Milly Tsai

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France - Switzerland - Germany

Hi ,

Asking about the best option for travelling these three countries

France - only staying in Paris

France -> Bern (2 nights) --> Lucerne (2 nights) --> Zurich (1 night)

Zurich --> Munich (4 nights) --> fly to Berlin (stay for 3 nights)

In Switzerland, places that are planning to visiting are Thun, Mt Titlis and take boat if the pass allow free rides and also visiting museums and taking city transport i.e. trams, trains / rails etc. Then travelling from Zurich to Munich, either by train or bus

Munich, will be taking day tours and city transport within the city i.e. trams, trains to airport etc.

What would be the best option?

1. Two country pass - either France & Switzerland or Switzerland and Germany

2. Three country pass - France & Switzerland & Germany

3. By ticket separately,

Paris ticket - for three days

Paris to Bern - one way tickets for 2 adults

Swiss Pass for 4 days pass or 8 days pass

Germany pass enough to cover 5 days travelling

What is the difference between of Eurail two country pass in Switzerland compare to Swiss Pass in Switzerland? Somehow, I have the understanding that Rail pass does not give me free access to city transport with in the major cities. Is this correct?

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Rail Europe Posted 3 years ago

Dear Milly,

Thank you for your question.

Swiss Travel Pass is advised for your travel. For journey outside Switzerland, you will have to book point to point tickets.

With a Swiss Pass you can travel free on intercity trains within Switzerland.

With a Swiss Pass you can travel free within Switzerland on the STS (Swiss Travel

System) network on trains, buses and boats.

Also with a Swiss Pass you would get discounts on mountain excursions within Switzerland. This discounts can only be availed locally by showing your Swiss Pass to the ticketing office in Switzerland.

Hope this helps!!!


Aamir, Rail Europe Travel Expert

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