May 30, 2018 - 1:57 AM
in reply to TNtraveller
>> The difficulty I am having is finding the point-to-point rates for the same routes and how to account for the surcharges. For example, going from Lugano to Luzern, I can find the surcharge rate with the Swiss Rail Pass using the link on MySwissAlps but cannot find (or am not understanding) what the point-to-point cost is for the Gotthard Panoramic Express on it's own without the rail pass.
Ticket prices are for routes, regardless of what sort of train you take on the route. So the ticket price for the Gotthard Panorama Express is exactly the same as the ticket price for a regional train travelling on the same route, i.e. Flüelen to Lugano.
The only difference with the Gotthard Panorama Express is that there is a compulsory reservation fee of CHF 24 (for the whole train route) or CHF 12 (if only travelling on a short part of the route).
Fares for the boat sector are identical, as the boat is just a normal boat which anyone can use, regardless of whether they are taking the Gotthard Panorama Express train or not.
>> I feel like I'm having that same trouble understanding out the regional pass is for the Bernese Oberland region and how it fits with the Swiss rail pass and also if we use the Golden Pass line to Montreux/Lausanne.
The Golden Pass line ends at Montreux. After that you change to normal trains.
Hopefully by now you have had a look at the validity maps for the Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland and Swiss Travel Pass, and can see how the coverage, and level of discount, varies between the two.
- Swiss Travel Pass: free travel on the whole Golden Pass route from Luzern to Montreux
- Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland: free travel Luzern to Saanen, then 50% discount between Saanen and Montreux: so you would need to buy a ticket for the discounted sector.
Last modified on May 31, 2018 - 2:23 PM by Arno