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Should I purchase regular tickets or a rail pass to go from Salzburg to Innsbruck, Innsbruck to Zurich, Zurich to Interlaken & Zurich to Bern?

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  • August 18, 2017 21:30
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Sharon,<br /><br />1.) The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is unlike other rail passes in that it does cover public transit networks within cities. Therefore, it will cover you on public city transit in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow">Bern</a>.<br /><br />2.) The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would cover you on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-grindelwald.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken to Grindelwald</a> and then enable you to receive a discount of 25-50% on the Firstbahn cable cars. To receive the 25%-50% discount on the Firstbahn, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Gindelwald - For Use Only With Swiss Travel Pass’ option of the ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html">Grindelwald-First Top of Adventure</a>’ pass. You would purchase this here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html</a>.<br /><br />Please note, using your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">Swiss Travel Pass</a> to take the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html">Interlaken</a> and Grindelwald does require the use of a travel day. If you do not wish to expend a day of rail travel on your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">Swiss Travel Pass</a> for the travel between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html">Interlaken</a> and Grindelwald, you would instead purchase the full fare option (‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken’) of the ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html">Grindelwald-First Top of Adventure</a>’..
  • August 18, 2017 21:27
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For a visit to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a>, you'll want to keep in mind that the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> enables you to receive discounts on the various mountain excursions in the area.<br /><br /><b><u>Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</u></b><br /><br />To get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, there are 2 different routes you can take; one that goes via Grindelwald and the other that goes via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen.<br /><br />The Grindelwald route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-grindelwald.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken to Grindelwald</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/grindelwald-to-kleine-scheidegg.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/grindelwald-to-kleine-scheidegghtml">Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg</a> on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujoch.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujochhtml">Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch</a> on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />The Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lauterbrunnen-to-kleine-scheidegg.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/lauterbrunnen-to-kleine-scheidegghtml">Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg</a> on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’ (Wengen is a stop along this rail line)<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujoch.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujochhtml">Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch</a> on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would be able to receive a discount of about 25% on either of these routes between Interlaken and the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe. To receive this discount, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland' option of a pass called the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/jungfraujoch/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html</a>.<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations would be highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/indexhtml">Interlaken</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/train-station/interlaken-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken Ost</a>), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and Jungfraujoch, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the one via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen. To get the most of your Jungfraujoch experience, you might want to consider making your ascent one way and your descent the other. The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe.<br /><br /><b><u>Schilthorn</u></b><br /><br />There are also 2 different routes you can take to get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to Mount Schilthorn; one via Grütschalp and the other via Stechelberg.<br /><br />The Grütschalp route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-'Grütschalpbahn' cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp<br />-'Mürrenbahn' train from Grütschalp to Mürren<br />-‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />The Stechelberg route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnenhtml">Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg<br />-'Schilthornbahn’ cable cars from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald, Gimmelwald to Mürren, Mürren to Birg, and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would be able to receive a discount of about 25% on either of these routes between Interlaken and Schilthorn. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of a pass called the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schilthorn-Piz Gloria</a>'. For the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schilthorn-Piz Gloria</a>', you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html</a>.<br /><br />With the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schilthorn-Piz Gloria</a>' pass, only the bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg would not be covered. If you take the bus between Lauterbrunnen and Stechelberg, you would pay locally.<br /><br />'Piz Gloria’ refers to the panoramic revolving restaurant at the Schilthorn summit.<br /><br /><b><u>Harder Kulm (Harderbahn)</u></b><br /><br />A <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> would also enable you to receive a 25% discount on the Harderbahn funicular in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/indexhtml">Interlaken</a>. The Harderbahn takes you to a viewing platform at the ‘Two Lakes Bridge’ (Zweiseensteg) for spectacular views of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz below, as well as incredible panoramas of the surrounding Alps; including Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. There is also the Harder Kulm Panorama restaurant offering more stunning views.<br /><br />To receive the 25% discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of the ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/harder-kulm/index.html" rel="nofollow">Harder Kulm Top of Interlaken</a>’. