Mar 21, 2011 - 3:19 PM
Hi Glembidor! It would be cheaper to buy a 4 day Swiss Saver Pass
and purchase an additional ticket from Lucerne to Basel (and Paris) on day 5. The trip from Lucerne to Basel at the Swiss border costs only CHF 31.00 (in 2nd class; CHF 52.00 in 1st class), which is cheaper than the price difference between a 4 day Swiss Saver Pass and a 5 day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass. You shouldn't draw the leg Basel-Paris into your calculations, as both the Swiss Pass and the Swiss Flexi Pass are only valid up to the Swiss border. So the different quotes you get for the French part of your outbound journey have no influence on the Swiss Pass/Swiss Flexi Pass matter. Prices for trips within Switzerland can be obtained through the Swiss timetable
(our rail FAQ
explain how to do this). Does this clear things up for you?
No, Swiss (Flexi) Passe are not available in Milan, so if you want to be able to continue your inbound journey from Italy (without having to get out at a border station to buy your Swiss Saver Pass), it would be best to purchase it online in advance. You only have to ask the railway personnel in the international train from Italy to Switzerland to validate the pass for you (which means that they'll stamp the pass). You can order your Swiss Saver Pass by clicking your country of residence (Indonesia) from the list under the header 'Order your Swiss Pass here' at the Swiss Pass page
. You'll be redirected to RailEurope Singapore, which will mail the passes to your home address in Indonesia.
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM by Arno