Swiss Rail Tickets

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Trevorwinch posted Sep-2017

Can anybody advise me on the best way to get the cheapest fairs when booking train tickets on the SBB website. I'm trying to find prices for a return ticket from Geneva airport to Haute Nendaz. I paid about £90 this year for first class tickets. It's coming out at £160 now. I think I got some kind of special deal last time but can't find it now
Trevor Winch

SwingBeep
reply to 'Swiss Rail Tickets'
posted Sep-2017

It sounds like you bought a supersaver ticket last time
https://www.sbb.ch/en/travelcards-and-tickets/tickets-for-switzerland/supersaver-tickets.html
As the winter time table won't be published until 18. October and doesn't come in to force until 10. December they might not be available yet. Bear in mind that the supersaver tickets are only valid for the train you book, if your flight is delayed and you miss the train you will have to buy a new ticket. If you try to wing it you may be fined an additional CHF 90

There is also the Swiss Transfer Ticket, but it probably wouldn't be cheaper for the journey to Haute Nendaz unless you are travelling with children under 16.
https://www.sbb.ch/en/leisure-holidays/travel-in-switzerland/international-guests/swiss-transfer.html

Trevorwinch
reply to 'Swiss Rail Tickets'
posted Sep-2017

Thanks for the response. Do you know how far in advance the tickets go on sale? I'm looking to travel on February 5th
Trevor Winch

SwingBeep
reply to 'Swiss Rail Tickets'
posted Sep-2017

According to the T&Cs in the first link "Supersaver tickets may be purchased no more than 30 days before the desired date of travel".

Trevorwinch
reply to 'Swiss Rail Tickets'
posted Sep-2017

Thanks for your help SwingBeep. It doe say Supersaver tickets are no longer available in the route I'm travelling so no cheap transfer this time
Trevor Winch

SwingBeep
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posted Sep-2017

Supersaver tickets are definitely available for the train journey from Geneva airport to Sion, but not for the bus ride up to Haute Nendaz.

Try the following:
Go to the SBB online timetable https://www.sbb.ch/en/buying/pages/fahrplan/fahrplan.xhtml and enter "Geneva airport" & "Sion, Gare", and click on "Search connection", connections with supersaver tickets have a white % sign on a black triangle (if nothing shows up change the date and time) then click on the price then under "Passengers/Discount cards" select "No discount", then select your desired "Travel options" then scroll down and click on "Options for outward journey" and select "Supersaver ticket", then under "Options for return journey/Choice of connection" select a return connection for supersaver tickets, enter a date and time and click on "Search for connection".

You can buy the bus ticket for the journey up to Haute Nendaz either online or on the bus.

Chris Brookes
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posted Nov-2017

Train transfer is your best bet and 2nd class is perfectly fine to travel in
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Ubermotz
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posted Nov-2017

I think I remember using the SBB to Zermatt and getting a discount for being a foreign tourist.

Topic last updated on 05-January-2018 at 17:27

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