Aug 2, 2011 - 2:58 PM
Hi Rosemary, and welcome! The 3 day Swiss Flexi Pass
sounds like a good plan to me. It's certainly cheaper than buying regular train tickets, and even more so if you plan to make some other trips. Seat reservation shouldn't be included in your calculations
, as they're independent of whether you hold a rail pass or use regular train tickets. Specifics and purchase options can be found at the Swiss Flexi Pass page
. Just enter your country Australia, the right pass variant and the number of travelers to have all relevant options displayed. Please note that a 'family Swiss Flexi Pass' doesn't exist. You can buy a Swiss Saver Flexi Pass for the adults, and obtain a free STS Family Card for children under 16 to travel along for free wherever you go.
Seat reservations aren't required for regular train rides. You don't have to book seats for the Jungfraujoch train either. Only panoramic trains require seat reservation. So if you'd be making the trip from Montreux to Interlaken in a Golden Pass train, you'd have to arrange for seat reservations
. There actually three routes between Montreux and Interlaken (they can be checked through the timetable
): one via Visp and Spiez, one via Lausanne and Bern, and one via Gstaad and Zweisimmen. The one through Gstaad and Zweisimmen is the Golden Pass route
. It's a beautiful trip and highly recommended.
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