Is Swiss Pass valid on the Vienna to Zurich train?

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Apr 1, 2018 - 11:57 AM

I am planning to travel from Vienna to Zurich on an overnight train. This is EN 40462 1.2.. I have three questions.

One, is the Swiss pass Valid on this train?

Second, if yes, Is it also valid for couchettes?

Third, Will I use up the pass for one day or Two days?

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Apr 1, 2018 - 4:17 PM in reply to Rkaul

Hi Rkaul and welcome to MySwissAlps!

The Swiss Travel Pass would only cover you within the Switzerland portion of the trip (Buchs SG to Zurich) This is a very small portion of the trip and not worth the cost I would think. It would only use up one day of your pass (whatever the date is when you cross the border at Buchs SG).

I would think the cost of the ticket from Vienna to Buchs isn't much less than all the way to Zurich. You can search for tickets from Vienna to Zurich here.

I wouldn't use the Swiss Travel Pass for this day unless you have more train travel planned once you reach Zurich?

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