Swiss Flexi Pass Fall 2011 promotion

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Arno (moderator)
Arno
2847 posts
Jul 18, 2011 - 3:44 PM
Dear travelers,

Switzerland Travel Centre and Switzerland Travel Centre UK now offer a 30% discount on the 3-day Swiss Flexi Pass (for 1 traveler) and a 15% discount on the 3-day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass (2 or more people traveling together). For details about the pass, prices and to purchase, please visit the Swiss Flexi Pass page.

Details about this offer:
  • The passes can be used for traveling between September 1 and November 30, 2011.
  • The passes can be purchased through November 27, 2011.
  • Discounts are available for both 1st and 2nd class passes.
  • As always, your children travel along for free with the free STS Family Card. Passes for other children are reduced as well.
  • Please note the final travel date of November 30. Passes purchased on November 27, for example, are not valid for up to one month, but only through November 30. Besides this, all conditions and advantages of the regular Swiss Flexi Pass apply.
  • This offer is only for the 3-day Swiss Flexi Pass and 3-day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass.
  • This offer is only available online, not in Switzerland.
Details, prices and purchase options

It depends on your country of residence whether this offer is suitable for you. Please visit the Swiss Flexi Pass page and enter your country, number of travelers and pass type to see all purchase options.
Last modified on Nov 17, 2014 - 5:27 PM by Arno
tumtum
tumtum
3 posts
Aug 8, 2011 - 2:43 AM
hi if i want to post a question how do i do it
Arno (moderator)
Arno
2847 posts
Aug 8, 2011 - 3:34 AM
If it's about the offer, just post it right here tumtum. If not, please click "Swiss rail" at the top of this page and then "Start new topic".
mlygng
mlygng
2 posts
Aug 13, 2011 - 3:36 PM
Hi,

I'm looking at Swiss passes right now and came upon this post, which looks great - however, I have a few questions:

1. My friend and I are arriving in different parts of Switzerland, meeting up and traveling together, and then leaving separately. With the Flexi pass, could one of us use the pass on the first day without the other person present, or do both of us have to be on the train in order to use the pass?

2. On the Swiss Travel Centre site, how do I purchase a Saver Flexi pass? Do I just add 2 regular Flexi passes and they automatically become a Saver Flexi pass? It says that there's an additional 15% on Saver Flexi passes, but when I put 2 Flexi passes into my basket, I only get the initial 15% "Saver" discount, so I'm not sure if the discount is applied later.

Thanks for your help!
Arno (moderator)
Arno
2847 posts
Aug 14, 2011 - 3:46 AM
Hi mlygng,

Welcome here! As for your questions:

1. One of you can use the pass. The pass needs to be validated before boarding your first train. Passes purchased through Switzerland Travel Centre can be validated by yourself.

2. To purchase, add 2 adults on this page, then choose the same start date (between September 1 and November 30), class and validity (3 days), and you'll see that a 30% discount will be applied.

Have fun!
mlygng
mlygng
2 posts
Aug 14, 2011 - 7:40 AM
Hi Arno,

Thanks for your help! This forum is such a helpful resource for planning my trip :-)

Have a lovely day!
Lion22
Lion22
8 posts
Aug 17, 2011 - 1:16 AM
If I purchase this flexi pass, for 2 youths, is there any discount?

and to get the Swiss pass promo price for Pilatus and Schilthorn, do I have to use the "free days"?

Thank you.
Arno (moderator)
Arno
2847 posts
Aug 17, 2011 - 2:41 AM
Hi Lion22. There is no youth variant of the Swiss Flexi Pass. Discounts on mountain transportation apply on both the free travel days and days in between. Enjoy!
ene1010.tan
ene1010.tan
2 posts
Aug 19, 2011 - 11:49 AM
Hi,
I 'm keen to get the Swiss Flexi 3 Days pass for my trip 7 Oct-22Oct. Plan to use it for travel from 17-20 Oct for the unlimited travel.
Would like to know if I can use the swiss pass on 15 Oct and other dates before 17 Oct for the 50% off cable rides for Mount Titlis and other bus trips . Also, I would like to get the special rate offer by flexi pass holder to go up to mount titlis at CH55.
Possible to get it from this website as well? I live in Singapore, can you mail the ticket to me?

