Travel from Zurich to Geneva
Please can somebody tell me if I have to pay for a ticket from Zürich to Geneva when I purchase the Swiss Travel Pass for 8 days or is it included?
I will stay in Zürich for 5 days and then go to Geneva to stay there for 4 days. Which pass is the best for my journey?
Thanks for your cooperation,
Travel from Zürich to Geneva
To answer your question to your satisfaction I would need more information on why you are planning to buy a Swiss Travel Pass for 8 days.
Do you plan a stay in these two cities only?
Or are you taking train excursion while staying there?
If you only need a ticket to travel from Zürich to Geneva one way
, you are better off buying a normal point-to-point ticket.
While a Swiss Travel Pass allows for free travel, it would be way too expensive unless you plan to travel by train each day to different locations while in these two cities. Even a Half Fare Card would still be more expensive:
- A normal one-way ticket Zürich - Geneva costs CHF 82.00 at this time
- 50% discounted ticket CHF 41.00 plus CHF 120 (onetime fee) for the Half Fare Card which would allow for additional unlimited discounted train tickets for one month.
If you plan extensive train journeys while there, check out Swiss Travel Pass and Half Fare card options and prices here
helps you figure out the best option for you.
To profit from free city transport in Zürich and Geneva, you have the following options:Zürich:
Ask your hotel if they offer a free transport card (some do some don't). If not, you can purchase a ZürichCard
that allows for free public transport; even the funicular up to Zürich's house mountain Uetliberg is included as are short boat trips, a city tour and more. You can buy the card for 24, 48 and 72 hours at the airport, the tourism office at the main train station as well as online
If you stay in a hotel, youth hostel or even on a campsite, you receive the Geneva Transport Card
free of charge when you check into your hotel or at the information booth at the airport. You then are eligible to use the entire public city transportation network without restriction for free.
In addition, consider buying a Geneva Pass
for 24, 48 or 72 hours. (CHF 25, 35, 45). You can buy it at Geneva's Tourism Offices, at the train station, some hotels, or even online
. This card offers free entrance into museums (even the International Red Cross Museum is included), free gifts, free city tours and lots of discounts - from car rentals to day trips and more.
Hope that helps,