Which rail pass for Switzerland, Italy, Austria?

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Mar 23, 2016 - 10:24 PM

2 of us plan to visit Switzerland, Italy, Austria following the itinerary below:
27/5: Fly to Switzerland's Zurich
28/5: tour Lucern
29-31/5: Based at Interlaken,
Visit Grinderwald, Lauteburren, Murren & Jungfrau
1/6: tour Belingio, Italy (next to Lake Como)
2/6: Verona, Italy
3/6: San Quirico D'Orcia, Italy
4/6: pop over San Marino, & Rimini (both Italy)
5/6: Ferrara & pop over Padova (both Italy)
6/6: Bassano del Grappa (Italy)
7/6: Bolzano & pop over Cortina Ampresso (Italy)
8-9/6: Hallstatt, Austria (minimum 2 days)
10/6: Salzburg, Austria
11/6: Liechestein
12/6: Stein Am Rhine, Switzerland
13/6: Back to Zurich

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Mar 24, 2016 - 9:50 AM


There are several options here. You'll have to make calculations to find out which option is most economical.

  • a 3 country Eurail Select Pass for Switzerland, Austria and Italy. The main disadvantage is that Eurail passes don't offer very good discounts for the region south of Interlaken, and that's exactly where you'll be spending a couple of days. So an alternative is:
  • a 2 country Eurail Select Pass for Austria and Italy (or individual passes/tickets for both countries), plus a Swiss Half Fare Card for Switzerland. It's valid during one month, so it will provide discounts for all of your Swiss trips.
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Mar 24, 2016 - 10:06 AM in reply to Annika

Thanks. If I do get the 15 day global pass which comes with 2 additional days free of charge, how can I save on the rides to Jungfrau and to Shirltorn during my 4 days there? Thanks.

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Mar 24, 2016 - 10:25 AM in reply to Removed user


You can show your pass and buy a discounted ticket at the train or cable car station: myswissalps.com/ eurailglobalpass/ validity.

The promotions are listed here.

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