Does a Swiss Pass cover Interlaken to Frankfurt?

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sasha007
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Sep 30, 2017 - 9:19 PM

Hi,

I'll be travelling to Interlaken and am planning to buy 1 3 day Swiss travel pass. I need to travel from Interlaken to Frankfurt on 13th October. On checking SBB website, there is a connection at 20:00 on 13th October which is essentially Interlaken to reaching Basel at 22:08 and then a change from Basel at 23:13 to Frankfurt.

I've 3 questions :-

1. Would I be able to purchase this combined ticket directly from the station and just pay for the Basel to Frankfurt part of the journey (since Interlaken to Basel should be free with travel pass) ?

2. Can I rather buy Basel to Frankfurt online now itself? I'm just worried that this price might increase as this would be a point-to-point ticket. This way I should be able to board the Interlaken to Basel with my travel pass and then from Basel board the Frankfurt train for which I'll already have a point-to-point ticket.

3. With the Swiss travel pass,there is no need for tickets as I understand, so irrespective of whether any time slot for a permitted route is expensive (let's say CHF 40 vs CHF 20 for other times) we would be eligible to board a train for that time slot as well correct ?

rockoyster
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Lucas
Lucas
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Oct 1, 2017 - 9:00 AM in reply to sasha007

Hi Sasha007,

Just an FYI to see where the Swiss Travel Pass is valid in Switzerland (including mountain trips that are discounted) click here and how to buy the Swiss Travel Pass online click here. You can then have it emailed to you for printing at home - saves you time in lines once you are in Switzerland and you have a back up copy.

Lucas

sasha007
sasha007
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Oct 1, 2017 - 10:49 AM in reply to Lucas

Thanks. For the 3 day pass, the cheapest I could find is 216 CHF. Are there any discounts/promotions currently running that i could use to get the 3 day travel pass for a little less by any chance?

Last modified on Oct 1, 2017 - 10:49 AM by sasha007
rockoyster
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Oct 1, 2017 - 10:56 AM in reply to sasha007

Not unless you are under 26.

Lucas
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Oct 1, 2017 - 3:48 PM in reply to sasha007

Yes, that would be the only current discount that I am aware of (a youth version of the pass).

Last modified on Oct 2, 2017 - 12:20 PM by Arno

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