Nov 30, 2017 - 7:03 AM
in reply to manzoorh
No problem - happy to help here. :)
1. Yes you can use the Eurail Select Pass on travel around France (you need to do that to make the pass worth the cost).
2.Yes all correct. You should find a train from Interlaken to Venice by using the timetable link on my previous post.
Another idea may be with a longer Eurail Select Pass - say 10 days and use that in Switzerland as well.
This would only be advantageous if you travel by train regularly in France and Italy though.
Read through our Eurail Validity page here to see both pdf maps for the routes covered in Switzerland as well as the other countries (scroll down to see a good map of Switzerland once you open the PDF).
The main advantage of the Swiss Travel Pass would be better discounts (or free travel) up into some mountains. For example:
Eurail Select: 50% off the train or cable car to Mt. Rigi / 25% off cable car to Mt. Titlis / 25% off from Interlaken to Wengen or Grindelwald & 25% off the rest of the trip to Jungfraujoch.
Swiss Travel Pass: Free train or cable car to Mt. Rigi / 50% off to Mt. Titlis / Free from Interlaken to Wengen or Grindelwald & 25% off the rest of the trip to Jungfraujoch
In the end, if you are staying in Paris for all 3 days and not exploring outside that by train & not traveling by train after Venice I doubt buying a Eurail pass at all is worth it (unless the prices you find from Paris to Switzerland & Switzerland to Venice are very expensive).
Probably just a ticket into and out of Switzerland, as I noted on my first post, plus the Swiss Travel Pass is your best bet.
If you want to be absolutely sure on the cheapest option for your travel plans use our page here on how to choose the best rail pass - there is an Excel spreadsheet to help you do the math!
Last modified on Nov 30, 2017 - 7:06 AM by Lucas