We had originally planned to purchase a Swiss Flex Pass for 4 days of non-consecutive travel. We would then pay for individual tickets for two other days. However, with Eurail's promotion, it seems that we could get 5 days of unlimited travel within two months for $525 less ($1440 vs $874 for first class). The strange thing is that this pass would cover both France and Switzerland, but they are not offereing a one-country rail pass to Switzerland (just the 20% off deal for consecutive days only, which doesn't work for us).
So, I'm worried that this pass is too good to be true? The small print says that the pass does not cover all routes in Switzerland. Notably, some routes are 25% to 50% reduced:
BET: 25%. Bergbahnen Engelberg -Trübsee - Kleintitilis
BGF: 25%. Bergbahnen Grindelwald – First
BLM: 25%. Bergbahn Lauterbrunnen – Mürren
BOB : 25%. Berner Oberland - Bahnen: Interlaken Ost - Grindelwald / Lauterbrunnen
BOB-spb: 25%. Schynige Platte Bahn
HB :25%. Harderbahn
LSMS-lsms: 25%. Stechelberg - Schilthorn
JB: 25%. Jungfraubahn: Kleine Scheidegg - Jungfraujoch
PB : 50%. Pilatusbahn sowie: VBL, Verkehrsbetriebe Luzern (Linie 1 Luzern Bahnhof – Kriens Zentrum)
RB :50%. Rigi - Bahnen: Arth - Goldau - Rigi Kulm / Vitznau - Rigi Kulm
SMF-lsm: 25%. Stöckalp - Melchsee – Frutt
SthB :25%. Stanserhorn - Bahn
WAB :25%. Wengernalpbahn: Grindelwald
What I am concerned about are the trains from Interlakken to Grindelwald. When I searched this route on SBB's site, it does not tell me if I'm using a BOB train, for example. We are staying in Grindelwald, so do 'normal' trains go there? Or just BOB trains?
Thanks again for your help. We had thought we had this all settled, but a savings of $525 is amazing, plus we get the 5 days that we need! But of course, we are not sure if it's too good to be true....