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INDIAN
INDIAN
6 posts
new member
Mar 9, 2011 - 1:32 AM
HI,
Me and my kids starts from india and join with my husband(work there.) in netherland.We together have a plan to visit swiss.
My itenary is like,Netherlands-Zurich-Chur-(glacier exp)-Zermatt-Interlaken-Zurich-Netherlands.we will plan the entire travel by train.3 full days and 2 nights in Swiss.
It will require lots of internal travel also otherthan Glacier express.they are as follows,
From1. Zurich to Chur,2.from Zermatt to interlaken,3.from Interlaken to zurich.
And another one question.Any other pass include round trip travel from netherlands.
After your valuable suggestions i am going to book my tickets.
Thank you.
INDIAN
INDIAN
6 posts
new member
Mar 9, 2011 - 12:55 PM
HI,
PLEASE IS THERE ANY ONE TO GUIDE ME.THE SWISS AUTHORITIES?
Arno
Arno
7722 posts
expert &
moderator
Mar 9, 2011 - 2:29 PM
Hello Indian. You've selected a beautiful train route! A 3 day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass would suit your plans: it allows you to travel for free during all three days and on all routes within Switzerland. This way, you don't have to buy regular tickets anymore, and you'll save about CHF 116.00 per person compared to regular train fares. If your kids are under 16, they can travel along for free if you order a free STS Family Card with your Swiss Saver Flexi Pass. You only have to pay an extra amount for seat reservations, which are required for international train trips (when entering and leaving Switzerland) and for the Glacier Express.

There are indeed rail passes available for travelling in several bordering European countries. Examples are the 3 country Eurail Selectpass and the Eurail Germany-Switzerland Pass. But please note that you'll only be making one return trip in the Netherlands and Germany. It depends on the price of the return ticket Netherlands - Switzerland you need with the Swiss Saver Flexi Pass whether such a pass would be cheaper. Moreover, part of the Glacier Express route isn't for free with the Eurail passes, but discounted by 25%.

So, in most cases you're better off buying regular tickets for the return trip Netherlands-Swiss border (Basel), plus a Swiss Saver Flexi Pass. Prices for the return trip depend on the day and time you'll travel, and where you buy it. You can purchase it along with the Swiss Saver Flexi Pass or through NS Hispeed.
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:34 PM by Arno
INDIAN
INDIAN
6 posts
new member
Mar 18, 2011 - 2:20 AM
Arno said: HELLO MODARNO,
IF I HAVE PLANNED TO BUY SWISS SAVER FLEXI PASS {3 DAYS}(TRAVEL TIME-APRIL END)WHEN AND HOW TO BUY?I PLAN TO BUY AT ARRIVEL IN BASEL.IS IT O.K.OR BUY IT THROUGH POST ?ADVICE ME.THANK U.

Hello Indian. You've selected a beautiful train route! A 3 day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass would suit your plans: it allows you to travel for free during all three days and on all routes within Switzerland. This way, you don't have to buy regular tickets anymore, and you'll save about CHF 116.00 per person compared to regular train fares. If your kids are under 16, they can travel along for free if you order a free STS Family Card with your Swiss Saver Flexi Pass. You only have to pay an extra amount for seat reservations, which are required for international train trips (when entering and leaving Switzerland) and for the Glacier Express.

There are indeed rail passes available for travelling in several bordering European countries. Examples are the 3 country Eurail Selectpass and the Eurail Germany-Switzerland Pass. But please note that you'll only be making one return trip in the Netherlands and Germany. It depends on the price of the return ticket Netherlands - Switzerland you need with the Swiss Saver Flexi Pass whether such a pass would be cheaper. Moreover, part of the Glacier Express route isn't for free with the Eurail passes, but discounted by 25%.
So, in most cases you're better off buying regular tickets for the return trip Netherlands-Swiss border (Basel), plus a Swiss Saver Flexi Pass. Prices for the return trip depend on the day and time you'll travel, and where you buy it. You can purchase it along with the Swiss Saver Flexi Pass or through NS Hispeed.
Arno
Arno
7722 posts
expert &
moderator
Mar 18, 2011 - 2:38 AM
Hi Indian,

You can purchase it from the Swiss Flexi Pass page. Just click "Show more countries" and then "India" and continue from there. Shipping takes about 6 working days, so I would advice to order no later than 2 weeks before departure.

Enjoy your traveling in the Alps!
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:34 PM by Arno
INDIAN
INDIAN
6 posts
new member
Mar 18, 2011 - 12:04 PM
HI MODARNO,
IF MY PLAN IS THREE DAYS AND TWO NIGHTS IN INTERLAKEN ,IS SWISS SAVER FLEXI IS GOOD FOR ME.IS IT HELP IN JUNGFRO ,AND OTHER EXCURSIONS?AND HOPE IT COVERS TRAVEL FROM BASEL TO INTERLAKEN AND FROM INTERLAKEN T0 BASEL.THANK U FOR UR KIND REPLY.
Annika
Annika
4417 posts
expert &
moderator
Mar 19, 2011 - 4:34 AM
Hello Indian. Yes, a 3 day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass would be fine. Please find all details, including a link to a map showing the exact overview of validity, at our Swiss Flexi Pass page.
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:34 PM by Arno

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