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Does the Swiss Travel Pass cover a train from Salzburg to St Gallen?

I recently bought a swiss travel pass as I will be doing a lot of travel throughout the country, however, I am curious if this pass will cover my transportation into Switzerland from Austria. More specifically, from Salzburg to St Gallen. Can I book this in association with the pass or do I need to purchase this train separately? Thank you!
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) August 09, 2017 20:14
    Hi Molly,

    I'm sorry, the Swiss Travel Pass does not cover travel in Austria.

    A connection Salzburg to St Gallen takes just over 5.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in Buchs along the way. Buchs is right at the border, so the additional ticket you need would just be to there from Salzburg.

    To purchase a ticket from Salzburg to Buchs, you would search the route under under 'Find Train Tickets' on our homepage, www.raileurope.com. For this search, since you'll be purchasing a regular ticket and not using your pass, you would have to click 'No' where it asks 'Are you traveling with a rail pass?'.

    The Swiss Travel Pass will then cover you after you get to Buchs, so you can use it to hop on a connecting train from Buchs to St Gallen. Trains from Buchs to St Gallen do not accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you'll need to board. For planning, you can do another search on our homepage just to check schedules for the segment from Buchs to St Gallen.

    Trains from Salzburg to Buchs are Railjet trains. The path of these Railjets will have you traveling along a renowned scenic stretch of railway called the 'Arlberg Railway'. This stretch of railway starts right after you pass through Innsbruck and goes up to Bludenz before, just before the Austrian/Swiss border. Even before you get to the Arlberg Railway, these Railjets run along the Rosenheim-Kufstein Railway and the Rosenheim-Salzburg Railway, which are also both very scenic.
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