Dec 23, 2011 - 12:05 PM
Hi seilerpaws, and welcome to the forum! The Swiss Card
provides a free trip from an airport or border station to your destination, and back again from your destination to an airport or border (plus a 50% discount on trips in between those days). In your case, you could best use the Swiss Card for the transfers Zurich( Airport)-Bern, and Bern-Zurich Airport. That would mean that the Swiss Card isn't valid yet during your first days in Zurich. Depending on what your plans are there, a local pass such as the ZurichCard
to cover those first days might be a good option.
The Swiss Saver Flexi Pass
is an alternative indeed. Just note that it's valid between the first and last free travel day, such as the Swiss Card. An advantage is that there are more free travel days available, which helps if you plan some longer train trips (the one to Chamonix for example). You can calculate which pass is most economical, if you like.
The purchase options listed at the upper right side of the pass pages I just linked to, show exactly where and how to purchase your pass.
As far as I know, you can obtain evacuation insurance at many post offices and/or tourist offices. You could also look into Rega
. I suggest that you contact the tourist office in the resort you'll be skiing from for specific information.
Have a great trip!
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:34 PM by Arno