HELP with using my Eurail Global Pass for Bern to Munich & Budapest to Prague

Can we use our 1st class Rail Global Pass to take the fast train to Munich From Bern Switzerland? Also from Budapest to Prague? Where and how do I make those reservations? And is there an extra charge. Any and All tips for stress-free rail travel will be more than welcomed!I am finding planning a 6 week rail trip not as easy as other traveling and think I could use some words of wisdom!
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) April 02, 2018 20:14
    Hi Joy,

    Yes, you can use the Eurail Global Pass on these trains. The objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs for trains running between different cities within the country or countries included on the pass.

    When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (, checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).

    For the Eurail Global Pass, you would click here:

    Bern to Munich

    Connections from Bern to Munich take about 5hr45min in duration and involves changing trains once in Zurich along the way.

    On trains from Bern to Zurich, reservations are not necessary, so the Eurail Global Pass is all you would need to board.

    Trains from Zurich to Munich are EC (EuroCity) trains on which reservations are recommended.

    When checking schedules and purchasing reservations for a connection from Bern to Munich, you would just break up your search in Zurich. Therefore, you would do one search from Bern to Zurich and then another search for connecting trains from Zurich to Bern.

    Generally, these trains can only be reserved within 90 days of an intended departure date.

    Budapest to Prague

    Direct trains from Budapest to Prague are EC trains on which reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass.

    Generally, the trains from Budapest to Prague can only be reserved within 90 days of an intended departure date.
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