Nov 6, 2010 - 5:15 AM
Hi Michael, and welcome! As for your questions: a 3 day Swiss Flexi Pass seems to be reasonable option in your case, as it covers the three long and expensive journeys indeed. Unfortunately, the pass is only valid until the last day of free travelling, so it can't be used for museums in Zurich anymore after the last trip from St. Moritz to Zurich. Urban transportation in larger cities such as Zurich is included (again, between the first and last day of free travelling), but not in smaller towns such as Zermatt and St. Moritz. On buses in Zermatt and St. Moritz you'll receive a 50% discount instead. (Just to answer your question more precisely: if you were to profit from free public transportation in larger cities, this would indeed cost a free travel day. On non-free travel days, a 50% discount applies in these larger cities too.) Please take a look at the map referred to by the link 'Overview of the network on which the Swiss Flexi Pass is valid' under the header Swiss Flexi Pass features
. This will get you to a map showing exactly which discounts the Swiss Flexi Pass offers. Cities offering free public transport on free travel days are indicated on this map as well.
Just a note: as you'll be travelling with your girlfriend, you could both profit from the cheaper Swiss Saver Flexi Pass
, which is one pass for two or more people travelling together.
It doesn't matter whether you make your GE reservations before or after the purchase of your Swiss Flexi Pass. You only need seat reservations, as the journey itself will be for free with your Swiss Flexi Pass. You can show this pass when asked for by the train conductor, and the pass will serve as your train ticket. You can indeed arrange for both your Swiss Flexi Pass
and the GE reservation
online, but you don't necessarily have to do this at the same time.
The Swiss Flexi Pass does offer discounts on regular viewing points around Zermatt and St. Moritz. Examples are the Gornergrat, Sunnegga and Klein Matterhorn at Zermatt, and Corvatsch in the St. Moritz area. These are indicated by dotted lines on the map I referred to above. Ski lifts aren't included, so a separate ski (season) ticket may be recommendable. Information on this can be found on the Zermatt
and St. Moritz
I hope this provides some answers! Kind regards,
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