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  • August 20, 2017 03:40
    ssbalert mail
    Changed description of Amount debited but yet not recieved all my tickets by ssbalert mail to Amount debited but yet not recieved all my tickets I booked my eurail 3 country pass and booked few reservation. Out of all I hv not yet received my tkt reservation from naples to Milan and Milan to Arth. Its been more than 10 days. I need immediate help now I m frustated Though my amount has been debited but ticket not emailed nor received My booking refrence no is :40987384 Email : <a href="mailto:me.yogesh@gmail.com" rel="nofollow">me.yogesh@gmail.com</a> Also kindly help for below I hv bought eurail 3 country select pass How can i avail discount and get tickeys for 1) harderkulm 2)titlis 3) jungfrau top of europe Appreciate your immediate support.
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  • August 18, 2017 21:30
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Should I purchase regular tickets or a rail pass to go from Salzburg to Innsbruck, Innsbruck to Zurich, Zurich to Interlaken & Zurich to Bern? by Jeff to Hi Sharon,<br /><br />1.) The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is unlike other rail passes in that it does cover public transit networks within cities. Therefore, it will cover you on public city transit in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow">Bern</a>.<br /><br />2.) The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would cover you on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-grindelwald.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken to Grindelwald</a> and then enable you to receive a discount of 25-50% on the Firstbahn cable cars. To receive the 25%-50% discount on the Firstbahn, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Gindelwald - For Use Only With Swiss Travel Pass’ option of the ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html">Grindelwald-First Top of Adventure</a>’ pass. You would purchase this here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html</a>.<br /><br />Please note, using your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">Swiss Travel Pass</a> to take the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html">Interlaken</a> and Grindelwald does require the use of a travel day. If you do not wish to expend a day of rail travel on your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">Swiss Travel Pass</a> for the travel between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html">Interlaken</a> and Grindelwald, you would instead purchase the full fare option (‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken’) of the ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html">Grindelwald-First Top of Adventure</a>’..
  • August 18, 2017 21:27
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Should I purchase regular tickets or a rail pass to go from Salzburg to Innsbruck, Innsbruck to Zurich, Zurich to Interlaken & Zurich to Bern? by Jeff to For a visit to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a>, you'll want to keep in mind that the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> enables you to receive discounts on the various mountain excursions in the area.<br /><br /><b><u>Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</u></b><br /><br />To get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, there are 2 different routes you can take; one that goes via Grindelwald and the other that goes via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen.<br /><br />The Grindelwald route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-grindelwald.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken to Grindelwald</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/grindelwald-to-kleine-scheidegg.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/grindelwald-to-kleine-scheidegghtml">Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg</a> on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujoch.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujochhtml">Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch</a> on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />The Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lauterbrunnen-to-kleine-scheidegg.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/lauterbrunnen-to-kleine-scheidegghtml">Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg</a> on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’ (Wengen is a stop along this rail line)<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujoch.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujochhtml">Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch</a> on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would be able to receive a discount of about 25% on either of these routes between Interlaken and the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe. To receive this discount, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland' option of a pass called the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/jungfraujoch/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html</a>.<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations would be highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/indexhtml">Interlaken</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/train-station/interlaken-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken Ost</a>), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and Jungfraujoch, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the one via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen. To get the most of your Jungfraujoch experience, you might want to consider making your ascent one way and your descent the other. The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe.<br /><br /><b><u>Schilthorn</u></b><br /><br />There are also 2 different routes you can take to get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to Mount Schilthorn; one via Grütschalp and the other via Stechelberg.<br /><br />The Grütschalp route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-'Grütschalpbahn' cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp<br />-'Mürrenbahn' train from Grütschalp to Mürren<br />-‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />The Stechelberg route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnenhtml">Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg<br />-'Schilthornbahn’ cable cars from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald, Gimmelwald to Mürren, Mürren to Birg, and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would be able to receive a discount of about 25% on either of these routes between Interlaken and Schilthorn. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of a pass called the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schilthorn-Piz Gloria</a>'. For the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schilthorn-Piz Gloria</a>', you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html</a>.<br /><br />With the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schilthorn-Piz Gloria</a>' pass, only the bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg would not be covered. If you take the bus between Lauterbrunnen and Stechelberg, you would pay locally.<br /><br />'Piz Gloria’ refers to the panoramic revolving restaurant at the Schilthorn summit.<br /><br /><b><u>Harder Kulm (Harderbahn)</u></b><br /><br />A <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> would also enable you to receive a 25% discount on the Harderbahn funicular in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/indexhtml">Interlaken</a>. The Harderbahn takes you to a viewing platform at the ‘Two Lakes Bridge’ (Zweiseensteg) for spectacular views of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz below, as well as incredible panoramas of the surrounding Alps; including Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. There is also the Harder Kulm Panorama restaurant offering more stunning views.<br /><br />To receive the 25% discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of the ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/harder-kulm/index.html" rel="nofollow">Harder Kulm Top of Interlaken</a>’. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/harder-kulm/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/harder-kulm/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/harder-kulm/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald-First (Firstbahn)</u></b><br /><br />The Firstbahn departs from its base station in the nearby village of Grindelwald. To reach Grindelwald, you would have to take a train along the famed ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>. The ascent consists of a cable car from the base station in Grindelwald to Bort, another cable car from Bort to Schreckfeld, and then another cable car from Schreckfeld to the summit station of First. Once you’ve ascended to the First summit station, you would have access to the 'First Cliff Walk (by Tissot)', a 131 ft long suspension bridge leading to an observation platform that offers spectacular panoramic views of the valley below and the surrounding mountains.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> would enable you to receive a 25% discount on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ (Interlaken-Grindelwald) and the Firstbahn cable cars. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of a pass called the ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html" rel="nofollow">Grindelwald-First Top of Adventure</a>’. You would purchase this pass here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/grindelwald-first/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Schynige Platte</u></b><br /><br />The nostalgic ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ runs from the nearby village of Wilderswil to the Schynige Platte station. Wilderswil is only a 4-minute train ride from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html">Interlaken</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> enables you to receive a discount of about 25% to take this excursion. To receive this 25% discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of the pass for the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schynige-platte/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schynige-platte/index.html">Schynige Platte</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schynige-platte/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/schynige-platte/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schynige-platte/index.html</a>.<br /><br />From Schynige Platte, you’ll have more amazing views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, as well as Niesen, Stockhorn and Jura. By the station is also Switzerland’s only Alpine Botanical Garden and the Schynige Platte Panorama Restaurant.<br /><br />Please note, the ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ only runs from May 27th to October 22nd for 2017..
