This pass has been replaced

In an effort to simplify the offer for travelers, and offer a more competitively priced and flexible product, Eurail has discontinued this pass. In 2019 and beyond, look to the Eurail Global Pass to be your perfect travel companion !
This pass allows train travel in 31 European countries, and is available for as few as 3 days of travel. Plus, up to two children travel free and a new senior discount has been added, making family travel more affordable.

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 31 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.

Benefits in:
Museums & Activities
  • Salzburg City CardOffer: Explore the city of Salzburg for less thanks to your Pass. Show your Pass at the tourist office Salzburg Main Station to get 10% off one Salzburg City Card.Info: For more information, please visit www.salzburg.info, or call +43 662 88987-0, or send emails to cards@salzburg.info Please note: The Salzburg Card is the key to unlock the door to all your sightseeing wishes, including: One-time FREE entry to all the attractions & museums in the city; FREE USE of the city’s public transport system (excluding rapid transit system); Discounts on cultural events; Reductions on several trips, tours and outings.
  • Blue Danube SchiffahrtOffer: Discover the beauty of the Danube by boat. Pass holders receive 20% off sightseeing boat trips in Vienna and Wachau with Blue Danube Schiffahrt.Info: www.ddsg-blue-danube.atBrandner SchiffahrtOffer: Benefit from a 20% discount on Sightseeing Cruises along the river Danube with family-run BRANDNER Shipping.Info: Reservations can be made by emailing schiffahrt@brandner.at. For further info visit www.brandner.at
  • McArthurGlen Designer Outlet ParndorfOffer: Enjoy a VIP Shopping experience for free at Designer Outlet Parndorf. Pass holders are entitled to the following special offers:
  • A 10% Discount Card that can be used for any purchase done in any of the participating shops in any of the participating Designer Outlets.
  • A 2,5 € food & drink voucher at any of the facilities in the participating Designer Outlets.Info: Show your Pass at the Information Centre to receive all your offers. Four trains per hour will take you from the main train station in Vienna to "Parndorf Ort". The trip will take you about 30-40 minutes. You need to get off at the train station "Parndorf Ort". For more information, please visit http://www.mcarthurglen.com/at/designer-outlet-parndorf/en/McArthurGlen Designer Outlet SalzburgOffer: Enjoy a VIP Shopping experience for free at Designer Outlet Salzburg. Pass holders are entitled to the following special offers:
  • A 10% Discount Card that can be used for any purchase done in any of the participating shops in any of the participating Designer Outlets.
  • A 2,5 € food & drink voucher at any of the facilities in the participating Designer Outlets.Info: Show your Pass at the Information Centre to receive all your offers. If travelling by train, head to the main "Salzburg-Hauptbahnhof" station. From the station, take the city bus line 2, 10 or 27 towards Salzburg Airport. This is a 15-minute journey from the city of Salzburg to the Designer Outlet in Wals-Himmelreich. For more information, please visit http://www.mcarthurglen.com/at/designer-outlet-salzburg/en/
Hotels
  • A&O HotelsOffer: A&O Hotels are famous for comfort and affordability, and Pass holders save 10% on advance bookings at the A&O Hotel in Vienna or Graz.Info: Book online via www.aohostels.com/railpass/ or by calling +49 (0)30 80 947 5110. Offer code: Rail PassPlease note: The discount applies only to daily rates on advance bookings. Please have your Pass ready to show hotel staff when checking in.MEININGER HotelsOffer: Enjoy a 10% discount at MEININGER Hotels in Vienna or Salzburg when you book online at www.meininger-hotels.com.Info: If you have any questions or need help, e-mail welcome@meininger-hotels.com or call +49 (0)30 6663 6100. Please note: This offer cannot be combined with any other offer, promotion or discount.
Bus & Train
  • ÖBB IntercitybusOffer: Enjoy free public transport on the ÖBB bus network. Info: To explore the routes and find more information go to www.oebb.atPlease note: A reservation is recommended for the Graz-Klagenfurt route. Reservations and paid supplements are required for Klagenfurt/Villach-Venezia Mestre & Venezia Tronchetto routes and the One Country Pass is not valid on these routes as they leave Austria.S-Bahn Offer: Enjoy free unlimited travel on the S-Bahn in Vienna and Innsbruck.
  • ÖBB LoungesOffer: 1st class Pass holders have free access (1.5 hours before departure and after arrival of the relevant train) to all ÖBB lounges, located in several Austrian stations: Wien Hbf, Wien-Meidling, Linz Hbf, Salzburg Hbf, Innsbruck Hbf, Graz Hbf and Klagenfurt Hbf.

Travel forum

From our travel community

How to determine multi country pass needed. My wife and I, both seniors, are flying into Frankfurt, Germany in the beginning of May 2019. We want to take a train from Frankfurt to Switzerland (perhaps Zurich),j stay two days, then to France (perhaps Paris), stay two or three days, then (...)

Edward Cambria | 2019/02/17 pending | 1 Comments
Best pass for travel! Hi, We are a family of 1 senior, 5 adults and 2 children (4 year old) who will be visiting Europe in last week of May for 10 days. We will be in Amsterdam for 3 days, Paris for 5 days and Frankfurt for 2 days. Could you please suggest which (...)

Meghna Singh | 2019/02/13 complete | 1 Comments
Multi city travel- which ticket option and advice? Our party of 2A/2Senior/2C (12 & 7) plan to travel London to Disneyland Paris, then a few days later Paris-Barcelona and a week later, Dover to London St. Pancras. All during July. What would our best ticket option be? Eurail Global, Select or (...)

Karen Gleason | 2019/01/26 complete | 2 Comments
Heathrow express to coventry Flying into Heathrow and then proceeding to the Coventry the same day. As we will be getting a BritRail Pass (flexipass), I understand that i will need to take the Express to Paddington station, transfer from there via the Tube to the Euston (...)

Ravi Sull | 2019/01/01 | 1 Comments
Ticket class exchanges I purchased second class tickets. Is it possible to upgrade and pay the difference for first class?

Marcus Culpepper | 2018/12/05 complete | 1 Comments

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Reviews & ratings

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  • Value for money
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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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