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Jan 15, 2017 - 8:30 PM


myself and my partner are travelling to Switzerland at the beginning of April and I'm just trying to get my head around the Swiss travel pass.

Would all my travel be included?? I see that trains, boats and buses are included just knowing my luck when I have a plan on where we will be visiting over the 4 days, our route we choose won't be included haha! So I think what I'm basically asking is if most of Switzerland is covered or if there is routes you know of that you have to pay extra for?

As I said we haven't booked anything yet just getting an idea on costs etc. But we're looking to fly in to Zurich, staying just outside of zermatt so we will need transport from accommodation to zermatt, we would like to use the glacier express to St. Moritz and then I have an amazing hotel booked in Adelboden. Also interested in canoeing in Interlaken. So far would what I would like to do be covered by the Swiss Travel Pass?

thanks in advance,

and sorry if it doesn't make sense!

Last modified on Jan 16, 2017 - 8:50 AM by Lucas
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Jan 16, 2017 - 8:42 AM in reply to Hannahe1

Hi Hannahe1-

Welcome to my Swiss Alps.

You can find a coverage map for the Swiss travel Pass in the links under:

www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass

Basically, you understand the coverage correctly. A rule of thumb is that if you are traveling between population centers, the travel is considered to be public transport, and is covered. If you are on special or privately run trains, such as the cograil from Wengen onward to Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, and many "ski" lifts ( cableways) you may get a discount from the reguilar price. In the case of thethe Jungfrau, I believe it is 50%

There are surcharges for some special trains, such as the Glacier Express. However, "regular' trains also run on that same route. There are small charges for seat reservations on regular trains, but they are not needed. When you buy a ticket (or use a Swiss Travel Pass) from Zürich to Zermatt, it is good for the day that you buy it on anmy train on the route. if you happen to miss a connection, such as at Bern, or want to break the trip, no problem. Just take the next train.

If you use the timetable, you can learn a lot more about rail travel:

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

Read the instructions page at that link before you try to figure out costs for tickets if you choose to buy point-to-point tickets instead of a rail pass.

The beginning of April will be late winter or very early Spring at low altitudes such as Interlaken. At high elevations ( Zermatt, Wengen, Kleine Scheidegg) you'll have Winter weather and snow blocking high trails. It can be cold at Interlaken . By late April, it will be better, but you'll be lucky if you have warm weather.

Check the links under:

www.myswissalps.com/ab outswitzerland/nature

Did you check this link?

www.myswissalps.com/ze rmatt

and this:

www.myswissalps.com/in terlaken



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