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Feb 23, 2017 - 5:12 PM

We will be traveling from Zurich to Wengen in early September to do daily hikes for 9 days and then traveling to Barcelona to connect to the town of Ripoli by train and then return to Barcelona after a bike trip. Would a Swiss Travel Pass or a Eurail Pass be better (cost wise)? We plan to take the train out of Wengen each day to connect to trail heads (weather permitting) and riding local buses and gondolas. In Spain we will need to use the rail and bus system for getting to/from Ripoli and then general transport in Barcelona for 3 days. Will the Eurail Pass allow for free local bus, boat and gondola/cable car transport like the Swiss Travel Pass?

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Feb 23, 2017 - 6:11 PM

Hi BandA,

Please see myswissalps.com/eurail selectpass/validity and download the map for what's included in the Eurail Select Pass. It is not be a good choice when staying in Wengen. The Swiss Travel Pass covers much more: myswissalps.com/swisst ravelpass/validity.

There is a Eurail Pass for Spain but I don't know about its details. You can take a look at www.raileurope.com/rai l-tickets-passes/eurail-spain-pass/index.html for more information. Point to point tickets may work best if it's just a few trips beyond Switzerland, and apart from within Barcelona. You can take a look here for possible retailers of such tickets. Barcelona is beyond the scope of this website, but a pass like this might work for you as Eurail passes don't included urban transport: www.viator.com/tours/B arcelona/Barcelona-Card-with-Guidebook/d562-2512BCARD.

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Feb 25, 2017 - 4:53 AM in reply to Arno

Thank you! This site is without a doubt the best site I have ever experienced for travel anywhere in the world. The wealth of up to date information and kind good will is wonderful. We look forward to visiting your wonderful country.

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Feb 25, 2017 - 9:32 AM in reply to Removed user

Thank you for your very kind words! Have a great trip!

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