Buying tickets to Swiss mountain stations?

Buying tickets to Swiss mountain stations?

Print this page
Create an account to receive an e-mail when someone replies to this thread
Posts: 24
This thread is closed. You are welcome to log in and submit a new thread.
Travelgamma
Travelgamma
32 posts
active member
Oct 5, 2017 - 12:52 AM

With six days of travel in Switzerland I think I will buy the the 8 day swiss trqvel pass.

My question is where do i buy the tickets for the cable cars etc to get to Jungfraujach?

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise?

Schilthorn

Lucas
Lucas
5608 posts
expert &
moderator
Oct 5, 2017 - 7:34 AM in reply to Travelgamma

Hi evetock,

Have a search through our website (search box top left) for the different mountain attractions and there is an online ticket option on most.

Alternatively you can buy the tickets where you board the gondola or cogwheel train etc.
Here are our ticket links to Jungfraujoch, Klein Matterhorn/Glacier Paradise and Schilthorn to get you started.

Last modified on Oct 5, 2017 - 8:33 AM by Arno
rockoyster
rockoyster
3392 posts
expert
Oct 5, 2017 - 8:26 AM in reply to Lucas

I think Lucas meant www.myswissalps.com/sc hilthorn/tickets for Schiltorn and www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfraujoch/tickets for Jungfraujoch. 😇

Last modified on Oct 5, 2017 - 8:28 AM by rockoyster
Travelgamma
Travelgamma
32 posts
active member
Oct 5, 2017 - 12:34 PM

Ok, so i do not have to buy my

gondola tickets early just my swiss travel pass? I can just buy them the day i ride them? for Junfrau and Matterhorn glacier paradise?

Lucas
Lucas
5608 posts
expert &
moderator
Oct 5, 2017 - 4:04 PM in reply to rockoyster

I'm pretty sure that's what I posted? :)

Lucas
Lucas
5608 posts
expert &
moderator
Oct 5, 2017 - 4:06 PM in reply to Travelgamma

Correct,

Buy your Swiss Travel Pass online here, and then you can print it out at home and have it with you when you arrive so you are good to go.

You can then just buy tickets for the mountains you want to visit when you are there. To see the discounts you get with the Swiss Travel Pass for various popular mountains click here.

Lucas
Lucas
5608 posts
expert &
moderator
Oct 5, 2017 - 4:08 PM in reply to rockoyster

Ah Arno apparently edited them without me knowing. I had them wrong it seems!

Ooops.

Travelgamma
Travelgamma
32 posts
active member
Oct 5, 2017 - 4:49 PM in reply to Lucas

Ok got it

next question.

if I am travelling from Frankfurt to Lauterbrunnen when arriving in Switzerland and then

Chur to Passau when leaving should i Purchase these train tickets seperately?

rockoyster
rockoyster
3392 posts
expert
Oct 5, 2017 - 8:24 PM in reply to Lucas

“Ah Arno apparently edited them without me knowing. I had them wrong it seems!”

You had me worried there Lucas. Thought I had finally lost the plot. 🤓

Lucas
Lucas
5608 posts
expert &
moderator
Oct 6, 2017 - 5:46 AM in reply to rockoyster

Me too! haha...I was wondering what the problem was! :)

Lucas
Lucas
5608 posts
expert &
moderator
Oct 6, 2017 - 5:56 AM in reply to Travelgamma

Yes,

Your train would probably come through Basel - so a ticket from Frankfurt to Basel would be needed.
On the way out a ticket from Buchs to Passau.

You can buy ticket between Switzerland and Germany here.

Travelgamma
Travelgamma
32 posts
active member
Oct 6, 2017 - 2:49 PM

Any thoughts on the difference in buying a euro rail pass ticket or buying the swiss travel pass?

Lucas
Lucas
5608 posts
expert &
moderator
Oct 6, 2017 - 7:19 PM in reply to Travelgamma

The Swiss Travel Pass offers much better coverage in Switzerland than a Eurail Pass.

Unless you are traveling frequently in another European country I would stick with the Swiss Travel Pass.
Have a look at these links to see the coverage differences:

  1. Eurail Select Pass
  2. Swiss Travel Pass

Lucas

jlovda
jlovda
38 posts
active member
Oct 7, 2017 - 9:56 AM

I just returned on Wednesday, 10/4. I noticed in Interlaken Ost that when you arrive on an SBB train, you go down the steps on the platform, go through the underground passage and as you walk up the steps on the narrow gauge side, the first thing you see is a large sign on a post that says EuroRail Pass NOT accepted. So with a EuroRail Pass you have to pay for the BOB ride to Lauterbrunnen, you don't get a 50% discount on the train to Kleine Scheidegg or a free ride to Schynige Platte (maybe more).

John

Travelgamma
Travelgamma
32 posts
active member
Oct 7, 2017 - 11:02 AM in reply to jlovda

ThaNk you!! That makes my decision easy!!

rockoyster
rockoyster
3392 posts
expert
Oct 8, 2017 - 5:37 AM in reply to jlovda

Hi John,

Presumably the " large sign on a post that says EuroRail Pass NOT accepted" means that the Eurail pass does not work like a Swiss Travel Pass. You can;t just hop on a train and wave your Eurail Pass. You can still buy tickets at 25% discount using the Eurail Pass. The Swiss Travel Pass only gets you 25% off the route to Jungfraujoch beyond Wengen or Grindelwald. But the Swiss Half-fare Card gets you 50% off on those legs. Go figure.

Travelgamma
Travelgamma
32 posts
active member
Oct 8, 2017 - 11:16 AM

So I wonder which is the better choice if we are in Switzerland for 5 days and will go from Lauterbrunnen to Zermatt to Chur and on to Passau Geemany?

Lucas
Lucas
5608 posts
expert &
moderator
Oct 8, 2017 - 3:10 PM in reply to Travelgamma

It will depend on how much train travel you do in Germany - if a lot then the Eurail might be better in the end as you will get discounts in both countries.

Have a read through our page on how to choose the best rail pass. It will help you do the math to figure out the most economical option.

Also click the links from rockoyster to read more about each pass and click on the Where it's Valid tab to see a PDF map and which attractions are discounted.

Travelgamma
Travelgamma
32 posts
active member
Oct 27, 2017 - 1:19 PM

Hello, please help.

if I buy an 8 day swiss pass then how much do I pay for the glacier express from zermatt to Chur.

I have to buy a reservation and a ticket are both at a discount?

Arno
Arno
10355 posts
expert &
moderator
Oct 27, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Hi Travelgamma,

You do not need a ticket. The Glacier Express is included in the Swiss Travel Pass (see the map and page that Lucas referred to). All you need to buy is a seat reservation, which is not discounted.

Enjoy the trip!

Last modified on Oct 27, 2017 - 1:53 PM by Arno

More about Swiss trains and rail passes

More on MySwissAlps.com

Swiss tips in your mailbox

Sign up to receive our newsletter and the latest forum messages. The best way to prepare for your trip!

Sign up

Get a customized itinerary for your trip

Let Swiss travel consultants create a customized itinerary. They will book your entire trip.

More
© MySwissAlps.com 2002-2018