Aug 13, 2012 - 3:05 AM
Hi joeleneguek, and welcome to MySwissAlps!
First of all, let me reassure you that you don't need to be nervous for a trip to Switzerland. It's easy and comfortable to travel around there. Now, as for your questions:
Everyone except permanent residents of Switzerland and Liechtenstein may travel with a Swiss Pass. All purchase options can be found on the Swiss Pass page
. Just fill out your preferences in the upper right corner. You can also download a detailed network map from that page. It shows you what's covered. You can purchase as many passes as you like. If you buy a pass in Switzerland (but I don't think the 2-for-1 offer
is for sale locally), everyone should be there, including their passports. To learn about the differences between passes, please select the appropriate pass from here
to see all details.
There is no one day travel pass, except as an add-on for the Swiss Half Fare Card, but the Swiss Pass is a better choice given your travel plans.Here's
all about seat reservations. In short: there's no need to book seats for 99% of the trains. Only a few panoramic trains and international trains require to be booked in advance. Seat reservations are always for one leg only and on top of the ticket or pass you have for the trip itself.
There are several topics about mobile plans in the forum, such as this one
It helps to use this map
to plan you traveling. It shows many details such as rail stations, bus stops and boat docks. It also includes a timetable tab that might come in handy. For details on train, bus and boat schedules, I prefer this timetable
. It allows you to select preferred means of transportation, so you can find boat schedules as well, even though a faster train connection may exist. Please also have a look at our pages with suggested hotels
(including maps and traveling times from hotels to attractions) and tips about how to find the best hotels
Does this help?
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM by Arno