  • August 18, 2017 20:59
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Should I purchase regular tickets or a rail pass to go from Salzburg to Innsbruck, Innsbruck to Zurich, Zurich to Interlaken & Zurich to Bern? by Jeff to For a visit to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a>, you'll want to keep in mind that the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> enables you to receive discounts on the various mountain excursions in the area.<br /><br /><b><u>Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</u></b><br /><br />To get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, there are 2 different routes you can take; one that goes via Grindelwald and the other that goes via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen.<br /><br />The Grindelwald route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-grindelwald.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken to Grindelwald</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/grindelwald-to-kleine-scheidegg.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/grindelwald-to-kleine-scheidegghtml">Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg</a> on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujoch.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujochhtml">Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch</a> on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />The Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lauterbrunnen-to-kleine-scheidegg.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/lauterbrunnen-to-kleine-scheidegghtml">Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg</a> on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’ (Wengen is a stop along this rail line)<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujoch.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujochhtml">Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch</a> on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would be able to receive a discount of about 25% on either of these routes between Interlaken and the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe. To receive this discount, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland' option of a pass called the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/jungfraujoch/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html</a>.<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations would be highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/indexhtml">Interlaken</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/train-station/interlaken-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken Ost</a>), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and Jungfraujoch, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the one via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen. To get the most of your Jungfraujoch experience, you might want to consider making your ascent one way and your descent the other. The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe.<br /><br /><b><u>Schilthorn</u></b><br /><br />There are also 2 different routes you can take to get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to Mount Schilthorn; one via Grütschalp and the other via Stechelberg.<br /><br />The Grütschalp route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-'Grütschalpbahn' cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp<br />-'Mürrenbahn' train from Grütschalp to Mürren<br />-‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />The Stechelberg route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html">Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg<br />-'Schilthornbahn’ cable cars from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald, Gimmelwald to Mürren, Mürren to Birg, and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would be able to receive a discount of about 25% on either of these routes between Interlaken and Schilthorn. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of a pass called the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow">Schilthorn-Piz Gloria</a>'. For the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow">Schilthorn-Piz Gloria</a>', you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html</a>.<br /><br />With the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow">Schilthorn-Piz Gloria</a>' pass, only the bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg would not be covered. If you take the bus between Lauterbrunnen and Stechelberg, you would pay locally.<br /><br />'Piz Gloria’ refers to the panoramic revolving restaurant at the Schilthorn summit.<br /><br /><b><u>Harder Kulm (Harderbahn)</u></b><br /><br />A <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> would also enable you to receive a 25% discount on the Harderbahn funicular in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html">Interlaken</a>. The Harderbahn takes you to a viewing platform at the ‘Two Lakes Bridge’ (Zweiseensteg) for spectacular views of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz below, as well as incredible panoramas of the surrounding Alps; including Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. There is also the Harder Kulm Panorama restaurant offering more stunning views.<br /><br />To receive the 25% discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of the ‘Harder Kulm Top of Interlaken’. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/harder-kulm/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/harder-kulm/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/harder-kulm/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald-First (Firstbahn)</u></b><br /><br />The Firstbahn departs from its base station in the nearby village of Grindelwald. To reach Grindelwald, you would have to take a train along the famed ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ from Interlaken. The ascent consists of a cable car from the base station in Grindelwald to Bort, another cable car from Bort to Schreckfeld, and then another cable car from Schreckfeld to the summit station of First. Once you’ve ascended to the First summit station, you would have access to the 'First Cliff Walk (by Tissot)', a 131 ft long suspension bridge leading to an observation platform that offers spectacular panoramic views of the valley below and the surrounding mountains.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> would enable you to receive a 25% discount on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ (Interlaken-Grindelwald) and the Firstbahn cable cars. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of a pass called the ‘Grindelwald-First Top of Adventure’. You would purchase this pass here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/grindelwald-first/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Schynige Platte</u></b><br /><br />The nostalgic ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ runs from the nearby village of Wilderswil to the Schynige Platte station. Wilderswil is only a 4-minute train ride from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> enables you to receive a discount of about 25% to take this excursion. To receive this 25% discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of the pass for the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schynige-platte/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schynige Platte</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schynige-platte/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/schynige-platte/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schynige-platte/index.html</a>.<br /><br />From Schynige Platte, you’ll have more amazing views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, as well as Niesen, Stockhorn and Jura. By the station is also Switzerland’s only Alpine Botanical Garden and the Schynige Platte Panorama Restaurant.<br /><br />Please note, the ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ only runs from May 27th to October 22nd for 2017..
