Traveling with the Eurail Select Pass in Switzerland: this is how it works

Eurail Select Pass

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Must knows about the Eurail Select Pass

  • The pass covers traveling in 2, 3 or 4 countries;
  • Free traveling applies to most Swiss trains and boats;
  • No tickets required; just board and enjoy the ride;
  • Discounts on selected mountain tops.

This train, heading for Pontresina, took off from Scuol-Tarasp in the east of Graubünden.

The Eurail Select Pass in short

  • Free unlimited traveling in 2, 3 or 4 bordering European countries. The popular 2-country pass allows you to travel within Switzerland and one of the neighboring countries: Austria, France or Germany. Some combinations, like Switzerland - Italy, are not available;
  • Travel days of the 2-country pass: 4, 5, 6, 8 or 10 days within 2 months;
  • Travel days of the 3- and 4-country pass: 5, 6, 8 or 10 days within 2 months;
  • Most trains are free, some are discounted. Selected boats are free;
  • Selected cable cars are discounted;
  • City transport and most buses are not included;
  • Children up to 11 travel along for free (max. 2 children per adult). This applies to free routes, not to discounted routes.

The Eurail Select Pass suits your travel plans if:

  • you have planned up to 10 long train transfers in up to 4 countries. You'll save money as point to point tickets are more expensive;
  • you prefer ticketless traveling. You don't need to buy tickets for each trip;
  • your plans are not set in stone or you want to be flexible. The Eurail Select Pass allows spontaneous trips at no extra cost;
  • you do not need a lot of Swiss transport services not covered by this pass. If you do, you best look into the rail passes for Switzerland;
  • you are not a resident of Europe, Russia or Turkey. The Eurail Select Pass is only available to non-European citizens.

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