach Zurich a night before ie the 22nd?

Thanks.
Arno
Arno
7294 posts
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Feb 26, 2012 - 6:13 AM
Hi Joseph,

The 2 for 1 offer indeed suits like a good fit for your plans. You can download a network map from the Swiss Flexi Pass page. That allows you to see what's included. In short: all trains, buses and boats in Switzerland are included, and most mountain transport is reduced by 50% (Jungfrau: 25%). The prices for the Jungfrau Railways can be found on their website.

With such an early flight from Zurich, I would personally not take the risk of being delayed and book an hotel in Zurich or close to Zurich airport. The timetable allows you to check how early you should depart from Geneva if you want to spend the night there.

You may want to take a look at our pages about Geneva and Zermatt as well.

Does this help?
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:34 PM by Arno
josepholl
josepholl
3 posts
new member
Feb 27, 2012 - 12:31 AM
Hello,
the map that you attached was most helpful. Perusing through the same I gather that the return journey from Zurich to Geneva as well as the trip from Geneva to Zermatt would be covered by the Swiss Flexi Pass. I would however appreciate it if you could confirm the same for me.
Cheers!
Olga
Olga
460 posts
top member
Feb 27, 2012 - 7:13 AM
Hello Joseph,

Your Swiss Flexi Pass will cover the legs you mentioned, no problem!
josepholl
josepholl
3 posts
new member
Feb 27, 2012 - 7:16 AM
Wow! thats just pefect. Thanks for your help.
Really appreciate it :-)

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