Best rail pass for 15 days in Switzerland

Best rail pass for 15 days in Switzerland

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Adriana
Adriana
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Dec 23, 2017 - 1:55 AM

Hi, We are a couple with 2 teens with 17 and 18 years.

Will travel from Geneve- airport direct to Zermatt WHERE will stay from 3 to 10 feb(7 days).

Afterwards we intend to go into Glacier express to ST MORITZ from 10 to 16 feb (6days)

On 16 Feb We go From St Moritz to GENEVE

Shoul we choose 2 swiss travel pass flex 4 days and 2 swiss travel pass flex youth

Thank you!

rockoyster
rockoyster
3367 posts
expert
Dec 23, 2017 - 6:16 AM in reply to Adriana

Hi Adriana,

The only way to be sure which pass is best is to add up the full fares for the trips you plan (using the Swiss Railway Timetable www.myswissalps.com/ti metable) and then compare that to what you would pay with the various passes. See www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass

Have you had a look at the Swiss Transfer Ticket (www.myswissalps.com/sw isstransferticket)? That would get you from Geneva Airport to Zermatt and from St Moritz to Geneva Airport for CHF146/person which is about the price of a ticket from St Moritz to Geneva Airport. It looks like your only other major trip is the Glacier Express so you may find it makes sense to just buy a point to point ticket for that.

Another option you could look at for the Glacier Express trip is the Saver Day Pass. But prices vary and you would need to buy somewhere between 10 and 30 days out from travel and hope you cracked the lowest price. See www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/new-deal-on-saver-day-pass

Your plan of using a Swiss Travel Pass Flex will certainly be the most convenient. Whichever pass you choose there is an additional charge for mandatory reservations on the Glacier Express.

Arno
Arno
10348 posts
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Dec 24, 2017 - 11:58 AM

Hi Adriana,

Note that the Swiss Travel Pass Flex will get you no discounts at all if you don't active that pass for that day. So a 4-day pass would include the trips you mentioned, but no cable cars etc. on the other days. A Swiss Half Fare Card may work out cheaper depending on your exact plans. Or even the 15-day Swiss Travel Pass if you plan to make longer day trips.

Adriana
Adriana
8 posts
new member
Dec 24, 2017 - 1:52 PM in reply to Arno

Dear Arno,

THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLY. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

I ALREADY BOUGHT 2 STFLEX CARDS FOR YOUTH AND 2 FOR ADULTS. IT WILL BE 3 TRAINS TRAVEL:

1 GENEVE -ZERMAT 2 ZERMAT - ST MORITZ 3 ST MORITZ - GENEVE

3 non consecutives days .

My doubts . do my teens 17 and 18 years have some discount to make reservation in Glacier expres?

how can I should validate my swiss flex card?

thank you!

Adriana
Adriana
8 posts
new member
Dec 24, 2017 - 1:54 PM in reply to Adriana

Sorry, I forget to say that we intend to skiing so we will buy ski passes also.( So we dont need cable car) Do you think that STC offer some discount o ski passes ?

Tks again

Lucas
Lucas
5527 posts
expert &
moderator
Dec 24, 2017 - 3:02 PM in reply to Adriana

Hi Adriana,

There are no discounts for the Glacier Express reservations unfortunately, nor is there a discount for ski tickets.

Adriana
Adriana
8 posts
new member
Dec 24, 2017 - 8:45 PM

THANK YOU AGAIN

MERRY CHRISTMAS

rockoyster
rockoyster
3367 posts
expert
Dec 24, 2017 - 9:10 PM in reply to Adriana

You don’t need to “validate” your flex passes. You activate prior to travelling on the days you want to use it by filling in that date in the next available box on the Pass.

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