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/harder-kulm/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/harder-kulm/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/harder-kulm/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald-First (Firstbahn)</u></b><br /><br />The Firstbahn departs from its base station in the nearby village of Grindelwald. To reach Grindelwald, you would have to take a train along the famed ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>. The ascent consists of a cable car from the base station in Grindelwald to Bort, another cable car from Bort to Schreckfeld, and then another cable car from Schreckfeld to the summit station of First. Once you’ve ascended to the First summit station, you would have access to the 'First Cliff Walk (by Tissot)', a 131 ft long suspension bridge leading to an observation platform that offers spectacular panoramic views of the valley below and the surrounding mountains.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> would enable you to receive a 25% discount on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ (Interlaken-Grindelwald) and the Firstbahn cable cars. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of a pass called the ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html" rel="nofollow">Grindelwald-First Top of Adventure</a>’. You would purchase this pass here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/grindelwald-first/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Schynige Platte</u></b><br /><br />The nostalgic ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ runs from the nearby village of Wilderswil to the Schynige Platte station. Wilderswil is only a 4-minute train ride from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html">Interlaken</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> enables you to receive a discount of about 25% to take this excursion. To receive this 25% discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of the pass for the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schynige-platte/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schynige-platte/index.html">Schynige Platte</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schynige-platte/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/schynige-platte/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schynige-platte/index.html</a>.<br /><br />From Schynige Platte, you’ll have more amazing views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, as well as Niesen, Stockhorn and Jura. By the station is also Switzerland’s only Alpine Botanical Garden and the Schynige Platte Panorama Restaurant.<br /><br />Please note, the ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ only runs from May 27th to October 22nd for 2017..
  • August 18, 2017 20:59
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For a visit to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a>, you'll want to keep in mind that the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> enables you to receive discounts on the various mountain excursions in the area.<br /><br /><b><u>Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</u></b><br /><br />To get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, there are 2 different routes you can take; one that goes via Grindelwald and the other that goes via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen.<br /><br />The Grindelwald route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-grindelwald.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken to Grindelwald</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/grindelwald-to-kleine-scheidegg.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/grindelwald-to-kleine-scheidegghtml">Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg</a> on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujoch.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujochhtml">Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch</a> on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />The Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lauterbrunnen-to-kleine-scheidegg.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/lauterbrunnen-to-kleine-scheidegghtml">Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg</a> on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’ (Wengen is a stop along this rail line)<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujoch.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujochhtml">Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch</a> on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would be able to receive a discount of about 25% on either of these routes between Interlaken and the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe. To receive this discount, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland' option of a pass called the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/jungfraujoch/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html</a>.<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations would be highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/indexhtml">Interlaken</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/train-station/interlaken-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken Ost</a>), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and Jungfraujoch, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the one via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen. To get the most of your Jungfraujoch experience, you might want to consider making your ascent one way and your descent the other. The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe.<br /><br /><b><u>Schilthorn</u></b><br /><br />There are also 2 different routes you can take to get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to Mount Schilthorn; one via Grütschalp and the other via Stechelberg.<br /><br />The Grütschalp route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-'Grütschalpbahn' cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp<br />-'Mürrenbahn' train from Grütschalp to Mürren<br />-‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />The Stechelberg route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html">Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg<br />-'Schilthornbahn’ cable cars from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald, Gimmelwald to Mürren, Mürren to Birg, and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would be able to receive a discount of about 25% on either of these routes between Interlaken and Schilthorn. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of a pass called the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow">Schilthorn-Piz Gloria</a>'. For the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow">Schilthorn-Piz Gloria</a>', you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html</a>.<br /><br />With the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow">Schilthorn-Piz Gloria</a>' pass, only the bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg would not be covered. If you take the bus between Lauterbrunnen and Stechelberg, you would pay locally.<br /><br />'Piz Gloria’ refers to the panoramic revolving restaurant at the Schilthorn summit.