What are the benefits of Flex Pass vs Travel Pass?

What are the benefits of Flex Pass vs Travel Pass?

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ibentley
ibentley
2 posts
new member
Jul 30, 2016 - 4:15 PM

I can't find what express trains are included in the cost of the flex pass or travel pass? Is there somewhere on the website to find this information? Thanks.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2659 posts
expert
Jul 31, 2016 - 12:03 AM in reply to ibentley

Hi Ibentley...Welcome to My Swiss Alps.

All trains in Switzerland...express or locals, are included in e Swiss Travel Pass. Do you have specific trains in mind? Mountain railways only have a discount.

Where do you want to travel?

This link might be a good place to start:

www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses

If that does not give satisfactory answers, Arno and Anniika may be able to provide more details

Slowpoke

Last modified on Jul 31, 2016 - 12:03 AM by Slowpoke
ibentley
ibentley
2 posts
new member
Jul 31, 2016 - 5:53 PM

As I don't find the website provides the complete information re the benefits of the each pass, I will contact Arno & Anniika. Thank you.

Arno
Arno
7728 posts
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Jul 31, 2016 - 6:37 PM in reply to ibentley

Hi ibentley,

Our pass pages include all details about benefits, how to use the pass, where to buy etc. For the Swiss Travel Pass, please look at myswissalps.com/ swisstravelpass. Be sure to read all tabs and download the map.

Last modified on Jul 31, 2016 - 6:39 PM by Arno
Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2659 posts
expert
Jul 31, 2016 - 6:49 PM in reply to ibentley

Perhaps these can help?

www.sbb.ch/en/leisure-holidays/holidays--short-breaks-in-switzerland/swisstrave lsystem.html

or,

www.ricksteves.com/tra vel-tips/transportation/tr ains/switzerland-rail-passes

or,

www.swisstravelsystem. co.uk/

It would help if you clarify what you mean by "express trains." All throughout Switzerland there are express trains and local trains. For example, from Zürich to Bern, or Luzern to Bern.

Apparently, my comment that they are included with the STP was not sufficient. They also would be included with a "flex pass" - there are varieties of a "flex pass", by the way - but the additional rules for a flex pass would constrain the timing vs. cost.

If by express trains, you mean the special scenic trains, such as the Glacier Express, The Wilhelm Tell Express, the Bernina Express, and other scenic trains that do not have the word "Express" in their name, this link may help:

www.myswissalps.com/ac tivities/scenictrips/t rain

Slowpoke.

PS- I misspelled Annika....just one "i"

Last modified on Jul 31, 2016 - 9:10 PM by Slowpoke

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