Swiss Transfer Ticket - Geneva to Zermatt

Swiss Transfer Ticket - Geneva to Zermatt

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Dorota55
Dorota55
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Jun 4, 2018 - 12:43 AM

I will be traveling from Paris to Geneva. From Geneva to zermatt and back to Geneva 3 days later. Can I use transfer ticket from Geneva to zermatt and back to Geneva ?

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Jun 4, 2018 - 3:32 AM in reply to Dorota55

Hello Dorota55 and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

You can do that but if you are planning to do any excursions from Zermatt (eg Gornergrat or Klein Matterhorn) you may be better with a Swiss Travel Pass (www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass) or Swiss Half Fare Card (www.myswissalps.com/sw isshalffarecard).

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.

Arno
Arno
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Jun 4, 2018 - 9:22 AM

Hi Dorota,

Will your trip from Paris to Zermatt be done in one day? If so, there are connections through Basel and Lausanne as well. Those might be quicker than Geneva, depending on your departure time. If you want to visit Geneva then this doesn't apply of course.

Information about the French leg of your trip can be found here: www.myswissalps.com/tr aintickets/france.

Dorota55
Dorota55
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Jun 4, 2018 - 11:59 AM in reply to Arno

Thank you for your suggestions.

My trip from Paris rob zermatt will be in one day and I wanted to choose most scenic route. This is why I planed to travel through Geneva. However I will be coming back to Geneva... what other route is scenic ?

Lucas
Lucas
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Jun 4, 2018 - 4:50 PM in reply to Dorota55

Hi Dorota55,

If you have the time then there are two options. Both going via Lucerne.

From Lucerne you can take the Golden Pass route (https://www.myswissalp s.com/goldenpass) to Montreux (5 hours) and then continue on to Zermatt.

Or you can go to Spiez from Lucerne and go to Kandersteg and Brig before getting to Zermatt. This option is a little quicker and both are quite nice train trips.

Use the timetable to plan out the options and see what works for you: https://www.myswissalp s.com/timetable

Dorota55
Dorota55
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Jun 4, 2018 - 6:59 PM in reply to Lucas

I am getting my Swiss travel pass. My trip from Geneva to zermatt will be free. Do I need to make reservation or do I just board the train ?

if needed how do I reserve it ?

Arno
Arno
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Jun 4, 2018 - 7:38 PM in reply to Dorota55

No reservations are required, you can hop on any train with the Swiss Travel Pass. Pass purchase options are listed here: www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/price.

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