Buying Swiss Saver Pass in Basel

Buying Swiss Saver Pass in Basel

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jeffri
jeffri
2 posts
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Jun 11, 2010 - 12:18 PM
I will be entering Switzerland on June 23 from Basel and I would like to know if I can buySwiss Saver Pass at Basel station?
Or I have to buy it in Paris?

Thanks
Olga
Olga
461 posts
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Jun 11, 2010 - 1:16 PM
Hello Jeffri,

You can indeed purchase your Swiss Saver Pass at the railway station of Basel. An online purchase in advance is an option as well.

Have a nice trip!

(I'm sorry, this was my original answer, but I accidentally deleted it ;-) - that's why it disappeared shortly after I posted it!)
jeffri
jeffri
2 posts
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Jun 11, 2010 - 1:29 PM
Thank you Olga

I do not have time for online purchasing, since I will be traveling in less than 4 days.

Thanks
Olga
Olga
461 posts
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Jun 12, 2010 - 1:37 AM
I see - but purchasing your Pass in Basel will be no problem.

Again, have a nice trip. I hope you will enjoy Switzerland!

Olga
Shirley
Shirley
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Jun 21, 2010 - 6:42 PM
I just finished checking out the price of the 4 day Swiss Pass and then checked the price of the 4 day Swiss Saver Pass for 2 adults and found them to be the same price, I read that when buying for 2 you select the SSP and it will be cheaper, has anyone else checked this out and found out that their is no difference in the price.
SA
Annika
Annika
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Jun 22, 2010 - 10:24 AM
Hello Shirley! You're right: Swiss Saver Passes, for 2 or more people travelling together, are cheaper than regular Swiss Passes. A regular 4 day Swiss Pass costs CHF 260.00 (per person, in 2nd class), a 4 day Swiss Saver Pass costs CHF 221.00. All prices can be reviewed in this price list.
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM by Arno
rohankayan
rohankayan
4 posts
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Jun 23, 2010 - 6:59 AM
We(me and my wife) are planning to travel to Switzerland for 3 days over the weekend + monday from Frankfurt. Someone has suggested me the most economical way would be travel to Basel and then take Swiss Flexi Saver Pass. Is it true ? Or do we have any other option ?
Olga
Olga
461 posts
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Jun 23, 2010 - 7:54 AM
The Swiss Flexi Pass does sound like a good idea. It will allow you to travel unlimited for free during your stay in Switzerland and you will have discounts. More information can be found on the link I just gave you. You will receive a 15% discount when purchasing a Swiss Flexi Pass for 2 people. You can purchase the pass at the railway station in Basel. Depending on what you are planning to do there may be other options, but I think this Pass will suit you fine.

Have a nice trip!
rohankayan
rohankayan
4 posts
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Jun 23, 2010 - 9:06 AM
I heard there are two train stations in Basel , while coming from Frankfurt for which Station I should take ticket for ? So that I can buy and start using that Flexi pass immediately
Olga
Olga
461 posts
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Jun 23, 2010 - 9:31 AM
Hello Rohankayan, any SBB-Railway Station will do, I guess. If not, I hope one of the moderators will correct me...
To complete my former answer: please note that the costs of seat reservations are not included, as you can read here.

Enjoy Switzerland!
rohankayan
rohankayan
4 posts
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Jun 23, 2010 - 10:51 AM
That means any of the station among "Basel Badischer Bahnhof " and "Basel SBB" will work ?
Arno
Arno
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Jun 23, 2010 - 1:30 PM
Hi Rohankayan,

The Swiss Pass or Swiss Flexi Pass can be purchased on both stations, but I recommend Basel SBB. It's a larger station with easy connections to other towns. Be sure to ask for the Swiss Saver Pass or Swiss Saver Flexi Pass as I assume you will be traveling together at all times. That's 15% cheaper as Olga mentioned. The Swiss Saver Pass offers free traveling on all days, the Swiss Saver Flexi Pass offers 3, 4, 5 or 6 days of free traveling within one month (you may choose these days yourself). Please visit the pages I linked to for further details.

Have a beautiful weekend!
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM by Arno
travelguruhouston
travelguruhouston
5 posts
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Sep 1, 2010 - 1:43 PM
I will be reaching Basel SBB around 7:00 PM. Can I buy Swiss pass so late?
Olga
Olga
461 posts
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Sep 1, 2010 - 2:37 PM
Hello Travelguruhouston,

I'm not quite sure if you can purchase a Swiss Pass at that time, but perhaps this overview of the SBB Railway Station in Basel can help you.
Of course there's always the possibility of ordering the Pass online, if you have time before you leave for Switzerland, then you will have the Pass in advance.

Lots of success and have a pleasant trip!

Olga
travelguruhouston
travelguruhouston
5 posts
new member
Sep 1, 2010 - 2:48 PM
Thank you Olga for quick response. Unfortunately I am leaving for Paris on Saturday. We will take train from Paris to Basel on Sunday afternoon. Can we buy Swiss pass in Paris?
Olga
Olga
461 posts
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Sep 1, 2010 - 3:05 PM
No, I'm afraid not. So hopefully you will be in time to purchase it in Basel. To make sure you can contact the SBB. I'll keep my fingers crossed :-)!

Have a beautiful trip!

Olga
travelguruhouston
travelguruhouston
5 posts
new member
Sep 1, 2010 - 3:27 PM
Thanks again, one more question, what is cheapest way(other then walking) from paris-basel. Can I just go at Paris railway window and buy ticket for next schedule train. Online it is costing more then 100 euro per person.
travelguruhouston
travelguruhouston
5 posts
new member
Sep 2, 2010 - 7:22 AM
Thanks for all you help. I contacted SBB office as you mentioned. They replied today. This may help future user.
"Yes, you can buy the Swiss Pass at the ticket counter on Switzerland.
The open hours from the ticket counter Basel: daily form 06.00h until 21.00h"
Unfortunately I did not wait for reply enough and bought Eurail France-Switzerland pass.
Annika
Annika
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moderator
Sep 2, 2010 - 2:16 PM
Hello travelguruhouston. Thanks for letting us know what the SBB answered. I hope you'll enjoy travelling with your Eurail France-Switzerland Pass!

If you'll be using a free travel day with this pass for the trip from Paris to Basel, the trip will be for free. You do need seat reservations though.

If you wont'be using a free travel day for this trip, you'll have to pay the regular full price. Prices can differ, and the exact quotes will depend on how early you book, at what time of the day you want to travel, and so on. I wouldn't recommend to purchase your ticket right before boarding the train. Seat reservations are required on such an international trip, and if you don't book well in advance, you may find out that all seats are reserved. Prices may be higher when booking shortly in advance, too. You can book your trip through this page, by entering Paris as your departure station and Basel as your arrival station. Enter your travel date and time as well and choose one of the connections the timetable shows.

Good luck and kind regards,
travelguruhouston
travelguruhouston
5 posts
new member
Sep 2, 2010 - 2:50 PM
Hello Annika,

Thank you so much. This website and you guys have been so helpful. I have never come across such helpful forum before. I am leaving for Paris this Saturday. I will use pass for Paris-Basel-Bern section of trip on Sunday evening. I will make reservation today. You and Olga have been very helpful.

Thank you,

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