chamonix -zermatt -grindelwald- geneva

hi there,
i'm trying to find the best option to travel between these cities.
i will be staying for 2 weeks in chamonix.. then travel to zermatt , stays for a week ,
then travel to grindelwald ( 1 week ) then travel back to geneva airport.

will it make more sense to buy swiss pass ( there are 2 of us in the group )
I tried to compare it in your website but it doesn't want to quote me for price for the chamonix-zermatt-grindelwald part

thanks!
Rini
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) June 05, 2013 19:37
    Hi Rini,

    For the requested itinerary, your best option would actually be to purchase the Swiss Pass.

    The Swiss Pass even happens to cover the route on the Mont Blanc Express to get you into Switzerland from Chamonix, including the bus from Chamonix to Le Chatelard-Frontiere and the train from Le Chatelard-Frontiere to Martigny, even though the majority of this route is in France.

    You can purchase the Swiss Pass here: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-ticket... .

    Aside from the bus from Chamonix to Le Chatelard-Frontiere and the train from Le Chatelard-Frontiere to Martigny, the Swiss Pass would also cover the remaining part of the connection continuing on to Zermatt, which would involve one more train change in Visp.

    The Swiss Pass would then cover your trips from Zermatt to Grindelwald and Grindelwald to the Geneva Airport, as well.

    A connection from Zermatt to Grindelwald involves 3 train changes along the way; once in Visp, once in Spiez, and then once in Interlaken.

    A connection from Grindelwald to the rail station at the Geneva Airport involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Interlaken and the once in Bern.

    For planning purposes, you can just check schedules for these trains by clicking on 'Find Fares & Schedules' on the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com.

    Since these routes involves multiple train changes, you would piece together each connection by doing a separate search for each segment to access the schedules.

    When you do your search for trains from Martigny to Visp, you would actually have to enter 'Brig' as the destination city. All trains from Martigny to Brig stop in Visp 9 or 10 minutes before they are shown to be arriving into Brig on our website. You would type 'Visp' in the field for the departure city when you go to do your search for the segment from Visp to Zermatt.

    You can just type 'Geneva Airport' in the field for the destination city to access schedules for trains Bern to the rail station at the airport in Geneva.
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  • thanks jeff,

    after looking around, i sorta think swiss flexi pass will be more ideal ? since i'll be only doing 3 days of big travel and i can still get the 50% discount on other trip ?
    Do i have to decide on the the date when i buy the pass?
    • Jeff (Official Rep) June 07, 2013 14:58
      Hi Rini,

      When I say 'Swiss Pass', it would refer to either the flexi pass option or the consecutive day option. If you will not be doing each of the trips you mentioned on consecutive days, then you would want to purchase the flexi option of the Swiss Pass. You would choose this option, as well as how many days you would like your pass for, when you go to purchase the pass on our website.

      The Swiss Pass is unique in that it does enable you to receive a 50% discount on other travels booked locally done between your first and last travel date, including trains, postal buses, cable cars, and most mountain railways. It would not count as a day of travel on your pass if you were to use it to receive this discount.

      The Swiss Pass also allows for entry to over 400 museums and discounts on various hotels and guided tours.

      To view the bonuses offered, you would click the tab for 'Travel Bonuses' once you have accessed the page for the Swiss Pass on our website. The direct link is: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-ticket... .
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