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  • June 11, 2018 18:01
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Can I go from Chamonix to Zermatt with a Swiss Travel Pass? by Jeff to Hi Mei,<br /><br />Yes, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is valid on travel between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/chamonix" rel="nofollow">Chamonix</a> via the Mont Blanc Express route. The connections are like I described above. You are welcome to take a bus from Chamonix to the Geneva Airport, but the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would not be valid.<br /><br /><b><u>Zermatt to Chamonix</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow">Zermatt</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/chamonix" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/chamonix">Chamonix</a> take about 4 hours in duration and involve 3 train changes along the way; once in Visp, once in Martigny, and then once in Vallorcine. Trains from Martigny to Vallorcine and Vallorcine to Chamonix make up the Mont Blanc Express scenic route. To board, you would just show your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a>.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under ‘Tickets &amp; Reservations’ on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) to view schedules for the segments from Zermatt to Visp, Martigny to Vallorcine, and Vallorcine to Chamonix.<br /><br />Schedules from Visp to Martigny are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, trains from Visp to Martigny depart 3-4 times every throughout the day, and the ride takes anywhere between 40-60 minutes.<br /><br /><b><u>Chamonix to the Geneva Airport</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/chamonix" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/chamonix">Chamonix</a> to the Geneva Airport take about 3.5 to 4 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Vallorcine and then once in Martigny. Trains from Chamonix to Vallorcine and Vallorcine to Martigny make up the Mont Blanc Express scenic route.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under ‘Tickets &amp; Reservations’ on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) to view schedules for each of these segments. Therefore, you would do one search from Chamonix to Vallorince, another search from Vallorcine to Martigny, and then another search from Martigny to ‘Geneva Airport’. When searching schedules to the station at the airport in Geneva, you would just type ‘Geneva Airport’ into the field for the arrival city..
  • June 08, 2018 19:05
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of England, Wales and Scotland in 11 days but the last three in London. Can someone help? by Jeff to Hi Valerie,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BritRail Pass</a>. This pass covers travel in England, Wales, and Scotland.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891">BritRail Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/britrail-pass-5891">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891</a>.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/britrail-pass-5891">BritRail Pass</a> will cover all your trains, including the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/heathrow-express-8031" rel="nofollow">Heathrow Express</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Heathrow Airport to Bath</u></b><br /><br />From Heathrow, you would first have to commute into the city of London. Trains to Bath depart from the London Paddington station. To get from Heathrow to the city, you would take the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/heathrow-express-8031" rel="nofollow">Heathrow Express</a>. Conveniently, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/heathrow-express-8031" rel="nofollow">Heathrow Express</a> trains arrive into Paddington station.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/heathrow-express-8031" rel="nofollow">Heathrow Express</a> and trains from London to Bath are both covered by the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891">BritRail Pass</a>. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891">BritRail Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/heathrow-express-8031" rel="nofollow">Heathrow Express</a> trains depart once every 15 minutes throughout the day (taking about 15 minutes from terminals 1, 2 and 3 to Paddington and 23 minutes from terminal 5 to Paddington). The ride from London to Bath takes about 1.5 hours.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under 'Tickets &amp; Reservations' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for trains from London to Bath Spa.<br /><br /><b><u>Bath-Wales-York</u></b><br /><br />The BritRail Pass is valid to cover on trains between Bath, destinations in Wales, and York.<br /><br /><b><u>York to Newcastle</u></b><br /><br />On trains from York to Newcastle, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BritRail Pass</a> is all you would need to board. The ride takes about an hour.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under 'Tickets &amp; Reservations' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) to view schedules for trains from York to Newcastle.<br /><br /><b><u>Newcastle to Edinburgh</u></b><br /><br />On trains from Newcastle to Edinburgh, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BritRail Pass</a> is all you would need to board. The ride takes about 1.5 hours.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under 'Tickets &amp; Reservations' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) to view schedules for trains from Newcastle to Edinburgh.<br /><br /><b><u>Edinburgh to London</u></b><br /><br />On trains from Edinburgh to London, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. However, passholder reservations for trains in the UK are only able to purchased locally when you're there. To purchase reservations for a train from Edinburgh to London, you would just go the ticket counter in the station and mention that you have the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BritRail Pass</a>.<br /><br />In the meantime, you can use the route search feature under 'Tickets &amp; Reservations' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) to view schedules for the trains from Edinburgh to London. The ride takes about 4.5 hours, although some of these trains take 5.5 hours.<br /><br /><b><u>London to Heathrow Airport</u></b><br /><br />To get from London to the Heathrow Airport, you would once again take the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/heathrow-express-8031" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/heathrow-express-8031">Heathrow Express</a> out of the Paddington station, and your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/britrail-pass-5891">BritRail Pass</a> will be valid to cover you..
