Glacier Express with Eurail pass in November

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canggrae
canggrae
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Oct 22, 2019 - 9:45 PM

Dear All, I will be in Switzerland on 9th November, to Zermatt, for solotravel. I have eurail pass flexible, can I enjoying Glacier Express Train for free? I am looking for the information but I am still confusing, I am not good enough in English.

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Oct 22, 2019 - 9:58 PM in reply to canggrae

Hello canggrae and Welcome to MySwissAlps

The Glacier Express is not running and does not recommence operations until 15 December: www.myswissalps.com/gl acierexpress/gettingth ere

On your travel date you can still travel on the same route but using regular trains. The scenery is just the same you just need to change trains a few times. The Eurail Pass will cover your journey.

See "Regular trains versus Glacier Express" at www.myswissalps.com/gl acierexpress.

canggrae
canggrae
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Oct 23, 2019 - 3:57 AM in reply to rockoyster

Hello.. Thankyou so much for your answer. Unfortunately I have not go glacier express. But, is there any scenic train which covered by eurail pass on that date?

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Oct 23, 2019 - 4:59 AM in reply to canggrae

All the scenic trains are covered by the Eurail Global Pass except for seat reservations (only compulsory on the Bernina, Glacier and Gotthard Panorama Express trains): https://www.myswissalp s.com/eurailglobalpass /validity.

Have a look at the options at www.myswissalps.com/ac tivities/scenictrips/t rain.

Don't get too caught up on "scenic trains" - just about any train ride in Switzerland is scenic and all the "panoramic" train routes can be covered in ordinary trains.

Are you only in Switzerland for one day? If so your options are limited. Where do you arrive and depart Switzerland?

canggrae
canggrae
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Oct 24, 2019 - 9:03 AM in reply to rockoyster

I will be in Switzerland for 4 days, on 9th - 13th November, the first day stay in Zermatt, then Grindelwald, then Interlaken. Do you have any recommendation about scenic train which I can enjoy?
Thanks in advance.

Annika
Annika
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Oct 24, 2019 - 9:13 AM

Hi canggrae!

The Glacier Express route would indeed be covered by the Eurail Global Pass, except for seat reservation costs. Apart from the page mentioned by Rockoyster, you'll find this information at www.myswissalps.com/gl acierexpress/tickets. I'm not sure if this is the best route for your outlined base towns though. You can do it as day trip, but then you'll end up in St. Moritz or another town along the route which is far off from Grindelwald/Interlaken. There are many other options for scenid train journeys though though.

There's a beautiful way to travel from Zermatt (https://www.myswissalp s.com/zermatt) to Grindelwald/Interlaken for example, by using the Lötschberg RegioExpress trains that stop in Goppenstein and Kandersteg (fill out one of those as a via-station in the advanced SBB timetable at www.myswissalps.com/ti metable when planning your trip). It's a beautiful route crossing the mountains between the Valais (www.myswissalps.com/va lais) and the Bernese Oberland (www.myswissalps.com/be rneseoberland).

Within the Jungfrau region, pretty much each train trip is extremely scenic :-). Part of the route to Jungfraujoch should be included I think, at least as far as Kleine Scheidegg: www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfraujoch/gettingther e. You can also travel part of the Golden Pass line, either towards Zweisimmen/Montreux or to Lucerne: www.myswissalps.com/go ldenpass.

Note that Grindelwald and Interlaken are only 30 minutes apart from each other, so it doesn't necessarily make sense to stay in both towns. I'd say either one of them will work, and it will save you the hassle of packing/unpacking and checking in yet another hotel. Please find suggestions at https://www.myswissalp s.com/grindelwald/hote ls and https://www.myswissalp s.com/interlaken/hotel s.

Last modified on Oct 24, 2019 - 9:14 AM by Annika

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