  • August 18, 2017 20:57
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Should I purchase regular tickets or a rail pass to go from Salzburg to Innsbruck, Innsbruck to Zurich, Zurich to Interlaken & Zurich to Bern? by Jeff to For a visit to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>, you'll want to keep in mind that the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> enables you to receive discounts on the various mountain excursions in the area.<br /><br /><b><u>Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</u></b><br /><br />To get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, there are 2 different routes you can take; one that goes via Grindelwald and the other that goes via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen.<br /><br />The Grindelwald route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-grindelwald.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken to Grindelwald</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/grindelwald-to-kleine-scheidegg.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/grindelwald-to-kleine-scheidegg.html">Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg</a> on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujoch.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujoch.html">Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch</a> on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />The Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lauterbrunnen-to-kleine-scheidegg.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lauterbrunnen-to-kleine-scheidegg.html">Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg</a> on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’ (Wengen is a stop along this rail line)<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujoch.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujoch.html">Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch</a> on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would be able to receive a discount of about 25% on either of these routes between Interlaken and the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe. To receive this discount, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland' option of a pass called the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/jungfraujoch/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html</a>.<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations would be highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html">Interlaken</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/train-station/interlaken-train-station.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken Ost</a>), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and Jungfraujoch, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the one via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen. To get the most of your Jungfraujoch experience, you might want to consider making your ascent one way and your descent the other. The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe.<br /><br /><b><u>Schilthorn</u></b><br /><br />There are also 2 different routes you can take to get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to Mount Schilthorn; one via Grütschalp and the other via Stechelberg.<br /><br />The Grütschalp route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-'Grütschalpbahn' cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp<br />-'Mürrenbahn' train from Grütschalp to Mürren<br />-‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />The Stechelberg route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg<br />-'Schilthornbahn’ cable cars from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald, Gimmelwald to Mürren, Mürren to Birg, and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would be able to receive a discount of about 25% on either of these routes between Interlaken and Schilthorn. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of a pass called the 'Schilthorn-Piz Gloria'. For the 'Schilthorn-Piz Gloria', you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html</a>.<br /><br />With the 'Schilthorn-Piz Gloria' pass, only the bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg would not be covered. If you take the bus between Lauterbrunnen and Stechelberg, you would pay locally.<br /><br />'Piz Gloria’ refers to the panoramic revolving restaurant at the Schilthorn summit.<br /><br /><b><u>Harder Kulm (Harderbahn)</u></b><br /><br />A <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> would also enable you to receive a 25% discount on the Harderbahn funicular in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>. The Harderbahn takes you to a viewing platform at the ‘Two Lakes Bridge’ (Zweiseensteg) for spectacular views of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz below, as well as incredible panoramas of the surrounding Alps; including Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. There is also the Harder Kulm Panorama restaurant offering more stunning views.<br /><br />To receive the 25% discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of the ‘Harder Kulm Top of Interlaken’. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/harder-kulm/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/harder-kulm/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/harder-kulm/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald-First (Firstbahn)</u></b><br /><br />The Firstbahn departs from its base station in the nearby village of Grindelwald. To reach Grindelwald, you would have to take a train along the famed ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ from Interlaken. The ascent consists of a cable car from the base station in Grindelwald to Bort, another cable car from Bort to Schreckfeld, and then another cable car from Schreckfeld to the summit station of First. Once you’ve ascended to the First summit station, you would have access to the 'First Cliff Walk (by Tissot)', a 131 ft long suspension bridge leading to an observation platform that offers spectacular panoramic views of the valley below and the surrounding mountains.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> would enable you to receive a 25% discount on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ (Interlaken-Grindelwald) and the Firstbahn cable cars. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of a pass called the ‘Grindelwald-First Top of Adventure’. You would purchase this pass here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/grindelwald-first/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Schynige Platte</u></b><br /><br />The nostalgic ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ runs from the nearby village of Wilderswil to the Schynige Platte station. Wilderswil is only a 4-minute train ride from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> enables you to receive a discount of about 25% to take this excursion. To receive this 25% discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of the pass for the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schynige-platte/index.html" rel="nofollow">Schynige Platte</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schynige-platte/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/schynige-platte/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schynige-platte/index.html</a>.<br /><br />From Schynige Platte, you’ll have more amazing views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, as well as Niesen, Stockhorn and Jura. By the station is also Switzerland’s only Alpine Botanical Garden and the Schynige Platte Panorama Restaurant.<br /><br />Please note, the ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ only runs from May 27th to October 22nd for 2017..
  • August 18, 2017 20:43
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Should I purchase regular tickets or a rail pass to go from Salzburg to Innsbruck, Innsbruck to Zurich, Zurich to Interlaken & Zurich to Bern? by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/salzburg/index.html" rel="nofollow">Salzburg</a>, you can view various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/austria/salzburg/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/en/activities/austria/salzburg/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/austria/salzburg/</a>.<br /><br />For time in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/innsbruck/index.html" rel="nofollow">Innsbruck</a>, you can view various city passes and tours here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/austria/innsbruck/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/austria/innsbruck/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/austria/innsbruck/</a>.<br /><br />For <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a>, you can view various city passes and tours here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/zurich/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/en/activities/switzerland/zurich/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/zurich/</a>.<br /><br />City passes and tours for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow">Bern</a> can be found here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/bern/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/bern/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/bern/</a>..