  • June 08, 2018 19:03
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of England, Wales and Scotland in 11 days but the last three in London. Can someone help? by Jeff to Hi Valerie,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow">BritRail Pass</a>. This pass covers travel in England, Wales, and Scotland.<br /><br />For the BritRail Pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891</a>.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891">BritRail Pass</a> will cover all your trains, including the Heathrow Express.<br /><br /><b><u>Heathrow Airport to Bath</u></b><br /><br />From Heathrow, you would first have to commute into the city of London. Trains to Bath depart from the London Paddington station. To get from Heathrow to the city, you would take the Heathrow Express. Conveniently, the Heathrow Express trains arrive into Paddington station.<br /><br />The Heathrow Express and trains from London to Bath are both covered by the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow">BritRail Pass</a>. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow">BritRail Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Heathrow Express trains depart once every 15 minutes throughout the day (taking about 15 minutes from terminals 1, 2 and 3 to Paddington and 23 minutes from terminal 5 to Paddington). The ride from London to Bath takes about 1.5 hours.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under 'Tickets &amp; Reservations' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for trains from London to Bath Spa.<br /><br /><b><u>Bath-Wales-York</u></b><br /><br />The BritRail Pass is valid to cover on trains between Bath, destinations in Wales, and York.<br /><br /><b><u>York to Newcastle</u></b><br /><br />On trains from York to Newcastle, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow">BritRail Pass</a> is all you would need to board. The ride takes about an hour.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under 'Tickets &amp; Reservations' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) to view schedules for trains from York to Newcastle.<br /><br /><b><u>Newcastle to Edinburgh</u></b><br /><br />On trains from Newcastle to Edinburgh, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow">BritRail Pass</a> is all you would need to board. The ride takes about 1.5 hours.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under 'Tickets &amp; Reservations' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) to view schedules for trains from Newcastle to Edinburgh.<br /><br /><b><u>Edinburgh to London</u></b><br /><br />On trains from Edinburgh to London, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. However, passholder reservations for trains in the UK are only able to purchased locally when you're there. To purchase reservations for a train from Edinburgh to London, you would just go the ticket counter in the station and mention that you have the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow">BritRail Pass</a>.<br /><br />In the meantime, you can use the route search feature under 'Tickets &amp; Reservations' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) to view schedules for the trains from Edinburgh to London. The ride takes about 4.5 hours, although some of these trains take 5.5 hours.<br /><br /><b><u>London to Heathrow Airport</u></b><br /><br />To get from London to the Heathrow Airport, you would once again take the Heathrow Express out of the Paddington station, and your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891">BritRail Pass</a> will be valid to cover you..
  • June 08, 2018 17:21
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Best way to get from Rome to Sorrento with 3 children and luggage by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow">Rome</a>, you can shop various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-511" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-511">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-511</a>..
  • June 08, 2018 17:19
    Jeff
    Changed title of Best way to get from ROME to Sorrento with 3 children and luggage by Jeanie DeVincenzo to Best way to get from Rome to Sorrento with 3 children and luggage.
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  • June 08, 2018 17:19
    Jeff
    Changed description of We are traveling to Sorrento Via Rome train station in July 2018. Any tips, advice, referrals for transit to Sorrento would be appreciated. \ We can take the train to Naples first. <br /> Thank you by Jeanie DeVincenzo to We are traveling to Sorrento Via Rome train station in July 2018. Any tips, advice, referrals for transit to Sorrento would be appreciated. We can take the train to Naples first. Thank you.
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  • June 08, 2018 17:16
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Best way to get from Rome to Sorrento with 3 children and luggage by Jeff to Hi Jeanie,<br /><br />Sorrento is located only on a private rail line called the 'Circumvesuviana Railway'. This rail line runs between the Naples Piazza Garibaldi station and Sorrento. Since these trains are privately owned and operated, the tickets can only be purchased locally when you're there.<br /><br />The Circumvesuviana trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/naples" rel="nofollow">Naples</a> to Sorrento depart every 30 minutes throughout the day, and the ride takes 55-68 minutes.<br /><br />To get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/discover-europe/article/rome-naples" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/discover-europe/article/rome-naples">Rome to Naples</a>, you would take either a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> high-speed train, a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588">Frecciabianca</a> high-speed train, or an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544">Italo</a> high-speed train.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/discover-europe/article/rome-naples" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/discover-europe/article/rome-naples">Rome to Naples</a> by searching the route under 'Tickets &amp; Reservations' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>. Generally, these trains can be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />Conveniently, the Piazza Garibaldi station is located in the lower level of the same building as the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/napoli-centrale" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/napoli-centrale">Naples Centrale station</a>, which is considered the main rail station in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/naples" rel="nofollow">Naples</a> where most trains from elsewhere in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow">Italy</a> will arrive into (including trains coming from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow">Rome</a>). Since the Circumvesuviana to Sorrento departs from the Piazza Garibaldi station, you would just want be sure to choose a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow">Rome</a> that arrives into the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/napoli-centrale" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/napoli-centrale">Naples Centrale station</a>.<br /><br />Trains provide sufficient space to store luggage. There is space between seats or in the overhead racks. In many cases, there is also space at the ends of each train car. A typical amount of luggage per person is 2 large items, plus one smaller item. Regarding luggage, the general rule is that you can take on board as many items as you can carry. Luggage is the responsibility of the passengers..
