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pre-purchase ticket

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Ness
New Member

Is there any discount to pre-purchase a train ticket from Zurich airport to Geneva? I don't wish to book a particular departure time in case my flight is late arriving. Is it possible to buy an open ticket?

 

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RolandP
Traveller (platinum)

Hi @Ness 

There are three types of tickets: Supersaver tickets, Saver Day Pass, and point-to-point tickets.

  • Supersaver tickets are discounted pre-purchase tickets only valid for a certain connection. As you said, these are not recommeneded if you come from a flight with uncertain arrival. They are available for purchase 60 days out until the night before the desired departure date. They can sell out.
  • Saver Day Passes are discounted pre-purchase tickets valid for a selected day from 00:00 until 05:00 AM the following day; you can use any train with these tickets. They are recommended if the point-to-point ticket is more expensive than the Saver Day Pass. Saver Day Pass – book earlier, travel cheaper | SBB. They are available for purchase 60 days out until the night before the desired departure date. They can sell out.
  • The point-to-point tickets are available at any time at standard tariff and are valid on any train for the selected day and route (these are what you call "open ticket"). In your case, this might be the best option. 

Let us know should you have further questions.

Best regards,
Roland

 

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RolandP
Traveller (platinum)

Hi @Ness 

There are three types of tickets: Supersaver tickets, Saver Day Pass, and point-to-point tickets.

  • Supersaver tickets are discounted pre-purchase tickets only valid for a certain connection. As you said, these are not recommeneded if you come from a flight with uncertain arrival. They are available for purchase 60 days out until the night before the desired departure date. They can sell out.
  • Saver Day Passes are discounted pre-purchase tickets valid for a selected day from 00:00 until 05:00 AM the following day; you can use any train with these tickets. They are recommended if the point-to-point ticket is more expensive than the Saver Day Pass. Saver Day Pass – book earlier, travel cheaper | SBB. They are available for purchase 60 days out until the night before the desired departure date. They can sell out.
  • The point-to-point tickets are available at any time at standard tariff and are valid on any train for the selected day and route (these are what you call "open ticket"). In your case, this might be the best option. 

Let us know should you have further questions.

Best regards,
Roland

 

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