Dec 12, 2010 - 9:50 AM
Hello sadlee, and welcome to the forum. There are indeed some important differences between the Swiss Pass
and the Eurail Austria-Switzerland Pass
. For example: the Eurail Austria-Switzerland Pass doesn't cover urban transportation in larger cities, a part of the Glacier Express and quite some mountain trains and cable cars, whereas the Swiss Pass does cover these options. So if it's important to you to make your Glacier Express journey entirely for free, and to use mountain lifts and trains, the Swiss Saver Pass would be the better choice. This could be supplemented with an Austrian rail pass, such as the Austria Pass. However, if the trip from the Swiss border to St. Anton am Arlberg and back is the only rail trip you'll be making in Austria, it's probably cheaper to purchase regular train tickets for this.
I hope this helps you decide! Good luck and have a beautiful stay in Switzerland and Austria.
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM by Arno