How does the Regional Pass Lake Geneva - Alps work?
On the free travel days, you can travel as much as you like on the lines that allow free traveling. You do not need tickets in these cases. On the remaining days, and on other lines, you need to buy a discounted ticket.
Regional Pass Lake Geneva - Alps free travel days
The free travel days can be used as you like, either consecutively or non-consecutively. For example: with a 5 day pass, you could enjoy free traveling on day 2 and 4, and discounted traveling on day 1, 3 and 5.
There are two types of trips:
- Trips on routes that allow free traveling, on free travel days. You can just board any train or bus, etc. on such routes. You do not need a ticket;
- Trips on routes that allow discounted traveling, and trips on the non-free travel days. You need to purchase a discounted ticket. Show your pass to be sure to get the discount.
You do not need seat reservations for 99% of all trains and buses in Switzerland. You can just board with your Regional Pass Lake Geneva - Alps. Exceptions are some international trains and some panoramic trains. If you need, or want, seat reservations, you need to arrange for them separately. Seat reservations are not included in the pass.
About train seat reservations
About bus seat reservations
On board the train
Once you're on board, you will need to present your Regional Pass Lake Geneva - Alps to ticket controllers upon request. The controller may want to check your passport as well, to make sure you're the owner of the presented pass.