Jun 11, 2022 - 7:19 AM
in reply to as2975
Hi as2975, and welcome to MySwissAlps!
The official rule for the station-to-station luggage transfer service is as follows: "Luggage can only be checked in if you have a ticket valid for the whole luggage transport route or one of the following annual travelcards: (...)." So yes, officially you need a ticket for Geneva-Zermatt. In reality it may not always be checked when handing in your luggage, but there's a realistic chance you'll have to present a ticket.
Will you be using any kind of rail pass for your stay in Switzerland? If so, a rail pass that grants free traveling (such as a Swiss Travel Pass (https://www.myswissalps.com/swisstravelpass), Swiss Travel Pass Flex (https://www.myswissalps.com/swisstravelpassflex) or Saver Day Pass (https://www.myswissalps.com/saverdaypass)) counts as a valid ticket. A rail pass granting discount (such as the Swiss Half Fare Card (https://www.myswissalps.com/swisshalffarecard) will get you a ticket at half fare.
If you don't have a pass, you can wait and see if a cheaper Supersaver ticket becomes available for the day you hand in your luggage: https://www.myswissalps.com/traintickets/switzerland.
Whether you actually board a train will not be checked.
Last modified on Jun 11, 2022 - 7:19 AM by Arno