Apr 4, 2011 - 10:11 AM
Thank you very much for the advise and links.
I have done some research and have some further questions:
1) I read regular trains don't need seat reservations but if I do, can I choose for window seat ?
2) Can a rail pass be used for the Glazier Express by paying just the extra booking fees ?
3) What's the best way to get from Montreax to Zermatt ?
4) If I go from Zermatt to Interlaken or Interlaken to Zermatt without reaching St Moritz,, have I seen the better parts of the Flazier Express journey ?
5) I see that the Bernese Oberland Reginaol Pass(for 3 days) price is not much different from Swiss Pass and the benefits are nearly the same, what are the extra benefits of the Bernese Oberland Pass ? If the prices are near and don't give better benefits, I might as well get a pass that covers the whole country.
6) When I try to check for fares and time from the sbb website, there are many stops for each city, what is the name or Swiss word for the "central station" ?
7) This one may be be deciding factor where to visit - I find the longer days passes actually not much difference in price, eg, a 15 days pass compared to a 4 days or 3 days flexi pass is merely around 2X the price but I get nearly ormore than 4X the days(in fact 4 times if you minus the 1st and last day). Since I am coming back for another trip to see more of Switzerland, I am thinking of doing more travel next time with a more days pass, since this trip, I have fixed for only 4 to 5 days. So I may travel in the most economical way this time from/back to Geneva(with a transfer card or point to point ticket) and base myself in just 1 or 2 place for more hikings or visits that the Rail Pass don't cover, what do you think can you help to give me an itinerery for it ? Looks like the Junfrau region is most suitable. Let's say if I sleep the first and last night in Geneva, I have 3 nights left. Where say I spend them(I mean sleep) such that I can do hikings and travel cheaply around them everyday ?
Thank you and I look forward to your reply.