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Eurail Austria - Switzerland Pass

  • Unlimited travel in Austria and Switzerland.
  • Children up to 11 travel for free.
  • Youth (12 - 27) discounts available

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The pass information will become available once all destination countries have been selected.


Overview

Home to majestic snow-capped mountains, ancient glacial lakes, and the music of Mozart, Switzerland and Austria have innate physical beauty and culture to spare. And, since there’s so much to see and do, the Eurail Select including Austria and Switzerland may be the perfect solution to your travel needs—and schedule. Use it to experience both countries for just a few days or ten…on either consecutive or scattered days.

With the Pass, you’ll have unlimited access to both country’s rail networks. So you can visit one or many of Austria’s great cities : from Salzburg to Vienna. Innsbruck to Linz. And when in Switzerland, its quaint villages, world-class lakeside cities, and ski resorts are not to be missed. If your travel typically takes on gastronomic proportions, a chocolate indulgence is a must.


How does it work?

Rail Passes in 3 steps

1. Pick the right rail pass

Pick the right rail pass

Rail passes are available in 1, 2, 3 or 4 country combinations for extensive travel on the national rail networks. Going for an extended trip? Try the Eurail Global Pass offering rail travel in 28 different countries.
Once you've selected your pass, its price will depend on the class of service, First or Second, selected and the number of rail travel days.

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2. Reserve your seats

Reserve your seats

Traveling on local and regional trains provides you with an opportunity to freely explore. It’s easy to get on a train with your rail pass and find an open seat to enjoy the journey in. Seat reservations are required on many high speed, overnight, scenic, and international trains. Using a Eurail Austria-Switzerland Pass you may travel on the Bernina Express, Chocolate Train, Wilhelm Tell Express, and Glacier Express which require additional seat reservations. It’s always a good idea to research the journey you are interested in and check for any specific seat reservation requirements.

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3. Activate and travel

Activate and travel

Your rail pass requires that you activate it by getting it stamped at the ticket window at the departure station on the day of your first train journey. Once activated, you are all set and ready to explore.

Common Questions

Rail pass benefits

More than just trains

And the Eurail Select Austria-Switzerland Pass is packed with bonuses to make your trip even more enjoyable. You’ll get discounts on buses and trains, hotels, cruises & ferries, museums & activities, and more.

With the Eurail Select Austria-Switzerland Pass, the benefits like the connections it provides - are everywhere. Whether you are an adventurous traveler or avid planner, the Eurail Select Pass is your pass to freedom and an unforgettable journey of discovery.

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From our travel community

Switzerland - germany - austria In Europe for about 18 days, starting in Switzerland. Spending about 8 days in Switzerland, then traveling from Zurich to Munich and spending 9 days in Germany with a day trip from Munich to Salzburg. Two adults traveling. Should I purchase (...)

Ang Austin | 18 January 2018 | 0 Comments
Station - luggage lockers I would like travel to a city for a short visit, then travel to another city on the same day. Are there secure lockers to store luggage at the station while you see the city?

Michael McPhearson | 12 July 2023 complete | 50 Comments
Salzburg to zurich on railjet with only the austrian rail pass. best value I was going to buy the Austrian Rail pass but the last part of our trip is from Salzburg to Zurich for the flight back to the US. What is my best option for the Railjet from Salzburg to Zurich if we only have the Austrian Rail (...)

Ray Zic | 18 January 2016 complete | 4 Comments
Zurich to salzburg with swiss travel pass??? Trying to understand the cost of travel from Zurich to Salzburg return if I have a Swiss Travel Pass; the Rail Europe site shows the cost is only $14 pp each way which I gather is the cost of the reservation. Under Ticket Flexibility section, it (...)

Pierre Serre | 18 January 2004 complete | 4 Comments
Sick of those american boys! Hi! I am a 26 year old senior at the University of Montana. I am traveling to see my sister in Dublin so I have a base there. I have a ticket to Paris on Jan. 11th and nothing planned after that, but I have 3 months. I figure a month through (...)

Mariah Kelley | 17 November 2028 complete | 4 Comments

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Reviews & ratings

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    Easy to go everywhere |
    "We chose to buy the pass because of flexible time to travel. It was so easy just hop on the train. Because of the limit days of using the pass , we had to manage our trip well. We enjoyed our trip though. "

  • Value for money
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    travel in Switzerland, Austria |
    "No problems at all. Travel by rail is always interesting and in this case without any problems at all. Trains ran on time, were clean and train staff courteous and efficient "

  • Value for money
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    First class travelling |
    "Travelling with first class was our comfortable experience. Very good "

  • Value for money
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    Excellent train service |
    "This is the first time my husband and I have travelled using Eurorail. We find the pass very convenient, easy and no hazzle for travel. The best part there was free wifi in the Austrian side but unfortunately there was none on the Swiss side.The food served on the train was good even though we ordered vegetarian.The seats were comfortable and being in first class made a lot of difference for our comfort. Would definitely use this service again in the future. "

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FAQ

Common Questions, Simple Answers

  • Q. Where can the Eurail Select Pass be used ?

  • Q. Can I change the date of my sleeper reservation ?

  • Q.Will I receive a client version of the invoice from Rail Europe?

  • Q. How much time in advance, can I book tickets for TGV trains ?

  • Q. What is the luggage limitation and storage facilities offered when travelling by train ?

  • Q. Is a Rail Pass valid in city transport network ?

  • Q. Is 1 day used on a Rail Pass when benefiting from bonuses without travelling ?

  • Q. What is the main difference between First class and Second class on the Talgo 200 ?

  • Q. Can I buy and use a Rail Pass if I have a European passport and being a permanent resident of a non-European country ?

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