swiss and french rail passes

Hello, My family of 4,( including 2 adults and 2 kids 4 and 6yrs old), will be travelling from Zurich airport to Bern on May 1. 2 days later we will travel to Zermatt, and want to use the gornergrat on the following day. 2 days later we will travel from Zermatt to Geneva airport. From here we will rent a car and travel to Bordeaux train station leaving it there. From Bordeaux we need transport to Paris, and then transport to Versailles, Giverny, Disney, and finally the airport. I was thinking that a Swiss / France travel pass for 5 days in 2 months would work, and then a Paris visite pass for Paris travel. Can you please advise if this will work, and if so, can you recommend which trains i will need to book and which ones i can just jump on?

Kind Regards,


Official Answer
photo Travel Expert
Rail Europe Posted 4 years ago

Hello Mike,

Thanks for your question.

For your travel from Bern to Zermatt via Visp – Eurocites Train

Zermatt to Gornergrat – is not bookable on our website. Request you to contact our fulfillment team

Zermatt to Geneva Airport via Visp – Eurocites Train

Bordeaux to Paris TGV Alantique Train

Paris to Versailles – RER C (Local Metro)

Paris to VernonTER Train (From Vernon take a bus shuttle or taxi to Giverny)

Paris to Marne La Vallee - RER A (You will have to book locally.)

Yes, you can buy the France-Switzerland Pass and Paris Pass.

In order to book, please visit our website www.raileurope.com.au.

The pass seats can be reserved by clicking on "Seat Reservations“ & feed in the Departure city and the Arrival city along with the travel date and preferred time & the number of passengers (Senior, adults, youth and children), and then click on “search tickets”. Once you do so, you would find the schedules along with the fares.

Please click on the “Fare Details” tab to view details regarding the type of fare, type of seat, whether a reservation is included or not and the After Sales Policy.

Hope this helps!!!

Isha, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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