Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

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

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Comfortable shoes to wear in Italy this summer and not look like a tourist
  2. 2 7 Nights in Paris
  3. 3 Best hostels from experience
  4. 4 Mephisto Shoes in Paris
  5. 5 Germany - Hamburg to Munich Itinerary advice
  6. 6 First ever trip overseas - itinerary check
  7. 7 London neighborhood suggestions
  8. 8 Which other island would you pick for an Anniversary trip to Greece?
  9. 9 San Sebastian
  10. 10 Trip Report avoiding stuffy and inflexible service at nice european resorts
  11. 11 Honeymoon in Greece or Italy or Spain?
  12. 12 Istanbul Itinerary
  13. 13 Lake Como 3 Stretch and 7 Stretch Ferry Tickets
  14. 14 6 nights to spend between salzburg and austria
  15. 15 Tours for Ephesus and Cappadoccia
  16. 16 17 Days Route from Amsterdam to Zurich
  17. 17 Can you recommend a little seaside town near Athen?
  18. 18 What London location & hotels are the best for ??
  19. 19 Rome airport--should I arrive more than 2 hours early?
  20. 20 London, Liverpool, Scotland Itinerary
  21. 21 DH wants Paris but I need ACoast....itinerary help!
  22. 22 Irish Inns and B&B Reservations
  23. 23 3 weeks in December in Europe, need help with itinerary
  24. 24 Normandy, Brittany and Loire Valley in May - please help with itinerary
  25. 25 Trip Report Tedgale Trip Report: Portugal in April 2014 (with Easter in Amsterdam)
View next 25 » Back to the top