  • August 18, 2017 20:42
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Should I purchase regular tickets or a rail pass to go from Salzburg to Innsbruck, Innsbruck to Zurich, Zurich to Interlaken & Zurich to Bern? by Jeff to I'm sorry, but the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> does not cover public transportation within cities in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow">Austria</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>. The pass will just cover the ticket costs for trains running ‘inter-city’ between different cities..
  • August 18, 2017 20:40
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Should I purchase regular tickets or a rail pass to go from Salzburg to Innsbruck, Innsbruck to Zurich, Zurich to Interlaken & Zurich to Bern? by Jeff to Hi Sharon,<br /><br />Since you're planning on making trips to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html">Bern</a> when you're in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html">Zurich</a>, I would recommend going with a rail pass, as opposed to regular tickets. For your itinerary, you would purchase the 2 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html">Austria</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html">Switzerland</a>.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Salzburg to Innsbruck (most direct option / Railjet trains through Germany)</u></b><br /><br />The most feasible/fastest way to get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/salzburg/index.html" rel="nofollow">Salzburg</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/innsbruck/index.html" rel="nofollow">Innsbruck</a> is to take a direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjet</a> train. The direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/railjet/how-to-bookhtml">Railjets</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/salzburg-to-innsbruck.html" rel="nofollow">Salzburg to Innsbruck</a> actually pass through a small part of Bavaria en route; however, for these trains, you would not need to have <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow">Germany</a> included on you rail pass. This route is scenic, running over both the Rosenheim-Salzburg and Rosenheim-Kufstein Railways.<br /><br />On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjets</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/salzburg-to-innsbruck.html" rel="nofollow">Salzburg to Innsbruck</a>, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjet</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/salzburg-to-innsbruck.html" rel="nofollow">Salzburg to Innsbruck</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Salzburg to Innsbruck (via Bischofshofen/Schwarzach)</u></b><br /><br />Other options from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/salzburg/index.html" rel="nofollow">Salzburg</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/innsbruck/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/innsbruck/index.html">Innsbruck</a>, perhaps considered even a little more scenic, would involve being routed a different direction, down through Bischofshofen and Schwarzach, before cutting west to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/innsbruck/index.html" rel="nofollow">Innsbruck</a>. The most feasible of these options take about 3.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains at least once in Schwarzach along the way.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/salzburg-to-schwarzach.html" rel="nofollow">Salzburg to Schwarzach</a>, you would take either a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjet</a> or EC (EuroCity) train. On these trains, reservations are accepted, but not necessary.<br /><br />From Schwarzach to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/innsbruck/index.html" rel="nofollow">Innsbruck</a>, you can then take a direct IC (InterCity) or a direct EC (EuroCity) train that goes right from Schwarzach to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/innsbruck/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/innsbruck/index.html">Innsbruck</a>. Otherwise, following the same path, there are regional trains to Wörgl, where you would switch to a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html">Railjet</a> train that will take you the short distance into <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/innsbruck/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/innsbruck/index.html">Innsbruck</a>. Reservations are not necessary at all on any of these trains, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, schedules for the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/salzburg-to-schwarzach.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/salzburg-to-schwarzach.html">Salzburg to Schwarzach</a> are able to be viewed by doing a search on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/index.html">our website</a>.<br /><br />Schedules for trains between Schwarzach and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/innsbruck/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/innsbruck/index.html">Innsbruck</a> are not able to be viewed on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow">our website</a>. If you'd like to inquire about schedules for this option, you would have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600.<br /><br />Taken all together, the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/salzburg/index.html" rel="nofollow">Salzburg</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/innsbruck/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/innsbruck/index.html">Innsbruck</a> that go via Bischofshofen and Scwarzach make up the Salzburg-Tyrol Railway.<br /><br /><b><u>Innsbruck to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/innsbruck/index.html" rel="nofollow">Innsbruck</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a>, you would take a direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html">Railjet</a> train. On these trains, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html">Railjet</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/innsbruck-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/innsbruck-to-zurich.html">Innsbruck to Zurich</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass').<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjets</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/innsbruck-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow">Innsbruck to Zurich</a> follow along a famous scenic stretch of railway known as the Arlberg Railway. This stretch of railway starts right as you leave Innsbruck and goes as far as Bludenz, right before you get to the Swiss border.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Interlaken (via Bern)</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html">Interlaken</a>, the shortest connections take just under 2 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html">Bern</a> along the way.<br /><br />Reservations are not necessary on either of these trains, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For planning, you can view schedules for this route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/index.html">our website</a> by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-bern.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-bern.html">Zurich to Bern</a> and another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-interlaken.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-interlaken.html">Bern to Interlaken</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Interlaken (via Lucerne/GoldenPass)</u></b><br /><br />If you don't mind adding about an hour to your journey time, you can take a different route that involves following along a segment of the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html">GoldenPass scenic route</a> for part of the way. This option would take just under 3 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html">Lucerne</a> along the way, instead of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html">Bern</a>. The segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-interlaken.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-interlaken.html">Lucerne to Interlaken</a> is on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> scenic route.<br /><br />On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html">GoldenPass</a> segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-interlaken.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-interlaken.html">Lucerne to Interlaken</a>, reservations are possible but not necessary. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucerne.html">Zurich to Lucerne</a> don't even accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Once again, you can still view schedules by doing a search for these routes right on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow">homepage</a> of our website. For the option via the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html">GoldenPass</a>/<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html">Lucerne</a>, you would just do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow">Zurich to Lucerne</a> and another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-interlaken.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-interlaken.html">Lucerne to Interlaken</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Bern</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-bern.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-bern.html">Zurich to Bern</a>, there are direct IC (InterCity) trains and direct regional trains. The IC trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html">Bern</a> take just under 1 hour, and the regional trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow">Bern</a> take just under 1.5 hours. There is no need at all to book reservations on these trains, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can view schedules for the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-bern.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-bern.html">Zurich to Bern</a> by doing a search on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/index.html">our homepage</a>..
