Are my routes covered by the Eurail Global Pass?

Hi,

I am struggling to work out if my planned routes are covered by the Eurail Global Pass (Youth, 2nd class, 15 days flexible in 1 month). I am traveling as part of a group of 4 youths. We will be travelling for 2 weeks in February 2019. Our routes are as follows:

- Vienna -> Budapest
- Krakow -> Prague
- Prague -> Cesky Krumlov (few hours stopover to explore) -> Salzburg
- Salzburg -> Zurich
- All around Switzerland

Also which routes would require reservation in advance?

Thanks very much in advance for your help!
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  • Hi,
    Yes, these routes are covered by the Eurail Global Pass. For the Eurail Global Pass, you would click here: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880.
    Vienna to Budapest
    Trains from Vienna to Budapest are Railjet trains on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you can purchase reservations from Vienna to Budapest by searching the route on our homepage (www.raileurope.com), 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 Global Pass’).
    Krakow to Prague
    From Krakow to Prague, you would take an overnight train on which reservations are required as a supplement to the rail pass. The night train from Krakow to Prague 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. If you're interested in one of the accommodation types that doesn't show, you would have to call us to book. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday.
    Prague to Český Krumlov
    From Prague to Český Krumlov, there is a direct train taking just under 3 hours.
    Otherwise, connections from Prague to Český Krumlov involve changing trains once in České Budějovice en route and take about 3 to 3.5 hours.
    Reservations are not necessary on any of the trains connecting Prague and Český Krumlov, so the Eurail Global Pass is all you would need to board.
    For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature under 'Book Train Tickets' on our homepage (www.raileurope.com) just to view schedules for these trains. Generally, when you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' unchecked.
    Český Krumlov to Salzburg
    Connections from Český Krumlov to Salzburg take 5 to 5.5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in České Budějovice and then once in Linz.
    On trains from Český Krumlov to České Budějovice and České Budějovice to Linz, reservations are not necessary or accepted, so the Eurail Global Pass is all you would need to board.
    Trains from Linz to Salzburg are Railjet trains on which reservations are only recommended. If you want reservations on this segment (Linz to Salzburg), you can purchase them by searching the route on our homepage (www.raileurope.com), 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 Global Pass’).
    For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature under 'Book Train Tickets' on our homepage (www.raileurope.com) just to view schedules for the unreserved trains from Český Krumlov to České Budějovice and České Budějovice to Linz. Generally, when you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' unchecked.
    Salzburg to Zurich
    Direct trains from Salzburg to Zurich are Railjet on which reservations are highly recommended as supplement to a rail pass.
    The Railjets 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, which are also scenic.
    For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Salzburg to Zurich by searching the route on our homepage (www.raileurope.com), 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 Global Pass’).
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