Global Pass and Travel in 3 countries

  • Removed user
    52345 posts
    25 February 2015 at 0:42:17 #806918


    We plan to be in France, Switzerland and Italy for about 16 days and are planning to but the 15days global eurail pass. I tried to find information about the validity of this pass on various routes and have following questions. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

    1. International high speed trains – Is it true that I just pay the reservation fee? How cheap is the resrvation fee compared to full price fee- Are there only limited seats for pass holders and if I dont get it, do I have to pay full price? For example, TGV from Paris to Geneva and Thalys from Rome to Paris

    2. For travel inside switzerland, we plan to go from Geneva to Interlaken, interlaken to jungfoujouh and back, interlaken to Lucern, Lucern to Chur, Chur to Tirano on Bernina express – Do I get to travel for free on RE, R, IC, IR trains if I have the pass? Do I just hop-on and hop-off

    3. For italy tavel, we plan to go from Tirano to Venice to Rome – Will this all be covered by the pass?

    Thanks much.

  • Arno
    15041 posts
    25 February 2015 at 17:37:04 #841835

    Hi akshaykedia,

    Welcome to MySwissAlps! Basically train lines as shown on the map are either free or discounted. That goes for any train on the line, regardless of the train type. Some trains, mainly the ones outside of Switzerland do require to book seats in advance, which needs to be paid for separately. Usually it’s a small amount. There are indeed some trains with limited seats for Eurail Pass holders. If you select your pass type while booking seats you will see the options. I don’t think this is a limitation for Paris to Geneva (TGV Lyria). If a train is booked out there’s always another train.

    I think if you read all the information on the linked pages things will be clear for you. If not, feel free to post back here.

    By the way, Thalys train operate between France, Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands, not in Italy.

  • The thread ‘Global Pass and Travel in 3 countries’ is closed to new replies.

About MySwissAlps

We’re passionate tourists and locals. We share tips about how to plan a trip to Switzerland. MySwissAlps was founded in 2002.

Get a free account for a worry-free trip

  • Join our 9580 members and ask us questions in the forum
  • Access to member-only promotions
  • Detailed maps and weather forecasts

Don’t miss our tips and new promotions

Subscribe to our newsletter. You’ll receive practical tips and be alerted when there are new promotions.