Direction to Zermatt-Construction work Visp-Tasch

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juluftravel
juluftravel
19 posts
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Sep 24, 2017 - 2:53 PM

Dear All/Lucas,

Thanks for the timetable link on my previous topic.

I noticed there are some construction works between VISP and Tasch on the Brig- Zermatt. And trains are cancelled between VISP and Tasch, Replacement bus service are operating. Longer travelling time and connections are not guaranteed. Duration of the construction work from 23.10.2017 until 19.11.2017.

How reliable are those replacement bus ? And where is the bus station ? Anyway of getting the bus timetable? It stated that connections are not guarantee....omgosh...that make me worries. Does my Swiss Transfer ticket covers for the bus fare ? Or I need to purchase another difference tickets.

Now I am panicking as what to do and should I cancel my trip from Zurich airport to Zermatt on 30th October 2017. As I had already booked my Swiss Transfer tickets, and I really don't want to cancel my trip or my Swiss transfer tickets ( not sure be able to cancel or not too ) or my hotel in Zermatt.

Appreciated anyone advise on these conditions and situations .

Thank you

Lucas
Lucas
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Sep 24, 2017 - 3:13 PM in reply to juluftravel

Hi Juluftravel,

The bus replacements are reliable. You would disembark the train at Visp and they will transfer you onto a bus to get around the construction (and then back on a train at Täsch). There would be no need to cancel any tickets. The Swiss Transfer Ticket will still cover your trip - no worries there.

Because of the transfer time between bus and train as well as the fact the bus would be a little slower you will be delayed reaching Zermatt. But you don't have any transfers to worry about as Zermatt is the next and last stop on the train line after Täsch.

Lucas

Last modified on Sep 24, 2017 - 8:40 PM by Arno
juluftravel
juluftravel
19 posts
new member
Sep 24, 2017 - 3:53 PM

Hi Lucas,

What a relief to know there`s nothing to worry about.

I also plan to travel to Gornergrat from Zermatt, is my Swiss transfer ticket entitle for discount ? And if weather is bad, is it advisable to go up ? Would I be able to see the Matterhorn up there?

I be back in Zurich on 1st November, is there a one day pass ticket to travel within Zurich city on trains and trams ?

I should have get the Swiss pass in the first place and save all my trouble.

And can you please recommend which SIM data card is reliable to use in Switzerland for my iPhone. Can I order online and deliver to my address or my hotel in GSTAAD ( That the first hotel I be staying after Geneva)

I really appreciated your advise and help.

Thank you

Arno
Arno
9571 posts
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Sep 25, 2017 - 7:22 AM

Hi Juluftravel,

No, Gornergrat is not included nor discounted unfortunately. Please find details about what's included in the Swiss Transfer Ticket here: www.myswissalps.com/sw isstransferticket/vali dity. Yes, a Swiss Travel Pass would have given you a discount: www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/validity

I would not go up the Gornergrat if there are low clouds as the view will be close to nothing then. Wait for the sky to clear up if you can.

For SIM card tips, please see www.myswissalps.com/si mcard. Both the SIM card and the mobile wifi hotspot discussed there can be delivered to your hotel.

juluftravel
juluftravel
19 posts
new member
Sep 25, 2017 - 3:53 PM

Hi Arno,

Thank you so much for the Gornergrat and SIM card informations.

Can I buy the A ZVV day pass or multiple day pass at Zurich airport or must I order it online?

I believe this pass enables me to travel within specified zones for 24 hours – where I want, how I want and as often as I want.

Just confuse about the zone. Basically I intend to travel from Zurich airport to Zurich city for some sightseeing walks. Which zone should I purchase to cover from Zurich airport and Zurich city?

Thank you

Arno
Arno
9571 posts
expert &
moderator
Sep 25, 2017 - 4:02 PM

Hi Juluftravel,

You can buy it at the airport. If you're not sure you can explain to the staff what you need and they sell you the correct version of the pass. Alternatively, the ZurichCARD is geared to tourists: it covers traveling from/to the airport and within the city, and it also includes museums. You can buy it online here.

rockoyster
rockoyster
763 posts
top member
Sep 26, 2017 - 6:20 AM in reply to juluftravel

Hi Juluftravel,

Whilst not included in the official MySwissAlps recommendations I found the SALT pre-pay SIM first class. There is a SALT Shop at Zurich Airport. The SIM costs CHF10 and you get CHF20 credit with that. Cost for high-speed data is CHF1.99 per day. It's a real bargain. You will find some information on the Zurich store in this trip report www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/part-1-of-2-6-days-in-lauterbrunnen-and-lucerne

Also more information in my trip report at www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/the-reluctant-travellers-swiss-adventure under "Communications"

juluftravel
juluftravel
19 posts
new member
Sep 26, 2017 - 3:18 PM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno,

Thank you so much regarding the Zurich Card. I really appreciated all the great informations and help from the Swiss Alps forums . Will update about my trip when I get back. Thank you

juluftravel
juluftravel
19 posts
new member
Sep 26, 2017 - 3:24 PM in reply to rockoyster

Hi rockoyster,

Thank you for sharing your trips reports. I really enjoyed reading it and all those lil details does help a lots. I think your recommendation for the SALT shop at Zurich airport sound a better deal . Will sure to check it out once there. Thank you.

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