Jun 25, 2011 - 6:28 AM
Hi April. The Swiss Flexi Pass
is based on dates, not on 24h periods. So if you validate your pass on the night of July 7, the first free travel day will expire at 12pm that same night.
If you use a free travel day for your outbound trip from Interlaken to Venice, the entire Swiss leg of the route will be for free and you'll only have to pay for the Italian leg. That's not how it's calculated in the attachment. 'RailPlus' is listed there as a reduction option, but that's something different.
In order to receive the right tickets for this trip, you should indicate that you're entitled to free travel in Switzerland during the order process at the SBB website. You can do so during step 2 of the ordering process, where you'll be asked if you have any reduction options in the lower right corner. Select 'GA' here in either 1st or 2nd class (this depends on whether you choose a 1st or 2nd class Swiss Flexi Pass), as this 'General Abonnement' offers the same discounts/free travel options as the Swiss Flexi Pass. The right price should be calculated automatically, including free travel up to the border station of Chiasso or Domodossola (depending on your train connection), as this is where the validity of the Swiss Flexi Pass ends.
You don't have to order this ticket in advance though. You can also buy it at the railway station of Lucerne, Lauterbrunnen or Interlaken. Just show your Swiss Flexi Pass and explain that you need a ticket to Milan using a free travel day. You can arrange for your seat reservations there as well.
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:34 PM by Arno