Planning trip from Paris to Interlaken to Florence

Planning trip from Paris to Interlaken to Florence

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lindaleong
lindaleong
2 posts
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Apr 25, 2012 - 5:00 AM
Hi

I need some help trying to decide which pass to buy and how to use it. My family of five 2 adults and 3 youths are travelling:
Day 1 - Paris to Interlaken via Basel
Day 2/3 - Interlaken and surrounds
Day 4 - Interlaken to Florence

Can anyone tell me the the type of Swiss travel pass I should buy and whether I can use the pass for Paris to Basel section. I have been searching and I cannot get information on how to make the Paris- Basel reservation and use the Swiss Pass at the same time.

If it is not possible to use the pass on the paris to basel section then what is then when can I start using the pass in Switerzland.

Help please.

Linda
Annika
Annika
4424 posts
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Apr 25, 2012 - 10:17 AM
Hi Linda, and welcome to the forum! When will you be traveling? If it's in Spring or Fall, you can best use the 2 for 1 offer on the 4 day Swiss Saver Pass. If not, I think the Swiss Card may be interesting, providing a free trip from the Swiss border (Basel) to Interlaken, from Interlaken to the Swiss/Italian border (depending on your train connection, this will be Chiasso or Domodossola) and a 50% discount on other trips you'll be making in between. None of the Swiss rail passes is valid for Paris-Basel. Please refer to the detail page of each pass to read specific information and review the downloadable map showing the area of validity.

You can make seat reservations for the entire trip Paris-Interlaken, while paying only for the French leg of the trip up to Basel (from there, your Swiss Saver Pass or Swiss Card will take over). Choose your connection from the Swiss timetable, click 'Fare/Buy' and enter the ordering process. If asked whether you have a discount option for Switzerland, select 'GA' in either 1st or 2nd class (the same class as your Swiss Pass or Swiss Card) from the dropdown list, as the GA provides the same benefits as a Swiss Pass/Swiss Card for this specific trip. The same goes for your outbound trip from Interlaken to Florence.

I hope this helps you out!
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM by Arno
lindaleong
lindaleong
2 posts
new member
Apr 25, 2012 - 12:24 PM
Hi Annika

Many thanks for the reply.

We will be travelling in the first week of July so which Swiss pass do you suggest for 5 adults.

Thanks
Annika
Annika
4424 posts
expert &
moderator
Apr 25, 2012 - 1:02 PM
Hello Linda! In that case I suggest you look into the Swiss Card.

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