May 4, 2013 - 1:05 PM
Thanks for all the replies. I have decided on the below points, please let me know if this looks fine.
[u]For paris to Interrlaken journey[/u]
1. Book train ticket now via SBB website from Paris to Basel. (printout ticket option)
2. Get down at Basel , purchase swiss card and travel to Interlaken by the next available train as no further reservation required.
[u]For venice journey[/u]
3. Also book a ticket via SBB website from Interlaken to Milan.(printout ticket option and selecting GA 2nd class to get the Swiss card discount online).
4. For further journey, book a ticket from Milan to Venice at http://www.trenitalia.com/
for the connecting train.
I am preferring SBB site rather than reseller website because it saves on booking fees, provides an option to get the swiss card discounted rates while booking. Also I noted rates are lower on some journey on SBB website. In above scenario, I just need to purchase swiss card at Basel.