France Swiss Pass

I plan to fly into Paris, spend time in France and Switzerland and fly out of Paris. If I buy a 3-day France pass and a 4-day Swiss pass, will my travel from France to Switzerland be covered. If I start in France and travel to Switzerland, is it treated as day out of my France pass or Swiss pass?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) March 10, 2014 14:40
    Hi Sameer,

    You can use a France Pass and a Swiss Pass to cover the ticket costs on a direct train between Paris and certain cities in Switzerland, and it would use a day of rail travel off of each pass.

    These direct trains would require reservations in addition to the pass. You would purchase the reservations by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com. To be quoted the lowest possible 'passholder' rate that you'd be eligible for (the 'Passholder 1' rate), you would just indicate that you'll be traveling with a 'Eurail France-Switzerland Pass' when prompted, even though that is not actually the case. This is just so our website would know to quote you the appropriate reservation cost.

    Please note, however, that these Passholder 1 rates are just not offered on the direct trains between Paris and Geneva or Basel. On the trains between Paris and Geneva or Basel, you would be able to use your France Pass to receive a 'Passholder 2' rate.

    To verify the type of rate you are being quoted, you would click the 'View' button listed with each fare. After you've clicked on 'View', you would then refer to where it says 'Ticket Flexibility'. Underneath 'Ticket Flexibility', you may see 3 options: 'Non Flexible', 'Semi Flexible' and 'Fully Flexible. You would click 'Read More' next to each of these options until you see the fare titled 'TGV Lyria Passholder 1' or 'TGV Lyria Passholder 2'. Generally, the passholder rates on these trains would be found under the 'Semi Flexible' or 'Fully Flexible' options.

    These rates can sell out very quickly on these trains, so it would be recommended that your reservations be purchased as soon as possible. These trains can be booked once within 90 days of an intended date of departure.
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