Mar 31, 2011 - 2:58 PM
Hello jettafan. Don't mind asking your questions! Generally, buying (discounted) tickets is quite easy. Ticketing machines with clear instructions in English are available at nearly all railway stations, allowing you to easily choose the 50% discounted rate. Railway personnel at larger stations can help you out as well. If you show your Swiss Saver Flexi Pass and mention that you don't want to use a free travel day, but want to profit from the 50% discount, they'll print the right tickets for you. Of course this takes more time than simply hopping on and off board, but that's a matter of personal preference. Please note that with all passes (even the Swiss Pass and the Swiss Flexi Pass on free travel days) discounted tickets have to be purchased for mountain lifts and mountain trains (such as the Jungfraujoch trip), so you can't really avoid it. I don't think you have to worry about this, and if you're not sure what to do, railway personnel will help you out. Does this provide some reassurance?