Apr 3, 2013 - 3:29 PM
Hi Mat and Bek! If the trip Paris-Swiss border (and some local traveling near Paris) is all you'll be doing in France, a Eurail France-Switzerland Pass isn't the best option. You can best purchase regular tickets for your French trips in that case and focus on a rail pass specifically for Switzerland. If you plan to do some intensive traveling in France as well, the pass will work though. On the valid days, you will be able to travel throughout Switzerland for free in regular trains, buses and boats. Some mountain railways and cable cars are discounted too, but not all. Please review all details at the Eurail France-Switzerland Pass page
. If budget is important to you, note that it's available in 1st class only.
As for regional passes: the Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland would make most sense if you really want to focus on the Interlaken region. It doesn't get you all the way to Zermatt, Lucerne and Zurich, but parts of the trips would be for free. Details and a link to a validity map can be found here
. In all, I still think a Swiss Saver (Flexi) Pass or a Swiss Half Fare Card would be the easiest solution if you want to travel across the country.