May 15, 2015 - 6:11 AM
Hello luv2travel! Let's take a look at your questions:
1. The Swiss Travel Pass Flex Combi Arno mentioned grants free traveling on buses, boats and city transport on the free travel days you select. On the remaining days, it works as a Swiss Half Fare Card and buses, boats and city transport will be discounted by 50%.
2. No, that's not correct. A general Swiss Travel Pass Flex provides free traveling as far as Wengen, Grindelwald and Mürren. Further transportation into the mountains is mostly discounted by 50%, the only exception being the leg Wengen/Grindelwald-Jungfraujoch: that's 25% off. But with the Combi variant, you'll get 50% discount on this leg too since it works as a Swiss Half Fare Card.
3. Yes, Glacier Express seats should be booked in advance. Please find information here. First class offers more space and comfort, and it may be worth your money if you're traveling in August. Trains may be rather full that month.
4, 5, 6. You can check which mountain transportation is included by taking a look at the validity maps of all passes. As for the Swiss Travel Pass Flex Combi: Corvatsch and Furtschellas near St. Moritz are included, other mountain tops are not. But note that many hotels in St. Moritz offer the "Mountain railways included offer" option if you book for two or more nights: it allows free use of many chair lifts and cable cars. Overall, I think Arno's suggestion of the Swiss Travel Pass Flexi Combi will work out best, since you can use free travel days for your longer and more expensive transfers, and profit from the 50% off during shorter day trips.
7. For ordering, you can best follow the purchase link Arno provided. The Swiss Travel Pass Flex Combi isn't available as an e-pass yet, but you have plenty of time to have your paper ticket delivered at home before departure.
Last modified on May 15, 2015 - 6:12 AM by Annika