Swiss Transfer Ticket from Germany

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Mar 11, 2017 - 9:26 PM

Hello. I have two questions related to this transfer pass:

1. My husband and I will be traveling to Zermatt. He will be flying in and out of Geneva and I will meet him in Zermatt via a train from Cologne. Our return our flight is very early in the morning so we will need to return to Geneva the night before our flight. Can we use the transfer ticket the day before our flight departs?

2. Can I still use the transfer pass if I am taking the train from Cologne Germany? Do I need to make sure I stop at a specific station at the Swiss border to have it validated?

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Mar 12, 2017 - 11:01 AM in reply to dellaq

Hi dellaq and welcome to MySwissAlps!

You can read all about the Swiss Transfer Ticket here. It will explain everything you need to know.

For your needs you would indicate the date of use when buying and there is no need to validate it. You would then just need to buy a ticket from Cologne to the Swiss border town (most likely Basel), the Transfer ticket will cover the rest. You do not need to stop, as I mentioned it is pre-validated.


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