  • June 08, 2018 16:44
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of I'm travelling to Zagreb from Istanbul on a four countries pass on eurail by Jeff to Hi Ruchika,<br /><br /><b><u>Zagreb to Istanbul (via Belgrade and Sofia)</u></b><br /><br />The most feasible connection from Zagreb to Istanbul takes about 34.5 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Belgrade and then once in Sofia. The segments from Zagreb to Belgrade and Sofia to Istanbul would be on overnight trains.<br /><br />With this option, your Eurail Pass would need to include Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Turkey.<br /><br />All 3 trains making up this connection will require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. However, reservations for the night from Sofia to Istanbul (Balkan Express) are currently only able to be booked locally in Europe. Therefore, we have no way of selling you reservations for this train.<br /><br />Due to an error, it is currently not possible to purchase passholder reservations for the trains from Zagreb to Belgrade and Belgrade to Sofia on our website. Until this is resolved, you would have to inquire about their reservation costs and schedules by calling 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 />Generally, these trains can only be reserved once within 60 days of an intended departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Zagreb to Istanbul (via Budapest and Bucharest)</u></b><br /><br />If you want to have all your reservations before leaving for Europe (which is advisable), you could go with a longer connection through Hungary and Romania. This option takes about 48.5 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Budapest and then once in Bucharest.<br /><br />With this option, your Eurail Pass would need to include Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Turkey.<br /><br />On the train from Zagreb to Budapest, reservations are recommended but not required. The night trains from Budapest to Bucharest and Bucharest to Istanbul require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you can check reservation costs for the train from Zagreb to Budapest by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling.<br /><br />The night train from Budapest to Bucharest (Ister night train) carries Single compartments, Double compartments, Triple compartments, 6-berth compartments, and 2nd class seats. Due to an error, it may currently be the case that our website is only able to offer a maximum of two of these accommodation types. It may only even offer you Double compartments. If you're interested in one of the accommodation types that isn't shown, you would have to call us to book.<br /><br />We are able to issue reservations for the night train from Bucharest to Istanbul (Bosphorus Express), but only if you call us.<br /><br />Generally, these trains can only be reserved within 60 days of an intended departure date..
  • June 07, 2018 15:29
    Jeff
    Changed title of Are overnight cabins private or shared? by Chayne Johnson to Are overnight cabins private or shared from Paris to Florence?.
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  • June 07, 2018 15:29
    Jeff
    Changed description of hi there- i'm trying to book a trainf rom paris to firenze. There are 2nd class and first class cabins available. I'm wondering if any of these options will allow me to book a room where I won't have to share with anyone, even though rooms are 3 bunks. Thanks! by Chayne Johnson to hi there- i'm trying to book a trainf rom paris to firenze. There are 2nd class and first class cabins available. I'm wondering if any of these options will allow me to book a room where I won't have to share with anyone, even though rooms are 3 bunks. Thanks!.
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  • June 06, 2018 20:44
    Jeff
    Changed title of Benelux to Berlin: need Germany pass? by Conor Newton to Going from Amsterdam to Berlin: Do I need Germany on my pass?.
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  • June 06, 2018 19:55
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Switzerland Travel and Excursions this August by Jeff to Hi Josh,<br /><br /><u><b>Mount Pilatus</b></u><br /><br />As of this year, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> no longer covers the excursion from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to Mount Pilatus. However, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would qualify you to receive a 50% discount on the segments of this excursion not covered.<br /><br />The excursion up Mount Pilatus starts with a steamboat 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.<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is valid for you to get from Lucerne to Alpnachstad (either by train or by the steamboat across Lake Lucerne) and it is also valid on the bus ride from Kriens back to Lucerne. To receive the discount for the other segments, you would purchase a 50% off option of the pass for '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mount Pilatus</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-pilatus">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus</a>. The option specific to the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> has not yet been added to our website; however, you can still purchase the 'Eurail Pass' or 'Swiss Half Fare Card' option and either would still be valid for you to use (both still grant you a 50% discount). The 'Mount Pilatus' pass would cover you on the cog railway from Alpnachstad to Mount Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm), the cable car from Pilatus Kulm to Fräkmüntegg and the gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Titlis</u></b><br /><br />The excursion from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> 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.<br /><br />The 'Titlis Rotair' is the world's first 360 degree revolving gondola, offering spectacular panoramic views.<br /><br />Off the Klein Titlis station, you do 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 <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> and Mount Titlis, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would only be valid on the train between Lucerne and Engelberg. However, it 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 'Mountain Tops: Titlis Engelberg to Mt Titlis for Swiss Travel Pass Holder' option of the pass for '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mount Titlis</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-titlis-8165">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165</a>.<br /><br />This pass also includes access to the 'Titlis Cliff Walk', a ride on the 'Ice Flyer', and entrance to the 'Glacier Grotto'.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Interlaken (Jungfraujoch)</u></b><br /><br />The gateway to Jungfraujoch is <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>. Trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> follow one segment of the famed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> scenic route. On trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/discover-europe/article/lucerne-interlaken" rel="nofollow">Lucerne to Interlaken</a>, reservations are possible but not necessary. Therefore, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />If you want to have reservations, you would search <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/discover-europe/article/lucerne-interlaken" rel="nofollow">Lucerne to Interlaken</a> on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), check the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicate the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Swiss Travel Pass’).<br /><br /><b><u>Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</u></b><br /><br />To get from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" 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 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 regard to the former, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would cover you only as far as Grindelwald.<br /><br />With regard to the latter, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would cover you as far as Wengen.<br /><br />For the remaining segments (Grindelwald-Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch &amp; Wengen-Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch), the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would enable you to receive a discount of 25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Grindelwald or Wengen to Jungfraujoch Swiss Travel Pass Holder' (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of a pass called the '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>'. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>.<br /><br />If you do not wish to expend a travel day on your <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> for the segments between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and either Grindelwald or Wengen, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Interlaken to Jungfraujoch Swiss Travel Pass Holder' (still Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of the '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>'.<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations are highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in either <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/interlaken-ost" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/place/interlaken-ost">Interlaken Ost</a>), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">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>Interlaken to Zermatt (Gornergrat)</u></b><br /><br />The departure point for Gornergrat is in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zermatt</a>. Connections from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interaken</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zermatt</a> take 2 to 2.5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Spiez and then once in Visp.