Is Swiss Travel Pass included in the Eurail Pass?

Is Swiss Travel Pass included in the Eurail Pass?

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vinky
vinky
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Sep 26, 2017 - 3:15 AM

Would like to check the difference between getting a 2 country Eurail Pass and Swiss Travel Pass.

Is the Swiss Travel Pass included in the Eurail Pass if Switzerland is one of the two countries selected in the Eurail Pass?

If someone has just celebrated their 26th birthday at the time of travel, please advise if they are still considered 'Youth' for the Eurail Pass/Swiss Travel Pass?

Last modified on Sep 26, 2017 - 2:51 PM by Sue
Alpenrose666
Alpenrose666
1182 posts
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Sep 26, 2017 - 7:56 AM in reply to vinky

Hi vinky, and welcome to MySwissAlps!

>> Would like to check on the difference between getting a 2 country Eurail pass and switzerland travel pass.

You can download maps showing what is covered by each pass.

As explained in the legend on the maps, red lines are trains, yellow lines are buses, black lines are cable cars, white lines are boats. Solid lines are free, dotted lines are discounted. Discounts are mostly 50%, but only 25% for transport where you see the number "1" inside circle near the dotted line. There are a few grey lines on the maps as well, which are different for each pass. These indicate transport that is not covered by the pass.

Swiss Travel Pass coverage

www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/validity

Eurail Pass coverage

www.sbb.ch/content/dam /infrastruktur/trafima ge/karten/karte-geltungsbereich-InterRail-EuRail.pdf

>> Is switzerland travel pass included in the Eurail pass of Switzerland is one of the two countries selected in the Eurail pass?

No, the Swiss Travel Pass and a Eurail Pass that includes Switzerland are two entirely different products. The coverage maps I mentioned above will allow you to compare them.

>> If just celebrated 26 yo birthday at point of travelling, please advise if still consider youth for eurail pass / switzerland travel pass?

If you have turned 26 before or on your first day of travelling, you will need to buy an adult Swiss Travel Pass, as the Swiss Travel Pass Youth is only valid for youth aged between 16 and 25. Are you able to start your trip and/or start the validity of your pass a day or two before your birthday instead?

See this thread:

www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/youth-travel-pass-turning-26

The Eurail Select Youth Pass is valid for youth aged between 12 and 27, so you would qualify for this.

Alpenrose

Last modified on Sep 26, 2017 - 7:57 AM by Alpenrose666
Arno
Arno
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Sep 26, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Hi Vinky,

Indeed these passes are completely separate thing. You either buy one or the other. You can compare them side by side here:

To find out which pass works out cheaper for you, please see www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass.

vinky
vinky
2 posts
new member
Sep 27, 2017 - 1:28 AM

Thank you very much Alpenrose and Arno!

Look forward to go to switzerland!

Regards,

Vinky

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