Feb 10, 2017 - 3:23 PM
My wife and I (in our 40s) and daughter (age 13) would love to visit Switzerland this year for the first time. Our plan would be to travel by train from the UK to Paris, then train into Switzerland, returning via Germany and Brussels to link up with the Eurostar train back to the UK.
Looking at the various tickets available it seems a global interrail pass would be the most cost effective as it covers us from our home town in the UK to London (though not Eurostar of course) then our journeys through France, Germany and Belgium (especially with the 15% promotion now on offer).
However, I've spent much time trying to identify which trains in Switzerland are free to travel on with a global interrail, and it is so confusing to me. Some trains are said to be included, but then you read the rest and it says reservations are compulsory, sometimes at eye watering prices. To my mind if you have to purchase reservations at 59 swiss francs each, then the train is in effect not included in the interrail pass!
Is there anywhere we can easily see in one location a map or find timetables for trains which are truly included for free with the interrail pass and do not require reservations? Any help would be much appreciated.