Aug 27, 2014 - 5:46 PM
Welcome to MySwissAlps ramshid! Which pass turns out best, can only be calculated based on a fixed list of plans. Our guide explains how to do so. If that's too complex, you should make an educated guess. As for your itinerary: you should definitely use a rail pass. You intend to include some long and expensive journeys and costly mountain transportation, so costs for regular tickets add up quickly. Note that Interrail passes are for European residents only. Your options are:
1. The Eurail Austria-Switzerland pass
, offering traveling on 4 to 10 days in Austria and Switzerland, plus single tickets from Paris to Geneva and a ticket to Prague. Information on how to book cheap TGV tickets is here
. The Eurail Austria-Switzerland pass would cover the entire train journey from Zurich to Salzburg. By the way, that's a very scenic and comfortable direct route, if you pick the RailJet connection via Feldkirch and St. Anton. Details can be found in the timetable
Do mind that this Eurail pass doesn't offer the same amount of free traveling and discounts in Switzerland as a Swiss Pass does. For example, all trips from Interlaken towards the Jungfrau region are 25% off, whereas the Swiss Pass offers free traveling as far as Mürren, Wengen and Grindelwald. Please find details on the Eurail pass (how it works, where it's valid, prices and promotions) here.
2. A 4 day Swiss Saver Pass
. This would provide most flexibility for your trips from September 20 to 23. All information on prices, promotions and validity is listed here
. Additionally you'd again need tickets from Geneva to Paris and to Prague. Whether or not it's worth getting an extra pass for your stay in Austria depends on your exact plans, including the matter of train versus flight to Salzburg.
I hope this helps you decide!
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM by Arno