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Glacier Express with Saver Day Pass

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minaco
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HI!

We are traveling in Swiss in September.

We already reserved seats of Glacier Express.

We'll have a half-fare card during the period and bought Saver Day Pass at CHF 66 each on SBB website.

Is this the only cost we pay for the train from Zermatt to St. Maritts since we already paid for the seats?

I thought it may be too cheap for the long distance and am worried that I may have bought wrong tickets.

 

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nrr1
Traveller (bronze)

Yes! You will only need your seat reservation and saver day pass, if you purchased the "reduced price" saver day pass which requires a 1/2 fare card you will also need the 1/2 fare card.

You can ride the same route as the Glacier Express with no extra reservation supplement by taking regional trains, but making changes in Disentis, Andermatt and Brig/Visp--you don't have to plan (and reserve) days/weeks in advance.

 

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ValerieS
Traveller (platinum)

Hello @minaco

If you're owning a Saver Day Pass for the same date as your Glacier Express reservations you don't need any additional ticket. The stretch is fully covered by the Saver Day Pass.

Have a nice journey

Greetings,ValerieS

Dear ValerieS.

Your answer is exactly what I wanted to know.

I'm looking forward to visiting Swiss soon 🙂

Hi Minaco,

I have the same question with yours, may I know is it true that I only need to show my seat reservation ticket + Saver Day Pass to the train staff for whole journey from Zermatt to St. Moritz? No other ticket is required?

nrr1
Traveller (bronze)

Yes! You will only need your seat reservation and saver day pass, if you purchased the "reduced price" saver day pass which requires a 1/2 fare card you will also need the 1/2 fare card.

You can ride the same route as the Glacier Express with no extra reservation supplement by taking regional trains, but making changes in Disentis, Andermatt and Brig/Visp--you don't have to plan (and reserve) days/weeks in advance.

 

Thanks, nrr1

Pls help clarify below:

If I purchased a 1/2 fare card and registered a free children pass, and also a saver day pass for glacier express, pls advise whether my child is free for travel with me or I need to purchase some kind of children or junior pass for her.

Hello @cfhk 

Thank you for your question.

Yes, with the monthly half fare card, children aged between 6 and 16 years can travel free od charge with the Swiss Family Card.

On the following link you will find the map of validity: https://www.sbb.ch/en/leisure-holidays/travel-in-switzerland/international-guests/swiss-halffare-car....

I wish you a nice day.

Kind regards.

GiorgiaB

Thanks!

Hello, I have a similar question. When you mentioned 1/2 fare card for using together with the Saver Day Pass, is it Swiss Half Fare Card (1 month) or Half-Fare Travelcard (1 year)? Or both can be used? I have difficulty to buy the 1 year card as I am not the resident in Switzerland. 

Please can you give me some advice? Thank you.

Yvonne

nrr1
Traveller (bronze)

I purchased my 1 year 1/2 fare card and signed up for a Swiss Pass at SBB in Zurich Flughafen, a few years ago. Due to Covid I didn't renew in 2020. I was in Switz. in August 2021 and renewed my 1/2 fare card. I am NOT a resident of Switz.

From past experience you don't need a 1/2 fare card to make ticket purchases (like Saver Day Cards), you need it when you show your documents to the ticket agent on the traun, I think a 1 month 1/2 fare card should work.

nrr1
Traveller (bronze)

I think you mean St. MORITZ (?). The Glacier Express requires a reservation fee in addition to your ticket. Search for Glacier Express Reservation, Sept. is still considered "high" season, so the reservation fee is higher, the earlier you reserve the better your chance of finding seats.

But, you can ride the same route on "normal" trains without any reservation fee, you will have to change trains in Brig, Andermatt and Diesentis. 

Dear nrr1

Yes, I mis-spelled it.
I meant St. Moritz.

My concern is already cleared already.
Thank you.