Traveling from Colmar France to Bern Switzerland

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Mar 3, 2016 - 3:39 PM


I am traveling from Colmar, France into Bern, Switzerland on April 29th, we are 2 adults and 2 children. I have a Swiss pass and a family card and was wondering: when I reserve the train tickets from Colmar into Bern, can i use the swiss pass or family card to get a discount on the train tickets through

Thank you and Best regards,


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Mar 3, 2016 - 3:59 PM

Hi Ana,

You don't need to reserve train tickets: most, if not all, trains from Colmar to Basel (Swiss border) do not require seat reservations. All trains from Basel to Bern are included in the Swiss Travel Pass and you don't need to book seats either.

So, you only need a ticket for the French leg of your trip: Colmar to Basel. You can buy those from any of the sites listed on traintickets/france/ price. As you live in the US you can take a look at opean-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html. Select "No" if they ask if you travel with a rail pass.

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Mar 3, 2016 - 7:49 PM in reply to Arno

Thank you Arno!!! you are a genius!!

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