I am travelling alone to Switzerland-France-Germany-Austria in May 2016 and would like to know what is the best rail pass/es for the following itinerary:

Zurich Airport to Colmar

Colmar to Strasbourg

Strasbourg to Augsburgh

Augsburgh to Fuessen

Fuessen to Salzburg

Salzburg to Melk

Melk to Hallstatt

Hallstatt to Innsbruck

Innsbruck to Mittenwald

Mittenwald to Chur

  • Bernina Express from Chur to Tirano (one way - regional train back to Chur)
Chur to Zermatt on Glacier Express

Zermatt to Grindelwald

Grindelwald to Lucerne

Lucerne to Zurich Airport

I will be on this trip for 33 days and would like to know the most economical way to travel by train.



Official Answer
photo Travel Expert
Rail Europe Posted 3 years ago

Hello Jeanette,

Thanks for your question.

I would suggest that you purchase the Eurail Select Pass. This pass would give you unlimited travel on all regional and national trains within 4 bordering countries, in this case France, Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

Keep in mind that seat reservations would be mandatory for all High-Speed, Night, Scenic and Border Crossing trains. But, you will avail pass holder/discounted fares for these journeys with the pass.

To purchase the pass click “Here”.

In order to book tickets, 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!!!

Best Regards,

Anthony, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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