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Nishan
Nishan
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Sep 5, 2019 - 10:29 AM

Hi,

We are 4 dults travelling to Switzerland on 1st week of October for 4 days. My base would be Leysin. My return is from Geneva airport. During my stay my plan is to visit Glacier 3000, Rocher de Nayer, boat ride in Geneva lake and some tourist spots around Montreux. Will Geneva Alps pass worth for these attractions or point to point tickets will be economical? Please help in clarifying.

1. How much of the pass will cover the Glacier3000 (cost/discount)?

2. For my 4 days of stay can I mark day2 & day3 for free travel and day1 & day4 for 50% off?

3. Can I buy it online? If yes then from where?

4. Does it cover any boat ride in Geneva lake?

Thanks in advance

Ildiko
Ildiko
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Sep 5, 2019 - 4:28 PM in reply to Nishan

Hi Nishan,

with the 5-day Regional Pass Lake Geneva you can travel 2 days for free traveling and 3 days with 50% discount. You can mix the free and discounted days. In your case you can travel for free on day 2 and day 3 and enjoy the discount on the remaining days: www.myswissalps.com/re gionalpasslakegeneva/h owtouse

Yes, it covers the boat trips on Lake Geneva (www.myswissalps.com/bo atlakegeneva). You'll find the downloadable validity map of Regional Pass Lake Geneva here: www.myswissalps.com/re gionalpasslakegeneva/v alidity. You will get discount also on Glacier 3000 too. There is no information regarding the exact amount of the discount, I guess it is 50% or less. To make sure I suggest to write them here:www.glacier3000.ch/en/ company/contact.

You can buy it online via these reliable resellers: www.myswissalps.com/re gionalpasslakegeneva/p rice.

I hope I have answered all of your question. Let me know if you need further advice on your trip.

Ps.:If you are in Leysin, do not miss the cable car to the Berneuse and the Kuklos - the revolving restaurant.

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Last modified on Sep 5, 2019 - 6:10 PM by Ildiko
Nishan
Nishan
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Sep 5, 2019 - 5:24 PM in reply to Ildiko

Thanks Ildiko. Much helpful.
For the visit to both Glacier3000 and Rochers de Naye (each on different day) which stay place would be feasible in terms of convenience through public transport and travel time - Leysin or Ormont Dessus?
Regards

Ildiko
Ildiko
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Sep 5, 2019 - 6:29 PM in reply to Nishan

They are quite close to each other, both places can work. You can check the timetable here: www.myswissalps.com/ti metable (Use the advanced one on the right side).

Ormont-Dessus is very close to Glacier 3000 but further to Rochers-de-Naye (https://www.myswissalp s.com/rochersdenaye). I think would choose Leysin, so the travel times would be a bit more equivalent each days. Or just have a look, where you can find better accommodation for yourself.

You can find accommodations in Leysin here: https://www.hotelscomb ined.com/Place/Leysin.

And in Ormont-Dessus here: https://www.hotelscomb ined.com/Place/Ormont_ Dessus.

Last modified on Sep 6, 2019 - 5:02 AM by Annika
Nishan
Nishan
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Sep 6, 2019 - 7:52 AM in reply to Ildiko

Hi Ildiko,

I reached out to MOB and they got back saying that it cant be purchased online. How to confirm this?

For the stay either in Leysin or Ormont Dessus, is the route to Glacier 3000 and Rochers-de-Naye via Aigle? Is there no other routes directly form the stay place.

Thanks

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Sep 6, 2019 - 8:10 AM in reply to Nishan

By far the best way to check timetables, find fares* and buy tickets on-line if required is using the SBB Mobile app (bit.ly/2ICIUHi). In the unlikely event you don’t have a device capable of running the app then you can use the timetable on the SBB website (bit.ly/2HH1U7B). If you are not familiar with using the timetable it will pay to first read the instructions on this page - www.myswissalps.com/ti metable.

* The SBB website shows half-fare prices by default, the mobile app allows you to nominate whether to show full or half-fares (by editing the passenger details in settings) and is also smart enough to offer you the Saver Day Pass (www.myswissalps.com/sa verdaypass) if that offers the best fare.

Arno
Arno
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Sep 6, 2019 - 10:33 AM in reply to Nishan

Hi Nishan,

What exactly would you like to buy online? Most public transport products can be purchased online, some will be posted though, so it may or may not makes sense to do so.

Nishan
Nishan
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Sep 6, 2019 - 4:10 PM

Thanks Rockoyster. Much informative. I did rough calculation and it seems Regional pass would be cheaper over to saver day pass or point to point tickets. So I am going ahead with the regional pass.

@Arno.. I want to buy the Geneva Alp Regional pass online (for 5 days ). Since I am based in India getting the pass posted is not an option. When I reached out to MOB they said it cant be purchased online. But on this link www.myswissalps.com/re gionalpasslakegeneva/p rice we see option of buying online. So I am confused. Should I buy online from the above link or buy directly from the station (will reach Lausanne from paris ) at my arrival. Will the process be smooth while buying at the station?

Thanks

Arno
Arno
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Sep 7, 2019 - 6:24 AM

Hi Nishan,

Perhaps MOB does not sell it, but the pass is definitely available for online purchase as you can see on the link you mentioned. However, shipping will be by post for this particular pass (e-mail delivery will be available in the future). It can be shipped anywhere in the world, but the cheapest option is to buy from https://www.happyrail. com/en/pass/europe/swi tzerland/regional-pass-lake-geneva and have it shipped to any address in Switzerland for free (hotel, holiday home, etc.). You can also buy it at any staffed station, that option is listed on the page as well. Be sure to buy during opening hours, with all travelers and their passports being present.

Enjoy your trips!

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