Changes to the question

How do I book travel from Zurich to Stresa, Italy, with a Eurail Italy Pass?

In order to preserve the promise of transparency and open communication, the change log records changes to topics made by both customers and employees. Anyone can dispute a change by clicking the "Dispute" link and entering additional details.


  • May 03, 2016 14:23
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hello. Yes, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, even though it is for 4 countries, can still be a feasible option for itineraries that include just <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/index.html" rel="nofollow">Italy</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>. You're correct that reservations would either not be required or not necessary on the routes you listed. With that being the case, you would just take any unoccupied seats when you board. I'm sorry, as there is no way to tell if you will be able find 8 seats together on each of these trips. I would suspect that you should be able to get the majority of you together or at least close to another, and you would still not have any difficulty boarding in general. In any case, these are all very short trips, each on being only about an hour/hour-and-a-half ride..
  • May 03, 2016 14:21
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hello. Yes, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a>, even though it is for 4 countries, can still be a feasible option for itineraries that include just Italy and Switzerland. You're correct that reservations would either not be required or not necessary on the routes you listed. With that being the case, you would just take any unoccupied seats when you board. I'm sorry, as there is no way to tell if you will be able find 8 seats together on each of these trips. I would suspect that you should be able to get the majority of you together or at least close to another, and you would still not have any difficulty boarding in general. In any case, these are all very short trips, each on being only about an hour/hour-and-a-half ride..
  • June 04, 2015 14:56
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Thank you for your question. The shortest rail connections from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> to Stresa would take about 3 to 4 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in either Brig or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow">Bern</a> en route. With a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-italy-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-italy-pass/index.html">Eurail Italy Pass</a>, you would be eligible to receive a discounted rate called a 'Passholder 2' rate for a ticket on a train from Brig or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow">Bern</a> to Stresa. This rate enables passengers to receive a discount on certain trains, even if their pass doesn't cover one of the countries being traveled through. In contrast, a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-italy-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Italy Pass</a> would not cover a train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> to Brig or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow">Bern</a>. When purchasing tickets for a connection from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html">Zurich</a> to Stresa for travel with a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-italy-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-italy-pass/index.html">Eurail Italy Pass</a>, you wouldn't do one search for the full connection from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html">Zurich</a> to Stresa. Instead, you would do a separate search for each segment. Since the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-italy-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-italy-pass/index.html">Eurail Italy Pass</a> doesn't cover trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-brig.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-brig.html">Zurich to Brig</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-bern.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-bern.html">Zurich to Bern</a>, you would purchase regular tickets by clicking on 'Find Fares &amp; Schedules' on <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a> and entering the route. To ensure that you're being quoted the 'Passholder 2' rate for a train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/brig-to-stresa.html" rel="nofollow">Brig to Stresa</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-stresa.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-stresa.html">Bern to Stresa</a>, you would take the following steps: 1.) Click on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' (instead of 'Find Fares &amp; Schedules') on <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/index.html">our homepage</a>, enter the route, and indicate the type of pass you'll be traveling with when you're prompted (i.e. 'Eurail Italy Pass'). 2.) Locate one of the direct 'EC' (EuroCity) trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/brig-to-stresa.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/brig-to-stresa.html">Brig to Stresa</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-stresa.html" rel="nofollow">Bern to Stresa</a> and then click the 'View' button for the fare listed under your preferred class of service (for this route, that would be 'Comfort' for 1st class and 'Economy' for 2nd class). 3.) When you click 'View', a box will expand out underneath with the 'Ticket Flexibility' options. The 'Passholder 2' rate would generally be found under the 'Semi Flexible' option under 'Ticket Flexibility'. To verify, you would click 'Read More' for the 'Semi Flexible' option and the fare should be labeled as 'Trenitalia International Trains Passholder 2'. 4.) Be sure the Passholder 2 option is checked and click 'Select' to proceed and add it to your 'Itinerary' (shopping cart). Generally, trains that comprise of a connection from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> to Stresa can be booked once within 90 days of an intended date of departure. With regard to your connection, you would just get your pass validated by the conductor while on board the train from Brig or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow">Bern</a> to Stresa..
  • June 04, 2015 14:50
    Jeff
    Changed title to How do I book travel from Zurich to Stresa, Italy, with a Eurail Italy Pass?
    Dispute this change
  • June 04, 2015 14:50
    Jeff
    Changed title to Travel from Zurich to Stresa, Italy, with a Eurail Italy Pass
    Dispute this change

See all changes made to topics in this company