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Sequimer
Sequimer
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Mar 25, 2015 - 1:37 AM

We will be spending 10 days around Lauterbrunnen in mid May. We want to purchase an 8 day rail pass. When I go to the Swiss Rail Pass web site and look at the pricing options I see two choices. One choice is listed as 8 travel days within one month. The second choice, which is approximately $94 less expensive, just states 8 travel days. I understand that the travel must be 8 consecutive days but i am uncertain what the 1 month requirement means. Does it mean all travel must be completed within one month of from when I purchase the pass?

Thanks for your assistance.

Roger

Arno
Arno
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Mar 25, 2015 - 9:40 AM

Hi Roger,

Which website did you visit? Was it this Rail Europe page? You can either choose 8 consecutive days for $387 or 8 days within one month for $434. So that's a $47 difference. The one month starts on the day you activate your pass on a Swiss rail station. From that day on, you have one month to use your 8 travel days. So in your case you will have 2 days without free or discounted traveling.

Further Swiss Travel Pass details are on the pass page.

Last modified on Oct 27, 2017 - 2:49 PM by Arno
Sequimer
Sequimer
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Mar 25, 2015 - 5:49 PM in reply to Arno

Thank you Arno, it looks like the extra cost would allow us to have two non travel days any time during our visit. The cost difference I quoted was the price for two of us. Thanks again for a wonderful web site, free from obnoxious responses.

Roger

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