In addtion, I need some clarification on the BASEL station. I will be going from Interlaken to Basel into Baden on 20 Oct.
Would my Swiss pass be able to provide me free ride from Interlaken to Basel Bad Bf. Or do i have to stop at SBB Basel. Alight and buy a germany ticket to go into Germany side of Basel station?

Thanks
Arno (moderator)
Arno
2847 posts
Aug 19, 2011 - 12:44 PM
Hi ene1010.tan,

Welcome to our website! This offer is especially compelling to travelers from Europe. Since you're based in Singapore, other (mostly lower) prices apply to you than to people from Europe. You can best take a look at the prices listed at the right side of the Swiss Flexi Pass page. You'll find resellers there that do indeed ship to Singapore.

That page also explains how the pass works: the discounts days are the ones between the first and last free travel day. So you will not receive discounts on October 15 if your first free travel day is on October 17. The page links to a map that shows where the pass is valid. The pass is valid through Basel Bad Bf. It is not valid for the German leg of your trip. You can buy that ticket in Switzerland, or order it along with your pass.

Enjoy your stay!
ene1010.tan
ene1010.tan
2 posts
Aug 20, 2011 - 6:11 AM
Hi
Thanks for the reply.
If I use the swiss pass on 15 Oct, is there any 50% discount to go up to Mount Titlis off their one day ski price off CH60?

Or is that CH60 already nett as there is no further discount for swiss flexi pass holder or any other card holder?

Or is the net price to swiss pass holder at CH55 (from the swiss pass 's excursion add-on) provided we activated and use the swiss pass for that day.

I am a little confused over the winter price on MT TITLIS website.
Thanks
Annika (moderator)
Annika
2576 posts
Aug 20, 2011 - 6:20 AM
Hello ene1010.tan. As far as I know, the Swiss Flexi Pass provides no further discounts to the already reduced winter fares, but if you want to be sure you could contact the Titlis personnel.
popdolcorn
popdolcorn
3 posts
Aug 28, 2011 - 10:02 AM
Hi

I also reside in Singapore, however I can't find any resellers that sell lower than the price I see in http://www.swisstravelsystem.com/ for the 3-day flexi pass. Can you pls advise? Otherwise, will it be possible to purchase from the website and get it delivered to my Singapore address or I can arrange for collection at Zurich airport?

Understand that there is this 30% discount for 3-day flexi pass, will there be additional discount for 2 travellers to go?

Also, with the Swiss Flexi pass, how can I find out the trains that are compulsory to make reservation and which are not? Do we need to book/reserve online for the trains we want to take, how can we do so with swiss pass?

I m looking at the train from Zurich airport to Interlaken on 21 Sep, it seems like the slot I am looking at has high occupancy, do i need to reserve beforehand? What are the reservation surcharges like?

Thank you for answering my numerous enquiries.
Arno (moderator)
Arno
2847 posts
Aug 28, 2011 - 10:27 AM
Hi popdolcorn,

Welcome to our website! This offer is mainly of interest for travelers living in Europe. Slightly cheaper resellers are available to many other travelers. The easiest way to find out is to go to the Swiss Flexi Pass page and enter your country and number of travelers. You'll get a list of all purchase options relevant to you. As you can see there, the cheapest option for you is TrainTicket.

Seat reservations are not necessary, except for a few panoramic trains. Details can be found here.

Does this help?
Last modified on Nov 25, 2014 - 5:13 PM by Arno
sunliew
sunliew
1 post
Aug 28, 2011 - 11:24 AM
hi, good day.
this is sun from malaysia, am going to switzerland 17Sep to 20Sep, with my freind, total 2 of us.
i am interested for this swiss flexi pass which with 30% discount. but i've doubt.
can my uk friend purhcase on behalf since we cannot get here at malaysia? how long it'll take if the pass send to her (london) by mail? or we can redeem it at rail station at Switzerland (1st stop at Basel SBB)

could you pls advise?

thanks in advance,
Sun
Arno (moderator)
Arno
2847 posts
Aug 28, 2011 - 11:55 AM
Hi Sun, thanks for dropping by on our website!

