Feb 22, 2018 - 6:06 AM
in reply to chava
Hello chava and Welcome to MySwissAlps,
Swiss Travel Passes sometimes appear at promotional prices but not often.
They will be reported on this forum when an offer does come up. There is no bulk discount. You do know about the Swiss Family Card (www.myswissalps.com/sw issfamilycard) which is free with the Swiss Travel Pass?
As well as the Swiss Travel Pass (www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass) there are many reigonal passes (www.myswissalps.com/re gionalpasses) which can work depending on where you are based and how much travel you plan. Before you can know for sure which pass suits your travel plans you need to do the sums based on the cost of all your planned trips on trains, boats, cable cars etc. You can use the Swiss Train Timetable (www.myswissalps.com/ti metable) to work out the fares for any trip (including Basel EuroAirport to Grindelwald and Zermatt to Geneva Airport). When you go to buy a ticket the fare you see on the right hand side of the page will normally be the half-fare price. Double it to get full fare. With A Swiss Travel Pass it is free provided it is shown as free on the Area of Validity map ( PDF downloadable from www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/validity).
You should read “How to choose the best travel pass” (www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass).
So the bottom line is you have to work out your itinerary and then you can work out what pass works best. If it turns out you will only do reasonable sized trips on 8 of your 10 days then a Swiss Travel Pass Flex may suit you. You do pay a premium for the flexibility of having it available for any 8 days in a 30 day period though.
The Swiss Transfer Ticket (www.myswissalps.com/sw isstransferticket) is an option to cover the trips on the days when you arrive and depart Switzerland. That may stretch out an 8-day pass to cover your needs.
When are you travelling?