Switzerland 5 day route for my itinerary in March?

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Feb 11, 2018 - 12:15 AM

Hello Everyone,

I am planning to explore Switzerland through rail in 5 days, starting march 17. my plan is Rhine falls--Lucerne( Titlis)--Interlaken--Montreux--Bern.

I am planning to go to Italy with eurorail pass for two country as I am travelling from London.

I need your guidance on my route in Switzerland and from where I should travel to Italy.(I am planning to travel in night train from bern to rome with euro rail pass)

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Feb 11, 2018 - 8:47 AM in reply to poojauk

Hi Poojauk and welcome to MySwissAlps!

Are you entering Switzerland on a train from London? You could come in via Geneva or Basel. If Geneva, then visit Montreux, Interlaken, Lucerne and Bern. I wouldn't worry too much about the Rheinfall to be honest.

If you come in from Basel, go: Lucerne, Interlaken, Montreux and Bern. It sounds like you are catching a train from Bern to Rome?

You can also enjoy the scenic Golden Pass route that runs between Montreux to Interlaken to Lucerne.

Have a look at the Eurail Select Pass and see how to buy it online here.

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Feb 11, 2018 - 10:05 PM in reply to Lucas

Thanks Lucas.

I am entering Switzerland through flight in Zurich. I will go as per the route you suggested.

Yes, I am going to catch a train from Bern to Rome?

will add the scenic Golden Pass route.

I had a look at the Eurail Select Pass ...and got confused as I am citizen of India and working in London from last two years.Can you Please suggest me which pass to go for Is it inter-rail or Euro rail to book for.

Thanks for your revert I have alerted my plan as per your suggestion.

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Feb 11, 2018 - 10:55 PM

Hi Poojauk,

Since you entering Switzerland at Kloten (Zurich airport) I think you have the right route. First to see the Rheinfall, then to Lucerne, followed by Interlaken, Montreux, and finally to Berne. This way you are covering the locations you desire to see and at the same time keeping the distance you have to travel to a minimum. No doubt you will be researching and planning what you would like to see or do at each of these places (I notice you already mentioned Titlis). I assume this is your first trip and hope that you enjoy every moment. Hopefully the weather will cooperate. You will not be disappointed with the Swiss rail system.

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Feb 12, 2018 - 8:34 AM in reply to poojauk

Hi poojauk,

It's about citizenship (the country in your passport). If you have a British passport you can use Interrail passes, but no Eurail passes. If you have an Indian passport you qualify for Eurail, not Interrail. If you have both nationalities you can choose either. You can find those passes here.

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