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fragilities
fragilities
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Apr 25, 2017 - 3:46 PM

Hi, I am inclined to get the Swiss Travel Pass, however I am unsure as to whether it will fully cover the places I intend on going.

1) If I were to take a train from Zurich to Interlaken, then take the train to Lauterbrunnen, followed by a change of trains to Kleine Scheidegg to head up to Jungfraujoch, which parts of the journeys are fully covered by the Swiss Pass and which parts are only discounted? The website only seems to cover trains from Grindelwald.

2) If i were to head to Mt Pilatus from Zurich via Lucerne, the Rail Pass covers the entire journey, right?

3) Would it be feasible if I cover these two places for 2 day trips out of Zurich?

4) Are trains from Zurich to Geneva also covered by the rail pass, and if I were to take a bus or train from Geneva city central to the airport, does the rail pass cover this too, or do I have to purchase a separate ticket?

5) Also, are there any particular segments of the journey that would require an early reservation even with the rail pass?

Thank you so much for your assistance!

Lucas
Lucas
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Apr 25, 2017 - 4:28 PM in reply to fragilities

Hi fragilities and welcome to MySwissAlps!

Be sure to read our page on the Swiss Travel Pass here - it has a tab labled 'where it's valid' with a map and notes on major attractions.

  1. The Swiss Travel Pass covers all trains 100% until Grindelwald or Wengen. From there to Jungfraujoch (always via Kleine Scheidegg) it only covers 25% of the ticket price. So you must buy a ticket for that route. You can do this at any time at any Swiss rail station.
  2. Yes
  3. Yes, though Jungfraujoch is quite far and it will be a long day from Zurich. You can check train schedules on the timetable here.
  4. Yes all covered
  5. No reservations are needed except on scenic panoramic trains.

I hope that helps!

Lucas

fragilities
fragilities
2 posts
new member
Apr 25, 2017 - 4:48 PM in reply to Lucas

Hi Lucas!

Thank you so much!

May I ask if the trains up to these places will be working?

I will be in Switzerland over a weekend, from 27th May to 29th May!

Thank you!

Lucas
Lucas
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Apr 25, 2017 - 5:18 PM in reply to fragilities

Oh yes, trains operate every day of the year. :)

Exceptions are some mountain gondolas/cogwheel trains that close for maintenance for a few weeks in April/May but nothing that will affect you.

Lucas

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