Eurail pass and Swiss rail pass acceptability

Eurail pass and Swiss rail pass acceptability

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PARTHA63
PARTHA63
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Mar 24, 2018 - 7:16 AM

Is Eurail pass valid for switzerland train journey ? Swiss rail pass valid for Munich to Zurich journey ?

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Mar 24, 2018 - 8:20 AM in reply to PARTHA63

The Eurail Select 2 Country pass is valid for trains in Germany and Switzerland if that's what's you buy.

The Swiss Travel Pass is only valid from the Swiss border. You'll need a ticket for the German part of the journey or a Eurail Pass.

The Swiss Travel Pass is much better then Eurail for travel in Switzerland if you plan to get off the main rail routes and into the mountains. Also covers boats and buses much better.

See www.myswissalps.com/tr aintickets/germany.

Have you read “How to choose the best travel pass” (www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass)?

Last modified on Mar 24, 2018 - 8:23 AM by rockoyster
Lucas
Lucas
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Mar 24, 2018 - 10:47 AM in reply to PARTHA63

Hi Partha63,

You can see exactly what the Eurail Select Pass covers in either country (assuming you buy Germany & Switzerland) here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/eurailselectpass /validity & what the Swiss Travel Pass covers here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/swisstravelpass /validity

Last modified on Mar 24, 2018 - 2:47 PM by Arno
Alpenrose666
Alpenrose666
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Mar 25, 2018 - 12:53 AM in reply to PARTHA63

>> Munich to Zurich journey

A scenic (but slightly longer) route from München (Munich) to Zürich is to go via Innsbruck.

There is some great mountain scenery between München and Innsbruck.

Then, between Innsbruck and the Swiss border, the trip is particularly scenic - mountains, valleys and villages.

  • Not too long after leaving Landeck-Zams station, there's a castle close by on the right-hand side, which is worth keeping an eye out for (Wiesberg Castle).
  • Just after St Anton am Arlberg (where the train will stop), the train goes through a 10km tunnel under the Arlberg mountain range. When you emerge on the other side, if you look back in the direction you have come from there is a good view of the Arlberg massif.
  • Shortly after Feldkirch, the train leaves Austria and travels through Liechtenstein for about 10 minutes before crossing the River Rhine (quite narrow at this point) and entering Switzerland at Buchs SG. At Buchs SG the train reverses direction, so you get the impression that you are heading back to Vienna! I've seen a few nervous passengers at this point!
  • Between Sargans and Zürich, the train travels alongside the Walensee (Lake Walen, a narrow, very deep lake with the Churfirsten mountains rising steeply from the other side of the lake) and the Zürichsee (Lake Zürich).

Alpenrose

Last modified on Mar 25, 2018 - 12:54 AM by Alpenrose666

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