Apr 13, 2018 - 8:32 PM
in reply to dalcubo
Use the Swiss Train Timetable (goo.gl/PXbqWw) to plan your travel ( including trip from Zermatt to Florence aka Firenze). If you are not familiar with the timetable it will pay to first read the instructions at bit.ly/2IwxrEV.
The timetable will show you the fastest route from A to B by default. You will go via Domodossola which is at the Swiss border.
Reservations are not required on Swiss trains (apart from major Panoramics) but are on Italian trains.
There is no need to buy Swiss tickets in advance - prices don’t change. Although there are Supersaver tickets but that just gets confusing. Oh, and the Saver Day Pass (www.myswissalps.com/on edaytravelpass/details) can work for you but need a bit of co-ordination to get the best price.
Italian train prices increase closer to travel time.
Read www.myswissalps.com/tr aintickets/italy.
Finally on suitable travel passes . . .
Using your itinerary you need to do the sums based on the cost of all your planned trips on trains, boats, cable cars etc. You can use the Swiss Train Timetable (www.myswissalps.com/ti metable) to work out the fares for any trip.
When you go to buy a ticket the fare you see on the right hand side of the page will normally be the half-fare price. Double it to get full fare. With A Swiss Travel Pass it is free provided it is shown as free on the Area of Validity map ( PDF downloadable from www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/validity).
You should read “How to choose the best travel pass” (www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass), download the handy spreadsheet calculator and do the math.