Queries on Swiss Pass

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Jul 22, 2012 - 2:17 AM
Hi,

1) What is the difference between GoldenPass & The Glacier Express?
2) Does the Swiss pass cover both?
3) Does the Swiss pass cover train from Bern to Paris?
4) Can I just take the GoldenPass line from Lucerne to Interlaken (one way)?
5) I tried to book tickets on the GoldenPass line website but I could only reserve seats. How does this work?

Thank you very much for your help!
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Jul 22, 2012 - 5:22 AM
Hi Shindo! The Golden Pass and Glacier Express are different trains running different routes. The pages I linked to will provide you with more information. You can travel shorter legs of these trains as well.

The Swiss Pass covers both rides. You only have to pay for additional seat reservations. If you travel to Paris, the Swiss Pass covers the Swiss leg of the trip up to the border. Please review the downloadable validity map at the Swiss Pass page to see what's covered.
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Jul 29, 2012 - 12:10 AM
Thanks Annika!
I've one more question. I'm travelling from Lucerne to Bern. Which scenic train (Glacier, Goldenpass, Bernina) route in your opinion is most suitable?
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Jul 29, 2012 - 1:43 AM
Hi Annika,
I'm trying to book my train ticket from Bern to Paris. How do I get the discount from the Swiss Pass? I don't see "Swiss Pass" in the price reduction drop down list. Thanks so much in advance!
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Jul 30, 2012 - 5:03 AM
Hi Shindo. Are you ordering through the SBB? In that case all you have to do is select 'GA' in either 1st or 2nd class when asked for reduction options for Switzerland. This 'General Abonnement' offers the same advantages as the Swiss Pass. This way, you'll only have to pay for the French leg of the trip.

As for your trip from Lucerne to Bern: none of the panoramic trains covers this route, so you'll have to make a detour to use one of them. The Golden Pass is the most obvious one, traveling up to Spiez by Golden Pass for example, and then switch trains to Bern. All connections are mentioned in the timetable.

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