Italy to Switzerland route question

Italy to Switzerland route question

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Fognorth
Fognorth
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Apr 22, 2015 - 11:24 PM
Considering returning from Italy to Zurich for flight home from the Bolzano area of Italy. What would my routing be assuming I have a Swiss Travel Flex pass. Want to avoid Milan area if possible? Thanks.
Arno
Arno
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Apr 23, 2015 - 7:46 PM

Hi Fognorth,

You can travel via Innsbruck (Austria) or Zernez (Switzerland). The latter takes more changes and a bus between Mals and Zernez, the rest of it is trains. You'd be traveling in Switzerland for most of that route, so maximizing the usage of your pass. The Swiss Travel Pass Flex includes traveling from Mals to Zurich airport. For schedules, please see the timetable.

Either way it takes about 7 hours. If you don't need to do this in one day, it's a good opportunity to explore the Engadine.

Fognorth
Fognorth
29 posts
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Apr 23, 2015 - 7:52 PM in reply to Arno

Thanks Arno

You said, "The Swiss Travel Pass Flex includes traveling from Mals to Zurich airport" Explain? I assume you meant that "if" I had planned well and still had a travel day left on my Pass...right?

Arno
Arno
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Apr 24, 2015 - 5:24 AM

Hi Fognorth,

Sure, you do need a travel day. There is no free traveling nor discounts if you are not using a travel day. In that case you need a regular point to point ticket.

Fognorth
Fognorth
29 posts
active member
Apr 24, 2015 - 10:08 PM in reply to Arno

Arno,

I am having a hard time finding Mals location? Is it in Italy? Do you know if I have to take a euro italian train to get there from Bolzano or is it only a bus? Italy Train does not recognize the name even using what I think is place Malle Venosta? Appreciate your help...thanks so much.

Arno
Arno
7707 posts
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Apr 25, 2015 - 7:14 AM

Hi Fognorth,

The Italian name is Malles Venosta. You can find it on the Swiss Travel Pass Flex map. Detailed schedules can be found in the timetable I referred to in my first post. It's easier to use than the Italian sites. If you have trouble finding the details then please let me know your travel date.

Fognorth
Fognorth
29 posts
active member
Apr 26, 2015 - 7:15 PM in reply to Arno

Arno,

Aha ! I found it. This time difference sort of adds to the delay and confusion for me. For instance as I post this it's around 8pm over there and I assume the forum is not monitored at nite. So when you come back on line I will be in bed...so we get one good exchange every other day. I have my Swiss itinerary pretty much set now and want your feedback on a Travel Pass but will do a new post so these do not get mixed up. Thanks.

Tim

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