Cable car usage with Swiss Travel Pass & Flex

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sandrew
sandrew
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Mar 8, 2017 - 3:13 AM

Hi

If I take the free Mt Pilatus trip or do a discounted 50% off trip to Gornergrat (or elsewhere) or travel on a discounted cable car does this count as a travel day on the swiss travel pass or swiss travel pass flex even if I don't travel on a train, bus or boat on the same day?

Kind regards

Sandy

Lucas
Lucas
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Mar 8, 2017 - 8:34 AM in reply to sandrew

Hi Sandy,

Yes it counts as a day used on a Swiss Travel Pass Flex (to get free transport you must write in the date of use for any form of transport in Switzerland (train, gondola, cogwheel, bus, boat etc).

On the Swiss Travel Pass the days are consecutive after the first day of use (chosen by you) so a 3 day Swiss Travel Pass started on May 1 will only be valid for May 1, 2 and 3 whether you travel on those days or not.

Lucas

sandrew
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Mar 8, 2017 - 11:09 AM in reply to Lucas

Thanks for confirming that for me, I guess it's not really free as you have already paid for the pass for that day, so the cost of the trip is 50% of the full price plus the daily cost of your pass - is that correct?

Lucas
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Mar 8, 2017 - 4:29 PM in reply to sandrew

Hi Sandy,

Yes, once you buy the Swiss Travel Pass Flex, you still have to buy a ticket from Zermatt to Gornergrat (at 50% the regular price).

There are only a few routes that you still have to buy a ticket with the Swiss Travel Pass or Swiss Travel Pass Flex when traveling.

Lucas

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Mar 9, 2017 - 3:28 AM in reply to sandrew

>> I guess it's not really free as you have already paid for the pass for that day, so the cost of the trip is 50% of the full price plus the daily cost of your pass - is that correct?

Yes, if that is the only trip you make that day using your Swiss Travel Pass. But you can make unlimited trips on any day using your pass, and travel for unlimited distances. So it's not quite that straightforward :-)

If you are using a Swiss Travel Pass Flex, then it makes sense to use it on the days that would otherwise be the most expensive to buy tickets for.

Alpenrose

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