Venice-Bellagio-Zermatt-Geneva rail pass

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Jan 10, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Hi - we are a family of 4 (2 adults + 2 teenagers) . We have arranged our accommodation for a special trip in Europe this August which will take us by train from:

- Venice to Lake Como (Bellagio, 2 nights)

- onward to Zermatt (3 nights). We hope to visit the Gornergrat whilst here.

- down to Geneva (for the airport and flight home).

Will it be cheaper to buy family Italian and/or Swiss train passes, or one covering the two countries? Would we reduce the cost by purchasing a Swiss Pass to obtain rail discounts?

And would any train/discount pass be eligible for a ferry/hydrofoil trip (return trip) on Lake Como (Como to Bellagio/Bellagio to Mennagio )?

Many thanks for any advice/information you can provide.

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Jan 11, 2019 - 2:43 AM in reply to AlpineWizz

Hello AlpineWizz and Welcome to MySwissAlps

We don't really do Italy here. Use the SBB Timetable ( metable) to plan your travel to and within Switzerland. If you are not familiar with using the timetable it will pay to first read the instructions on that page.

But to help you answer some of your questions suggest you read:

“How to choose the best travel pass” ( ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass) aintickets/italy railselectpass

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Jan 11, 2019 - 9:46 AM in reply to rockoyster

FYI Rock, the Eurail Select Pass is no more - alternatives are listed on your link though.

AlpineWizz: The best rail pass will depend on your exact itinerary each day (mountain trips in Zermatt for example) on top of travel between towns. Rockoyster's links will help you decide what is best for you.

Often tickets within Italy are quite cheap and a rail pass isn't often needed unless you are traveling by train frequently (and not just between a couple towns).

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Jan 11, 2019 - 10:24 AM in reply to Lucas

“alternatives are listed on your link though“ 😎

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