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Nov 9, 2012 - 11:02 PM

I'm planning a trip to Swizerland with my husband on 8 - 10 April, departing from Paris.

8 April 2013 : Paris to Lauterbern ( via Basel )

9 April 2013 : Lauterbrunnen to Zurich

10 April 2013 : Zurich to Turino via Bernina Express

My questions are:

1) Is it better to have point to point or purchase swiss pass?

2) Does the pass have a discount on TGV Lyria from Paris to Basel?

3) Is it worth it to ride Bernina Express than the regular ones on April?

4) Of yes, should I choose 1st class or 2nd class, left or right seating?

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Nov 11, 2012 - 7:05 AM

Hello juni.elyna! A 3 day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass would be best. It allows free trips from Basel to Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen to Zurich and Zurich to the Swiss-Italian border. TGV prices vary and depend on many factors. As far as we know there are no discounts on the French leg of the TGV with your Swiss Pass. This previous topic may provide more information. You can plan your trips using the timetable. Please mind the right spelling when entering your destinations (e.g., I don't know Turino; you may mean either Tirano or Torino?).

Bernina Express trains offer more luxurious seats and larger windows than the regular regional trains. 1st class has even more space and larger windows. The right side would be a bit better. Not all reservation systems allow you to pick a side though, and if you can, the driving direction of the coaches may be the other way around. The Bernina Express requires an additional seat reservation fee, whereas regular trains would be entirely for free with your Swiss Saver Flexi Pass.

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