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Apr 30, 2010 - 5:30 AM
I see the wording as a little confusing on the Swiss Saver pass. It says two persons travel on one pass. That could be interpreted one of three ways -
1. you buy one pass for both people - doubt this since price would be way to low.
2. You buy a saver pass for each person - more likely
3. You buy a regular pass for the first person and then tack on the saver pass for the second person - maybe

which is it?

Nextly I know you use the ticket for one of the days if you ride a bus or go in a museum with it or etc. But what about if you use it to get 1/2 off riding up say the Jungfrau? Does the discount on the ticket on the cable cars and etc there also count as a day if that is all you used it for that day ?- I have seen conflicting reports on this.

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Apr 30, 2010 - 9:55 AM

Hi Allen,

Don't mind posing your questions! That's what this forum is for. The Swiss Saver Pass is one ticket for two or more people traveling together. This means that you purchase one Swiss Saver Pass. The prices mentioned on the website are per person though, so a Swiss Saver Pass for two people costs twice the price mentioned, for three people three times this price, and so on. As it's one ticket, the group has to travel together to profit from the discounts. If part of the group wants to use the Swiss Saver Pass that's no problem, but of course the other ones can't use it at the same time. If you order your pass, you only have to select the Swiss Saver Pass and fill out the number of travelers. You will automatically receive a single ticket to be used by the whole travel party.

The Swiss Saver Pass is valid during a fixed number of consecutive days - such as 4 days, 8 days, et cetera. The Swiss Saver Pass is valid on all of these days. It makes no difference whether you take a bus, go into a museum, do nothing at all or ride up the Jungfrau. The pass is valid anyway and as soon as the validity period is over, you can no longer use it.

'Using a day' applies to the Swiss (Saver) Flexi Pass, but this is a different kind of pass than the Swiss Saver Pass. The Swiss Flexi Pass offers free traveling on a fixed number of days (which don't have to be consecutive) within 1 month and discounts between the first and last day of free traveling. But even then you can choose yourself if you pick a free travel day or not. Using a specific train or bus doesn't automatically mean that you use a free travel day; that's up to you. If you want to make use of the free travel option, that does require a free travel day. If you don't use a free travel day, you need to buy discounted tickets for your trip.

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