Jun 12, 2022 - 5:21 AM
We will be in Switzerland from August 2 through to August 16 and I am in the process of purchasing rail tickets. I have already purchased a Swiss Half Fare Card (SHFC) for my wife and myself and now looking at the Swiss Rail Pass which you recommended in a previous post. We know that we need one of these passes for the Glacier Express on August 14 and Bernina Express on August 16.
I am looking at the Happy Rail website and not sure how I link the SHFC to get the 50% discount on the Swiss Rail Pass which is showing at CHF198 per person. Is this the full price or 50% price? I note that we would be pre-booking because it is more than 60 days ahead.
Once having purchased the Swiss Rail Pass, how do I then make the reservation for each of these trips? We have already booked and purchased the Excellence Package for Glacier Express
We will also be using the train system from Thun down to Zermatt on August 10. In the previous post you recommended we purchase a point to point ticket for this trip. Same question, how do I link the purchase to our SHFC to ensure we get the 50% discount and is there a need to make an advance booking (first class) or merely purchase on the day of travel? Finally how many times do we need to change trains between Thun and Zermatt?
Thanks again for your help