<br /><br />Reservations are not necessary on any of these trains, so the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is all you would to board. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature under 'Tickets &amp; Reservations' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) to view schedules for these trains; you may just need to break up your search in either Spiez or Visp. Therefore, you can do one search for trains from Interlaken to Spiez and then another search for the part of the connection from Spiez to Zermatt.<br /><br />Trains from Visp to Zermatt follow along a stretch of the famed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glacier Express</a> scenic route.<br /><br /><b><u>Gornergrat (Zermatt)</u></b><br /><br />To reach Gornergrat, you would take the Gornergratbahn cogwheel in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt">Zermatt</a>, for which the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would qualify you to receive a 50% discount. For this discount on the Gornergratbahn you would purchase the 'Mountain Tops: Gornergrat Zermatt to Gornergrat Swiss Travel Pass Holder' option (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) of the pass for '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-gornergrat" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-gornergrat">Mount Gornergrat</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-gornergrat" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-gornergrat">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-gornergrat</a>.<br /><br />Also very highly recommended in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zermatt</a> is the gondola and cable cars up to Klein Matterhorn/Glacier Paradise. For the gondola and cable cars from Zermatt to Klein Matterhorn/Glacier Paradise, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would again enable you to receive a 50% discount. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Zermatt to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Swiss Travel Pass Holder’ option (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) of the pass for ‘<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/matterhorn-glacier-paradise-8319" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/matterhorn-glacier-paradise-8319">Matterhorn Glacier Paradise</a>’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/matterhorn-glacier-paradise-8319" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/matterhorn-glacier-paradise-8319">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/matterhorn-glacier-paradise-8319</a>. This pass will cover you on the gondola from Zermatt to Furi, cable car from Furi to Trockener Steg, and then the highest cable car in Europe from Trockener Steg to Klein Matterhorn. This pass also includes entrance through the ice tunnel to the Glacier Palace and access to the viewing platform for more views of the Matterhorn and surrounding Alps..
  • June 06, 2018 19:32
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Switzerland Travel and Excursions this August by Jeff to Hi Josh,<br /><br /><u><b>Mount Pilatus</b></u><br /><br />As of this year, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> no longer covers the excursion from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to Mount Pilatus. However, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would qualify you to receive a 50% discount on the segments of this excursion not covered.<br /><br />The excursion up Mount Pilatus starts with a steamboat 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.<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is valid for you to get from Lucerne to Alpnachstad (either by train or by the steamboat across Lake Lucerne) and it is also valid on the bus ride from Kriens back to Lucerne. To receive the discount for the other segments, you would purchase a 50% off option of the pass for '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mount Pilatus</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-pilatus">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus</a>.<br /><br />The option specific to the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> has not yet been added to our website; however, you can still purchase the 'Eurail Pass' or 'Swiss Half Fare Card' option and either would still be valid for you to use (both still grant you a 50% discount). The 'Mount Pilatus' pass would cover you on the cog railway from Alpnachstad to Mount Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm), the cable car from Pilatus Kulm to Fräkmüntegg and the gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Titlis</u></b><br /><br />The excursion from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> 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.<br /><br />The 'Titlis Rotair' is the world's first 360 degree revolving gondola, offering spectacular panoramic views.<br /><br />Off the Klein Titlis station, you do 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 <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> and Mount Titlis, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would only be valid on the train between Lucerne and Engelberg. However, it 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 'Mountain Tops: Titlis Engelberg to Mt Titlis for Swiss Travel Pass Holder' option of the pass for '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mount Titlis</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-titlis-8165">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165</a>.<br /><br />This pass also includes access to the 'Titlis Cliff Walk', a ride on the 'Ice Flyer', and entrance to the 'Glacier Grotto'.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Interlaken (Jungfraujoch)</u></b><br /><br />The gateway to Jungfraujoch is <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a>. Trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> follow one segment of the famed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> scenic route. On trains from Lucerne to Interlaken, reservations are possible but not necessary. Therefore, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />If you want to have reservations, you would search Lucerne to Interlaken on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), check the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicate the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Swiss Travel Pass’).<br /><br /><b><u>Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</u></b><br /><br />To get from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" 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 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 regard to the former, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would cover you only as far as Grindelwald.<br /><br />With regard to the latter, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would cover you as far as Wengen.<br /><br />For the remaining segments (Grindelwald-Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch &amp; Wengen-Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch), the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would enable you to receive a discount of 25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Grindelwald or Wengen to Jungfraujoch Swiss Travel Pass Holder' (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of a pass called the '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>'. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>.<br /><br />If you do not wish to expend a travel day on your <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> for the segments between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and either Grindelwald or Wengen, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Interlaken to Jungfraujoch Swiss Travel Pass Holder' (still Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of the '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>'.<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations are highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in either <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/interlaken-ost" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/place/interlaken-ost">Interlaken Ost</a>), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">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>Interlaken to Zermatt (Gornergrat)</u></b><br /><br />The departure point for Gornergrat is in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zermatt</a>. Connections from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interaken</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zermatt</a> take 2 to 2.5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Spiez and then once in Visp.<br /><br />Reservations are not necessary on any of these trains, so the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is all you would to board. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature under 'Tickets &amp; Reservations' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) to view schedules for these trains; you may just need to break up your search in either Spiez or Visp. Therefore, you can do one search for trains from Interlaken to Spiez and then another search for the part of the connection from Spiez to Zermatt.<br /><br />Trains from Visp to Zermatt follow along a stretch of the famed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glacier Express</a> scenic route.<br /><br /><b><u>Gornergrat (Zermatt)</u></b><br /><br />To reach Gornergrat, you would take the Gornergratbahn cogwheel in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zermatt</a>, for which the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would qualify you to receive a 50% discount. For this discount on the Gornergratbahn you would purchase the 'Mountain Tops: Gornergrat Zermatt to Gornergrat Swiss Travel Pass Holder' option (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) of the pass for '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-gornergrat" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-gornergrat">Mount Gornergrat</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-gornergrat" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-gornergrat">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-gornergrat</a>.<br /><br />Also very highly recommended in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zermatt</a> is the gondola and cable cars up to Klein Matterhorn/Glacier Paradise. For the gondola and cable cars from Zermatt to Klein Matterhorn/Glacier Paradise, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would again enable you to receive a 50% discount. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Zermatt to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Swiss Travel Pass Holder’ option (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) of the pass for ‘Matterhorn Glacier Paradise’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/matterhorn-glacier-paradise-8319" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/matterhorn-glacier-paradise-8319">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/matterhorn-glacier-paradise-8319</a>. This pass will cover you on the gondola from Zermatt to Furi, cable car from Furi to Trockener Steg, and then the highest cable car in Europe from Trockener Steg to Klein Matterhorn. This pass also includes entrance through the ice tunnel to the Glacier Palace and access to the viewing platform for more views of the Matterhorn and surrounding Alps..
