Discount question for Swiss Travel Pass

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Jan 17, 2017 - 2:49 PM


I intend to buy the 3 days consecutive swiss rail pass for 6 days itinerary.

My brief itinerary will be as follow:

1 st day and 6th day just buy normal train ticket.

2nd day use the swiss rail pass.

3rd day use the swiss rail pass.

4th day use the swiss rail pass ( I will be staying 2 nights in Zermatt)

5th day Since I am in Zermatt, I plan to take the zermatt - gornergrat train and Matterhorn glacier paradise

Can I use my swiss rail pass to get the line reduction (50%) since the swiss rail pass has already been fully utilized the previous day.

What is the best way to get the line reduction (50%) for the zermatt - gornergrat train and Matterhorn glacier paradise?

Thank you

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Jan 17, 2017 - 4:56 PM in reply to airunis

Hi Airunis and welcome to MySwissAlps!

Unfortunately, you won't get the discounts from the Swiss Travel Pass for the Zermatt - Gornergrat train and Matterhorn glacier paradise on the 5th if you have already used it for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

You may want to do a price comparison and see if it is cheaper to use the pass on different days, such as the 3rd 4th and 5th? Take a look at our how to choose a Swiss rail pass page to help you with a spreadsheet or to look at other passes such as the Swiss Flex Pass.

Alternatively its isn't too much more to buy a longer Swiss Travel Pass - Perhaps the 4 day will be worth it for you. Even the 8 day, in the end, may be worth it for the extra discounts as well.

Be sure to take a look at this page on getting to the Glacier Express page, read the comments under the timetable section at the bottom and use the timetable to plan your trip. :)


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