Mar 9, 2011 - 2:29 PM
Hello Indian. You've selected a beautiful train route! A 3 day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass
would suit your plans: it allows you to travel for free during all three days and on all routes within Switzerland. This way, you don't have to buy regular tickets anymore, and you'll save about CHF 116.00 per person compared to regular train fares. If your kids are under 16, they can travel along for free if you order a free STS Family Card with your Swiss Saver Flexi Pass. You only have to pay an extra amount for seat reservations
, which are required for international train trips (when entering and leaving Switzerland) and for the Glacier Express.
There are indeed rail passes available for travelling in several bordering European countries. Examples are the 3 country Eurail Selectpass
and the Eurail Germany-Switzerland Pass
. But please note that you'll only be making one return trip in the Netherlands and Germany. It depends on the price of the return ticket Netherlands - Switzerland you need with the Swiss Saver Flexi Pass whether such a pass would be cheaper. Moreover, part of the Glacier Express route isn't for free with the Eurail passes, but discounted by 25%.
So, in most cases you're better off buying regular tickets for the return trip Netherlands-Swiss border (Basel), plus a Swiss Saver Flexi Pass. Prices for the return trip depend on the day and time you'll travel, and where you buy it. You can purchase it along with the Swiss Saver Flexi Pass or through NS Hispeed
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:34 PM by Arno