<br /><br /><b><u>Harder Kulm (Harderbahn)</u></b><br /><br />A <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> would also enable you to receive a 25% discount on the Harderbahn funicular in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html">Interlaken</a>. The Harderbahn takes you to a viewing platform at the ‘Two Lakes Bridge’ (Zweiseensteg) for spectacular views of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz below, as well as incredible panoramas of the surrounding Alps; including Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. There is also the Harder Kulm Panorama restaurant offering more stunning views.<br /><br />To receive the 25% discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of the ‘Harder Kulm Top of Interlaken’. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/harder-kulm/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/harder-kulm/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/harder-kulm/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald-First (Firstbahn)</u></b><br /><br />The Firstbahn departs from its base station in the nearby village of Grindelwald. To reach Grindelwald, you would have to take a train along the famed ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ from Interlaken. The ascent consists of a cable car from the base station in Grindelwald to Bort, another cable car from Bort to Schreckfeld, and then another cable car from Schreckfeld to the summit station of First. Once you’ve ascended to the First summit station, you would have access to the 'First Cliff Walk (by Tissot)', a 131 ft long suspension bridge leading to an observation platform that offers spectacular panoramic views of the valley below and the surrounding mountains.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> would enable you to receive a 25% discount on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ (Interlaken-Grindelwald) and the Firstbahn cable cars. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of a pass called the ‘Grindelwald-First Top of Adventure’. You would purchase this pass here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/grindelwald-first/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Schynige Platte</u></b><br /><br />The nostalgic ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ runs from the nearby village of Wilderswil to the Schynige Platte station. Wilderswil is only a 4-minute train ride from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> enables you to receive a discount of about 25% to take this excursion. To receive this 25% discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of the pass for the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schynige-platte/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schynige Platte</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schynige-platte/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/schynige-platte/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schynige-platte/index.html</a>.<br /><br />From Schynige Platte, you’ll have more amazing views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, as well as Niesen, Stockhorn and Jura. By the station is also Switzerland’s only Alpine Botanical Garden and the Schynige Platte Panorama Restaurant.<br /><br />Please note, the ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ only runs from May 27th to October 22nd for 2017..
  • August 18, 2017 20:57
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For a visit to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>, you'll want to keep in mind that the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> enables you to receive discounts on the various mountain excursions in the area.<br /><br /><b><u>Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</u></b><br /><br />To get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, there are 2 different routes you can take; one that goes via Grindelwald and the other that goes via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen.<br /><br />The Grindelwald route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-grindelwald.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken to Grindelwald</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/grindelwald-to-kleine-scheidegg.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/grindelwald-to-kleine-scheidegg.html">Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg</a> on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujoch.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujoch.html">Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch</a> on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />The Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lauterbrunnen-to-kleine-scheidegg.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lauterbrunnen-to-kleine-scheidegg.html">Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg</a> on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’ (Wengen is a stop along this rail line)<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujoch.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujoch.html">Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch</a> on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would be able to receive a discount of about 25% on either of these routes between Interlaken and the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe. To receive this discount, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland' option of a pass called the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/jungfraujoch/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html</a>.<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations would be highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html">Interlaken</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/train-station/interlaken-train-station.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken Ost</a>), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and Jungfraujoch, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the one via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen. To get the most of your Jungfraujoch experience, you might want to consider making your ascent one way and your descent the other. The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe.<br /><br /><b><u>Schilthorn</u></b><br /><br />There are also 2 different routes you can take to get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to Mount Schilthorn; one via Grütschalp and the other via Stechelberg.<br /><br />The Grütschalp route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-'Grütschalpbahn' cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp<br />-'Mürrenbahn' train from Grütschalp to Mürren<br />-‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />The Stechelberg route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg<br />-'Schilthornbahn’ cable cars from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald, Gimmelwald to Mürren, Mürren to Birg, and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would be able to receive a discount of about 25% on either of these routes between Interlaken and Schilthorn. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of a pass called the 'Schilthorn-Piz Gloria'. For the 'Schilthorn-Piz Gloria', you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html</a>.<br /><br />With the 'Schilthorn-Piz Gloria' pass, only the bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg would not be covered. If you take the bus between Lauterbrunnen and Stechelberg, you would pay locally.