Using your travel pass on a Swiss lake ferry

Using your travel pass on a Swiss lake ferry

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stodgytj
stodgytj
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Jan 2, 2018 - 8:50 PM

If you have a travel pass and use it to board a lake ferry does that count as a travel day on your travel pass? We're getting fifteen day passes but don't plan on using the train every day but if we use the passes on a ferry does that use up one of our travel days for the pass?

rockoyster
rockoyster
3913 posts
expert
Jan 2, 2018 - 9:42 PM in reply to stodgytj

Are you referring to the Swiss Travel Pass Flex? If so, then yes, a boat trip (or a cable car or bus ride) wil require you to use a day on your Pass. Unless of course you want to buy a ticket and save the travel day for another more expensive trip.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jan 2, 2018 - 10:01 PM in reply to stodgytj

Hi Stodgytj-

Which travel pass will you carry? If it is the Swiss Travel Pass for 15 days, the clock starts when you first use it and runs for the set number of days, whether you use it or not. A Flex Pass works the way Rockoyster described.

Slowpoke

Wallaby Bob
Wallaby Bob
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Jan 4, 2018 - 5:04 AM

I have just received our two STP Flex tickets which will fit our needs perfectly. However I have found in the attached fine print which was included with the tickets, museum passes can only be included on the same day of travel, selected as per the rail pass. This means that a rail trip arriving at say Lucerne at 4.30pm on Tuesday, would not allow free admission to museums on Wednesday.

I can only assume this would also affect any further discounts applied to Cog rail, and access to other sight seeing attractions surrounding Lucerne which were planned for the Wednesday also.

I have unfortunately misread the benefits of the Flex Pass. I would like to be proved wrong though.

Regards Wallaby

rockoyster
rockoyster
3913 posts
expert
Jan 4, 2018 - 5:41 AM in reply to Wallaby Bob

You may well have misread the benefits of a Flex Pass, Bob. 😟

In order take a train, bus, boat, cog wheel railway, cable car or visit a museum or art gallery using the Pass you have to use a "travel day" - ie write in that date in the next available box. You need to weigh up whether using a travel day for whatever is the best use.

www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpassflex/howt ouse

Wallaby Bob
Wallaby Bob
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Jan 4, 2018 - 7:47 AM in reply to rockoyster

Thanks Rocky,

We intend to use our pass for 4 lengthy rail trips but I will try and utilise some of the freebies where we can.

Bob

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