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What to purchase for Geneva Airport to Zermatt (Zermatt mountain tours), Zermatt to Milan, & Milan to Florence?

Which tix/pass combo/pass works best for this itinerary? Would prefer 1st class seating where available.

8/22 Geneva airport - Zermatt
Zermatt mountain(s) tours
8/24 Zermatt - Milan Central
8/27 Milan - Florence
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) August 04, 2015 15:27
    Thank you for your question, Elizabeth.

    For the part of your itinerary in Switzerland, I would recommend purchasing the 'Swiss Transfer Ticket with Half Fare Card Combi'. 'Swiss Transfer Tickets' cover the ticket costs for a trip from any Swiss airport or border to one destination in Switzerland and then a trip from that destination to any Swiss airport or border.

    By purchasing the 'Half Fare Card Combi' option of the 'Swiss Transfer Ticket, you would also be able to receive a 50% discount on any other travels done in between, including treks up to Gornergrat and Klein Matterhorn/Glacier Paradise (both very popular excursions for anyone staying in Zermatt).

    You would purchase the 'Swiss Transfer Ticket with Half Fare Card Combi' here: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-transfer-ticket-with-half-fare-card-combi/index.....

    A rail connection from the Geneva Airport to Zermatt would take about 4 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in Visp along the way. The 'Swiss Transfer Ticket' would cover the ticket costs for your train from the Geneva Airport to Visp and your train from Visp to Zermatt.

    To receive the 50% discount on a trek to Gornergrat, you would purchase the 'Zermatt to Gornergrat for Swiss Half Fare Card Combi Holder' option of the 'Gornergrat Mountain Peak'. You would purchase this here: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/gornergrat/index.html.

    This would cover you for a roundtrip on the 'Gornergratbahn' cog railway between Zermatt and Gornergrat. In Gornergrat, there is an observatory with spectacular views of the Matterhorn.

    To receive the 50% discount on a trek to Klein Matterhorn/Glacier Paradise, you would purchase the 'Zermatt to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Swiss Half Card Combi Holder' option of the 'Matterhorn Glacier Paradise'. You would purchase this here: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/matterhorn-glacier-paradise/index.html.

    This would cover you for a roundtrip between Zermatt and Klein Matterhorn/Glacier Paradise, which consists of a gondola from Zermatt to Furi, a cable car from Furi to Trockener Steg, and then 'the highest cable car in Europe' from Trockener Steg to Klein Matterhorn.

    A rail connection from Zermatt to Milan takes 3.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in Brig along the way. The 'Swiss Transfer Ticket' would cover the ticket costs for your train from Zermatt to Brig. You would then have to purchase a ticket to cover you on the train from Brig to Milan and then another ticket to cover you for your train from Milan to Florence.

    You would purchase tickets for trains from Brig to Milan and Milan to Florence by clicking on 'Find Fares & Schedules' on our homepage (www.raileurope.com) and entering the routes. Trains from Brig to Milan are 'EuroCity' trains. Trains from Milan to Florence are high-speed 'Frecciarossa' trains, high-speed 'Italo' trains, or regular 'InterCity' trains.

    For planning purposes, you can also refer to 'Find Fares & Schedules' in order to check schedules for the trains covered by your 'Swiss Transfer Ticket'.

    To view schedules for trains out of the station at the Geneva Airport, you would type 'Geneva Airport' as your departure point instead of just 'Geneva'. For a connection from the Geneva Airport to Zermatt, you would just break up your search once in Visp. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from the Geneva Airport to Visp and then another search for connecting trains from Visp to Zermatt.

    For your trip out of Zermatt, you would then do another search to check schedules for trains from Zermatt to Brig.
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