Jan 7, 2011 - 7:50 AM
Hello Woody, and welcome to this forum. As for the Swiss Saver Pass
: this offers free travel on the regular train, bus and boat network throughout Switzerland. Many mountain excursions are discounted by 50% or in some cases (such as the Jungfraujoch) 25%. This applies to adults. For children up to and including 15 years old, such as yours, a free STS Family Card can be purchased along with the Swiss Saver Passes. This STS Family Card allows the children to travel along for free with their parents on all trips in Switzerland, whether it's by regular train, bus and boat, or by mountain railway and cable car. Please take a look at the map we link to at the Swiss Pass page
, under the header 'Swiss Pass features'. This map indicates all routes on which free travel is allowed and all routes for which a 50% or 25% discount applies. The Swiss Saver Flexi Pass
works the same way, the only difference being that free travel is allowed on a limited number of days. On all days in between these free travel days, discounts apply. Please refer to the Swiss Flexi Pass page for more information.
The Swiss Saver Pass can be ordered online
. A price list
is available through this page as well. A 4 day Swiss Saver Pass in 2nd class costs CHF 226.10 per person. Whether it's best to use this pass either on the first four days of your stay or on the last for days, depends on your inbound and outbound journey. I assume that you'll arrive in Zurich and will travel to Lucerne from there on the first day, and that you'll be heading back from Lucerne to Salzburg by train on the last day? If so, it would be best to start the validity of your 4 day Swiss Saver Pass on April 1, as the trip from Zurich to Lucerne is rather short and inexpensive. The Swiss part of the train journey from Lucerne to Salzburg is more expensive, and therefore it's better to have this trip covered by your Swiss Saver Pass (which is valid up to the Swiss-Austrian border).
As far as I know, the current super saver offers are only valid until February 2011. Please take a look at the SBB website
I hope this helps you out! Kind regards,
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