Swiss Travel Pass for Lucerne & St. Moritz?

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mbprajapati
mbprajapati
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May 20, 2018 - 9:18 AM

I will be travelling to switzerland in July. I will be tralling in the train for below route --

- Lucernce to Andermatt

- Andermatt to St Moritz (Glaciar express)

- St mortiz to Zurich

Shall I buy ay travell pass or go with regular point to point ticket?

Arno
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May 20, 2018 - 11:28 AM

Hi mbprajapati,

Which option is best depends on all of your planned transportation, so also any day trips by cable car/boat/bus/train, and the transfer to Lucerne from your starting point. If you list all of that here, plus the number of days you'll be in Switzerland, we might be able to recommend one option or the other. I assume you'll be traveling on your own? If children are involved the outcome might be slightly different as they travel for free if the parent has a pass.

The only way to know for sure though, is to do the math yourself: www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass. I would compare not only regular tickets versus the Swiss Travel Pass, but also check if the Swiss Half Fare Card might be a good option.

Last modified on May 20, 2018 - 11:30 AM by Arno
mbprajapati
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May 20, 2018 - 3:31 PM

Hi Arno

I have only planned to take above route via train. Rest of the sfuff is alredy taken care of.

Lucas
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May 20, 2018 - 5:19 PM in reply to mbprajapati

Are you traveling those routes over 2 or three days or spread out over your holiday?
If you are doing those routes over 1-3 days, for example, a Swiss Travel Pass for 3 days might be a good option.

mbprajapati
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May 20, 2018 - 6:10 PM in reply to Lucas

yes, i will be doing on consecutive days -

Day 1 - Lucernce to Andermatt

Day 1 - Andermatt to St Moritz (Glaciar express)

Day 2 - St mortiz to Zurich

Arno
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May 20, 2018 - 6:55 PM

Then Lucas's option is a good one. Or alternatively you can look into Saver Day Passes, but you would need to book those well in advance and read about the limitations first: www.myswissalps.com/on edaytravelpass/details.

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mbprajapati
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May 21, 2018 - 8:43 AM

Thanks. I will check for Travell Pass. On myswissalps.com, there are passes listed and also given the websites where I can buy. However, on SBB. ch, I couldnt find information about passes. Is SBB not the official train ticket website?

Arno
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May 21, 2018 - 8:52 AM

That's the domestic site, primarily for Swiss residents. You'll find purchase options on www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/price. That page also lists SBB's official shop for tourists: https://shop.switzerla ndtravelcentre.com/#/e n/home.

mbprajapati
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May 21, 2018 - 9:50 AM

Ok, thanks. And what is the best option to buy point to point ticket? I live in Ireland.

Arno
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May 21, 2018 - 10:37 AM in reply to mbprajapati

There's not really a best option. You can buy tickets in Switzerland or online, where prices may vary just a little (cheaper or more expensive).

Glacier Express reservations must be purchased in advance, as soon as your travel date is fixed: www.myswissalps.com/gl acierexpress/tickets

mbprajapati
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May 21, 2018 - 11:44 AM

I already bought glacier express reservation from their site - www.glacierexpress.ch/ en/

Do I need to purchase the ticket for it online from above website now?

Arno
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May 21, 2018 - 12:08 PM in reply to mbprajapati

The reservation is separate from the ticket. It does not matter where you buy your ticket. You can buy it as explained in my previous post, from where you prefer.

mbprajapati
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May 21, 2018 - 12:19 PM

Ok thanks. I will mostly go with point to point as i will be only travelling 3 times in 3 days. Usually, how advance they allow to book itcket online for glacier express and other?

Arno
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May 21, 2018 - 12:34 PM in reply to mbprajapati

Hi mbprajapati,

A month in advance is the limit on the domestic site, but others usually offer tickets well before that.

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