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Dec 16th, 2013, 08:57 AM
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I loaded down the actual Swiss Pass map published by Swisstravelsystem.com too, by clicking to the "thing" you mention and got a map which didn't show the lines you saw dotted in black.
But it seems to me that I got the map with the dotted lines you describe just a few months ago (with the same procedure).

I also opened the website of Televerbier http://www.verbierbooking.ch/fr/remo...s/tarifs-0-185
and there too, I couldn't find any mention of reductions granted to Swiss Pass and Half Fare Card holders.

Televerbier are in fact free to fix their tariffs as they don't get any subsidies from the Swiss Confederation or from the Canton of Valais. These contributions go to the Post bus Le Chable - Verbier which runs all the year round and where all passes are valid.
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Dec 16th, 2013, 09:45 AM
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I've been to Verbier and did just take the train to Martigny then the St Bernard thing. I was staying in Montreux, though, and I did actually go there from Zurich, so I think that would be more convenient than going to Geneva first. Or Lausanne if you must.
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Dec 16th, 2013, 10:44 AM
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neckervd - thanks for the work - things do change and I have yet to get a 2014 map.
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Dec 17th, 2013, 09:46 AM
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If you land in Zurich and fly out of Zurich you may want to look at the Swiss Transfer Ticket which simply gives a ticket via train and any other conveyance needed to any point in Switzerland then later when going back any train to Zurich. Nothing else is included but you can hop any train anytime en route and even get on and off in the same day - go to Geneva or Verbier first and then back to Zurich.
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Dec 17th, 2013, 01:19 PM
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"you can hop any train anytime en route and even get on and off in the same day - go to Geneva or Verbier first and then back to Zurich."

Under http://www.swisstravelsystem.com/en/...ticket-en.html you will read:
"The transfer to and from your destination must be via the most direct route"
The most direct route is ZRH - Zurich HB - Bern - Visp (train change) - Martigny (change) - Sembrancher (change) - Le Chable (change) - Verbier
an itinerary rather far away from Geneva.
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Dec 17th, 2013, 02:26 PM
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neckervd - I had a brain freeze - was thinking it did not have to be to one destination and back from that same place which it does - but good perhaps if commuting from Zurich to Verbier and back. thanks for the correcto!
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Dec 17th, 2013, 03:07 PM
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Yes I was mixing up the Swiss Transfer ticket with the Swiss Card which offers a trip from any border point or airport to any place in Switzerland and then you can go from there on your final trip to any border point or train station - and you get 50% off anything in between those two trips just like the Half-Fare Card - anyone considering a Half-Fare Card should also look at the Swiss Card for the exact same benefits plus the two trips to begin and end your Swiss sojourn - has proven to be a bit cheaper for some scenarios where in the past.
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Dec 17th, 2013, 03:51 PM
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anyway a Swiss Transfer ticket costs $153 in 2013 for 2nd class - return trip from any border or airport to anyplace in Switzerland and back - if one were going Zurich airport to Verbier according to www.sbb.ch a normal ticket one way 2nd class would cost 98.80 CHF or about $115 each way - so if doing only that and staying put the Swiss Transfer ticket may be a great deal, especially when arriving by plane and you can head directly to the next train and hop on.
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Dec 18th, 2013, 05:43 AM
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BTW the Swiss Transfer Ticket is not sold in Switzerland but only thru Raileurope (25% owned by the Swiss Federal Railways) and its authorized agents - so there could be mailing fees involved but still for many just going from an airport or border station to one point fairly far away and staying put - it could be a great deal.
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Dec 20th, 2013, 10:57 AM
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then either get the bubble up>

VerbierKev - I assume this is a nickname for an aerial gondola> Cute!
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