Swiss Saver pass in Geneva

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tathagatapal
tathagatapal
4 posts
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Nov 5, 2012 - 12:58 PM
Hi,
just wanted to confirm if I can buy Swiss Saver pass from Geneva rail station. The site said it is available in large stations.

Also, where should I but tickets for Jungfrau Mountain Railway?

Thanks,
Tathagata
Arno
Arno
7311 posts
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Nov 5, 2012 - 4:02 PM
Hi Tathagata,

You're probably referring to the 2-for-1 promotion, which is indeed available in large stations only, and online of course. Geneva is one of those stations. Jungfrau tickets can be purchased there as well, or at any manned rail station in the Jungfrau region.
tathagatapal
tathagatapal
4 posts
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Nov 6, 2012 - 9:29 AM
Hi,
thanks for the reply. There is still a bit of confusion with the ticket price. With a Swiss Pass I'm eligible for 25% reduction in price for Jungfrau Mt railway. The site jungfrau.ch quotes 127 CHF and 84 CHF for SwissPass and Half fare card respectively for a journey from Grund. I would like to know if this price is before or after the discount of 25%.

Thanks,
Tathagata
Annika
Annika
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Nov 6, 2012 - 11:03 AM
Hi Tathagata. These prices include the Swiss Pass and Swiss Half Fare Card discounts. You can compare them to the regular prices mentioned at the Jungfrau Railways price overview.
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM by Arno
tathagatapal
tathagatapal
4 posts
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Nov 6, 2012 - 11:17 AM
I figured that out. Regular price (170) - 25% = 127 (discounted price).:-)
I'm planning to go to Schilthorn instead for 37 CHF (50% discount with Swiss Pass) and experience the aerial cable car as well.
Please give me a frank and honest opinion if Jungfrau is worth the extra money (90 CHF pp) because it is so talked about and I really wanted it in my album.

Thanks again for all the help,
Tathagata
Annika
Annika
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Nov 9, 2012 - 11:12 AM
Hi Tathagata. Well, opinions on this matter differ. Personally, I think it's worth the money as it's a unique experience. You'll take a trip literally through the mountains to end up at Europe's highest train station. In clear weather, the views to the north and (over the huge Aletsch glacier) south are magnificent. The view up at Schilthorn is different; more panoramic, and in its own way just as beautiful. Some prefer the Schilthorn over the Jungfraujoch. Maybe this topic is of help?
mstotes
mstotes
2 posts
new member
Nov 11, 2012 - 12:56 PM
Hello-
Do you know if we can buy the Swiss Pass 2 for 1 at the Geneva Airport at 7:00am on Friday 16, November?
(the website says "Prompt Sale" opens at 6:30am and "Advice and Sale" opens at 9:00am)
For a little context on our trip (and feel free to offer advice--nothing much is booked yet....):

Thank you so much!!! -Michael (from Minnesota, USA)
We are flying into Geneva at 10:40pm Thursday 15, November and staying the night at the Holiday Inn Express.
Friday: 7:10am to 9:25am train to Broc (take in Cailler Chocolate factory) - 11:34am to 11:59am train to Gruyere (take in La Maison and Castle of Gruyere) - 3:59pm to 6:49pm train to Interlaken (spend night at TBD (Roessli, Blume or maybe Grindewald)

Saturday: Top of Europe and ...? (spend night in same TBD hotel)

Sunday: travel to Zermatt or Lucerne and spend night there

Monday: travel to Lugano and spend night there

Tuesday through following Monday we are in Florence for 2 nights and Rome 4 nights and then we finish with 3 nights in Barcelona
mstotes
mstotes
2 posts
new member
Nov 11, 2012 - 2:55 PM
Another thought I had as I mulled things over...maybe skip Interlaken and go straight to Zermatt after Montreux and spend 2 nights before heading to Lugano.
((my original thought was to do Interlaken for the GoldenPassLine views and Top of Europe....however, I am wondering if train from Zermatt to Lugano would be great as well and Top of Europe isn't worth the gamble (ie: clear skies) and Zermatt would be just as beautiful and more peaceful/romantic))
Thank you so much in advance!!!
tathagatapal
tathagatapal
4 posts
new member
Nov 12, 2012 - 11:24 AM
Thanks for the guidance... I eventually did go to Jungfrauch and I'm not repenting a bit :-)

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