<br /><br />'Piz Gloria’ refers to the panoramic revolving restaurant at the Schilthorn summit.<br /><br /><b><u>Harder Kulm (Harderbahn)</u></b><br /><br />A <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> would also enable you to receive a 25% discount on the Harderbahn funicular in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>. The Harderbahn takes you to a viewing platform at the ‘Two Lakes Bridge’ (Zweiseensteg) for spectacular views of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz below, as well as incredible panoramas of the surrounding Alps; including Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. There is also the Harder Kulm Panorama restaurant offering more stunning views.<br /><br />To receive the 25% discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of the ‘Harder Kulm Top of Interlaken’. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/harder-kulm/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/harder-kulm/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/harder-kulm/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald-First (Firstbahn)</u></b><br /><br />The Firstbahn departs from its base station in the nearby village of Grindelwald. To reach Grindelwald, you would have to take a train along the famed ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ from Interlaken. The ascent consists of a cable car from the base station in Grindelwald to Bort, another cable car from Bort to Schreckfeld, and then another cable car from Schreckfeld to the summit station of First. Once you’ve ascended to the First summit station, you would have access to the 'First Cliff Walk (by Tissot)', a 131 ft long suspension bridge leading to an observation platform that offers spectacular panoramic views of the valley below and the surrounding mountains.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> would enable you to receive a 25% discount on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ (Interlaken-Grindelwald) and the Firstbahn cable cars. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of a pass called the ‘Grindelwald-First Top of Adventure’. You would purchase this pass here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/grindelwald-first/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Schynige Platte</u></b><br /><br />The nostalgic ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ runs from the nearby village of Wilderswil to the Schynige Platte station. Wilderswil is only a 4-minute train ride from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> enables you to receive a discount of about 25% to take this excursion. To receive this 25% discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of the pass for the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schynige-platte/index.html" rel="nofollow">Schynige Platte</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schynige-platte/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/schynige-platte/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schynige-platte/index.html</a>.<br /><br />From Schynige Platte, you’ll have more amazing views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, as well as Niesen, Stockhorn and Jura. By the station is also Switzerland’s only Alpine Botanical Garden and the Schynige Platte Panorama Restaurant.<br /><br />Please note, the ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ only runs from May 27th to October 22nd for 2017..
  • August 18, 2017 20:43
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/salzburg/index.html" rel="nofollow">Salzburg</a>, you can view various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/austria/salzburg/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/en/activities/austria/salzburg/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/austria/salzburg/</a>.<br /><br />For time in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/innsbruck/index.html" rel="nofollow">Innsbruck</a>, you can view various city passes and tours here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/austria/innsbruck/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/austria/innsbruck/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/austria/innsbruck/</a>.<br /><br />For <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a>, you can view various city passes and tours here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/zurich/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/en/activities/switzerland/zurich/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/zurich/</a>.<br /><br />City passes and tours for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow">Bern</a> can be found here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/bern/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/bern/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/bern/</a>..
  • August 18, 2017 20:42
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to I'm sorry, but the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> does not cover public transportation within cities in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow">Austria</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>. The pass will just cover the ticket costs for trains running ‘inter-city’ between different cities..
  • August 18, 2017 20:40
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Sharon,<br /><br />Since you're planning on making trips to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html">Bern</a> when you're in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html">Zurich</a>, I would recommend going with a rail pass, as opposed to regular tickets. For your itinerary, you would purchase the 2 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html">Austria</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html">Switzerland</a>.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Salzburg to Innsbruck (most direct option / Railjet trains through Germany)</u></b><br /><br />The most feasible/fastest way to get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/salzburg/index.html" rel="nofollow">Salzburg</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/innsbruck/index.html" rel="nofollow">Innsbruck</a> is to take a direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjet</a> train. The direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/railjet/how-to-bookhtml">Railjets</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/salzburg-to-innsbruck.html" rel="nofollow">Salzburg to Innsbruck</a> actually pass through a small part of Bavaria en route; however, for these trains, you would not need to have <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow">Germany</a> included on you rail pass. This route is scenic, running over both the Rosenheim-Salzburg and Rosenheim-Kufstein Railways.<br /><br />On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjets</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/salzburg-to-innsbruck.html" rel="nofollow">Salzburg to Innsbruck</a>, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjet</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/salzburg-to-innsbruck.html" rel="nofollow">Salzburg to Innsbruck</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Salzburg to Innsbruck (via Bischofshofen/Schwarzach)</u></b><br /><br />Other options from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/salzburg/index.html" rel="nofollow">Salzburg</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/innsbruck/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/innsbruck/index.html">Innsbruck</a>, perhaps considered even a little more scenic, would involve being routed a different direction, down through Bischofshofen and Schwarzach, before cutting west to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/innsbruck/index.html" rel="nofollow">Innsbruck</a>. The most feasible of these options take about 3.