Is a Eurail Pass valid from Visp to Zermatt, Zermatt to Gornergrat, Interlaken to Lucerne, and Lucerne to Zurich?

Hello,I am going to Switzerland in June and bit confused about the use of Eurail pass for the train. I saw that IC, ICE, RE are included in the Eurail pass, but for the train from Interlaken to Zermatt, I've heard that the section from Visp to Zermatt is not included in it. So is that even this section is RE, I still need to pay for it?Another question is about the train from Zermatt to Gornergrat, I am not sure if this whole train section is included in the Eurail pass.And for the train from Interlaken to Luzern, or from Luzern to Zurich, it's TRN, is it included in Eurail pass?Thank you so much.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) February 12, 2018 22:03
    Hi Michelle,

    It is true that in the past the rail line between Visp and Zermatt was not covered by Eurail Passes; however, that actually changed just this year. Rest assured, as of this year, the rail line from Visp to Zermatt is now covered by any Eurail Pass that includes Switzerland. The stretch of railway from Visp to Zermatt represents one part of the longer Glacier Express scenic route.

    A connection from Interlaken to Zermatt takes just over 2 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Spiez and then once in Visp. Reservations are not needed at all, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.

    Trains from Interlaken to Lucerne represent one segment of the famed GoldenPass scenic route. Rail passes are valid on these trains, as well as on trains from Lucerne to Zurich.

    On the GoldenPass trains from Interlaken to Lucerne, reservations are possible but not necessary. All trains from Interlaken to Lucerne have panoramic windows for viewing the scenery.

    Trains from Lucerne to Zurich do not accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.

    The Gornergratbahn (cogwheel) from Zermatt to Gornergrat is different and is not covered by any Eurail Pass. Therefore, to take the Gornergratbahn, you would need to purchase an additional ticket. Specifically, you would need to purchase the 'Mountain Tops: Gornergrat Zermatt to Gornergrat Full Fare Ticket' option of the 'Mount Gornergrat' pass. Just be sure to purchase the appropriate option corresponding to when you'll be making the trip (Low season, Mid-season, or High season). For this pass, you would click here:
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