Jan 4, 2014 - 11:19 AM
really appreciate the effort you guys have put into this site and forum for giving us useful and updated info about traveling in Switzerland, thanks a lot! i'm amazed with the extensiveness of the swiss travel system, but at the same time quite confused by it too. anyway, i'll seriously have to do more research to prepare for my first trip to swiss in march 2014!
i've recently bought the swiss pass for 4 days travelling in swiss, following 4 days in paris. for the leg between paris and lausanne, i've also bought the tgv lyria via sncf online as well (1st class at EUR59). but i just realized that the swiss pass actually offers "passholder fare" for tgv lyria with reservation included to replace a full fare ticket!
yet to my surprise, this "passholder fare" for the same leg via raileurope (by clicking "I have a pass") costs EUR145!!!!! i'm not sure if there are other ways to take advantage of this "passholder fare" for tgv lyria with the swiss pass (other than by raileurope). do you know? if yes, pls share so for those who will be making france-switzerland trips with swiss pass can do some comparisons before buying the point-to-point ticket.
btw, i also find that sncf offers cheaper fare than sbb for the same route.