  • August 18, 2017 19:12
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Eurail Select Pass for France & Switzerland. Reservations needed for Paris to Lucerne (via Basel) & Lucerne to Interlaken on the Golden Pass? Also, I only see 2nd class for the trip to Jungfraujoch. by Jeff to To get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, there are 2 different routes you can take; one goes via Grindelwald and the other goes via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen.<br /><br />The Grindelwald route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-grindelwald.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken to Grindelwald</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/grindelwald-to-kleine-scheidegg.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/grindelwald-to-kleine-scheidegg.html">Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg</a> on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujoch.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujoch.html">Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch</a> on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />The Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html">Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lauterbrunnen-to-kleine-scheidegg.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lauterbrunnen-to-kleine-scheidegg.html">Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg</a> on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’ (Wengen is a stop along this rail line)<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujoch.html" rel="nofollow">Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch</a> on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />They are different routes, but they converge in Kleine Scheidegg, where the Jungfrau Railway begins.<br /><br />To get the most of your Jungfraujoch experience, you might want to consider making your ascent one way and your descent the other..
  • August 18, 2017 19:09
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Eurail Select Pass for France & Switzerland. Reservations needed for Paris to Lucerne (via Basel) & Lucerne to Interlaken on the Golden Pass? Also, I only see 2nd class for the trip to Jungfraujoch. by Jeff to You're welcome, Ripal.<br /><br />1.) Yes, the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' is valid on both routes between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and Jungfraujoch; the route that goes via Grindelwald and the route that goes via Lauterbrunnen. Therefore, you might want to consider making your ascent one way and your descent the other.<br /><br />2.) Sorry for not addressing your question regarding rail pass validation. If your first trip is the one from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/index.html" rel="nofollow">Basel</a>/<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>, then you would just get your pass validated at the departure station in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>, which is the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/lyon-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/lyon-train-station.html">Gare de Lyon</a>' (station). You would just go up to any ticket window and they would be able to validate your pass for you..
  • August 18, 2017 19:08
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Eurail Select Pass for France & Switzerland. Reservations needed for Paris to Lucerne (via Basel) & Lucerne to Interlaken on the Golden Pass? Also, I only see 2nd class for the trip to Jungfraujoch. by Jeff to Note:<br /><br />The legs of the Jungfraujoch excursion from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-grindelwald.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken to Grindelwald</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html">Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen</a> do have '1st class' seating; however, there is no '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' option that would enable you to travel in 1st class on either of these trains. If you'd like to be in 1st class for this part of the trip, you can pay a small upgrade fee locally; however, it would just be a short trip..
  • August 18, 2017 19:06
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Eurail Select Pass for France & Switzerland. Reservations needed for Paris to Lucerne (via Basel) & Lucerne to Interlaken on the Golden Pass? Also, I only see 2nd class for the trip to Jungfraujoch. by Jeff to Hi Ripal,<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />A connection <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/indexhtml">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> takes just under 5.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/indexhtml">Basel</a> along the way. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/indexhtml">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> trains.<br /><br />With a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> that includes <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France</a>, you would be eligible to receive a discounted rate called the 'Passholder 2' on a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-bookhtml">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/indexhtml">Basel</a>.<br /><br />It is currently the case that the specific discounted 'Passholder 2' tickets on trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-basel.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris to Basel</a> are not able to be purchased on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow">our website</a>. At this time, you would have to call us in order to receive a 'Passholder 2’ rate on this train. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br />Generally, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-bookhtml">TGV Lyria</a> trains can be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/basel-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel to Lucerne</a>, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For your reference, you can view schedules from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/basel-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/basel-to-lucerne.html">Basel to Lucerne</a> by doing a search on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Interlaken (GoldenPass)</u></b><br /><br />On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-bookhtml">GoldenPass</a> segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>, reservations are actually not necessary. We're sorry for any confusion if it indicates otherwise on our website. Rest assured, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board one of these trains, and you would not need to have reservations. For planning purposes, you can also check schedules from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-interlaken.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne to Interlaken</a> on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a>. All trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-interlaken.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-interlaken.html">Lucerne to Interlaken</a> have panoramic windows for taking in the scenery.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Jungfraujoch (Jungfraujoch Top of Europe)</u></b><br /><br />To get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, there are 2 different routes you can take; one that goes via Grindelwald and the other that goes via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen.<br /><br />The Grindelwald route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-grindelwald.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken to Grindelwald</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/grindelwald-to-kleine-scheidegg.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/grindelwald-to-kleine-scheidegg.html">Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg</a> on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujoch.html" rel="nofollow">Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch</a> on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />The Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html">Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lauterbrunnen-to-kleine-scheidegg.html" rel="nofollow">Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg</a> on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’ (Wengen is a stop along this rail line)<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujoch.html" rel="nofollow">Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch</a> on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would be able to receive a discount of about 25% on either of these routes between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html">Interlaken</a> and the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe. To receive this discount, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland' option of a pass called the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/jungfraujoch/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html</a>.<br /><br />Rest assured, the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' is only listed in 2nd class, because the trains making up the connection do not classify their accommodations as being '1st class'. The only accommodations are considered 2nd class.<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations would be highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/train-station/interlaken-train-station.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken Ost</a>), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html">Interlaken</a> and Jungfraujoch, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the one via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen. To get the most of your Jungfraujoch experience, you might want to consider making your ascent one way and your descent the other. The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe..
