regarding swiss pass and train ticket

regarding swiss pass and train ticket

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: 11. This thread is closed.
Ricks
Ricks
15 posts
new member
Mar 16, 2015 - 4:12 PM

hi,

i have a 4 day stay in switzerland(3days lucern 1 day zurich). 1st day i will be reaching zurich near about 15:00 then will go to lucern directly. i m thinking to buy 3 day swiss pass.which site will be perfect for purchasing the pass.(as sites are showing different different rates) can i collect my pass on zurich station also.

on day 1 i need to purchse ticket from lucern to zurich . should i purchase the ticket on the station after arriving or i can have pre booked online ticket . while searching i came across one option of individual ticket for particular date.there is difference in the rate too.(normal fare is coming 29CHF but with individual its 25CHF). what will be best. please suggest me if there any other option also.

Annika
Annika
4355 posts
expert &
moderator
Mar 16, 2015 - 5:57 PM

Hi Ricks,

All the trusted resellers for Swiss Travel Passes are listed here.

A ticket from Zurich HB to Luzern costs CHF 25. The price is fixed, regardless of where or when you buy the ticket. I haven't seen the price of CHF 29 anywhere. You can simply get the ticket at the station.

Enjoy your trip!

Ricks
Ricks
15 posts
new member
Mar 16, 2015 - 7:02 PM in reply to Annika

thanx..

one more information.. i want to book vip seats on my golden panaromic train trip from lucern to interlaken. how can i book that and what will be the cost.

thnax..

Annika
Annika
4355 posts
expert &
moderator
Mar 16, 2015 - 7:24 PM

Hi Ricks,

There are only VIP seats between Zweisimmen and Montreux. Details and links can be found on our Golden Pass page. For Lucerne to Interlaken you can board the train with your Swiss Travel Pass; there's nothing else you need to book.

Ricks
Ricks
15 posts
new member
Mar 18, 2015 - 9:05 PM in reply to Annika

Hi..

While purchasing swiss pass from the swissrail site there is one option of online ticket among the delievery options. What's exactly is it? Whether I will get my pass online and with the same I can travel in the trains or its jus a confirmation and further I have to collect ticket or pass from somewhere else.

Please direct me.

thanx

Arno
Arno
7317 posts
expert &
moderator
Mar 19, 2015 - 7:03 AM

Hi Ricks,

Do you mean this British webshop of the Swiss Railways? In that case, Online Ticket means that you will receive the pass as a PDF document so you can print it yourself. It's the actual pass you can use to travel, not just a conformation.

Ricks
Ricks
15 posts
new member
Mar 19, 2015 - 12:25 PM in reply to Arno

Hi..

thanx for d reply..its from d site www.swissrailways.com .I m from manchester u.k. that means I can purchase my pass online.i hope there is no validation issue ( or I need to get the pass validate in the statiin)

Arno
Arno
7317 posts
expert &
moderator
Mar 19, 2015 - 12:41 PM

Hi Ricks,

From the UK, you'd better order from www.swisstravelsystem.co.uk I mentioned in my previous post. In that case you can pay in GBP, and shipping is free if you choose to receive a physical pass, and also free in case of printing it at home. You don't need to validate the pass at a station. Just fill out the blank fields such as name and passport number, and you'll be ready to board the trains.

Ricks
Ricks
15 posts
new member
Mar 19, 2015 - 3:05 PM in reply to Arno

Hi

actually I was purchasing through the u.k site only. I filled all d formalities but there one point was mentioned that for swiss pass and other passes u need to book 2 months before your departure. Thats y I switched to other site and thought of opting the online option.

Thanks a lot for ur reply and guidance.

Arno
Arno
7317 posts
expert &
moderator
Mar 19, 2015 - 3:48 PM

I see what you mean. The comment "Please note that Swiss Passes, Flexi Passes, Youth Passes and Half Fare Cards can only be issued two months prior to departure" is quite confusing. It does not mean you have to order 2 months in advance. It only means that passes can only be issued that far ahead, so if people buy passes 3 months ahead of time, they can only send the passes 2 months ahead of time. But anyone can order at any time, until a few days before departure.

Well, I'm glad things are sorted out now for you. Enjoy your stay!

Ricks
Ricks
15 posts
new member
Mar 19, 2015 - 4:38 PM
Thanx a lot for your quick responses..

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