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains at least once in Schwarzach along the way.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/salzburg-to-schwarzach.html" rel="nofollow">Salzburg to Schwarzach</a>, you would take either a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjet</a> or EC (EuroCity) train. On these trains, reservations are accepted, but not necessary.<br /><br />From Schwarzach to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/innsbruck/index.html" rel="nofollow">Innsbruck</a>, you can then take a direct IC (InterCity) or a direct EC (EuroCity) train that goes right from Schwarzach to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/innsbruck/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/innsbruck/index.html">Innsbruck</a>. Otherwise, following the same path, there are regional trains to Wörgl, where you would switch to a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html">Railjet</a> train that will take you the short distance into <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/innsbruck/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/innsbruck/index.html">Innsbruck</a>. Reservations are not necessary at all on any of these trains, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, schedules for the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/salzburg-to-schwarzach.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/salzburg-to-schwarzach.html">Salzburg to Schwarzach</a> are able to be viewed by doing a search on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/index.html">our website</a>.<br /><br />Schedules for trains between Schwarzach and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/innsbruck/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/innsbruck/index.html">Innsbruck</a> are not able to be viewed on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow">our website</a>. If you'd like to inquire about schedules for this option, you would have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600.<br /><br />Taken all together, the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/salzburg/index.html" rel="nofollow">Salzburg</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/innsbruck/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/innsbruck/index.html">Innsbruck</a> that go via Bischofshofen and Scwarzach make up the Salzburg-Tyrol Railway.<br /><br /><b><u>Innsbruck to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/innsbruck/index.html" rel="nofollow">Innsbruck</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a>, you would take a direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html">Railjet</a> train. On these trains, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html">Railjet</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/innsbruck-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/innsbruck-to-zurich.html">Innsbruck to Zurich</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass').<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjets</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/innsbruck-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow">Innsbruck to Zurich</a> follow along a famous scenic stretch of railway known as the Arlberg Railway. This stretch of railway starts right as you leave Innsbruck and goes as far as Bludenz, right before you get to the Swiss border.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Interlaken (via Bern)</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html">Interlaken</a>, the shortest connections take just under 2 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html">Bern</a> along the way.<br /><br />Reservations are not necessary on either of these trains, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For planning, you can view schedules for this route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/index.html">our website</a> by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-bern.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-bern.html">Zurich to Bern</a> and another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-interlaken.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-interlaken.html">Bern to Interlaken</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Interlaken (via Lucerne/GoldenPass)</u></b><br /><br />If you don't mind adding about an hour to your journey time, you can take a different route that involves following along a segment of the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html">GoldenPass scenic route</a> for part of the way. This option would take just under 3 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html">Lucerne</a> along the way, instead of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html">Bern</a>. The segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-interlaken.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-interlaken.html">Lucerne to Interlaken</a> is on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> scenic route.<br /><br />On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html">GoldenPass</a> segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-interlaken.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-interlaken.html">Lucerne to Interlaken</a>, reservations are possible but not necessary. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucerne.html">Zurich to Lucerne</a> don't even accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Once again, you can still view schedules by doing a search for these routes right on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow">homepage</a> of our website. For the option via the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html">GoldenPass</a>/<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html">Lucerne</a>, you would just do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow">Zurich to Lucerne</a> and another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-interlaken.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-interlaken.html">Lucerne to Interlaken</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Bern</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-bern.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-bern.html">Zurich to Bern</a>, there are direct IC (InterCity) trains and direct regional trains. The IC trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html">Bern</a> take just under 1 hour, and the regional trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow">Bern</a> take just under 1.5 hours. There is no need at all to book reservations on these trains, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can view schedules for the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-bern.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-bern.html">Zurich to Bern</a> by doing a search on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/index.html">our homepage</a>..
