Feb 20, 2012 - 10:59 AM
Hi sum1009! I think it's the most economical option indeed to use the 2 for 1 offer on the 4 day Swiss Saver Pass
. You should start its validity on day 2 and pay the regular price for your inbound trip from Paris to Interlaken on day 1. (So in that case, Basel-Interlaken won't be covered. You can choose to start the pass's validity on day 1, but that would mean that you can't use it any longer for your outbound trip from Lucerne to Venice on day 5. This trip is more expensive than Basel-Interlaken, that's why it's best to use the pass from day 2 to 5.)
The map we link to from the Swiss Pass page
shows the exact overview of validity. You'll need additional discounted tickets for the Jungfraujoch and Titlis. Seat reservation isn't necessary in most cases. You do need reservations for the TGV from Paris to Switzerland and for the international train crossing the border to Italy. Further information seat reservations can be found here
Does that get you started? Best regards,
sum1009 said: Dear forum members,
I am planning below trip and need guidance on best option for booking train / pass:
Day 1) Paris – Interlaken - 8th Apr
Day 2) Interlaken- Jungfraujoch - 9th Apr
Day 3) Interlaken-Lucerne - 10th Apr
Day 4) Lucerne - Mt.Titlis - 11th Apr
Day 5) Lucerne – Venice - 12th Apr
One of the option to travel from Paris to Interlaken is by taking a train from Paris to Basel and then purchasing a 4 day Swiss Saver Pass (as we are four members) to cover all the places in switzerland. However, I am not sure if this pass entitles me to travel from Basel to Interlaken. Please can anyone let me know if this is included in the pass and is there any other better option?
Also, I understand that for some trains I have to pay additional price for surcharge and reservation. At the time I book the pass (online) will I know whether the reservation is available for these trains?
Thanks very much in advance for your replies and time.
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