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Interlaken to Bern. Libero Class Upgrade ticket

ronswanson1
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Hello.  I am a novice SBB traveler and I don't want to purchase a ticket that I am not supposed to purchase.  I purchased a Libero Class Upgrade ticket from Interlaken to Bern under this class upgrade and I want to make sure I don't need any GA travel card or Swiss pass card for this trip.

 

I also purchased a ticket from Bern to Strasbourg.  The first leg of the trip says GA Travelcard 1st Class.  I didn't pay anything for that portion of the trip and CHF43 for the Basel to Strasbourg.  I don't want to be doing something I shouldn't.  Do I need a GA travelcard to get on the train?


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Re: Interlaken to Bern. Libero Class Upgrade ticket

EleonoraS
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Hello @ronswanson1 

Thank you for your question. 

In general, a class upgrade ticket is the ticket you need if you already have a second class ticket but wish to travel in first class: you pay the difference in price and purchase a class upgrade. 

Do you already have a second class ticket or a GA travelcard form Interlaken to Bern? If yes, then it is correct: you may travel in first class thanks to your class upgrade ticket. 

A GA Travelcard is an abonement allowing you to travel in the whole of Switzerland withour buying a ticket every time. If you have this, it is correct to pay only for the journey from Basel to Strasbourg (abroad section of the journey). 

Make sure you have a GA Travelcard: 1-month GA Travelcard | SBB this way, you can travel everywhere in Switzwerland without a ticket (you will only need a class upgrade if you wish to travel 1st class)

Please call our colleagues at the SBB Contact Center (0848 44 66 88, CHF 0.08/min) to verify the details: seeing the tickets and/or travelcards you have, they will be able to better answer your questions. 

I wish you a nice day!

Regards,
EleonoraS

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Re: Interlaken to Bern. Libero Class Upgrade ticket

EleonoraS
Moderator
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Hello @ronswanson1 

Thank you for your question. 

In general, a class upgrade ticket is the ticket you need if you already have a second class ticket but wish to travel in first class: you pay the difference in price and purchase a class upgrade. 

Do you already have a second class ticket or a GA travelcard form Interlaken to Bern? If yes, then it is correct: you may travel in first class thanks to your class upgrade ticket. 

A GA Travelcard is an abonement allowing you to travel in the whole of Switzerland withour buying a ticket every time. If you have this, it is correct to pay only for the journey from Basel to Strasbourg (abroad section of the journey). 

Make sure you have a GA Travelcard: 1-month GA Travelcard | SBB this way, you can travel everywhere in Switzwerland without a ticket (you will only need a class upgrade if you wish to travel 1st class)

Please call our colleagues at the SBB Contact Center (0848 44 66 88, CHF 0.08/min) to verify the details: seeing the tickets and/or travelcards you have, they will be able to better answer your questions. 

I wish you a nice day!

Regards,
EleonoraS

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Re: Interlaken to Bern. Libero Class Upgrade ticket

ronswanson1
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This was VERY helpful.  Thank you.  I canceled the tickets and started over.  Now I need to figure out how to get those tickets on my app.