Jan 25, 2015 - 4:53 PM
I too am learning about the options regarding Swiss travel passes for a trip that I am planning to Germany, Austria and Switzerland in June with youth's age 18,20. Thank you for all of your helpful advice and links but I still have a few questions. I did not know that it is possible to purchase passes in Eur from the US and have that expense paid for before arriving in Europe. Is traveling 2nd class adequate as a way to reduce costs? ALso, When you search the Rail Europe site they ask you how many days will you be traveling by train in Switzerland and gives you 3,4,6, 15 day options. Do they mean any train, cogwheel, bus or boat ride, not just long distance travel say between destinations? It looks like we will be in Switzerland actually 7 days, with the last day leaving from the Zurich airport after arriving by train from Luzern. I would appreciate any advice you have and thank you in advance.