Voyage en train en Suisse en juin 2015.

Bonjour,
Nous serons 2 personnes (60+ et 26+) voyageant avec une swiss pass.
14 juin: Salzburg-Lucerne Nous aimerions faire le plus possible de route panoramique. Salzburg-Bush-St-Gallen-Romanshorn-Lucerne? Je reçois l'indication que Bush et St-Gallen ne sont pas connus lorsque je recherche itinéraire de train?
16 juin: Lucerne-Interlaken Train panoramique + excursion Jungfrau
17 juin: Interlaken-Brigg Train panoramique
18 juin: Brigg-Zermatt et retour à Sierre ou?Conseils
22 juin: Sierre-Genève
Mon questionnement: Est-ce que je peux prendre n'importe quel train panoramique avec notre swiss pass et est-ce que ce trajet est réaliste.
Merci
Monique
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) February 12, 2015 22:39
    Bonjour Monique,

    Une reponse en Anglais se trouve ci-dessous. Si vous desirez de l'aide en Francais, veuillez nous appeler au 1-800-361-7245. Un de nos representants francophones pourrait vous assister.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) February 12, 2015 22:43
    Bonjour Monique,

    You would purchase the Swiss Travel Pass here: http://www.raileurope.ca/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html (our Canadian website).

    You would purchase the tickets for your train from Salzburg to Buchs (high-speed 'Railjet' trains) by entering the cities under 'Find Fares & Schedules' on our homepage and not indicating that you'll be traveling with any type of rail pass when you're prompted.

    The trains from Buchs to St Gallen don't accept reservations, so the Swiss Travel Pass is all you'd need to board. Since reservations aren't accepted on these trains, you can just check their schedules for planning purposes by entering the cities under 'Find Fares & Schedules' on our homepage, once again not indicating that you'll be traveling with any type of rail pass when you're prompted.

    To get from St Gallen to Romanshorn, there are direct 'S-Bahn' trains. You would then take one of these S-Bahn trains from Romanshorn back to St Gallen in order to connect with a 'Voralpen Express' train that would take you to Lucerne. I'm sorry, as the Voralpen Express trains between St Gallen and Lucerne do not have panoramic windows, but the route is scenic nonetheless.

    Schedules for the S-Bahn trains between St Gallen and Romanshorn are not able to be viewed on our website, but these trains depart about once every 30 minutes, and the ride one-way would take just under 30 minutes in duration. You can refer back to 'Find Fares & Schedules' on our homepage to check schedules for the direct trains from St Gallen to Lucerne. The S-Bahn trains between St Gallen and Romanshorn and the Voralpen Express trains from St Gallen to Lucerne both don't accept reservations, so the Swiss Travel Pass would be all you'd need to board.

    The trains from Lucerne to Interlaken operate along the 'GoldenPass' scenic route and will all have panoramic windows. Reservations are not necessary on these trains from Lucerne to Interlaken, so the Swiss Travel Pass is all you'd need to hop on. For your trek to Jungfraujoch, you would purchase the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe' mountaintop excursion. The Swiss Travel Pass would cover you as far as Grindelwald or Wengen, so you would just purchase the 'Grindelwald or Wengen to Jungfraujoch for Swiss Travel Pass Holder' option of the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe' pass. This pass is an open voucher that you would use to to hop on any of the trains between Grindelwald or Wengen and Jungfraujoch within a 24 hour time period. You would purchase the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe' here: http://www.raileurope.ca/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html (our Canadian website).

    A connection from Interlaken to Brig would involve changing trains once in Spiez along the way. These trains do not have panoramic views, but the route is still very scenic; you would just want to be sure to take one of the regional trains for the segment from Spiez to Brig instead of the InterCity trains that connect these cities (the InterCity trains from Spiez to Brig take a different route than the regional trains and go through a long tunnel). Schedules for the actual regional trains from Spiez to Brig are not able to be viewed on our website, but these trains depart about once every hour and the ride takes about 1 to 1.5 hours in duration. You can refer to 'Find Fares & Schedules' just to check schedules for the trains from Interlaken to Spiez. The Swiss Travel Pass is all you would need for your trains from Interlaken to Spiez and Spiez to Brig, as reservations are not necessary.

    Trains from Brig to Zermatt run along the 'Glacier Express' scenic route. Reservations would not be possible just for the short segment of the Glacier Express between Brig and Zermatt, so the Swiss Travel Pass is all you'd need to board. Schedules for trains from Brig to Zermatt can be viewed by doing a search under 'Find Fares & Schedules' on our homepage.

    When you're in Zermatt, you can take the 'Gornergratbahn' cogwheel railway up to Gornergrat. In Gornergrat, there is an observatory with spectacular views of the Matterhorn. The Swiss Travel Pass would enable you to receive a 50% discount on the cogwheel railway between Zermatt and Gornergrat. To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'Zermatt to Gornergrat for Swiss Travel Pass Holder' option of the 'Gornergrat Mountain Peak' pass. You would purchase this here: http://www.raileurope.ca/activities/gornergrat/index.html (our Canadian website)

    You can also do the 'Matterhorn Glacier Paradise' when you're in Zermatt. The 'Matterhorn Glacier Paradise' would cover you between Zermatt and Klein Matterhorn (this trip includes a gondola between Zermatt and Furi, a cable car between Furi and Trockener Steg, and another cable car between Trockener Steg and Klein Matterhorn). Since you'd be traveling with the Swiss Travel Pass, you would purchase the 'Zermatt to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise for Swiss Travel Pass Holder' option of this pass. You would purchase this pass here: http://www.raileurope.ca/activities/matterhorn-glacier-paradise/index.html (our Canadian website).

    A connection from Zermatt to Sierre/Siders would involve changing trains once in Visp en route. Trains from Zermatt to Visp will take you back along the 'Glacier Express' scenic route, and the Swiss Travel Pass is all you'd need to board. Schedules for these trains from Zermatt to Visp can be viewed under 'Find Fares & Schedules' on our homepage. Schedules for trains from Visp to Sierre/Siders are not able to be viewed on our website, but these trains depart several times every hour and the ride only takes about 15 to 25 minutes.

    From Sierre/Siders to Geneva there are direct trains for which you can check schedules under 'Find Fares & Schedules' on our homepage. These trains also don't accept reservations, so the Swiss Travel Pass is all you'd need to board.

    Tickets for trains in this part of Europe can generally only be booked within 90 days of an intended date of departure. Therefore, you would just want to use a date within the next 90 days when searching schedules on our site.
    • Jeff (Official Rep) December 29, 2016 18:35
      Update:

      With regard to the excursion up to Jungfraujoch, reservations are now possible for the Jungfrau Railway segment between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch. In fact, as a supplement to the ‘Jungfraujoch Top of Europe’, reservations are now highly recommended on the Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch segment for travel between the months of May and October. The Kleine-Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch reservations can be purchased locally at the preceding stations in Interlaken, Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen; as well as the nearby station of Mürren.

      Reservations are still not accepted for the segments between Interlaken and Kleine Scheidegg, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the route via Lauterbrunnen. Therefore, the ‘Jungfraujoch Top of Europe’ would be all you’d need to board for these segments.
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