  • June 06, 2018 19:23
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Switzerland Travel and Excursions this August by Jeff to Hi Josh,<br /><br /><u><b>Mount Pilatus</b></u><br /><br />As of this year, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> no longer covers the excursion from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to Mount Pilatus. However, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would qualify you to receive a 50% discount on the segments of this excursion not covered.<br /><br />The excursion up Mount Pilatus starts with a steamboat 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.<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is valid for you to get from Lucerne to Alpnachstad (either by train or by the steamboat across Lake Lucerne) and it is also valid on the bus ride from Kriens back to Lucerne. To receive the discount for the other segments, you would purchase a 50% off option of the pass for '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mount Pilatus</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-pilatus">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus</a>.<br /><br />The option specific to the Swiss Travel Pass has not yet been added to our website; however, you can still purchase the 'Eurail Pass' or 'Swiss Half Fare Card' option and either would still be valid for you to use (both still grant you a 50% discount). The 'Mount Pilatus' pass would cover you on the cog railway from Alpnachstad to Mount Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm), the cable car from Pilatus Kulm to Fräkmüntegg and the gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Titlis</u></b><br /><br />The excursion from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> 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.<br /><br />The 'Titlis Rotair' is the world's first 360 degree revolving gondola, offering spectacular panoramic views.<br /><br />Off the Klein Titlis station, you do 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 <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> and Mount Titlis, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would only be valid on the train between Lucerne and Engelberg. However, it 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 'Mountain Tops: Titlis Engelberg to Mt Titlis for Swiss Travel Pass Holder' option of the pass for '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mount Titlis</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-titlis-8165">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165</a>.<br /><br />This pass also includes access to the 'Titlis Cliff Walk', a ride on the 'Ice Flyer', and entrance to the 'Glacier Grotto'.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Interlaken (Jungfraujoch)</u></b><br /><br />The gateway to Jungfraujoch is <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a>. Trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> follow one segment of the famed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> scenic route. On trains from Lucerne to Interlaken, reservations are possible but not necessary. Therefore, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />If you want to have reservations, you would search Lucerne to Interlaken on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), check the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicate the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Swiss Travel Pass’).<br /><br /><b><u>Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</u></b><br /><br />To get from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" 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 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 regard to the former, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would cover you only as far as Grindelwald.<br /><br />With regard to the latter, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would cover you as far as Wengen.<br /><br />For the remaining segments (Grindelwald-Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch &amp; Wengen-Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch), the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would enable you to receive a discount of 25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Grindelwald or Wengen to Jungfraujoch Swiss Travel Pass Holder' (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of a pass called the '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>'. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>.<br /><br />If you do not wish to expend a travel day on your <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> for the segments between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and either Grindelwald or Wengen, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Interlaken to Jungfraujoch Swiss Travel Pass Holder' (still Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of the '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>'.<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations are highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in either <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/interlaken-ost" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/place/interlaken-ost">Interlaken Ost</a>), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">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>Interlaken to Zermatt (Gornergrat)</u></b><br /><br />The departure point for Gornergrat is in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow">Zermatt</a>. Connections from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interaken</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow">Zermatt</a> take 2 to 2.5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Spiez and then once in Visp.<br /><br />Reservations are not necessary on any of these trains, so the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is all you would to board. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature under 'Tickets &amp; Reservations' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) to view schedules for these trains; you may just need to break up your search in either Spiez or Visp. Therefore, you can do one search for trains from Interlaken to Spiez and then another search for the part of the connection from Spiez to Zermatt.<br /><br />Trains from Visp to Zermatt follow along a stretch of the famed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow">Glacier Express</a> scenic route.<br /><br /><b><u>Gornergrat (Zermatt)</u></b><br /><br />To reach Gornergrat, you would take the Gornergratbahn cogwheel in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow">Zermatt</a>, for which the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would qualify you to receive a 50% discount. For this discount on the Gornergratbahn you would purchase the 'Mountain Tops: Gornergrat Zermatt to Gornergrat Swiss Travel Pass Holder' option (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) of the pass for '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-gornergrat" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-gornergrat">Mount Gornergrat</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-gornergrat" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-gornergrat">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-gornergrat</a>.<br /><br />Also very highly recommended in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow">Zermatt</a> is the gondola and cable cars up to Klein Matterhorn/Glacier Paradise. For the gondola and cable cars from Zermatt to Klein Matterhorn/Glacier Paradise, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would again enable you to receive a 50% discount. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Zermatt to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Swiss Travel Pass Holder’ option (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) of the pass for ‘Matterhorn Glacier Paradise’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/matterhorn-glacier-paradise-8319" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/matterhorn-glacier-paradise-8319">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/matterhorn-glacier-paradise-8319</a>. This pass will cover you on the gondola from Zermatt to Furi, cable car from Furi to Trockener Steg, and then the highest cable car in Europe from Trockener Steg to Klein Matterhorn. This pass also includes entrance through the ice tunnel to the Glacier Palace and access to the viewing platform for more views of the Matterhorn and surrounding Alps..
