Salzburg to Switzerland with Swiss Travel Pass

Salzburg to Switzerland with Swiss Travel Pass

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Jul 5, 2016 - 2:12 PM

Hello.

Wondering if I could get a little advice. I am flying into Salzburg for a few days, then headed to Switzerland for the rest of my vacation, and I planning on purchasing the Swiss travel pass for 8 days to use while in Switzerland. Can I use the pass to get from Salzburg to Lucerne? Or do I have to buy a separate train ticket from Salzburg to the Switzerland border at Buchs, and then get off and then use my Swiss travel pass? Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Arno
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Jul 5, 2016 - 2:32 PM

Hi kimlewis,

Sure you can get advice here! Indeed you will need a ticket for the Austrian portion of the trip: Salzburg to Buchs SG. The Swiss Travel Pass covers the Swiss portion. There is no need to get off the train in Buchs though, unless you were planning to visit the town. You can simply buy the ticket in advance, and the pass as well (you can print it at home). Please see here:

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Jul 5, 2016 - 7:15 PM

Thank you so much! So I only need to buy a ticket from Salzburg to Buchs? But get on the train going to Lucerne? And then show my Swiss travel pass? Sorry for the confusion.

And thank you for the quick reply!

Slowpoke
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Jul 6, 2016 - 12:51 AM in reply to Removed user

You may or may not have to change trains at Buchs. I suspect that you do not, and that your train will continue to Zürich, then (change trains) on to Luzern.

If you have purchased a Swiss Travel Pass, all you have to do is show it to a conductor in Switzerland, on any train, when asked. As Arno said...no need to get off the train.

So, buy a ticket from Salzburg to the Swiss border from Austrian railroads (etc.) and stay on the train. After Buchs (more or less) a Swiss conductor will come through, and you show him or her your Swiss Travel Pass.

Finito.

Slowpoke

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Jul 6, 2016 - 1:07 AM in reply to Slowpoke

Thank you!

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