Swiss travel pass flex with Combi

Swiss travel pass flex with Combi

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rainman
rainman
22 posts
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Sep 18, 2016 - 9:46 PM

Hi,

we are going to Switzerland beginning of October and have the Swiss Travel Pass Flex Combi 4 days. Is it possible to use the Combi 50% off for a boat trip and NOT have that count as a "rail" travel day? At least that's how I read it. Correct? We are staying in Brienz.

thanks for your help, we leave the USA for Germany 9/26/2016 and will be in Brienz Switzerland on 10/06/2016 for 4n/5d.

Arno
Arno
7707 posts
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Sep 19, 2016 - 4:40 AM

Hi rainman,

Yes, that will work, as long as you start and end using your pass with a free travel day: myswissalps.com/ swisstravelpass/ howtouse.

rainman
rainman
22 posts
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Sep 19, 2016 - 5:03 AM in reply to Arno

Arno, thanks. What are your thoughts on the Combi pass(50%off)... I'm debating if I should get that with my 4 day Swiss travelflex pass or not.

We would like to go to Jungfraujoch, and maybe Schynige Platte & First... And your personal opinion do you think it's worth the extra money to get the 50% off Combi pass??

rainman
rainman
22 posts
new member
Sep 19, 2016 - 5:21 AM

Am I correct in reading that with any Swiss travel pass the boat ride on Lake Brienz is free?

Arno
Arno
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Sep 19, 2016 - 5:50 AM in reply to rainman

Well, in general the Swiss Travel Pass Flex (Combi) is too expensive for most itineraries. Most people are better off with a regular Swiss Travel Pass, and perhaps a single ticket at the start or end of their trip if the number of pass days doesn't match the itinerary. The only way to tell is by doing the math. In fact the Combi pass will be discontinued in 2017 because not many people buy it.

In your case a 4-day Swiss Travel Pass may work. You can print that one at home: visit www.swissrailways.com/ en. After filling out your address, they will show the delivery options. Pick "Online Ticket" from the bottom of the list. They will e-mail the pass (no delivery fees) within 1-3 business day (so order today if you can). You can use the Notes field to explain when you need to receive it at the latest.

Schynige Platte and the boat rides are free with a Swiss Travel Pass or Swiss Travel Pass Flex.

Last modified on Sep 19, 2016 - 5:51 AM by Arno

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