Geneva to Mt Titlis - rail pass options?

Geneva to Mt Titlis - rail pass options?

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525375
525375
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Apr 7, 2018 - 8:48 AM

Hi,

Me and my sister are visiting Geneva next Saturday but would love to see the alps on a day trip since I've heard its breathtaking (I've also heard mt titlis is the closest to Geneva, is that true?). But finding/buying the tickets is so confusing on SBB. We are both under 25 and currently have no travel pass/cards. So far I think the cheapest option is to buy a saver day ticket for myself and then a companion ticket for my sister. Is this possible? And if so what actually happens once we have bought the passes? Do we then have to book tickets seperately or do we just turn up at the station with the pass and hop on the trains? Any information is much much appreciated since we're so close to travelling to Swiss for the 1st time.

rockoyster
rockoyster
3914 posts
expert
Apr 7, 2018 - 9:38 AM in reply to 525375

Hello 525375 and Welcome to MyswissAlps,

You have been misled. Titlis is quite a way from Geneva.

You could do a day trip to Zermatt and see the Matterhorn.

When you say you are visiting Geneva does that mean for a day? Perhaps if you could elaborate on your plans we might be able to offer better advice.

Last modified on Apr 7, 2018 - 9:38 AM by rockoyster
525375
525375
4 posts
new member
Apr 7, 2018 - 9:52 AM

Hi..thank you so much for replying so fast :).. Basically we arrive april 14th in geneva and leave from geneva on the 16th to the UK.So we were hoping to tour geneva itself on the 14th...and close by areas on the 16th. But we really wanted to enjoy the alps and snow as part of our short visit. I looked into mt titlis and as you said it is pretty far but I guess do-able if we leave on a early morning train to engelberg(lots of platform changes etc). To be honest I'm aware mt titlis has an icecave and cliff walk to offer, this is why we see it as particularly intresting but then again I lack knowledge on all the other alp areas so I'm not really too sure whats best.

rockoyster
rockoyster
3914 posts
expert
Apr 7, 2018 - 10:02 AM in reply to 525375

If you are flying in and out of Geneva, the Jungfrau Region and Zermatt are closer than Engelberg. Both will have plenty of snow next week.

Try www.myswissalps.com/kl einmatterhorn or www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfraujoch/gettingther e or the economy Jungfraujoch www.myswissalps.com/sc hilthorn.

Fo such a short visit it is difficult to recommend a travel pass. You could look at the Saver Day Pass (www.myswissalps.com/on edaytravelpass/details) or the 3-day www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass even though you are only here for 2 days it will normally beat the www.myswissalps.com/sw isshalffarecard for such a short visit. Depending on just what you decide it could be that point to point tickets are the most economical.

525375
525375
4 posts
new member
Apr 7, 2018 - 12:42 PM in reply to rockoyster

I just have a quick question about the day saver pass...so if I buy one of these, do I just simply print the pass and board on the required train? As it says on the sbb websitr that you can board any trains with the day for free, but Im not too sure how this will work, do I not need to specify the route I want to travel on the day? Or is carrying the pass enough to jump on any trains for free?

Also can I buy a saver pass and buy my sister a companion pass (30chf i think) instead? Can the 2 passes be used together or will we noth need a saver pass each?

Sorry about the numerous questions. Just trying to plan ahead for a smooth holiday .

Lucas
Lucas
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Apr 7, 2018 - 1:58 PM in reply to 525375

Yes, with the Saver Day Pass you can just board any train that is covered by the pass and show train staff when asked.

Yes, you can get the companion ticket for your sister (39chf) and it works if she's with you and you have the Saver Day Pass: https://www.sbb.ch/en/ travelcards-and-tickets/tickets-for-switzerland/1-day-travelpass/companion-ticket.html

Last modified on Apr 7, 2018 - 4:41 PM by Annika
525375
525375
4 posts
new member
Apr 7, 2018 - 2:13 PM

Thank you so much guys...really appreciate the help. Everythings sorted now, so thank you once again 👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽

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