Jan 30, 2015 - 8:33 PM
Interrail passes are basically Eurail passes for European citizens. Only non-European citizens qualify for Eurail. So most of what's explained in our Eurail section applies to Interrail as well. The Swiss Travel Pass gets you free traveling by train, bus, boat and city transport (trams, etc.). Many museums are free as well. It also gets you discounts on many cable cars, gondolas and funiculars. Interrail/Eurail includes free trains and boats. But no buses, city transport and museums, and only a few cable cars offer a discount. You can look into all the details if you download the maps from the pass pages I just linked to.
Since you're from the UK you're better off checking the prices in pounds on the UK version of the Swiss Railways shop: www.swisstravelsystem. co.uk. Swiss Travel Passes are considerably cheaper there than when purchased in Switzerland, or through the Swiss webshop. As announced here, the UK prices will go up by 10% next Monday, so if you prefer a Swiss Travel Pass, now is the time to get one.
Which pass is best ultimately depends on your exact travel plans, including all day trips like cable cars. In most cases, a Swiss Travel Pass works out better than an Interrail pass. But you should do the math to be 100% sure.
I hope this helps you out!
Last modified on May 17, 2018 - 12:12 PM by Arno