Sep 19, 2012 - 6:59 AM
We arrived in Zurich on SQ yesterday Tues 18 Sept. the Swiss Flexi Pass we ordered beforehand, through the link in your website is so convenient. We opted to purchase the Pass through SWITZERLAND TRAVEL CENTRE because we didnt need to go to the train station counter to validate.
At Zurich airport, we just hopped on the train to Interlaken via Lucerne. The inspectors come around on each train so we showed them our passports and passes. On the smaller trains and buses, they just looked at our passes.
If you are not in a hurry, take the interlaken route rather via lucerne rather than the route via Bern. Its really so scenic as others mentioned. We were worried about the 5 min transfer time at Lucerne but we made it just on time from platorm 6 to platform 12 even with our luggages. In any case, we could have hung around for the next train if we missed it. That's the great thing about self planning.
So for those who want a hassle-free validation, buy the Pass from the SWITZERLAND TRAVEL CENTRE. The link is given on this website under railpasses. Upon receipt of the Passes by courier, we filled in our 1st day of Pass travel. We only needed to write our name, country on the pass (must be according to yoour passport). In our case, under "lnad", we wrote Singapore.
Then we filled the date of travel using the Pass. Date as in day i.e. 18, month as in "09" (sept). Since its self validated, dont make any mistakes filling in the details.
We are currently staying in Beatenberg Hotel Gloria..million dollar views on the bus ride from Interlaken West to Beatenberg Hubel stop. Will do a trip report once we are done.
A special thank you to the moderators on this forum for the great job in helping us.