  • July 27, 2017 20:45
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For a visit to Interlaken, you'll want to keep in mind that the Eurail Select Pass enables you to receive discounts on the various mountain excursions in the area.<br /><br /><b><u>Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</u></b><br /><br />To get from Interlaken to the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, there are 2 different routes you can take; one that goes via Grindelwald and the other that goes via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen.<br /><br />The Grindelwald route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Grindelwald on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />The Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’ (Wengen is a stop along this rail line)<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />With the Eurail Select Pass, you would be able to receive a discount of about 25% on either of these routes between Interlaken and the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe. To receive this discount, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland' option of a pass called the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html</a>.<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations would be highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe' and have to be made locally at the stations in Interlaken (Interlaken Ost), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between Interlaken and Jungfraujoch, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the one via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen. To get the most of your Jungfraujoch experience, you might want to consider making your ascent one way and your descent the other. The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe.<br /><br /><b><u>Schilthorn</u></b><br /><br />There are also 2 different routes you can take to get from Interlaken to Mount Schilthorn; one via Grütschalp and the other via Stechelberg.<br /><br />The Grütschalp route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-'Grütschalpbahn' cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp<br />-'Mürrenbahn' train from Grütschalp to Mürren<br />-‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />The Stechelberg route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg<br />-'Schilthornbahn’ cable cars from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald, Gimmelwald to Mürren, Mürren to Birg, and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />With the Eurail Select Pass, you would be able to receive a discount of about 25% on either of these routes between Interlaken and Schilthorn. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of a pass called the 'Schilthorn-Piz Gloria'. For the 'Schilthorn-Piz Gloria', you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html</a>.<br /><br />With the 'Schilthorn-Piz Gloria' pass, only the bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg would not be covered. If you take the bus between Lauterbrunnen and Stechelberg, you would pay locally.<br /><br />'Piz Gloria’ refers to the panoramic revolving restaurant at the Schilthorn summit.<br /><br /><b><u>Harder Kulm (Harderbahn)</u></b><br /><br />A Eurail Select Pass would also enable you to receive a 25% discount on the Harderbahn funicular in Interlaken. The Harderbahn takes you to a viewing platform at the ‘Two Lakes Bridge’ (Zweiseensteg) for spectacular views of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz below, as well as incredible panoramas of the surrounding Alps; including Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. There is also the Harder Kulm Panorama restaurant offering more stunning views.<br /><br />To receive the 25% discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of the ‘Harder Kulm Top of Interlaken’. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/harder-kulm/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/harder-kulm/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/harder-kulm/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald-First (Firstbahn)</u></b><br /><br />The Firstbahn departs from its base station in the nearby village of Grindelwald. To reach Grindelwald, you would have to take a train along the famed ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ from Interlaken. The ascent consists of a cable car from the base station in Grindelwald to Bort, another cable car from Bort to Schreckfeld, and then another cable car from Schreckfeld to the summit station of First. Once you’ve ascended to the First summit station, you would have access to the 'First Cliff Walk (by Tissot)', a 131 ft long suspension bridge leading to an observation platform that offers spectacular panoramic views of the valley below and the surrounding mountains.<br /><br />The Eurail Select Pass would enable you to receive a 25% discount on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ (Interlaken-Grindelwald) and the Firstbahn cable cars. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of a pass called the ‘Grindelwald-First Top of Adventure’. You would purchase this pass here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Schynige Platte</u></b><br /><br />The nostalgic ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ runs from the nearby village of Wilderswil to the Schynige Platte station. Wilderswil is only a 4-minute train ride from Interlaken on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’.<br /><br />The Eurail Select Pass enables you to receive a discount of about 25% to take this excursion. To receive this 25% discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of the pass for the 'Schynige Platte' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schynige-platte/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schynige-platte/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schynige-platte/index.html</a>.<br /><br />From Schynige Platte, you’ll have more amazing views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, as well as Niesen, Stockhorn and Jura. By the station is also Switzerland’s only Alpine Botanical Garden and the Schynige Platte Panorama Restaurant.<br /><br />Please note, the ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ only runs from May 27th to October 22nd for 2017..
  • July 27, 2017 20:40
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For time spent in Salzburg, you can view various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/austria/salzburg/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/austria/salzburg/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/austria/salzburg/</a>.<br /><br />For time in Innsbruck, you can view various city passes and tours here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/austria/innsbruck/" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/austria/innsbruck/</a>.<br /><br />For Zurich, you can view various city passes and tours here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/zurich/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/zurich/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/zurich/</a>.<br /><br />City passes and tours for Bern can be found here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/bern/" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/bern/</a>..
  • July 27, 2017 20:32
    Jeff
    Changed title to Should I purchase regular tickets or a rail pass to go from Salzburg to Innsbruck, Innsbruck to Zurich, Zurich to Interlaken & Zurich to Bern?