  • June 06, 2018 19:18
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Switzerland Travel and Excursions this August by Jeff to Hi Josh,<br /><br /><u><b>Mount Pilatus</b></u><br /><br />As of this year, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> no longer covers the excursion from Lucerne to Mount Pilatus. However, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would qualify you to receive a 50% discount on the segments of this excursion not covered.<br /><br />The excursion up Mount Pilatus starts with a steamboat 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.<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is valid for you to get from Lucerne to Alpnachstad (either by train or by the steamboat across Lake Lucerne) and it is also valid on the bus ride from Kriens back to Lucerne. To receive the discount for the other segments, you would purchase a 50% off option of the pass for '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow">Mount Pilatus</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-pilatus">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus</a>.<br /><br />The option specific to the Swiss Travel Pass has not yet been added to our website; however, you can still purchase the 'Eurail Pass' or 'Swiss Half Fare Card' option and either would still be valid for you to use (both still grant you a 50% discount). The 'Mount Pilatus' pass would cover you on the cog railway from Alpnachstad to Mount Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm), the cable car from Pilatus Kulm to Fräkmüntegg and the gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens.<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.<br /><br />The 'Titlis Rotair' is the world's first 360 degree revolving gondola, offering spectacular panoramic views.<br /><br />Off the Klein Titlis station, you do 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 Mount Titlis, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would only be valid on the train between Lucerne and Engelberg. However, it 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 'Mountain Tops: Titlis Engelberg to Mt Titlis for Swiss Travel Pass Holder' option of the pass for '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow">Mount Titlis</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-titlis-8165">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165</a>.<br /><br />This pass also includes access to the 'Titlis Cliff Walk', a ride on the 'Ice Flyer', and entrance to the 'Glacier Grotto'.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Interlaken (Jungfraujoch)</u></b><br /><br />The gateway to Jungfraujoch is <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>. Trains from Lucerne to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> follow one segment of the famed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> scenic route. On trains from Lucerne to Interlaken, reservations are possible but not necessary. Therefore, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />If you want to have reservations, you would search Lucerne to Interlaken on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), check the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicate the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Swiss Travel Pass’).<br /><br /><b><u>Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</u></b><br /><br />To get from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" 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 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 regard to the former, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would cover you only as far as Grindelwald.<br /><br />With regard to the latter, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would cover you as far as Wengen.<br /><br />For the remaining segments (Grindelwald-Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch &amp; Wengen-Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch), the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would enable you to receive a discount of 25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Grindelwald or Wengen to Jungfraujoch Swiss Travel Pass Holder' (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of a pass called the '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>'. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>.<br /><br />If you do not wish to expend a travel day on your <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> for the segments between Interlaken and either Grindelwald or Wengen, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Interlaken to Jungfraujoch Swiss Travel Pass Holder' (still Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of the '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>'.<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations are highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe' and have to be made locally at the stations in either <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/interlaken-ost" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/place/interlaken-ost">Interlaken Ost</a>), 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.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Zermatt (Gornergrat)</u></b><br /><br />The departure point for Gornergrat is in Zermatt. Connections from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interaken</a> to Zermatt take 2 to 2.5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Spiez and then once in Visp.<br /><br />Reservations are not necessary on any of these trains, so the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is all you would to board. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature under 'Tickets &amp; Reservations' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) to view schedules for these trains; you may just need to break up your search in either Spiez or Visp. Therefore, you can do one search for trains from Interlaken to Spiez and then another search for the part of the connection from Spiez to Zermatt.<br /><br />Trains from Visp to Zermatt follow along a stretch of the famed Glacier Express scenic route.<br /><br /><b><u>Gornergrat (Zermatt)</u></b><br /><br />To reach Gornergrat, you would take the Gornergratbahn cogwheel in Zermatt, for which the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would qualify you to receive a 50% discount. For this discount on the Gornergratbahn you would purchase the 'Mountain Tops: Gornergrat Zermatt to Gornergrat Swiss Travel Pass Holder' option (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) of the pass for '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-gornergrat" rel="nofollow">Mount Gornergrat</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-gornergrat" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-gornergrat">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-gornergrat</a>.<br /><br />Also very highly recommended in Zermatt is the gondola and cable cars up to Klein Matterhorn/Glacier Paradise. For the gondola and cable cars from Zermatt to Klein Matterhorn/Glacier Paradise, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would again enable you to receive a 50% discount. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Zermatt to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Swiss Travel Pass Holder’ option (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) of the pass for ‘Matterhorn Glacier Paradise’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/matterhorn-glacier-paradise-8319" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/matterhorn-glacier-paradise-8319">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/matterhorn-glacier-paradise-8319</a>. This pass will cover you on the gondola from Zermatt to Furi, cable car from Furi to Trockener Steg, and then the highest cable car in Europe from Trockener Steg to Klein Matterhorn. This pass also includes entrance through the ice tunnel to the Glacier Palace and access to the viewing platform for more views of the Matterhorn and surrounding Alps..
