Jun 19, 2017 - 4:24 PM
in reply to MarkDS
Hi MarkDS and welcome to MySwissAlps,
I'm sorry to hear you aren't happy with your Swiss Travel Pass Flex purchase.
The Swiss Travel Pass Flex is indeed an expensive option, especially in 1st class. I don't believe the Gornergrat train has a 1st class either so you don't gain those benefits on it (though it is a short trip).
The Swiss Travel Pass Flex (and Swiss Travel Pass) are designed to be used on days with longer, more expensive trips and/or multiple trips on your day's itinerary. If you have a long and/or expensive day of train travel plus are thinking of going up a mountain like Mt. Pilatus, going on a lake cruise or visiting certain museums (all free with the Swiss Travel Pass and Swiss Travel Pass Flex) it can still work out in your favour. This is especially true if you take into account that you don't have the hassle of buying tickets for these trains and boats every time you go somewhere .
In the end you need to check the cost of individual trips you plan on making during your stay in Switzerland, against the cost of a rail pass. We direct our members to our page on "choosing the best rail pass" that has an excel sheet to help you do the math.
You may want to contact the company you bought the rail pass with to ask about a cancellation (although there is often a fee to do this).
Please let us know if we can be of help for planning any other parts of your trip or if you have other questions about Switzerland!
Last modified on Jun 19, 2017 - 4:31 PM by Lucas