Apr 24, 2016 - 6:53 AM
in reply to meghaswiss
Q1. Take a train from Paris to Geneva. Will I get Swiss Pass discount on this train ticket?
A1. No you won't as Paris is outside Swiss border. Your Swiss Travel Pass only covers within Swiss territory. You have to book full priced tickets from TGV Lyria website: www.tgv-lyria.com/en/booking/b ook-a-train/train-ticket-booking
Q2. Do I need to purchase swiss pass first (online) and then book this ticket?
A2. As mentioned above, both are independent on each other so you are better off buying your Paris-Genevé ticket first to get a cheaper price and then book your Swiss Travel Pass. STP prices are fixed till end of year so you can buy them a week before your travel as well (www.swissrailways.com/ en/products/swisspass)
The Swiss Travel Pass is a "[email protected]" pass. Once you buy, you can print your passes at home and carry the same. They don't require any validation or stamping by ticket officer. Simply show it to them when asked for.
Q3. Thereafter from Geneva I would want to go to Interlaken. Can I take the Goldenpass train?
A3. Yes you can.
Q4. I understand it leaves from Geneva train station and goes to Montreux and towards Interlaken. Is the train station in Geneva the same (i.e. where I will get off from my Paris - Geneva train) from where I can take the Golden Pass Line or do I have to go to another station to take the golden pass?
A4. It's the same station but a different platform / track ('Gleis' in German)
Q5. Secondly, would this Golden Pass trip from Geneva to Interlaken be covered in the Swiss Rail Pass?
A5. Yes it is covered. I answered that in your other thread in details.
Q6. If not, are there any other trains from Geneva to Interlaken which are covered in the Swiss Rail Pass?
A6. All trains (except few) are covered in the Swiss Travel Pass. The shortest route from Genevé to Interlaken would be via Bern (1 change & 3 hours)