  • June 06, 2018 19:09
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Switzerland Travel and Excursions this August by Jeff to Hi Josh,<br /><br /><u><b>Mount Pilatus</b></u><br /><br />As of this year, the Swiss Travel Pass no longer covers the excursion from Lucerne to Mount Pilatus. However, the Swiss Travel Pass would qualify you to receive a 50% discount on the segments of this excursion not covered.<br /><br />The excursion up Mount Pilatus starts with a steamboat 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.<br /><br />The Swiss Travel Pass is valid for you to get from Lucerne to Alpnachstad (either by train or by the steamboat across Lake Lucerne) and it is also valid on the bus ride from Kriens back to Lucerne. To receive the discount for the other segments, you would purchase a 50% off option of the pass for 'Mount Pilatus' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus</a>.<br /><br />The option specific to the Swiss Travel Pass has not yet been added to our website; however, you can still purchase the 'Eurail Pass' or 'Swiss Half Fare Card' option and either would still be valid for you to use (both still grant you a 50% discount). The 'Mount Pilatus' pass would cover you on the cog railway from Alpnachstad to Mount Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm), the cable car from Pilatus Kulm to Fräkmüntegg and the gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens.<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.<br /><br />The 'Titlis Rotair' is the world's first 360 degree revolving gondola, offering spectacular panoramic views.<br /><br />Off the Klein Titlis station, you do 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 Mount Titlis, the Swiss Travel Pass would only be valid on the train between Lucerne and Engelberg. However, it 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 'Mountain Tops: Titlis Engelberg to Mt Titlis for Swiss Travel Pass Holder' option of the pass for 'Mount Titlis' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165</a>.<br /><br />This pass also includes access to the 'Titlis Cliff Walk', a ride on the 'Ice Flyer', and entrance to the 'Glacier Grotto'.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Interlaken (Jungfraujoch)</u></b><br /><br />The gateway to Jungfraujoch is Interlaken. Trains from Lucerne to Interlaken follow one segment of the famed GoldenPass scenic route. On trains from Lucerne to Interlaken, reservations are possible but not necessary. Therefore, the Swiss Travel Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />If you want to have reservations, you would search Lucerne to Interlaken on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), check the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicate the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Swiss Travel Pass’).<br /><br /><b><u>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 regard to the former, the Swiss Travel Pass would cover you only as far as Grindelwald.<br /><br />With regard to the latter, the Swiss Travel Pass would cover you as far as Wengen.<br /><br />For the remaining segments (Grindelwald-Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch &amp; Wengen-Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch), the Swiss Travel Pass would enable you to receive a discount of 25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Grindelwald or Wengen to Jungfraujoch Swiss Travel Pass Holder' (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of a pass called the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe'. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>.<br /><br />If you do not wish to expend a travel day on your Swiss Travel Pass for the segments between Interlaken and either Grindelwald or Wengen, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Interlaken to Jungfraujoch Swiss Travel Pass Holder' (still Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe'.<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations are highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe' and have to be made locally at the stations in either 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.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Zermatt (Gornergrat)</u></b><br /><br />The departure point for Gornergrat is in Zermatt. Connections from Interaken to Zermatt take 2 to 2.5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Spiez and then once in Visp.<br /><br />Reservations are not necessary on any of these trains, so the Swiss Travel Pass is all you would to board. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature under 'Tickets &amp; Reservations' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) to view schedules for these trains; you may just need to break up your search in either Spiez or Visp. Therefore, you can do one search for trains from Interlaken to Spiez and then another search for the part of the connection from Spiez to Zermatt.<br /><br />Trains from Visp to Zermatt follow along a stretch of the famed Glacier Express scenic route.<br /><br /><b><u>Gornergrat (Zermatt)</u></b><br /><br />To reach Gornergrat, you would take the Gornergratbahn cogwheel in Zermatt, for which the Swiss Travel Pass would qualify you to receive a 50% discount. For this discount on the Gornergratbahn you would purchase the 'Mountain Tops: Gornergrat Zermatt to Gornergrat Swiss Travel Pass Holder' option (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) of the pass for 'Mount Gornergrat' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-gornergrat" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-gornergrat">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-gornergrat</a>.<br /><br />Also very highly recommended in Zermatt is the gondola and cable cars up to Klein Matterhorn/Glacier Paradise. For the gondola and cable cars from Zermatt to Klein Matterhorn/Glacier Paradise, the Swiss Travel Pass would again enable you to receive a 50% discount. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Zermatt to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Swiss Travel Pass Holder’ option (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) of the pass for ‘Matterhorn Glacier Paradise’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/matterhorn-glacier-paradise-8319" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/matterhorn-glacier-paradise-8319">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/matterhorn-glacier-paradise-8319</a>. This pass will cover you on the gondola from Zermatt to Furi, cable car from Furi to Trockener Steg, and then the highest cable car in Europe from Trockener Steg to Klein Matterhorn. This pass also includes entrance through the ice tunnel to the Glacier Palace and access to the viewing platform for more views of the Matterhorn and surrounding Alps..
