Advice needed on types of rail pass

Advice needed on types of rail pass

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kingsley
kingsley
2 posts
new member
Jul 2, 2012 - 4:09 AM
Hi all,
Its our first maiden trip to Europe for our honeymoon in Sept.
Been reading up on the different type of passes etc Euro Rail / Swiss pass but still kind of confused by it...
Need some advise and help from the kind soul here plsss...
Our itinerary: -

Day 1: SG - Rome
Day 2: Rome
Day 3: Rome
Day 4: Rome - Florence - Pisa (Day tour) - Florence
Day 5: Florence
Day 6: Florence - Venice
Day 7: Venice
Day 8: Venice - Milan - Zermatt
Day 9: Zermatt
Day 10: Zermatt - Interlaken - Bern & Thun
Day 11: Interlaken - Jungfrau
Day 12: Interlaken - Zurich & Luzern
Day 13: Interlaken - Mt Titlis
Day 14: Interlaken - Montreux / Grindelwald
Day 15: Interlaken - Paris
Day 16: Paris
Day 17: Paris
Day 18: Paris
Day 19: Paris
Day 20: Paris
Day 21: Paris
Day 22: Paris - SG

Based on the above itinerary, is it better to get individual train tickets from each city to city (Swiss pass in Switzerland) or get a Eurorail pass instead? How should we plan our routes?

Thank you for reading and i hope to hear from you guys soon! :-)
Annika
Annika
4418 posts
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Jul 4, 2012 - 9:06 AM
Hello kingsley, and welcome to MySwissAlps! That looks like a wonderful honeymoon trip. The first thing I noticed is that you'll be traveling in September. This means that you can use the 2 for 1 offer on the 4 day Swiss Saver Pass. For your stay in Switzerland during day 8 to 15, this is definitely the most economical solution (way cheaper than buying regular tickets, and also the cheapest option in terms of rail passes). The Swiss Saver Pass allows free traveling throughout the country and is very convenient. Mountain transportation is discounted. If you order two sets of the 2 for 1 offer on the 4 day Swiss Saver Pass, you can thus cover your trips in Switzerland. Please refer to the Swiss Saver Pass page for details and ordering options.

As for your itinerary: most of it looks fine, but day 10 and day 14 would be too full in my opinion. The timetable will help you plan your trips and check traveling times between all towns.

I don't think it's worth buying a national rail pass for your stay in Paris, as it looks like you'll be making local or city trips only. If that's true, you can better look for a pass or ticket that specifically covers the metro and bus network in Paris. A Eurail Italy Pass could be an option for the Italian portion of your honeymoon. You can order it along with your 2 for 1 Swiss Saver Passes.
kingsley
kingsley
2 posts
new member
Jul 4, 2012 - 12:52 PM
thank for replying... I will relook for 10 and 14... for 14 maybe i will skip Montreux so taht i can spend more on photography in Grindelwald..

I am thinking of getting Eurail for Italy and Swiss saver pass but how do i book my ticket from Milan to Zermatt ?
Arno
Arno
7726 posts
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moderator
Jul 5, 2012 - 5:13 AM
Hi Kingsley. You can use the seat reservation page (fill out your country of residence in the upper right corner) or the Swiss timetable.

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