Oct 5, 2012 - 10:04 AM
Yes, you indeed need a pass for the plan you explained about in your other topic. The best pass depends on your exact travel plans. Since you're not sure yet about your exact trips, and since your departure date is quite close, it would be easiest to get a 15-day Swiss Saver Pass. That will be good regardless of your plans, and you'll have maximum flexibility. There is no 2-for-1 promotion, that's only available for 4-day passes. You can buy multiple sets of those if you want, but one can't tell if that's a wise thing to do if travel plans are not set yet. Assuming daily traveling, there won't be much of a price difference between multiple sets of the promo and one 15-day pass. Anyway, the 15-day Swiss Saver Pass will be good in any case.
Pass details and all resellers, including shipping times, can be found here if you fill out your country of residence, pass type and travelers. I noticed you're from India so some options would be to get the pass delivered to your home address via raileurope.co.in (5 business days), trainticket.com (8 business days) or have it send to your first hotel in Switzerland via swissrailways.com (2 business days). You would order the pass for 3 adults. A Swiss Family Card allows the 3-year old to travel along for free. That card will be shipped through swissrailways.com as well. The other resellers do not ship it but you can get it for free at any rail station.
The Swiss Saver Pass can also be used if some people of the group do not travel along. But you can't split and travel as it's one pass for all.
Have a great stay in Switzerland!
Last modified on May 17, 2018 - 11:42 AM by Arno