Which rail pass is good for me?

Which rail pass is good for me?

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achel001
achel001
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Jul 17, 2015 - 1:48 PM

I'm visiting Geneva,Ouchy, Montreux area for 5 days in August with my wife and our 8 month old son. Therefore planning to visit easy to access areas like Chillon, Rochers- de-Naye, Gstaad, Zweisimmen etc.

Can someone please advise if the 'Regional Pass Lake Geneva - Alps' will be the best option for us? if we choose day-2 to day4 as free days, can our trains to and from Geneva airport [for any destination in this area] on day-1 and day-5 be free? What about the fare of the child (8 month old)?

Also If I order the pass online, how /where to mention which are free days? Thanks for your help in advance.

Last modified on Jul 17, 2015 - 1:50 PM by achel001
Arno
Arno
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Jul 17, 2015 - 2:52 PM

Hi achel001,

Thanks for posting! That pass seems to fit your plans very well. Please see here for how it works. You can have 2 or 3 days of free traveling (not 5). You choose the free days as you go, not when you buy. When you buy you only need to pick the very first day of usage, and it's up to you whether that's a free day or a discounted day.

You don't need to buy anything for children under 6 years old. From the UK, you can buy your adult passes through www.swisstravelsystem. co.uk/en/products/regi onalalpspass.

achel001
achel001
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Jul 17, 2015 - 3:03 PM in reply to Arno

Many thanks Arno for detailed explanation and relevant links.

Just to be clear, if I don't want to use my first day as free day, I have to pay 50% discounted fare to go to my destination from Geneva Airport.. and if I don't buy any discounted ticket then it will be treated as free day.. right?

cheers.

Last modified on Jul 17, 2015 - 3:04 PM by achel001
Arno
Arno
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Jul 17, 2015 - 3:43 PM

Basically that's correct. You simply write the dates of your preferred free travel days in the designated areas on the pass. So if today's date is on the pass, you don't need to buy tickets.

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