  • August 18, 2017 18:39
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Eurail Select Pass for France & Switzerland. Reservations needed for Paris to Lucerne (via Basel) & Lucerne to Interlaken on the Golden Pass? Also, I only see 2nd class for the trip to Jungfraujoch. by Jeff to Hi Ripal,<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />A connection <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> takes just under 5.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/index.html">Basel</a> along the way. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/index.html" rel="nofollow">Basel</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> trains.<br /><br />With a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> that includes <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow">France</a>, you would be eligible to receive a discounted rate called the 'Passholder 2' on a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/index.html">Basel</a>.<br /><br />It is currently the case that the specific discounted 'Passholder 2' tickets on trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-basel.html" rel="nofollow">Paris to Basel</a> are not able to be purchased on our website. At this time, you would have to call us in order to receive a 'Passholder 2’ rate on this train. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br />Generally, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html">TGV Lyria</a> trains can be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/basel-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow">Basel to Lucerne</a>, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For your reference, you can view schedules from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/basel-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow">Basel to Lucerne</a> by doing a search on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Interlaken (GoldenPass)</u></b><br /><br />On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-bookhtml">GoldenPass</a> segment from Lucerne to Interlaken, reservations are actually not necessary. We're sorry for any confusion if it indicates otherwise on our website. Rest assured, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board one of these trains, and you would not need to have reservations. For planning purposes, you can also check schedules from Lucerne to Interlaken on our homepage. All trains from Lucerne to Interlaken have panoramic windows for taking in the scenery.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Jungfraujoch (Jungfraujoch Top of Europe)</u></b><br /><br />To get from Interlaken to the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, there are 2 different routes you can take; one that goes via Grindelwald and the other that goes via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen.<br /><br />The Grindelwald route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Grindelwald on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />The Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’ (Wengen is a stop along this rail line)<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would be able to receive a discount of about 25% on either of these routes between Interlaken and the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe. To receive this discount, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland' option of a pass called the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/jungfraujoch/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html</a>.<br /><br />Rest assured, the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' is only listed in 2nd class, because the trains making up the connection do not classify their accommodations as being '1st class'. The only accommodations are considered 2nd class.<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations would be highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in Interlaken (Interlaken Ost), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between Interlaken and Jungfraujoch, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the one via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen. To get the most of your Jungfraujoch experience, you might want to consider making your ascent one way and your descent the other. The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe..
  • August 18, 2017 17:06
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Swiss Rail Pass vs 2 country Eurail Select Pass (Switzerland/Italy) for Zurich Airport to Lucerne, Mount Pilatus, Lucerne to Zermatt, Zermatt to Bellagio via the Domodossola/Locarno scenic route, Bellagio to Vernazza, & Vernazza to Pisa by Jeff to Hi Cheryl,<br /><br />There is a lot that goes into the answers to your question, and we are not able to provide or verify prices over this forum. For the kind of help you need, you would be best served to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br />In the meantime:<br /><br />The Swiss Travel Pass is now valid on the full excursion between Lucerne and Mount Pilatus. The excursion up Pilatus starts with a steamer across Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Alpnachstad. Once you get to Alpnachstad, the ascent continues by cog railway up to Mt Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm). After reaching Mt Pilatus (Pilatus Kulm), you would make your descent by taking a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and then a gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens. To get from Kriens back to Lucerne, you would take a bus that is also covered by the Swiss Travel Pass. This would use a day on the rail pass.<br /><br />In Zermatt, one of the main draws is the observation deck at Gornergrat, where you'll have spectacular views of the Matterhorn. To reach Gornergrat, you would take the 'Gornergratbahn' cogwheel train. The Swiss Travel Pass enables travelers to receive a 50% discount on the Gornergratbahn. To receive the 50% discount, you would purchase the 'Zermatt to Gornergrat for Swiss Travel Pass Holder' option of the 'Gornergrat Mountain Peak' ticket here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/gornergrat/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/gornergrat/index.html</a>.<br /><br />The Swiss Travel Pass also enables travelers to receive a 50% discount on the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise excursion (Zermatt-Furi-Trockener Steg-Klein Matterhorn). Tickets for the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise excursion (Zermatt-Furi-Trockener Steg-Klein Matterhorn) are only able to be purchased locally when you're in Zermatt. Just be sure to mention that you have the Swiss Travel Pass.<br /><br />Bellagio does not have a rail station. You would take the train into the city of Como, from where you can connect to Bellagio by ferry. Tickets for a ferry between Como and Bellagio would just be purchased locally upon arrival.<br /><br />If you'd like to take the scenic Centovalli Express on your way from Zermatt to Como, the connection would take about 6 hours and involve 4 train changes en route; once in Brig, once in Domodossola, once in Locarno, and then once in Bellinzona. The segment from Domodossola to Locarno is on the Centovalli Express. Even though the train from Brig to Domodossola and the Centovalli Express pass through Italy, the Swiss Travel Pass is valid.<br /><br />From Lucerne to Zermatt, the fastest connections take about 3 hours and 45 minutes in duration and involve 2 train changes en route; once in Olten and then once in Visp.<br /><br />Connections from Como to Vernazza range from 4 to 5.5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Milan and then once in either Monterosso (the Cinque Terre village just north of Vernazza) or La Spezia (the city just south of the Cinque Terre)..
