13 days in Switzerland late April - rail pass?

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rahmanr67
rahmanr67
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Mar 3, 2018 - 10:41 PM

Hi,

I am visiting Switzerland reaching Zurich by air on April 26, 2018 till May 8, 2018 with family of 4 adults.

I am thinking to buy travel passes for family which covers our domestic travel and the intercity travelling as well. Cities to be included will be Zurich, Lucerne, Interlaken, Zermitt and Geneva. I am wondering which Travel pass in Switzerland should I buy to travel by train from city to city? I think there are some train excursion trips as well which I would like to know and covered by Travel Pass?

Further, we will be travelling from Geneva Switzerland to Milan Italy by train on May 8, 2018, which train should I go with?

Regards,

Rizwan

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Mar 3, 2018 - 10:53 PM in reply to rahmanr67

Hello Rizwan and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

A clearly mapped out itinerary is the basis for deciding which pass (if any) suits. Based on your itinerary you need to do the sums based on the cost of all your planned trips on trains, boats, cable cars etc. You can use the Swiss Train Timetable (www.myswissalps.com/ti metable) to work out the fares for any trip. When you go to buy a ticket the fare you see on the right hand side of the page will normally be the half-fare price. Double it to get full fare. With A Swiss Travel Pass it is free provided it is shown as free on the Area of Validity map ( PDF downloadable from www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/validity).

You should read “How to choose the best travel pass” (www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass).

Use the Swiss Train Timetable (www.myswissalps.com/ti metable) to plan your travel including Geneva to Milan.

For your travel dates see also www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/gondolarail-access-to-mountains-in-aprilmay-2018.

Last modified on Mar 3, 2018 - 10:54 PM by rockoyster
Arno
Arno
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Mar 4, 2018 - 3:09 PM

Hi Rizwan,

For your trip to Milan on May 8, please see: www.myswissalps.com/tr aintickets/italy.

rahmanr67
rahmanr67
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Mar 4, 2018 - 9:12 PM in reply to rockoyster

Hi, Thanks for replying to my thread.

I have made a simple plan day based on my hotel booking I ternary.

Need your support in filling out the rail attractions and the places which I can visit with full or partial discount by virtue of having the swiss rail pass.

It will also help me in preparing a detailed I ternary of the tour.

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rahmanr67
rahmanr67
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Mar 4, 2018 - 9:16 PM in reply to Arno

Thanks Arno for your reply. I am wondering if I may get discount on rail fare while traveling from Geneva to Milan since I will be having a 2nd class swiss rail pass? I tried to search this information but was not able to locate the info.

Do the day pass for Milan metro cover traveling to Milan MXP airport?

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Mar 4, 2018 - 11:19 PM in reply to rahmanr67

Hello Rizwan,

You can use the Swiss Railway Timetable to work out train fares as mentioned above. Search this site (search box top right of page) for each of the places you are visiting and you'll find a "Things to Do" tab.

The validity map above will tell you what discounts you get on trains, boats, cable cars etc.

From Geneva to Milan the Swiss Travel Pass will provide free travel to the border at Domodossola.

Sorry I can't help with advice once you cross into Italy. I haven't been there for 40 years!

Just a word on your itinerary. I'm not sure how fixed your hotel bookings are but I would cut down on Zurich and skip Geneva altogether and extend Lucerne and or Interlaken. Just my personal preference. If bookings are fixed your itinerary will still work.

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