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omer84
omer84
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Jun 21, 2016 - 11:29 AM

Hi Folks,

I am coming first time in Switzerland in August. I will stay in Switzerland for 8 days. I am just wondering what kind of Travel pass shall I buy?

I want to travel as much as I want. I am also looking for a pass I can go anywhere within Switzerland. I would like to know that once I buy a travel pass. Do I need to book my seat on the train or I can go anytime or day? I heard that in Switzerland, there are many train's companies who are operating different region, so that please recommend me which pass I should buy because I can't spend money on different companies. I am also looking for a mobile APPs for train, buses or boats timetable.

Kind regards

Omer

Arno
Arno
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Jun 21, 2016 - 11:55 AM

Hi Omer, welcome to MySwissAlps!

For unlimited traveling in the entire country, you need the Swiss Travel Pass. All details, including what's covered, a video and websites to buy from, can be found here: myswissalps.com/ swisstravelpass.

Train companies are not relevant for you as a traveler. All companies on the covered routes accept the pass.

Mobile apps can be found here: myswissalps.com/ aboutswitzerland/ practical/ websites. Please see here for how the timetable works: myswissalps.com/ timetable.

omer84
omer84
11 posts
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Jun 21, 2016 - 12:11 PM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno,

Thank you for the reply. I would also thank you for the valuable information you just gave me.

I was just reading some articles where they have mentioned that some train's routes I need to book my seat in advance e.g Panoramic routes. Can you please also share some information about that because some of famous routes I really want to see and it is 8 hours journey too.

Regards

Omer

Arno
Arno
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Jun 21, 2016 - 12:48 PM

Hi Omer,

I'm glad that was useful! Seat reservation details can be found here:

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