Which rail pass to visit Switzerland for 5-6 days

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bhuiyan
bhuiyan
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Oct 24, 2016 - 5:11 AM

Dear All,

I will arrive Geneva on 13th November from paris, Would like to visit geneva, montreux, zurich and Mt. Titlis. Depart from Zurich on 18th.

We would like to spend 5-6 days in Switzerland.

Can anybody help me out, which trail pass will be suitable for me? Can I but rail pass from geneva rail station?

Your prompt response will be highly appreciated.

Regards

Bhuiyan

Arno
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Oct 24, 2016 - 6:15 AM

Welcome to MySwissAlps Bhuiyan!

The cableway to Mount Titlis will be closed for maintenance while you are there. As for the pass: either a Swiss Travel Pass or Swiss Half Fare Card will work. Please see the linked pages to decide which one fits your plans best, or do the math for a full price comparison. Both passes can be purchased in Geneva, but can also be printed at home through www.swissrailways.com/ en (pick the E-ticket option when asked for delivery). This will save you time as you don't have to wait for the staffed ticket desk.

Last modified on May 17, 2018 - 11:42 AM by Arno
bhuiyan
bhuiyan
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Oct 24, 2016 - 7:09 AM

HI Dear arno,

When cableway in Mt. Titlis will be opened for visitors?

regards

Bhuiyan

Arno
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Oct 24, 2016 - 7:56 AM in reply to bhuiyan

Hi Bhuiyan,

It operates all year round except 7 - 18 November 2016. There are other options too though, like Jungfraujoch, Pilatus, Rigi.

bhuiyan
bhuiyan
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Oct 24, 2016 - 1:05 PM in reply to Arno

Hi arno,

I have checked the alternative as suggested by you. I will choose Pilatus. Please suggest me train route from Zurich. I want to come back zurich same day.

Please advice.

Regards

Bhuiyan

bhuiyan
bhuiyan
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Oct 24, 2016 - 2:15 PM

Hi Arno,

If I go Pitalus, shall i choose Kriens or Alpnachstad? During my visit time(14-17 nov) cable car or cogwhel train will be available?

Please help me.

Regards

Bhuiyan

Arno
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Oct 25, 2016 - 6:13 AM in reply to bhuiyan

Hi Bhuiyan,

Both routes should be open then, so you can make the round trip.

bhuiyan
bhuiyan
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Oct 25, 2016 - 8:07 AM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno,

From your reply it means that I can avail cable way from Kriens to reach Mt. Pilatus, right?

Regards

Bhuiyan

Arno
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Oct 25, 2016 - 9:48 AM in reply to bhuiyan

Yes, correct!

bhuiyan
bhuiyan
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Oct 25, 2016 - 12:45 PM in reply to Arno

HI Arno,

Thanks for the very good suggestion.

One last question:

Will "swiss travel pass" cover following routes:

1. Geneva to Montreux

2. Geneva to Zurich HB

3. Zurich to Lucerne

4. Lucerne to Kriens

Regards

Bhuiyan

Arno
Arno
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Oct 25, 2016 - 1:48 PM in reply to bhuiyan

Hi Bhuiyan,

Yes, those routes are certainly covered. All details can be found on the map.

bhuiyan
bhuiyan
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Oct 25, 2016 - 1:58 PM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno,

Do you have any mobile app from which I can get instant help while in Switzerland?

Regards

Bhuiyan

Arno
Arno
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Oct 25, 2016 - 2:12 PM in reply to bhuiyan

Hi Bhuiyan,

MySwissAlps.com works fine on mobile phones too, you don't need an app. Your're welcome to ask during your trip. I can't guarantee instant replies, but we reply to all posts.

Last modified on Oct 25, 2016 - 2:13 PM by Arno
bhuiyan
bhuiyan
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Oct 25, 2016 - 3:13 PM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno,

Since my wife will be travelling with me, will we get any discount from swiss travel pass?

Regards

Bhuiyan

Arno
Arno
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Oct 25, 2016 - 3:34 PM in reply to bhuiyan

Hi Bhuiyan,

No, there are no further discounts. Such a discount existed a few years ago but nowadays everyone pays the same price.

bhuiyan
bhuiyan
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Oct 31, 2016 - 1:39 PM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno,

I am a residence of Bangladesh. I tried to buy swiss travel pass. But in the e-ticket option, they asked for " country of residence", which is mandatory to put, but my country is not listed in the drop down menu.

What shall I do?

Need urgent reply.

Regards

Bhuiyan

Arno
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Oct 31, 2016 - 2:54 PM in reply to bhuiyan

Hi Bhuiyan,

Sorry, I did not notice you are from Bangladesh. In that case you can order through www.raileurope-world.com/pass/swiss-travel-pass-82. They also offer the print at home passes and you'll receive the pass in 1 to 2 business days.

Last modified on Oct 27, 2017 - 3:27 PM by Arno

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