Apr 26, 2011 - 1:40 PM
Hello sunny! It seems like you won't be doing that much train traveling in Austria, Italy and France. Is that correct? If you don't plan on making long and expensive train journeys from Vienna, Paris and Rome, it would probably be too expensive to by a Eurail pass. Another disadvantage of a Eurail pass is that it offers less discounts on your trips in Switzerland than Swiss rail passes do. So if you want to make short trips in the other countries, purchasing regular train tickets may be the cheapest solution. This topic, which addresses a similar question, may be interesting to you as well.
As for your stay in Switzerland: it's hard to say which pass is best for you, as that depends on several questions, such as: where will you be staying? Are long and expensive train journeys involved? Do you mind purchasing separate discounted train tickets for each trip and is unlimited traveling important to you? And so on. In fact, only a clear list of plans can help you calculate which pass is best.
Just to give one idea: if you want to enjoy the ease of unlimited traveling, without the need to buy tickets for each single trip, an 8 day Swiss Saver Pass for the adults may be what you're looking for. The kids will travel along for free with the free STS Family Card that comes along with the Swiss Saver Pass.
Last modified on Dec 24, 2021 - 1:50 PM by Arno