Oct 13, 2021 - 10:06 PM
in reply to Johnsonkelly
I live in Switzerland and use the SBB app to check out the train schedules and fares. I am not familiar with the STP which is only for non-residents.
That said, I don’t find the fares you indicate. But in any case, the system is currently based on fixed fares for a given trip, no matter what the day of the week and the time in the day. The variations I know are of two kinds :
- A higher price for special trains. These are rare, but if Zermatt is your destination and you pick the Glacier Express, the fare for the section Visp-Zermatt would be higher. Normal trains run on the same line at the standard fare.
- Discounts for early bookings on trips at non-peak hours. These vary for each trip, or don’t exist at all at peak hours, and the discount decreases the closer you get to the trip date. This is probably the reason for the difference you noted. Available discounts ae shown by a % sign on the timetable. If you buy a discount ticket, you have to travel at the date and time selected. If you pay the full fare you can change your mind on the time (and, for return trips, you can also change your mind on the return date, within a given bracket).
Enjoy your trip!