Buy Swiss Travel Pass in Vevey or Chillon castle?

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cos24
cos24
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Jan 13, 2018 - 4:17 PM

We are coming into Vevey to stay for the night but the next day would like to purchase either the 3 or 4 day Swiss Pass to go to the castle and then travel by train to Lauterbrunnen. Is there a place in Vevey to buy the Swiss Pass or can we purchase it at the castle?

Lucas
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Jan 13, 2018 - 4:29 PM in reply to cos24

Hi cos24,

You wouldn't be able to purchase a Swiss Travel Pass at Chillon Castle no. The most convenient option would be to buy the Swiss Travel Pass online. It gets emailed to you so you can print it out at home. This way you have it on you and there is no need to go to a rail station to buy it (and you have an electronic backup).

cos24
cos24
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Jan 13, 2018 - 5:04 PM in reply to Lucas

Thank you. When I purchase it in advance online, do I have to tell it specific dates that I want to use it for in the future?

Lucas
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Jan 13, 2018 - 5:09 PM in reply to cos24

Yes, you will need to pick your start date at time of purchase.

Simoni97
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Jan 20, 2018 - 6:49 PM

Hey Lucas!

we will be visiting Switzerland in may. So when we have our Swiss rail pass, do we need to pay for the golden pass?

Lucas
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Jan 21, 2018 - 9:02 AM in reply to Simoni97

No, with a Swiss Travel Pass you won't need to buy a ticket for the Golden Pass route.
Reservations are possible on all sections except between Zweisimmen and Montreux (which has the panorama train) due to construction. There is a small section of the route (about 10km) where you are transferred onto buses.

In May I wouldn't worry about reservations too much anyway. :)
Last modified on Jan 21, 2018 - 9:03 AM by Lucas
cos24
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Jan 21, 2018 - 2:19 PM

How long is the construction for?

Lucas
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Jan 21, 2018 - 4:07 PM in reply to cos24

It is scheduled for March 19 - June 1.

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