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deepali19
deepali19
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Apr 10, 2018 - 1:32 PM

Hi

we are traveling to switzerland from june 18th to june23rd..we are party of 17 people ( 10 adult 3youth & 4 kids under 11..) we are looking for train tickets in group price.we dont knoe how swiss pass works..so plz let me know..we want to book it asap..

here is our itinary

june 18 ---Geneva to interlaken by golden pass line via Mountrax after 2 pm

june 19 Interlaken to jungfro

jun20 interlaken to murren luterburn( small villages)

june21 we want to do Glaciar express( partially) plz tell me the route (we have night stay in luzern)

june22 lusern to lugano

so plz let me know how to book it ?

do we have to buy ticket after buying swiss pass?

plz reply asap

Thanks

Deepali

Arno
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Apr 10, 2018 - 2:35 PM

Welcome to MySwissAlps Deepali!

Everything about the Swiss Travel Pass (how it works, what's included) can be found here: www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass. For the Glacier Express and route details, please look here: www.myswissalps.com/gl acierexpress.

You can order the Swiss Travel Pass from any of the websites listed here: www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/price. Some may not allow to buy for more than 10 people at once, but at least through the official site at https://www.swissrailw ays.com/en and through https://www.happyrail. com/en/pass/europe/swi tzerland/swiss-travel-pass-consecutive this will not be a problem. The pass will be send via e-mail if you select that option (recommended) so you can print the passes at home.

Once you have the Swiss Travel Pass you don't need any further tickets for most of your trips. Please read the above pages and download the Swiss Travel Pass map to see what's included.

Last modified on May 17, 2018 - 11:50 AM by Arno
deepali19
deepali19
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Apr 10, 2018 - 3:14 PM in reply to Arno

Thanks for quick reply...do we have to buy tickets for golden line as well or it’s part of swisss travel

pass?we are coming to Geneva after 2 can we still take golden pass line train from mountrax

plz let meknow

Chantal
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Apr 10, 2018 - 4:42 PM in reply to deepali19

The tickets are covered by your Swiss Travel Pass. For groups (10 or more) the seat reservation is mandatory for all trains of the GoldenPass Line. You can do that on our website here: www.myswissalps.com/go ldenpass/packages. The 14:30 train from Geneva gets you in Interlaken at 18:49, with a change in Montreux and Zweisimmen (Golden Pass line).

deepali19
deepali19
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Apr 10, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Thanks for reply quickly! it helped a lot...

My another question is we are staying in Interlaken 18 to 21 june then 21& 22nd june we are staying in Luzern .we want to do glacier Express. is there any way we can do it or its impossible? or we should do Gotthard express? from luzern to lugano?

we want to buy jungfro tickets can we buy from you website?

can you suggest any alternative plan..

Plz let me know

Thanks

Chantal
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Apr 10, 2018 - 6:29 PM in reply to deepali19

It will be a long day, but it is possible. Read here (www.myswissalps.com/gl acierexpress) how you can do a part of the Glacier Express from Interlaken or Lucerne.

Yes, we do have retailers listed: www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfraujoch/tickets. You might not want to do it much in advance as you will never know what the weather is like. Best is to wait until the day of your trip, or the day before.

In terms of an alternative plan, have you researched the following pages:

deepali19
deepali19
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Apr 11, 2018 - 1:19 PM in reply to Chantal

Hi

we are taking golden line from mountrax.i want to get off at Gstaad & spend few hours there can we do that? or we have to go to zeismerman & take a different train from there for gataad

Thanks

Lucas
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Apr 11, 2018 - 1:54 PM in reply to deepali19

Hi deepali19,

The trains leaving Zweisimmen to Montreux will stop in Gstaad. No problem with stopping there for a few hours and then continuing the trip. The timetable will give you the schedules for any travel day: https://www.myswissalp s.com/timetable

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Apr 12, 2018 - 12:32 AM in reply to deepali19

>> we are taking golden line from mountrax.i want to get off at Gstaad & spend few hours there can we do that

If you break your journey, you will need separate reservations for each leg of the journey i.e. Zweisimmen-Gstaad and Gstaad-Montreux.

Please note spelling of place names.

Alpenrose

Last modified on Apr 12, 2018 - 12:34 AM by Removed user
Lucas
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Apr 12, 2018 - 9:06 AM in reply to Removed user

Ah good point as they have to make reservations as a group. :)

deepali19
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Apr 12, 2018 - 1:04 PM in reply to Lucas

i thought for golden pass line you dont have to make reservation. we are 4 families ( each family has 4 people) as a family of four we dont have to make reservation?plz clear this one

Thanks

Lucas
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Apr 12, 2018 - 1:11 PM in reply to deepali19

Normally no, reservations are optional.

Groups of 10 or more should be making reservations. I suppose you can try to get on without them and try to sit together.

deepali19
deepali19
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Apr 12, 2018 - 2:01 PM

I am thinking of buying 4 days pass and then two saver day pass to make it total 6 days...will that be cheaper/smarter?

www.sbb.ch/en/travelca rds-and-tickets/tickets-for-switzerland/1-day-travelpass/saver-day-pass.html

Arno
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Apr 12, 2018 - 3:26 PM in reply to deepali19

Hi Deepali,

It depends on what you've planned exactly for the 2 additional days (so including excursions). You may not save much, if anything: the price difference between a 4-day and 8-day Swiss Travel Pass is only CHF 128, or possibly a bit less if you buy from the cheapest retailer (www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/price). Two Saver Day Passes will cost you CHF 104. That's the minimum price if you can buy them early enough and if they're available for your dates. They do not include the mountain trip discounts or free museums entry like the Swiss Travel Pass does. And the kids won't be traveling for free as you don't have a valid Swiss Travel Pass those days.

Doing the math is the best way to know for sure: www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass. But personally I'd keep thing simple and go for one pass I think.

Last modified on Apr 12, 2018 - 3:40 PM by Arno

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