Can we buy multiple Saver Day Passes?

Can we buy multiple Saver Day Passes?

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daifei888
daifei888
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Jul 6, 2018 - 4:57 AM

Hi all,

I have 2 questions regarding Saver Day Pass:

1) Is it possible for us to buy multiple Saver Day Passes for a few days (more than a day)?

Example: Can we buy 1x Saver Day Pass on July 9th, 1x Saver Day Pass on July 12th, 1x Saver Day Pass on July 13th?

2) In terms of the coverage (not talking about other limitation like no refund, etc), does the Saver Day Pass cover the same map/train/boat routes as the Swiss Travel Pass does? For example, I know that we can travel for free for some of the cross-country routes such as the Domodossola -> Brig -> Zermatt ride. Will Saver Day Pass cover these routes for free as well? If it covers less routes, what are the those routes that are not covered as compared to Swiss Travel Pass?

Thanks,

daifei888

Last modified on Jul 6, 2018 - 4:57 AM by daifei888
Arno
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Jul 6, 2018 - 5:47 AM

Hi Daifei888,

You can buy multiple Saver Day Passes. In many cases the Saver Day Pass is best used for single occasional longer day trips, or as an add-on to a Swiss Travel Pass, e.g. to get a 9th day after an 8-day pass. Buying multiple Saver Day Passes - even assuming they will be available for the lowest price - isn't the best option in most cases as it does not cover mountain transport which is the most expensive part of most itineraries. So it depends on your exact travel plans, and if you're not doing any traveling/excursions on July 10 and 11. Please read www.myswissalps.com/on edaytravelpass/details, particularly "Is the Saver Day Pass my best option?".

To see what's included, please see the link under "More on other websites" on that page. To see what's included in the Swiss Travel Pass, please see www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/validity.

Last modified on Jul 6, 2018 - 5:48 AM by Arno
daifei888
daifei888
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Jul 6, 2018 - 6:50 AM

Thanks Arno.

But I am still a bit confused.

I was looking at the Synoptic map (PDF) that I downloaded from SBB website.

www.sbb.ch/en/travelca rds-and-tickets/tickets-for-switzerland/1-day-travelpass/saver-day-pass.html

It seems to me that the the Saver Day Pass covers exactly the same routes (travel for free) as the Swiss Travel Pass does.

However, when I was checking on the ticket price on SBB for Grindelwald -> Interlaken Ost -> Bern -> Zurich Flughafen, there is an option for % discount (at the bottom of the page) using Saver Day Pass. It shows that if one buys a standard individual ticket from Grindelwald to Zurich Flughafen, the fare is CHF 85.20. But if he chooses the % discount (with Saver Day Pass), there is a reduction of CHF33.20, makes the discounted fare of CHF52.

Here is the confusion as Saver Day Pass is supposed to entitle the traveler a free ride from Grindelwald all the way to Zurich Flughafen, right? If this reduction/discount is meant for "Supersaver tickets" that is tied to a certain train only, then I can understand it.

Hope to get some clarification here.

Thanks,

daifei888

Lucas
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Jul 6, 2018 - 4:01 PM in reply to daifei888

The validity areas are the same for travel between towns. Discounts to the mountains aren't available on the Saver Day Pass (except to Rigi where it is free). https://www.myswissalp s.com/rigi

The fare isn't chf52 with the Saver Day Pass. The website is suggesting you buy the Saver Day Pass for 52chf, instead of a ticket (thereby saving you 33.20chf).

This is only in the case that you can buy the Saver Day Pass at it's lowest price which isn't always available.

Last modified on Jul 6, 2018 - 4:01 PM by Lucas
daifei888
daifei888
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Jul 9, 2018 - 9:09 AM in reply to Lucas

Hi Lucas,

Noted, I understand now, thanks! (about the suggestion to buy Saver Day Pass at 52CHF).

I saw from the SBB website that the lowest price of Saver Day Pass is 39CHF (for dates that are nearly 55-60 days ahead). Has the minimum price gone up from 29CHF to 39CHF (I read some were saying that the lowest we could get is 29CHF).

Thanks,

daifei888

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Jul 9, 2018 - 11:57 AM in reply to daifei888

>> I saw from the SBB website that the lowest price of Saver Day Pass is 39CHF (for dates that are nearly 55-60 days ahead). Has the minimum price gone up from 29CHF to 39CHF (I read some were saying that the lowest we could get is 29CHF).

Those lower prices are only available for people who also have a Swiss Half Fare Card (for tourists) or Half-Fare travelcard (for Swiss residents)

Passengers with one of the half-fare cards can sometimes get a Saver Day Pass for CHF 29. Prices fluctuate. My guess is that the CHF 29 tickets are only available when demand is a bit lower.

Alpenrose

Last modified on Jul 9, 2018 - 11:59 AM by Removed user
Lucas
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Jul 9, 2018 - 12:20 PM in reply to daifei888

Yes, I do see 39chf with the half fare travelcard discount but 29chf is pretty rare these days!

Last modified on Jul 9, 2018 - 12:20 PM by Lucas
1960man
1960man
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Jul 9, 2018 - 11:46 PM

39 was the minimum for me for a trip last week, but I took the 1st class - much cheaper than the 90+ CHF ay pass of old.

daifei888
daifei888
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Jul 10, 2018 - 6:03 AM

Hi all,

Thanks for the info.

I agree with what you guys said. I think CHF29 (with the half fare card) is really rare now, at least I don't see it for Sept yet.

thanks,

daifei888

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