  • June 05, 2018 20:36
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of OUR GREAT SPAIN/PORTUGAL ADVENTURE by Jeff to Hi Rosanne,<br /><br />For travel in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/portugal" rel="nofollow">Portugal</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/spain" rel="nofollow">Spain</a>, you can purchase the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow">2 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a> to include those countries. For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039</a>.<br /><br />The Eurail Select Passes do not offer special discounted rates for seniors. However, as long as there will be 2 or more people traveling together at all times, you can purchase a Eurail Select Pass at a discounted rate called the 'Saver' rate. To be quoted the 'Saver' rate, you would just indicate the number of passengers in your party and then check the box where it says, 'Adults traveling as a group get a discount'..
  • June 05, 2018 18:22
    Jeff
    Changed title of Eurail Select Pass vs Point-to-point by Belle Salladay to Eurail Select Pass vs Point-to-point for Budapest to Vienna, Vienna to Prague, Prague to Salzburg, and Salzburg to Zurich?.
    Dispute this change
  • June 05, 2018 18:15
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Eurail Select Pass vs Point-to-point for Budapest to Vienna, Vienna to Prague, Prague to Salzburg, and Salzburg to Zurich? by Jeff to Hi Belle,<br /><br />If you purchase a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-3-countries-8037" rel="nofollow">3 country Eurail Select Pass</a> for the itinerary you laid out, it would leave out one country. However, you could purchase a ticket from the Swiss/Austrian border to Zurich (for your last trip from Salzburg to Zurich) and still purchase the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-3-countries-8037" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-3-countries-8037">3 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a> include Hungary, Austria, and the Czech Republic (leaving off Switzerland). Otherwise, for all your trips to be covered by the pass, you can just purchase the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879" rel="nofollow">4 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a> to include Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland.<br /><br />For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-3-countries-8037" rel="nofollow">3 country Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-3-countries-8037" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-3-countries-8037">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-3-countries-8037</a><br /><br />For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879" rel="nofollow">4 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879</a><br /><br />To determine your overall total, you would need to account for reservation costs, yes. Rail passes cover ticket costs for trains running ‘inter-city’ (between different cities) within the country or countries included on the pass. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. On each of your trips, reservations are not required, but they are highly recommended.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Select Pass 3 Countries’ or 'Eurail Select Pass 4 Countries').<br /><br /><b><u>Budapest to Vienna</u></b><br /><br />From Budapest to Vienna, you would take a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow">Railjet</a> or EC (EuroCity) train. On these trains, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. Generally, trains from Budapest to Vienna can be reserved within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Vienna to Prague</u></b><br /><br />From Vienna to Prague, you would take a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow">Railjet</a> train on which reservations are also highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. Generally, trains from Vienna to Prague can be reserved within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Prague to Salzburg</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Prague to Salzburg take just under 6 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Linz along the way.<br /><br />Reservations are not required on the trains from Prague to Linz, just recommended.<br /><br />From Linz to Salzburg, you would take a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow">Railjet</a> train on which reservations are recommended.<br /><br />When booking these reservations on our site, you would just break up your search once in Linz. Therefore, you would do one search from Prague to Linz and another search for connecting trains from Linz to Salzburg.<br /><br />Generally, trains from Prague to Linz can only be reserved within 60 days of an intended departure date, while trains from Linz to Salzburg can be reserved within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Salzburg to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />The most common route from Salzburg to Zurich involves taking the direct <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow">Railjet</a> on which reservations are highly recommended as as supplement to a rail pass. These trains cut through a small section of Bavaria in southern Germany, but it is not necessary to include Germany on the rail pass to take these particular trains.<br /><br />If you'll be traveling with the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879">4 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a>, then you would only need to purchase reservations for the train itself. With this pass, you would not need to purchase the 'border ticket' I mentioned above to cover you from the Swiss/Austrian border to Zurich. Generally, trains from Salzburg to Zurich can be reserved within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />If you'll be traveling with the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-3-countries-8037" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-3-countries-8037">3 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a> (including Austria and excluding Switzerland), then you would need to purchase the reservations and the border ticket. To cover you from the border to Zurich, the specific 'border ticket' you need is from the town of Buchs to Zurich. For this ticket, you would have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600 or 1-847-916-1028. 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. When you call us, you can purchase the reservations, as well. Otherwise, these reservations can be purchased on our website, but you would have to indicate that you'll be traveling with a rail pass that covers the full route (Austria and Switzerland), even though that is not actually the case.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow">Railjets</a> from Salzburg to Zurich run along a notably scenic stretch of railway called the Arlberg Railway. The Arlberg Railway starts around Innsbruck and goes up to Bludenz (just before the train crosses the border into Switzerland). Before that, these trains also cross over the Rosenheim-Salzburg and Rosenheim-Kufstein Railways through Bavaria..
  • June 05, 2018 16:57
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Paris CDG Airport to train station for our trip to Frankfurt? by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt" rel="nofollow">Frankfurt</a>, you can shop various city passes and tours by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-489" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-489">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-489</a>.
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