If you are planning to travel by train this summer and are flexible about the dates, you can do it quite cheaply.
With the so-called ‘supersaver tickets’ (Sparbillette / billets dégriffés / biglietti risparmio), you can save up to 70 percent off the regular price.
And you can travel all over Switzerland on most public transportation, with the exception of routes within a regional fare network.
This is how it works:
• Go online here and enter the destination and the date of travel. If supersaver tickets are available for that day and route, they will be automatically be displayed.
• You can then select the preferred connection, pay, and print out the ticket.
During peak hours or on weekends cheap tickets may be snapped up quickly, so if you know your travel plans in advance, buy supersavers well ahead of time.
Also keep in mind that supersaver prices are available for the 1st class too. In fact, sometimes they are even cheaper than standard 2nd class tickets.
The trains have now resumed their regular service, both domestically and internationally.