Train travel costs Zurich to Bern

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waywardSoul
waywardSoul
3 posts
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Aug 15, 2015 - 3:16 AM

Hi all,

We are traveling from US on our first trip to Switzerland.

Can someone give me a rough idea of the cost of an adult ticket from Zurich to Bern before noon on a weekday and on a weekend?

Thanks!
Annika
Annika
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Aug 15, 2015 - 8:35 AM

Hello waywardSoul!

A regular one-way ticket Zurich-Bern costs CHF 50. Fares can be found by entering your trip in the timetable (www.myswissalps.com/ti metable), picking a connection and clicking 'Fare/Buy'.

You can also try if supersaver tickets are available, but mind that these are valid for specific trains only, whereas regular tickets are not tied to specific trains. If you plan on doing more traveling during your trip to Switzerland, you'd better look into rail passes instead, as full fares for individual trips add up quickly: www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses.

waywardSoul
waywardSoul
3 posts
new member
Aug 15, 2015 - 2:01 PM in reply to Annika

Hi Annika,

Thanks for your reply.

Although, with due respect, this does not seem to checkout with the price on the website.

For example, see the attachment.

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Maybe Im reading this wrong but as far as I can tell, it's CHF 25 one way.

Can you please confirm this and also supply pointers on how to read these fare tables?

Thanks for the prompt reply!

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Richard
Richard
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Aug 15, 2015 - 3:55 PM in reply to waywardSoul

WaywardSoul

I'm not an expert but I believe the timetable quotes the lowest fare. In this case it is if you have a discount half fare card or are 6 to 16 years old. When you go to buy if you enter no discount it shows the fare of 50 chf.

Richard

Annika
Annika
4417 posts
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Aug 15, 2015 - 4:00 PM

Hi waywardSoul!

I understand your confusion, but if you take a close look you'll see it says "from CHF 25.00". That's not the regular full fare you'd pay, but the half-fare price that's displayed by default. This fare applies to many Swiss residents who have a rail pass allowing them to buy 50% discounted tickets, and to tourists holding a Swiss Half Fare Card: www.myswissalps.com/sw isshalffarecard.

As explained you can best click the 'Fare/Buy' button first. You'll get to see an overview allowing you to select the fare that applies to your particular situation. Under 'Reduction', you will have to select 'No reduction'. At that point the regular full fare of CHF 50.00 will be displayed.

If you make a few regular trips, it quickly pays off to use a rail pass rather than buying full fare tickets. It all depends on the plans you have, as explained at www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass.

Annika
Annika
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Aug 15, 2015 - 4:04 PM in reply to Richard

Hi Richard,

Thanks for your input! I think we've been posting our answers pretty much simultaneously :-).

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