May 28, 2010 - 9:02 AM
The prices I listed are from the timetable as explained here
. These are the standard fares you would pay in Switzerland for any train on those routes. The only thing that can make those trips a bit more expensive are seat reservations
, which you only need for popular panoramic and international trains. If, according to the timetable
, seat reservations are not required for a particular train, you can just hop on with a valid rail pass or a regular ticket. Seat reservations are completely separate from tickets or passes. So you may book a seat even if you do not have a pass or ticket yet. As long as you have both a seat reservation and a valid ticket or pass once you board the train, all is fine.
As for buying a pass locally or in advance: the "How to purchase..." section on the Swiss Pass
, Swiss Card
and Swiss Half Fare Card
pages lists the purchase options. Click the purchase link for Australia to see the current online prices. Whether a local purchase or online purchase is cheaper, depends on the current online prices, the current exchange rate and the current local prices
. Pass delivery to Australia usually takes 5 days, but please check that while ordering, as it is different per supplier.
The pages of the various passes I just mentioned also have a link "Overview of the network..." to a detailed map showing exactly what's included. If a route is marked as included, any train (regular, Glacier Express, etc.) using that route is covered.
The timetable does make a difference between regular trains and Glacier Expresses: they're marked with "Schnellzug GLACIER EXPRESS". For example, the one leaving at 10:40 on June 28.
I'm not sure what you mean by "Would the Swiss Pass cover the transport of a car to and from Zermatt?" Would you like to have a car transported? That's possible, but not to and from Zermatt.
I hope this answers your questions. If not, just let me know!
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM by Arno