Feb 26, 2013 - 2:24 PM
Hi Velrine. The most economical solution is a Swiss Half Fare Card
. It allows a 50% discount on your trips in Switzerland. This means that you have to buy additional discounted tickets for all trips. You can do so before boarding at the railway stations, either at a manned desk or from a ticketing machine. As for your inbound trip: as far as I know, there are no night train from Paris to Bern. The journey takes about 5 hours, so you can also travel in late afternoon and the evening. You'll have to change trains in Basel and you can buy your first discounted ticket there. Please consult the Swiss timetable
for all connections. Details on the Swiss Half Fare Card can be found here
. If you select Singapore as your country of residence in the upper right corner and provide further details, all purchase options will be displayed.
If you want to limit having to buy additional tickets, a 4 day Swiss Saver Pass
would be best. You'd only need a regular ticket for Paris-Basel, a discounted ticket Wengen/Grindelwald-Jungfraujoch and a regular ticket for the Italian leg of your journey to Milan (up from Chiasso). More information, including a downloadable validity map and purchase options, can be found at the Swiss Pass page
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