Swiss Pass - EC train from Milan to Geneve

Print this page
Create an account to receive an e-mail when someone replies to this thread
Posts: 4
This thread is closed. You are welcome to log in and submit a new thread.
2 posts
new member
Jun 20, 2011 - 11:35 AM

I have a few quick questions.

I along with my wife travelling to Swiss fron 24th June - 27 June
I know this is pretty late to plan but i'm left with no other option.

My rough Itinerary is as below
24 june - Milan to Geneve - Geneve city -Night staty in Geneve -
25June - Geneve to Interlaken - Joungfro - Night Stay in Interlaken
26June - Interlaken to Lucern - Mt.Titlis/Mt.Pilatus - Night Stay in Lucern
27June - Lucern to Lugano - Lugano to Milano

I am planning to swiss saver pass.

My questions
1. I am aware that EC trains are covered under swiss pass. But when i purchase a EC train ticket at Milan, i will be charged fr the complete journey upto geneve. however i will be under loss for the journey that i make once the train enters swiss.
What is the solution in this case?

2. Is my choice of swiss pass correct?

3. Do you have some better than what i have planned? I am not interested in hiking or bike riding. I stay in Italy and would want to start and end my journey at Milan with the specified dates.

Help to my above queries is warmly appreciated.

6102 posts
expert &
Jun 21, 2011 - 6:04 AM

Hello Martin, and welcome!

1) The Swiss Pass covers the Swiss network of trains, including EC trains, but not the Italian network. This means that you have to purchase a regular ticket for the Italian leg of your inbound trip from Milan to Geneva, as this isn't covered by your Swiss Pass yet. The validity of the Swiss Pass starts at certain border stations. Depending on your train connection from Milan, this will probably be Domodossola or Chiasso. Please refer to the map under the link 'Overview of the network on which the Swiss Pass is valid' at the Swiss Pass page and the timetable for further details. So you have to buy a non-discounted ticket from Milan to Domodossola or Chiasso. From that point onward, your Swiss Pass serves as your train ticket and the remaining part of the journey is for free.

2) Yes, a 4 day Swiss Saver Pass would be the right choice for your itinerary, as it contains many long and expensive train journeys. So you'll definitely profit from the free travel offered by the Swiss Pass. It's very comfortable as well, as you don't have to purchase regular tickets (except for your mountain visits to the Jungfraujoch and Titlis/Pilatus, which require discounted tickets).

3) You've planned quite a full travel scheme, but it does allow you to cross larger regions of the country within a few days only. You can make some great (train) journeys as well. For example: travel from Geneva to Interlaken using the Golden Pass route via Gstaad and Zweisimmen on June 25th. And consider the William Tell Express for your trip from Lucerne to Lugano. The timetable will help you out here. One last tip would be to only get up to the Jungfraujoch and Titlis/Pilatus if weather is fine. If it's not, try to find an alternative, such as a boat trip over lake Brienz or Thun (near Interlaken) of lake Lucerne.

I hope you'll have a great stay in Switzerland!

Last modified on Nov 1, 2018 - 4:17 PM by Arno
2 posts
new member
Jun 22, 2011 - 5:39 AM
Hi Annika,

First of all i take this opportunity to thank you for apt replies and i appreciate for your patience responses.
I have been going through few other threads and found that most of my queries were already answered.

I thank you again for the info on Golden pass route and the William Teil express. They seem to excite me even more. I have included them in my plan.

Thanks again

6102 posts
expert &
Jun 22, 2011 - 6:04 AM
You're welcome Martin! I'm glad to hear that this forum answered your questions. Have a wonderful trip!

More about Swiss trains and rail passes

Black Friday deals for Switzerland

Take advantage of the Black Friday 2019 deals! There are some very good discounts for travelers to Switzerland.
More information

More on

Get a free account to plan your trip

Planning your trip is much easier with a free MySwissAlps account. Learn all about Switzerland and get in touch with us quickly if you have questions.

Learn more

Get a customized itinerary for your trip

Let Swiss travel consultants create a customized itinerary. They will book your entire trip.

© 2002-2019