  • August 18, 2017 17:05
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Swiss Rail Pass vs 2 country Eurail Select Pass (Switzerland/Italy) for Zurich Airport to Lucerne, Mount Pilatus, Lucerne to Zermatt, Zermatt to Bellagio via the Domodossola/Locarno scenic route, Bellagio to Vernazza, & Vernazza to Pisa by Jeff to Hi Cheryl,<br /><br />There is a lot that goes into the answers to your question, and we are not able to provide or verify prices over this forum. For the kind of help you need, you would be best served to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br />In the meantime:<br /><br />The Swiss Travel Pass is now valid on the full excursion between Lucerne and Mount Pilatus. The excursion up Pilatus starts with a steamer across Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Alpnachstad. Once you get to Alpnachstad, the ascent continues by cog railway up to Mt Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm). After reaching Mt Pilatus (Pilatus Kulm), you would make your descent by taking a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and then a gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens. To get from Kriens back to Lucerne, you would take a bus that is also covered by the Swiss Travel Pass. This would use a day on the rail pass.<br /><br />In Zermatt, one of the main draws is the observation deck at Gornergrat, where you'll have spectacular views of the Matterhorn. To reach Gornergrat, you would take the 'Gornergratbahn' cogwheel train. The Swiss Travel Pass enables travelers to receive a 50% discount on the Gornergratbahn. To receive the 50% discount, you would purchase the 'Zermatt to Gornergrat for Swiss Travel Pass Holder' option of the 'Gornergrat Mountain Peak' ticket here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/gornergrat/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/gornergrat/index.html</a>.<br /><br />The Swiss Travel Pass also enables travelers to receive a 50% discount on the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise excursion (Zermatt-Furi-Trockener Steg-Klein Matterhorn). Tickets for the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise excursion (Zermatt-Furi-Trockener Steg-Klein Matterhorn) are only able to be purchased locally when you're in Zermatt. Just be sure to mention that you have the Swiss Travel Pass.<br /><br />Bellagio does not have a rail station. You would take the train into the city of Como, from where you can connect to Bellagio by ferry. Tickets for a ferry between Como and Bellagio would just be purchased locally upon arrival.<br /><br />If you'd like to take the scenic Centovalli Express on your way from Zermatt to Como, the connection would take about 6 hours and involve 4 train changes en route; once in Brig, once in Domodossola, once in Locarno, and then once in Bellinzona. The segment from Domodossola to Locarno is on the Centovalli Express. Even though the Centovalli Express passes through Italy, the Swiss Travel Pass is valid.<br /><br />From Lucerne to Zermatt, the fastest connections take about 3 hours and 45 minutes in duration and involve 2 train changes en route; once in Olten and then once in Visp.<br /><br />Connections from Como to Vernazza range from 4 to 5.5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Milan and then once in either Monterosso (the Cinque Terre village just north of Vernazza) or La Spezia (the city just south of the Cinque Terre)..
  • August 18, 2017 16:55
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Swiss Rail Pass vs 2 country Eurail Select Pass (Switzerland/Italy) for Zurich Airport to Lucerne, Mount Pilatus, Lucerne to Zermatt, Zermatt to Bellagio via the Domodossola/Locarno scenic route, Bellagio to Vernazza, & Vernazza to Pisa by Jeff to For a stay in Lucerne, the Swiss Travel Pass also covers the Mount Rigi excursion via 2 different routes.<br /><br />The route via Arth Goldau involves taking a train from Lucerne to Arth Goldau and the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Arth Goldau to Rigi Kulm.<br /><br />The route via Vitznau involves taking a boat on Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Vitznau, and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm.<br /><br />Using your Swiss Travel Pass on any of this would require the use of a ‘travel day’.<br /><br />You would also want to keep in mind that the Swiss Travel Pass provides for discounts on the popular Mount Titlis and Mount Stanserhorn excursions from Lucerne.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Titlis</u></b><br /><br />The excursion from Lucerne to Mount Titlis consists of a train from Lucerne to Engelberg, a cable car from Engelberg to Trübsee, a second cable car from Trübsee to Stand, and then the 'Titlis Rotair' gondola from Stand to Klein Titlis. The 'Titlis Rotair' is the world's first 360 degree revolving gondola, offering spectacular panoramic views. Off the Klein Titlis station, you have access to the 'Titlis Cliff Walk', the 'Ice Flyer' chairlift, the Titlis Glacier Park, and a wondrous illuminated cave known as the 'Glacier Grotto'. The 'Titlis Cliff Walk' is a pedestrian suspension bridge (the highest suspension bridge in Europe) from where you can enjoy more incredible views. There is also a panorama restaurant.<br /><br />For the trip between Lucerne and Titlis, the Swiss Travel Pass would only be valid on the train between Lucerne and Engelberg. However, the Swiss Travel Pass does enable you to receive a discount of about 45% on the cable cars between Engelberg and Titlis. To receive this discount, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Engelberg - For Use Only With Swiss Travel Pass' option of the pass for 'Mount Titlis' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html</a>. This pass also includes a ride on the 'Ice Flyer' and entrance to the 'Glacier Grotto'.