Yes, your friend can order for you, through Switzerland Travel Centre UK. In your specific case (both being from other countries), that would be the cheapest option. Your friend would need to order a 3-day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass (assuming that you'll be traveling together all the time). Of course you can order yourself that way as well, if you enter your friends name and address.

Shipping details are on the Swiss Flexi Pass page; it takes about 6 days to London.

Have fun!
Last modified on Nov 17, 2014 - 5:27 PM by Arno
arin.ray
arin.ray
3 posts
Aug 29, 2011 - 8:53 PM
Hi,
I am trying to purchase the swiss flexi pass for 2 adults for 3 days starting on 10/09/2011. Ilive in UK. I have the following questions:
1) You have said over and above the 30% off promotional offer, there is 15% more discount on Swiss saver flexi pass.

During the promotion period there will be an additional reduction of 15% on the standard rate of the 3-Day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass (from 2 persons)

However even after choosing the same date for both adults and all details being same, I do not get any further discount from the special price of GBP 111/ person.

Can you please tell if there is an option to get further 15% discount or I misintrpreted the information?

2) If I choose the start date as 10/09/2011 - does it state the start date of the one month period? I want to use it for free travel on 10/09,11/09 and 13/09 and discounted travel on 12/09. So, should I select 10/09 as the start date?

3) Can you please tell if I can still avail the 25% discount on Grindenwald - Jngfrau root on 12th when I am not planning to use the flexi pass as the free travel day? Also if I plan to use my flexi pass for Schilthorn cable car can I still avail the 50% discount if the day is 12th - when I am not planning to use it for free travel?
Arno (moderator)
Arno
2847 posts
Aug 29, 2011 - 11:51 PM
Hi arin.ray,

1) The regular price for a 2nd class 3-day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass is GBP 135.15 per person. That is 15% off the normal Swiss Flexi Pass. On top of that, you now get more than 15% off that price, which results in GBP 111 per person. That's the prie you would see if you order on this page. You can verify if you pick a date in December, for example. The price will go up then.

2) Yes, 10/09/2011 would be the first free travel day of a period of up to one month.

3) Yes, you'll get the discounts on the days in between free travel days as well.

Enjoy your traveling!
Last modified on Nov 17, 2014 - 5:27 PM by Arno
popdolcorn
popdolcorn
3 posts
Aug 30, 2011 - 7:22 AM
Hi Arno

Thank you for your reply. With regards to the previous enquiry, I did see TrainTicket offering the cheapest price, however it certainly is much more expensive than the 173CHF 3-day flexi saver pass! Can you advise if there are other cheaper alternatives... or if it is possible to purchase this 3-day flexi saver pass anywhere at Zurich airport? Two of us will be arriving on 21 sep, will like to know if 173CHF deal will be still ongoing then?

We are intending to use the Flexi saver pass on 21 Sep, 24 Sep and 25 Sep. Will like to know if we are able to purchase or join this Mt Titlis excursion on 22 Sep (on our non-free travel day) from this website: http://traintickets.myswitzerland.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html

Thank you for your assistance.
popdolcorn
popdolcorn
3 posts
Aug 30, 2011 - 7:38 AM
Hi Arno

1). Can I also clarify one more thing. For the Swiss Flexi pass, understand the validity of the pass is one month, eg I decide to use the pass on 21, 24 and 25 Sep. Will the discounted transports still be applicable all the way till 20 Oct? Or it will end after I utilise the pass on the 25Sep?

Thank you for clarifying.

2). Also, can I know where do I refer for the price of the round-trip ticket to Jungfraujoch, holding a Swiss pass? We are intending to go Jungfraujoch on one of the days we are not utilising swisspass for free travelling. Pls let us know the website to refer for the pricing. We are intending to go from Interlaken to Jungfraujoch.

3). And for the train from Interlaken to Geneva (which is a part of Golden Pass route), is there a need to make reservation if we want to get the window seats? If yes, how can we do so and what are the surcharges applicable?

Thank you once again!

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