Where to buy tickets for Swiss mountain excursions

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Arnabghosh
Arnabghosh
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Mar 16, 2018 - 12:49 AM

Dear Members,

We r visiting Switzerland from 31st May to 8 Th June.

We r planning for the following excursions

Gornergrat,

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise,

Breinz Rottorhorn,

Jungfraujoch ,

Lake Lucerne cruise with Indian dinner

Mt Titlis

Whether we have to purchase the tickets in advance or on the day of excursion after assessing the weather?

Can we get refund , if we can't make the excursion due to bad weather or some unavoidable circumstances?

Whether tickets prices( with SWISS PASS) are same on online / nearby stations / hotel receptions?

1960man
1960man
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Mar 16, 2018 - 1:01 AM in reply to Arnabghosh

Swiss Travel Pass prices are the same wherever you buy them (although online/agency may attract a postage or service charge). You can buy Swiss passes on arrival in Switzerland (for example at Zurich airport).

The most flexible option is the Swiss Travel Pass Flex, valid for 3, 4, 8 or 15 days within 1 month, which allows you to choose your days within a 1 month period of validity, so you can avoid travelling if the weather is bad

Removed user
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Mar 16, 2018 - 3:32 AM in reply to Arnabghosh

>> We r visiting Switzerland from 31st May to 8 Th June. We r planning for the following excursions ... Breinz Rottorhorn

The train to the Brienzer Rothorn operates from 2 Jun to 21 October 2018, so hopefully that will suit you.

>> Whether we have to purchase the tickets in advance or on the day of excursion after assessing the weather?

It's better not to purchase tickets for mountain-top excursions until you can see what the weather and visibility at the top will be like.

>> Can we get refund , if we can't make the excursion due to bad weather or some unavoidable circumstances?

No, usually not.

>> Whether tickets prices( with SWISS PASS) are same on online / nearby stations / hotel receptions?

Buying online from the transport operator or at stations would be the same price. I imagine hotels could add an additional fee if they wanted to. Before buying from a hotel reception, I would compare their asking price with the price charged by the operator.

Alpenrose

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Arnabghosh
Arnabghosh
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Mar 16, 2018 - 3:37 AM

Lots of thanks to everyone.

Lucas
Lucas
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Mar 16, 2018 - 7:39 AM in reply to Arnabghosh

The Swiss Travel Pass I would definitely buy online and have it emailed to you (no charge). Then you have it with you upon arrival as you print it at home.

If you buy mountain excursion tickets online, I'd wait until the day of travel or the day before to ensure the weather looks good (or make sure the retailer hasn't set a date for you and you can use the ticket the next day if the weather looks better).

Arnabghosh
Arnabghosh
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Mar 16, 2018 - 8:08 AM

Can I get the tickets at

Zermatt station for Gornergrat

Where for Matterhorn Glacier Paradise?

Grindelwald station for mount Jungfraujoch?

Where for titlis?

Lucas
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Mar 16, 2018 - 8:35 AM in reply to Arnabghosh

There is a station where you can buy tickets before boarding those trains or cable car yes. So right where you board there will be an office to buy your ticket.

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