Can I use a Swiss Travel Pass to get a reservation on a Eurocity train from Munich to Zurich?

Can I use a Swiss Travel Pass to get a seat reservation on a eurocity train (direct) between Munich and Zurich? When I tried this on the Eurail website I wasn't given this option (bus etc). Am I required to purchase the Eurail 2 country pass in order to get a seat? Thank you for any information!
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  • Hi Richard,

    Since this train starts in Munich and runs through Germany, it would not be covered by a Swiss Travel Pass. The Swiss Travel Pass would only start being valid after the train crosses the border at St Margrethen. If you only have a Swiss Travel Pass, then you would have to purchase a ticket from Munich to St Margrethen to be covered for the remaining part of the route. The Munich-St Margrethen ticket and the Swiss Travel Pass together would be valid to cover the ticket costs for the full route of the EC (EuroCity) train from Munich to Zurich.

    The Munich-St Margrethen ticket is not able to be purchased on our website. Instead, for this particular ticket, you would have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.

    In addition to the Munich-St Margrethen ticket and the Swiss Travel Pass, reservations are recommended on the train itself.

    For the EC train from Munich to Zurich, you would purchase reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (www.raileurope.com), entering the route, and choosing a rail pass that does cover the full route from the drop-down menu underneath where it says, 'Are you traveling with a rail pass?'.

    It is not possible to indicate that you'll be using two different items (i.e. a ticket and a rail pass) to cover the route. Instead, just for the purpose of booking this reservation, you can indicate that you'll be traveling with any individual rail pass that does cover the full route of the train. Therefore, when booking reservations for the EC train from Munich to Zurich, you can just indicate that you'll be traveling with the Eurail Global Pass, as this pass does cover both Germany and Switzerland. Even though you will not actually have a Eurail Global Pass, doing this would prompt our website to issue you the correct reservations for this train.
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  • Thanks Jeff. As opposed to booking the Munich-St. Margrethen ticket through Rail Europe by phone, can I do this on the Deutsche Bahn website?
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