Mar 7, 2018 - 6:02 PM
Hi Yeewen, welcome to MySwissAlps!
First a quick warning, just to be sure: the SwissPass is for Swiss residents. The pass you need as a tourist is the Swiss Travel Pass. You can print it at home, please see myswissalps.com/swisst ravelpass/price.
There are no direct trains to Interlaken, but most trains to Domodossola do proceed to Brig or Spiez, and from there you'll find plenty of trains to Interlaken. I usually first go to any of the websites here (or the Swiss timetable) to look for the entire trip: so Venice to Interlaken in your case. Then for the departure time that seems best I edit the search and check for the ticket price to the border only: so you'd change Interlaken to Domossola in your case.
I don't know your travel date, but a convenient connection with only two changes in Milan and Spiez departs from Venezia S. Lucia at 8:20 AM. So you could buy a ticket for that departure time and stay seated in Domodossola to continue to Spiez. Most websites listed on www.myswissalps.com/tr aintickets/italy/price, including www.trainline.eu/searc h, sell tickets for around €30.
For tickets to France, including Strasbourg, please see www.myswissalps.com/tr aintickets/france for general tips and purchase options. Most trains to Strasbourg are regional trains where reservations are not required. So you can buy last minute tickets. Personally I would not wait until Basel as there's always the risk of missing your next train while you purchase a ticket. I'd rather do it online, or at a staffed Swiss train station whenever it is convenient. I've seen discounts of a few € for specific trains if booking online, but not much more than that.
Enjoy your trip!
Last modified on Mar 7, 2018 - 6:07 PM by Arno