Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Vacation
  2. 2 3 weeks in Central/Eastern Europe
  3. 3 Seville- Ronda drive time
  4. 4 Dinner get-together in Paris?
  5. 5 St Denis Cathedral
  6. 6 Seeking Andalusia itinerary recommendation
  7. 7 Rouen Tour Companies
  8. 8 Italy bus or train
  9. 9 Aix-- looking for a few obscure ideas
  10. 10 Ireland itinerary help please
  11. 11 Where to stay in Berlin Berlin
  12. 12 Trip Report Not Gone From Memory Or From Love — The Western Front Revisited
  13. 13 hiking itinerary UK two months
  14. 14 Rome-Itinerary
  15. 15 2 weeks in Southern Ireland
  16. 16 What crazy coincidence or chance meeting have you had while traveling?
  17. 17 Ireland last minute recommendations
  18. 18 Tour fron Malaga to Allehambra
  19. 19 Sabbatical in Tuscany
  20. 20 5 days greece tour! Help me plz!
  21. 21 Berlin to Italy
  22. 22 Italy, beyond the most common Tourist Destinations
  23. 23 Florence - Where to stay
  24. 24 Lamezia Terme, Italy
  25. 25 Killarney
View next 25 » Back to the top

Swiss trains; pricing.

Jump to last reply

I am usually really knowledgeable about trains, but I'm a little stumped here, and maybe you all can help out with my confusion. PalenQ?

I was going to get point to point tickets but the more I research, the more it seems better that I just get -- at least for the Switzerland part -- a Swiss flexipass. Tell me if I'm right or not.

We land in Geneva and head immediately to Montreux -- well, actually somewhere between Montreux and Vevey, thanks to the awesome help of Swandav. That's our base for 5 days -- I wanted to hang there as long as possible during the Montreux Jazz Festival with the hope that someone might be playing there that does it for me and my musical tastes.

Meantime, I'd like to check out some of the old places I've been to before as day trips -- seriously, most places can be seen as day trips. But in my research, I see that even a round trip to Bern can cost a bundle, and that is certainly one of the spots I plan on visiting.

When we leave, we head to Paris via Lausanne (or Geneva, depending on the train). Now, the swiss train website brings up all sorts of crazy long trips at crazy long prices, while the French website brings up Montreux to Paris via Lausanne or Geneva, at a cheaper price using the TGV.

Don't know if I can use the Swiss pass for that partial journey to the French border, but do know I have to pay extra for TGV.

What am I missing -- can you fill in the blanks?

I hope this makes sense!

59 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement