Jan 9, 2017 - 10:07 AM
I'm travelling to Switzerland over a course of 6 days and saw a few options for travel pass but can't seem to differentiate on which works best for us.
I'm travelling with husband and 2 kids (aged 2 and 6). We fly in to Geneva on 29 April, travel to zermatt on 30 April and leave Zermatt to Basel on 3rd May and 4th May flight out from Basel airport to Amsterdam.
I need rail transport for the following routes: (1) Geneva airport station to zermatt (via visp); (2) Zermatt to Basel and (3) Basel central to Basel airport. Apart from these, I don't intend to use public transport within Geneva or Basel, unless really needed as my hotels are walkable to the tourist attractions.
1. Looking at the above, could you advise how does the Swiss transfer ticket versus the swiss travel pass flex work and which is suitable?
2. What is meant by the following conditions for a swiss transfer ticket? "The transfer to and from your destination must be on one day and via the most direct route. Validity: 1 month (30 days)."
3. For the swiss travel pass flex, if i got the 3 days pass (for travel on 30th april, 3rd may and 4th may), can i still get the 50% mountain railway discount on days i am not travelling by rail (e.g. 1st May)? Or would it consider that day (1st May as one of the 3 days? How does the card track the 3 days being used?
4. Can the swiss travel flex card be print-online paper ticket or it must be delivered if i include a family card? How do i avoid delivery and obtain a paper ticket? I was trying to purchase from sbb.ch but it only had 1 option of deliver by post.
Looking forward to your help on the above query. Thanks!