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Paris to Switzerland trip - need help

Hello , we are family of 4 - two adults, one child (7 years) and one infant (1 year old). We plan to Travel by train from Paris to Lausanne to Visp & Zermatt ; two days there in Zermatt ( local trains / cable car). Then move from Zermatt to Lucerne via Bern , local trains / bus / boat in Lucerne for two days. Then Lucerne to Zurich airport.

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1. I have decided to buy Swiss travel pass for four days. If i buy the swiss pass , i am covered for the travel within switzerland, for our trip from Paris to Lausanne, what is suggested? Just normal tickets?

2. Is it possible to make reservations from your website ( at discounted rates) if i hold the swiss pass - i could not see any where to input the details regarding swiss travel pass while i attempted to book a ticket.

3. My infant travels free with us. What about our 7 year old - do we have to pay?

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Rail Europe Posted 1 year ago

Hello Mohemed,

Thanks for the question.

With a Swiss Travel Pass you will avail passholder fares only on direct TGV Lyria train to and from Paris to Lausanne for which you will need to purchase seat reservations with a Pass and 1 travel day will be counted on the Pass.

Children below 16 years are free if accompanied by at least one parent having a Swiss Pass. We issue a Swiss family card for children.

With a Swiss Travel Pass you can travel free within Switzerland on the STS (Swiss Travel System) network on trains, buses and boats. Also with a Swiss Pass you would get discounts on mountain excursions within Switzerland. These discounts can only be availed locally by showing your Swiss Pass to the ticketing office in Switzerland.

With a Swiss Travel Pass you can travel free on intercity trains within Switzerland. You will require compulsory seat reservations on Scenic trains.

You will need to include 7 year old child in "Child in Family Card" while booking. Children below 4 years travels for free when accompanied by a parent having Swiss Travel Pass. Hence an infant can travel for free

For scenic trains, you can purchase seat reservations on the website. You can follow the below procedure.

In order to book seat reservations, please visit our website.

The pass seats can be reserved by clicking on “Seat Reservations” & feed in the Departure city and the Arrival city along with the travel date and preferred time & the number of passengers (Senior, adults, youth and children), and then click on “search tickets”. Once you do so, you would find the schedules along with the fares.

Please click on the “Fare Details” tab to view details regarding the type of fare, type of seat, whether a reservation is included or not and the After Sales Policy.

Hope this helps!!!

Best Regards,

Leora, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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Dear Leora,

Your comment on this thread was useful. I am also travelling from Paris to Interlaken by train. I am looking to purchase a swiss travel pass. How can i get a passholder fare on TGV Lyria from Paris to Interlaken? I can also travel from Paris to Zurich and then take a swiss train to Interlaken

Also i need to travel from interlaken to st moritz. Does this route also cover in swiss travel pass?

Looking forward for your valuable opinion

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Hello Muhammad,

Thanks for the question.

With a Swiss Travel Pass you will avail passholder fares only on direct TGV Lyria train to and from Paris to Zurich/Lausanne/Bern/Interlaken for which you will need to purchase seat reservations with a Pass and 1 travel day will be counted on the Pass.

As you wish to travel from Paris to Interlaken with Swiss Travel Pass, you will avail passholder fares for this route with a Pass and you will need to purchase seat reservations. You can follow the below procedure for seat reservations.

As Interlaken to St Moritz is via Intercity train, you can travel with Swiss Travel Pass without purchasing seat reservations on this train as it is free seating and based on first come basis.

Swiss Travel Pass Details –

Children below 16 years are free if accompanied by at least one parent having a Swiss Pass. We issue a Swiss family card for children.

With a Swiss Travel Pass you can travel free within Switzerland on the STS (Swiss Travel System) network on trains, buses and boats. Also with a Swiss Pass you would get discounts on mountain excursions within Switzerland. These discounts can only be availed locally by showing your Swiss Pass to the ticketing office in Switzerland.

With a Swiss Travel Pass you can travel free on intercity trains within Switzerland. You will require compulsory seat reservations on Scenic trains.

In order to book seat reservations, please visit our website.

The pass seats can be reserved by clicking on “Seat Reservations” & feed in the Departure city and the Arrival city along with the travel date and preferred time & the number of passengers (Senior, adults, youth and children), and then click on “search tickets”. Once you do so, you would find the schedules along with the fares.

Please click on the “Fare Details” tab to view details regarding the type of fare, type of seat, whether a reservation is included or not and the After Sales Policy.

Hope this helps!!!

Best Regards,

Leora, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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