Train travel with the Swiss Travel Pass Flex

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Sparkyenos
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Oct 12, 2019 - 10:45 AM

1. If I have purchased the Swiss Travel Pass Flex First Class do I have to go to see the Matterhorn?

2. With this First Class Travel Pass if I am going on the Glacier Express, the Bernini Express and the Golden Pass Train do I just have to reserve a seat?

3. Does this pass allow me to go to the Jungrau Mountain train ride?

Thanks

Sparkyenos
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Oct 12, 2019 - 2:18 PM in reply to Sparkyenos

I wanted to add to my question---------If I have the Swiss Pass Flex----------first class and want to go to the Matterhorn do I have to pay extra for a ticket to go see the Matterhorn?

I will need 10 days of train travel-----------some kind of train travel on consecutive days. Should I buy the Swiss Travel Pass for 15 days OR do I buy the Swiss Travel Pass Flex for 15 days?

Last modified on Oct 12, 2019 - 2:37 PM by Sparkyenos
Anna
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Oct 12, 2019 - 2:45 PM in reply to Sparkyenos

Hi Sparkyenos,

1. With the Swiss Travel Pass Flex, you get 50% discount when you purchase the ticket to Kleine Matterhorn or Gornergrat. But you don't have to go up either mountain if it's not in your plans. The journey to Zermatt is free.

2. You only need a seat reservation on the Bernina Express or Glacier Express if you have the Swiss Travel Pass Flex. No other tickets required. Make sure you travel on a valid travel day.

3. The same pass also gives you 25% discount when your purchase ticket from Grindelwald or Wengen to Jungfraujoch. And 50% off of the cable car tickets to Schilthorn. The journey to Wengen, Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen is free.

This pages explain in detail how to use the Swiss Travel Card Flex and where it's valid
www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpassflex/deta ils
www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpassflex/vali dity

Regards,

Anna

Sparkyenos
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Oct 12, 2019 - 2:57 PM in reply to Anna

Thanks for your response. I think now I will be getting the Swiss Travel Pass for 15 days because we will be traveling for 10 consecutive days. We do want to travel in 1 st class on the Glacier, Bernini, and Golden Train. After I purchase the Swiss Travel Pass --1st class------do I then reserve my seat on all of these trains?

Anna
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Oct 12, 2019 - 3:23 PM in reply to Sparkyenos

Hi Sparkyenos,

Yes, you can do that (book your seats).

See links here:

For more information about the Swiss Travel Pass:
www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/price

Hope this helps :)

Anna

Sparkyenos
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Oct 12, 2019 - 3:34 PM in reply to Anna

Thanks Ana for all your help.

When do seats on the Glacier, Bernini , & Golden Train open up for the reservation? I am looking to do this train trip the beginning of Sept. 2020 so how far in advance can I reserve my seat?

Sparkyenos
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Oct 12, 2019 - 4:32 PM

I just noticed for the Swiss Travel Pass that is not mentioned about using it for 10 consecutive days--------Is that a problem?

Anna
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Oct 12, 2019 - 4:52 PM in reply to Sparkyenos

Hi Sparkyenos

Seat reservation is usually possible 3 or 4 months in advance.

This page explains in detail how to use the Swiss Travel Pass including how and when to validate it.
www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/howtouse

Anna

Last modified on Oct 12, 2019 - 4:56 PM by Anna
Annika
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Oct 13, 2019 - 9:26 AM in reply to Sparkyenos

Hi Sparkyenos. Correct, there's no Swiss Travel Pass for 10 consecutive days. You should pick either the 8 day or the 15 day variant. For 10 days of train traveling, you could use either the 8 day variant with additional regular tickets (www.myswissalps.com/tr aintickets/switzerland) or Saver Day Passes (www.myswissalps.com/sa verdaypass) for the non-covered days, or simply the 15 day variant. The price difference between the 15 day and 8 day variant is relatively low. Please find prices here to compare for yourself: www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/price.

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