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  • July 27, 2017 20:32
    Jeff
    Changed description to Hi, Im planning on traveling from salzburg -- innsbruck -- zurich, and will be going on day trips to interlaken/bern.. 1. Should i get the Austria - Swiss Pass or should i just get individual train tickets?2. Does the pass covers inner city transport as well?ThankSharon
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  • July 27, 2017 20:32
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Sharon,<br /><br />Since you're planning on making trips to Interlaken and Bern when you're in Zurich, I would recommend going with a rail pass, as opposed to regular tickets. For your itinerary, you would purchase the 2 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> for Austria and Switzerland.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Salzburg to Innsbruck (most direct option / Railjet trains through Germany)</u></b><br /><br />The most feasible/fastest way to get from Salzburg to Innsbruck is to take a direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Railjet</a> train. The direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html">Railjets</a> from Salzburg to Innsbruck actually pass through a small part of Bavaria en route; however, for these trains, you would not need to have Germany included on you rail pass. This route is scenic, running over both the Rosenheim-Salzburg and Rosenheim-Kufstein Railways.<br /><br />On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Railjets</a> from Salzburg to Innsbruck, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Railjet</a> from Salzburg to Innsbruck by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Salzburg to Innsbruck (via Bischofshofen/Schwarzach)</u></b><br /><br />Other options from Salzburg to Innsbruck, perhaps considered even a little more scenic, would involve being routed a different direction, down through Bischofshofen and Schwarzach, before cutting west to Innsbruck. The most feasible of these options take about 3.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains at least once in Schwarzach along the way.<br /><br />From Salzburg to Schwarzach, you would take either a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Railjet</a> or EC (EuroCity) train. On these trains, reservations are accepted, but not necessary.<br /><br />From Schwarzach to Innsbruck, you can then take a direct IC (InterCity) or a direct EC (EuroCity) train that goes right from Schwarzach to Innsbruck. Otherwise, following the same path, there are regional trains to Wörgl, where you would switch to a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Railjet</a> train that will take you the short distance into Innsbruck. Reservations are not necessary at all on any of these trains, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, schedules for the trains from Salzburg to Schwarzach are able to be viewed by doing a search on our website.<br /><br />Schedules for trains between Schwarzach and Innsbruck are not able to be viewed on our website. If you'd like to inquire about schedules for this option, you would have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600.<br /><br />Taken all together, the trains from Salzburg to Innsbruck that go via Bischofshofen and Scwarzach make up the Salzburg-Tyrol Railway.<br /><br /><b><u>Innsbruck to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />From Innsbruck to Zurich, you would take a direct Railjet train. On these trains, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a Railjet from Innsbruck to Zurich by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass').<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Railjets</a> from Innsbruck to Zurich follow along a famous scenic stretch of railway known as the Arlberg Railway. This stretch of railway starts right as you leave Innsbruck and goes as far as Bludenz, right before you get to the Swiss border.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Interlaken (via Bern)</u></b><br /><br />From Zurich to Interlaken, the shortest connections take just under 2 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Bern along the way.<br /><br />Reservations are not necessary on either of these trains, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For planning, you can view schedules for this route on our website by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Zurich to Bern and another search for connecting trains from Bern to Interlaken.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Interlaken (via Lucerne/GoldenPass)</u></b><br /><br />If you don't mind adding about an hour to your journey time, you can take a different route that involves following along a segment of the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass scenic route</a> for part of the way. This option would take just under 3 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in Lucerne along the way, instead of Bern. The segment from Lucerne to Interlaken is on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass</a> scenic route.<br /><br />On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass</a> segment from Lucerne to Interlaken, reservations are possible but not necessary. Trains from Zurich to Lucerne don't even accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Once again, you can still view schedules by doing a search for these routes right on the homepage of our website. For the option via the GoldenPass/Lucerne, you would just do one search for trains from Zurich to Lucerne and another search for connecting trains from Lucerne to Interlaken.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Bern</u></b><br /><br />From Zurich to Bern, there are direct IC (InterCity) trains and direct regional trains. The IC trains from Zurich to Bern take just under 1 hour, and the regional trains from Zurich to Bern take just under 1.5 hours. There is no need at all to book reservations on these trains, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can view schedules for the trains from Zurich to Bern by doing a search on our homepage..

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