Buying mountain trip tickets ahead of time

Buying mountain trip tickets ahead of time

Share this page on Facebook Share this page on Google+ Share this page on Twitter Print this page
Create an account to receive an e-mail when someone replies to this thread
Posts: 5. This thread is closed.
jeannemb
jeannemb
4 posts
new member
Feb 6, 2016 - 3:20 PM

We are going to spend a few weeks in Switzerland. I plan to purchase a 3 day flexipass with the half-fare combo using the pass to cover the longest trips and the half fare for short trips and the mountain rail trips. My question is I was told it was best to buy the mountain trips (Gonergrat, Piz Gloria, Mt Titlis etc) ahead on the swiss rail site when I book the pass combo as we are going in June and they could be sold out. The trip purchase menu calls for a specific day (what happens if I can't use it that day, can I use the ticket for another day? ) thanks

Arno
Arno
7722 posts
expert &
moderator
Feb 6, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Welcome jeannemb!

The only mountain trip I know that sells out sometimes is Jungfraujoch. Even there it's rare but in high season (mostly July & August) it may happen when the weather is wonderful.

You can buy tickets in advance but it's not required. Your Swiss Travel Pass Flex Combi can be purchased from www.swissrailways.com/ en. You can order along the tickets for the trips you mentioned. Once you have picked a date you can use the ticket from that date but you can use it later too. I don't remember how long it's valid but I think it's a month at least.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2657 posts
expert
Feb 8, 2016 - 2:14 AM in reply to jeannemb

Hi Jeannenembi-

In addition to what Arno has said, it is unwise to buy ahead because the weather is changeable, and seeing the inside of clouds instead of beautiful mountains is best managed or avoided by buying locally with weather forecasts in mind.

<<"as we are going in June">>

Early or late June? Early June can still be Winter (or nasty late Spring) up there at high altitude. Won't affect travel up the mountains, but could make the trails soggy or blocked by snow, still.

Slowpoke

Last modified on Feb 8, 2016 - 2:21 AM by Slowpoke
jeannemb
jeannemb
4 posts
new member
Feb 8, 2016 - 10:12 PM in reply to Slowpoke

thanks for the info. we are going from mid-June to July 4.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2657 posts
expert
Feb 8, 2016 - 10:23 PM in reply to jeannemb

<<"we are going from mid-June to July 4.">>

Good timing. ;-)

Slowpoke

ALL SWISS RAIL PASSES

Find out how the several passes work, what they cost and where to buy.

More

HOW TO PICK THE BEST PASS

Having trouble finding the right rail pass? Learn how to pick the one that best fits your plans.

More

THINGS TO DO IN SWITZERLAND

Suggestions for day trips and hiking trails in the Swiss Alps.

More

THE HOTELS WE SUGGEST

Browse the hotels that we like. Budget hotels, hotels near the rail stations, mid class hotels, luxurious 5-star hotels, airport hotels and more.

More

More on MySwissAlps.com

Swiss tips in your mailbox

Sign up to receive our newsletter and the latest forum messages. The best way to prepare for your trip!

Sign up

Get a customized itinerary for your trip

Let Swiss travel consultants create a customized itinerary. They can arrange for your entire trip.

More
© MySwissAlps.com 2002-2016