Jan 19, 2012 - 2:18 PM
Hello Angelina! I understand your questions concerning the 4 day Swiss Youth Pass
. Since 2 out of the 6 days won't be covered, this isn't an ideal solution. If you would want to use this pass, you could best start its validity at 14/3, since your longest and most expensive trips will take place in the last days of your stay.
Will you be traveling along with your friend the entire time? In that case you can opt for a Saver Pass as well. If you plan to travel together, you could consider a 3 day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass
starting at 13/3. Free travel days can be used on 13/3, 16/3 and 17/3, and 50% or (in case of the Jungfraujoch trip) 25% reduction on 14/3 and 15/3. A ZurichCard
could fit your needs for 12/3. None of the Swiss rail passes will provide any further discounts on your trip from Tirano to Venice.
As for purchase options: just get to the detail page of one of the passes (the ones I just linked to) and enter the UK as your country of residence in the upper right corner. Next, you'll get to see all relevant purchase options including prices. As you can see, an online purchase is only slightly more expensive than a local purchase, but does allow you to pay in GBP. And you won't have to spend time buying your pass once you're in Zurich.
As for seat reservations
: the Bernina Express seat reservation website doesn't seem to run smoothly at the moment. I suggest that you send an e-mail to the Rhätische Bahn
requesting seat reservations for two Swiss (Flexi) Pass holders on 17/3.
Does that help you out? Best regards,
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM by Arno