Trains Zurich to Munich with Swiss Travel Pass

Trains Zurich to Munich with Swiss Travel Pass

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Aug 12, 2017 - 3:22 PM

We are leaving for Switzerland in two weeks! We already have our Swiss Rail Passes & know our basic itinerary. We will be finishing our Swiss travels in Zurich & going from there to Munich, Germany. I have looked on this site at the possible trains for this part of our journey but still have some questions.

(1) Will our Swiss Travel Passes cover any part of our train ride to Munich, like from Zuirch to the border?

(2) When I look at the Timetable portion of this website to see which trains will take us from Zurich to the Munich Hbh, it keeps changing my date of travel from Saturday 09/09/17 to Friday 08/09/17. Do these trains not travel on Saturdays??

(3) What is the difference between the IC & IR trains?

(4) If we take the train from Zurich to Konstanz to Munich, will our Swiss Travel Passes cover more?

Thank you for any help you can give us!!

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Aug 12, 2017 - 4:03 PM

Hi Swakba,

Welcome here, and good to hear your trip is about to get started!

(1) (4) Indeed any part of the route within Switzerland is covered, please see the map: isstravelpass/validity.

(2) Trains operate 365 days per year. I'm not sure what is causing the issue you described. Please fill out your trip on metable. I found several trains on September 9, including direct ones (e.g. at 9:09).

(3) IR trains stop more often, on average. But the difference is not very important actually. You can take any train that suits your planning: ain/practical/traintyp es.

Last modified on Aug 12, 2017 - 4:03 PM by Arno
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Aug 12, 2017 - 5:56 PM in reply to Arno

Thank you Arno!!

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