Apr 6, 2018 - 9:32 PM
in reply to Lucas
Thanks Lucas. I definitely need to lay everything out. We are in Switzerland for 6 days. The other thing I looked at was the Swiss Transfer Ticket to be combined with another pass to give us the coverage we need (day 1 and 6 would be covered). If I read it correctly, we can use it to come from Domodossola, Italy right to Wengen. However, when I look on the detailed map of the passes, the last leg to Wengen looks like a dotted line and for the Swiss Transfer it says that it is not covered. Hummm. Also, we want to take the longer way from Brig To Spiez via Kandersteg on the Regional Express to Wengen as everyone has recommended. Do you pick up the Lotschberger train in Kandersteg or at another station? I'm assuming this would be covered even though it is not the most direct route. Finally at the end of our trip, the Swiss Transfer ticket will also take us from Lucerne to the Zurich. Correct?
Finally, I was unclear if we need to validate. Per the website it say - In rare cases, one of the validation (or: activation) processes below applies:
- You can validate the ticket yourself. This is the case if there is no area on the ticket that requires a stamp from the Swiss Railways, and if the start date of the ticket is already printed on it. You will need to fill out a few details: usually the name and passport number of the traveler, and the country of residence;
-Your ticket needs to be validated by railway personnel. This is the case if there is an area that requires a stamp from the Swiss Railways, and if the start date of the ticket is not filled out yet. You can have the ticket validated at a staffed Swiss station or by personnel on board international trains bound for Switzerland.
We will then look into what pass may be the best for all the days in between. Thanks in advance for guidance.