The right pass and places?

The right pass and places?

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traintravel
traintravel
3 posts
new member
Oct 2, 2011 - 8:07 AM
Hi, I have been reading lots of Forum posts, however I am still struggling with my trip & finding the right pass.
I'm hoping someone can please help me decide on the best pass to suit my travels and please offer me any advice on where to go and how many days to spend in these areas!!
I qualify as youth for the train tickets.

22Oct: Zurich- Bern
30Oct: Bern-Geneva Airport
25Nov: Geneva Airport - Lausanne
27Nov: Lausanne-Montreux
28Nov: Montreux-Interlaken
30Nov: Interlaken-Lauterbrunnen
2Dec: Lauterbrunnen - ??
Glacier Express Zermatt - Chur
9Dec: Chur-Austria
20Dec: Austria to Bern (Can stop off on the way in Zurich or Luzern)
Bern until 31Dec: Zurich Airport

I was thinking of getting the FlexiPass?? Use it from the 25Nov for a month, I will be travelling with a friend during that part of the trip also.

Thank you in advance,
Kat.
rahman
rahman
13 posts
new member
Oct 3, 2011 - 6:54 PM
kat, My suggestion would be a Swiss Pass. It will cover a lot of the private railways and give u discounts on private railways, of which there are quite a few. One more suggestion, make sure u pay attention to your rail timetables[ rail service is reduced in some areas during your travel period] check swisstravelsystems.ch for more info.
traintravel
traintravel
3 posts
new member
Oct 3, 2011 - 9:55 PM
Thank you very much for your help. I looked up the swiss youth pass, and decided the 22 day or 1 month pass would probably suit me best. However, it is stated that "travel days must be used consecutively".
I'm not sure about this, because I won't be needing to use transport everyday... ?
Does this mean I have to get the Swiss Flexi Pass 6 days within one month?

Thanks!
Arno
Arno
7721 posts
expert &
moderator
Oct 3, 2011 - 11:21 PM
Hi Kat,

The Swiss Youth Pass is the best choice. A 1-month Swiss Youth Pass is just a bit more expensive than a 6-day Swiss Flexi Pass. You can use the Swiss Youth Pass as much as you like on all days. Even if you do not use it on all days, it will be more economical to have a full month of free traveling rather than 6 days.

You can compare prices and all other details on the Swiss Pass and Swiss Flexi Pass pages. Be sure to fill out your country, number of travelers and pass to see the prices that apply to you.
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM by Arno
traintravel
traintravel
3 posts
new member
Oct 3, 2011 - 11:55 PM
Thanks for replying. Could you tell me if there is anything longer than a one month swiss pass? it would be useful to have a 2 month pass.
Thank you!
Arno
Arno
7721 posts
expert &
moderator
Oct 4, 2011 - 1:12 AM
You're probably best off with two 1-month passes, but if you're a non-European resident, you can look into the Eurail passes. For example, there is a 10-day in 2 months Switzerland-Austria Youth Pass. If you have planned 10 travel days and almost no traveling in between, that could be a good option. Please carefully read our pass pages and review the network maps we link to. Both type of passes cover different things. Swiss Passes cover a lot of mountain transport and urban transport as well, and offer free entrance to museums. Eurail Passes mainly cover trains.

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