Oct 8, 2012 - 2:37 PM
Hello Martin. Yes, those are the longest and most expensive transfers. Do note though that the validity of the Swiss Saver Flexi Pass starts with the first free travel day and ends with the last one. Before and after there are no discounts. So it's best to take your first free travel day soon in your schedule and the last one as late as possible. That won't be a problem if you've planned some longer trips near the beginning and end. Other alternatives are cheap local passes for the first and/or last days (e.g. the Zurich Card, if you spend your first days in or near Zurich).
As for calculating: usually your amount of traveling will result in a pass being a significantly cheaper than regular tickets. I'd say you would gain quite a lot with a Swiss Saver Flexi Pass. Did you check prices using the timetable
? And if so, did you note that half fare prices are displayed by default? Only if you unclick the 'half fare' box you'll get to see regular full fare prices.
As for your remaining questions:
1) yes, the timetable includes such trains, but you can best arrange for seat reservations separately with this page
as your starting point.
2) I'm not aware of any scenic train on this route.
3) note that resellers don't allow you to pick up your pass at a Swiss railway station yet. You can, however, order online through STC
and have your pass delivered to your first hotel address in Switzerland, which is a very economical option. All resellers and delivery options are mentioned in our reseller overview at the right hand of the Swiss Flexi Pass page
. The hotel chains participating in the Swiss (Flexi) Pass bonuses all require different ways of booking. Please follow the link 'various discounts at several hotel chains' under 'Swiss Flexi Pass features' at the Swiss Flexi Pass page
for specifics. Using this discount isn't necessarily the cheapest way to book your hotels; there may be other, better deals. Hotel overviews with selected hotels close to railway stations can be found here
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:34 PM by Arno