Train travel from Paris to Interlaken questions

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Apr 8, 2018 - 2:52 AM

We area a family of four travelling from Paris to Interlaken in May. I understand that I can travel taking TGV Lyria from Paris to Basel and then from Basel to Interlaken. My questions are:

1. What are the passes I need?

2. Do I make a reservation?

3. I will have lots of luggage. Can i carry it in the train? Thanks

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Apr 8, 2018 - 6:03 AM in reply to Agastya

Helo Agastya and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

Apart from getting to Interlaken we don't know what your plans are in Switzerland or how much train travel you are doing in Paris prior to reaching Basel so it difficult to provide advice an a suitable pass.

You should read “How to choose the best travel pass” ( ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass).

For travel from Paris see aintickets/france.

Reservations are required on the TGV but not from Basel to Interlaken. Use the Swiss Train Timetable ( to buy tickets. If you are not familiar with the timetable it will pay to read the instructions at before delving into the timetable.

It is usually not a problem to carry luggage on trains. I'm not sure what "a lot of luggage" means in terms of bags per person but this page may help answer your question ain/practical/luggage.

Last modified on Apr 8, 2018 - 6:05 AM by rockoyster
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Apr 8, 2018 - 8:47 AM

Thank you.

We are in Paris/Disney/palace of versailles for 5 days and mean to travel within city using the train.

In Switzerland we are in Interlaken (2nts) Lucerne (2nts) Zurich (3nts). We will cover Jungfraujoch, Mt Titlis and Rhine falls for sure,

Keeping this in mind, what is the best possible pass- global eurail or Swiss travel pass

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Apr 8, 2018 - 11:53 AM in reply to Agastya

I would think the 8-day Swiss Travel Pass is best: isstravelpass. Or perhaps the Swiss Half Fare Card if you don't mind buying tickets for each trip: isshalffarecard. The first page Rockoyster gave you allows you to do the math the see which one ends up being cheaper.

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