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Old 30.07.2017, 22:16
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Can you get a weekly train ticket?

Hi all,

It seems a lifetime since I left Switzerland 6 years ago. Don't move back to the UK, people. ;-)

Anyway, I am returning to take my new partner on a bit of a Swiss tour of some of the big cities (Geneva, Luzern, Zurich and Basel) by train which will take a week.

In my mind I was just going to jump on trains and pay-as-we-go. However, does anyone know if you can get some sort of weekly ticket for unlimited travel?

Many thanks,

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Re: Can you get a weekly train ticket?

Something like this?

https://switzerlandtravelcentre.co.u...s-switzerland/

or this?

https://switzerlandtravelcentre.co.u...vel-pass-flex/
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Re: Can you get a weekly train ticket?

You could also try Interrail.
https://www.interrail.eu/en/interrai...ss/switzerland
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Re: Can you get a weekly train ticket?

Visiting any SBB station should help you get help to decide which option is best. They are speak good english and are generally very helpful.

I also recommend downloading the SBB app...its great
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Re: Can you get a weekly train ticket?

Swiss Travel Pass for 8 days costs 376.- for unlimited travelling across Switzerland (596.- for 1st class)

Another cheaper possibility would be you buy for each day a Tageskarte Gemeinde. Should cost 40.-/day also allows for unlimited travelling across Switzerland during a day. Keep in mind you would have to buy one for each day since the Tageskarte Gemeinde is day-specific and you need to reserve it soon enough as they are very limited depending your commune. 7 days would represent 280 chuffs.

Neither Swiss Travel Pass or Tageskarte Gemeinde require Halbtax fare
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Re: Can you get a weekly train ticket?

As you are not Swiss residence, you can buy Swiss pass or Swiss flexi pass. It is convenience. For this ticket you will get discount if you plan to visit Swiss mountain e.g. Tilis.

Just go to SBB, they will suggest you to take the best one.
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Re: Can you get a weekly train ticket?

You can buy Swiss pass for 8 days, since it only has 3, 4, 8, and 15 day options...
Also you can buy a more flexible Swiss pass, which can be used during non successive day.
Just go to SBB, tell them your plan, and choose one the most suitable.
You can download an APP called SBB to check all the timetable for public transports, including bus, train, cable, ship and so on.
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Re: Can you get a weekly train ticket?

Well, back in the UK.

Thanks for all the advice everyone. I think that as a couple of our journeys were relatively short (Zurich-Basel) that the lady in the SBB shop said it'd be cheaper to then just pay as we went...and we even upgraded the Geneva-Lucern to 1st class.

As predicted, we had a lovely time in a lovely country.
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