<br /><br />Off the Trübsee stop, there are hiking and flower trails, as well as horse-drawn carriages around the lake. Here there are also additional cable cars ('Trübsee-Jochpass' and 'Trübsee-Engstlenalp' cable cars). At the foot of Mount Titlis in Engelberg, there is also the 'Engelberg-Gerschnialp Funicular Railway' to Gerschnialp and the 'Fürenalpbahn' cable car to Fürenalp. You would pay to board these additional cable cars locally when you're there. Just be sure to mention that you have the Swiss Travel Pass, because you may be able to receive discounts of about 50%.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Stanserhorn</u></b><br /><br />From April 8th to November 12th of this year, you would also have the option of making the ascent to nearby Mount Stanserhorn. From Lucerne, you would take a short train to the nearby village of Stans. In Stans, you would board an 1893 vintage funicular to the intermediate station of Kälti. In Kälti, you would board the CabriO cable car to the Stanserhorn summit. The CabriO cable car is the world’s first double decker open-air cable car. From the summit, you would experience incredible views of the surrounding Alps and 10 different lakes. There is also a revolving restaurant called the Rondorama and a marmot park.<br /><br />For the trip from Lucerne to Stanserhorn, the Swiss Travel Pass would only be valid on the short train between Lucerne and Stans. The Swiss Travel Pass does, however, enable you to receive a discount of about 50% on the funicular from Stans to Kälti and the CabriO cable car from Kälti to Stanserhorn. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Stans - For Use Only With Swiss Travel Pass’ option of the pass for Mount Stanserhorn here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-stanserhorn/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-stanserhorn/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-stanserhorn/index.html</a>..
  • August 18, 2017 16:53
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Swiss Rail Pass vs 2 country Eurail Select Pass (Switzerland/Italy) for Zurich Airport to Lucerne, Mount Pilatus, Lucerne to Zermatt, Zermatt to Bellagio via the Domodossola/Locarno scenic route, Bellagio to Vernazza, & Vernazza to Pisa by Jeff to Hi Cheryl,<br /><br />There is a lot that goes into the answers to your question, and we are not able to provide or verify prices over this forum. For the kind of help you need, you would be best served to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br />In the meantime:<br /><br />The Swiss Travel Pass is now valid on the full excursion between Lucerne and Mount Pilatus. The excursion up Pilatus starts with a steamer across Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Alpnachstad. Once you get to Alpnachstad, the ascent continues by cog railway up to Mt Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm). After reaching Mt Pilatus (Pilatus Kulm), you would make your descent by taking a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and then a gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens. To get from Kriens back to Lucerne, you would take a bus that is also covered by the Swiss Travel Pass. This would use a day on the rail pass.<br /><br />In Zermatt, one of the main draws is the observation deck at Gornergrat, where you'll have spectacular views of the Matterhorn. To reach Gornergrat, you would take the 'Gornergratbahn' cogwheel train. The Swiss Travel Pass enables travelers to receive a 50% discount on the Gornergratbahn. To receive the 50% discount, you would purchase the 'Zermatt to Gornergrat for Swiss Travel Pass Holder' option of the 'Gornergrat Mountain Peak' ticket here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/gornergrat/index.html" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/gornergrat/index.html</a>.<br /><br />The Swiss Travel Pass also enables travelers to receive a 50% discount on the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise excursion (Zermatt-Furi-Trockener Steg-Klein Matterhorn). Tickets for the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise excursion (Zermatt-Furi-Trockener Steg-Klein Matterhorn) are only able to be purchased locally when you're in Zermatt. Just be sure to mention that you have the Swiss Travel Pass.<br /><br />Bellagio does not have a rail station. You would take the train into the city of Como, from where you can connect to Bellagio by ferry. Tickets for a ferry between Como and Bellagio would just be purchased locally upon arrival.<br /><br />If you'd like to take the scenic Centovalli Express on your way from Zermatt to Como, the connection would take about 6 hours and involve 4 train changes en route; once in Brig, once in Domodossola, once in Locarno, and then once in Bellinzona. The segment from Domodossola to Locarno is on the Centovalli Express.<br /><br />From Lucerne to Zermatt, the fastest connections take about 3 hours and 45 minutes in duration and involve 2 train changes en route; once in Olten and then once in Visp.<br /><br />Connections from Como to Vernazza range from 4 to 5.5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Milan and then once in either Monterosso (the Cinque Terre village just north of Vernazza) or La Spezia (the city just south of the Cinque Terre)..
  • August 18, 2017 16:52
    Jeff
    Changed title of Swiss Rail Pass vs 2 Country (Switzerland/Italy) pass by Cheryl to Swiss Rail Pass vs 2 country Eurail Select Pass (Switzerland/Italy) for Zurich Airport to Lucerne, Mount Pilatus, Lucerne to Zermatt, Zermatt to Bellagio via the Domodossola/Locarno scenic route, Bellagio to Vernazza, & Vernazza to Pisa.
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