Eurail Global Pass vs. Swiss Travel Pass and car

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Feb 10, 2019 - 5:40 PM

My wife and I are planning to travel from the United States and spend 8 days in Switzerland in September 2019. 3 days St Moritz, 2 days Zermatt, 2 days Wengen, and 1 day in Zurich. We are then planning on traveling to Germany for a week. In looking at our options for travel I was considering getting Eurail Global Pass for 15 days. Does the Global Pass work similar to Swiss Travel Pass? Does it provide discounts as well for excursions that we may take such to the Glacier Express, Gornefrat, Jungfraujoch, and Schilthorn. The other option we have is getting an 8 day Swiss Travel Pass, booking a train tickets from Zurich to Munich and then renting a car. Any insights and advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Feb 10, 2019 - 6:28 PM in reply to Skzf

Hi Skzf and welcome to MySwissAlps!

you can compare the differences between the Eurail Global Pass and Swiss Travel Pass coverage in Switzelrand here:

To know which pass or passes are best for your entire itinerary have a look here for help comparing but you'll need to know your daily trip plans first): ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass

Almost certainly, unless you have a lot of train trips planned in Germany, you are best off buying the Swiss Travel Pass + point to point tickets in Germany: aintickets/germany/pri ce (or rent the car as you say).

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