Map of BO routes and Swiss Travel Pass coverage

Map of BO routes and Swiss Travel Pass coverage

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addierose
addierose
7 posts
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Jun 2, 2016 - 11:27 PM

Help please. Still confused about the Swiss 1/2 Fare Card and the STP lines on the Map. The region of interest is the cog trains, funicular's and trams above Interlaken in the Wengen area. Has there been recent changes? It looks like the lines are "solid" now where there use to be dotted lines. If you purchase the STP in this region Is the fare reduced 50% same as !/2 Fare Card thus you still have to buy tickets with the Swiss Travel Pass? Addierose

Arno
Arno
7713 posts
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Jun 3, 2016 - 6:53 AM

Hi Addierose,

The maps can be found on the below pages. Be sure to download them and zoom in so you can see all details:

A recent change is that the Schynige Platte railways from Wilderswil is now free with the Swiss Travel Pass.

Some other differences (no recent changes though): The section from Wengen/Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch is discounted by 25% for Swiss Travel Pass holders and 50% for Swiss Half Fare Card holders. Mürren and Wengen can be reached for free with the Swiss Travel Pass, and again 50% off with the Swiss Half Fare Card.

addierose
addierose
7 posts
new member
Jun 3, 2016 - 7:23 PM

Arno, when attempting to order the STP on the swissrailways.com site I do not see the option of "print at home" that I had read about. After reading of problems in the forum i am worried to book in advance. If we just arrive in Zurich from Innsbruck without a ticket from the border and buy the pass at the Zurich station does that work? 2 adults, 1 youth and 1 15 yr old grandchild. Thanks so much.

Annika
Annika
4415 posts
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Jun 4, 2016 - 7:16 AM

Hi Addierose,

I am not aware of any problems with printing at home. Where did you read that? It's a convenient option. You can buy the pass in Zurich but I'd recommend to print it at home. If you have the pass in hand you won't have to pay for the section from the border (Buchs SG) to Zurich. So you only need tickets from Inssbruch to Buchs SG. If you don't have a pass you will need tickets for the entire journey to Zurich. Also you will save time in Zurich as you can immediately board the next available train instead of spending time at a ticket office.

Here's how to do it: go to visit www.swissrailways.com/ en. After filling out your address, they will show the delivery options. Pick "Online Ticket" from the bottom of the list. They will e-mail the pass (no delivery fees) so you can print it at home. They will e-mail it within 1 to 3 business days. If you need to have the pass on any specific date, e.g. because you'll be leaving for Europe well before you start using the Swiss Travel Pass, mention that in the Notes field and they'll take care of it.

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