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Does the Eurail Select Pass cover inter-city bus? Does the Eurail Select Pass cover Salzburg to Hallstatt by bus?

Hi, i would like to know if by purchasing a eurail select pass for 3 countries, is one allowed to travel by bus inter-city???For example, if I want to travel by bus from Salzburg to hallstatt by bus ( which incidentally also has a ferry ride across the lake), then can I do the journey back and forth by busThere could be several other examples but I believe you get the question
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) January 11, 2017 19:52
    Hi,

    Rail passes actually do cover the buses called 'InterCity Buses'. However, there are no such buses from Salzburg to Hallstatt. Instead, to get from Salzburg to Hallstatt, you would would take a train from Salzburg to Attnang-Puchheim and then another train from Attnang-Puchheim to Hallstatt.

    The train station for Hallstatt is across the lake from the actual town. To get into town, there are ferries that take arriving passengers across the lake. These ferries are timed to meet with the train arrivals and departures. The ferry ride into town only takes about 10 or 15 minutes, and there would just be a small fee that you would pay locally.

    Trains from Salzburg to Attnang-Puchheim are Railjet trains on which reservations would be recommended, in addition to the rail pass. The connecting trains from Attnang-Puchheim to Hallstatt are regional trains that don't accept reservations, so the rail pass would be all you'd need to board.

    You would check schedules by doing a search for the full route from Salzburg to Hallstatt under 'Find Train Tickets' on our homepage, www.raileurope.com.

    If you'd like to have reservations for the first leg from Salzburg to Attnang-Puchheim, you would click on the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage and do a search for this segment by itself. To purchase passholder reservations, you would also need to click 'Yes' where it asks you, "Are you traveling with a rail pass?', and then indicate the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. 'Eurail Three Country Select Pass'). Generally, trains from Salzburg to Attnang-Puchheim can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended date of departure.
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