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Jul 13, 2019 - 1:35 AM

We will be traveling in September from Zurich to Como, Italy. I know the train station is San Giovanni. We will stay 2 nights then take a train to Lucerne. Will the Swiss Flex Rail Card cover those trips since they end and begin in Italy? Also would that cover any of the boat trips on Lake Como? How about bus rides around the lake? If not, is there a similar type of day pass or tickets in Italy that are good for 2 days?



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Jul 13, 2019 - 2:32 AM in reply to Nickolyn

Hi Nickolyn,

The Swiss Travel Pass coverage ends at the Swiss border at Chiasso. You will need a full fare Italian ticket from there to Como S. Giovanni.

So, no the STP does not cover boats on Lake Como or bus rides around it.

Why not stay in Lugano and get the full benefit of your STP and still feel as though you are in Italy (apart from the prices 😉)?

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Jul 13, 2019 - 6:19 AM

Hello Nickolyn,

The PDF validity map for the Swiss Travel Pass Flex shows where validity starts/ends: www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpassflex/vali dity. You'd need additional tickets Chiasso-Como and back again when heading for Lucerne: www.myswissalps.com/tr aintickets/italy.

If your plans aren't set in stone yet, Rockoyster's suggestion about staying in Lugano is worth considering. You may want to browse www.myswissalps.com/ti cino to explore the region a bit.

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Jul 17, 2019 - 9:23 PM

We did Zurich to Tirano via Bernina Express from Chur, then train to Varenna, where we stayed three nights. We continued our Italy vacation before making our way back to Switzerland for five nights in Wengen and one in Lucerne, departing from Zurich back to the US. We used the half fare pass for Switzerland, and paid as we went on the Italian trains. Switzerland is much more expensive than Italy by the way!

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