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Eurail France Switzerland Pass

Hi Sir or Maam,

We would like to visit Switzerland and France early next year and request your good self to please advice about -

Eurail France Switzerland Pass. (Two Countries Pass)

Please confirm if the following is included and free of charge in the above Pass.

SWITZERLAND

Zurich Airport to Lucerne Station.

All local Buses and boat travel in Lucerne and entire central Switzerland.

Excursion at Mount Titlis / Mount Pilatus / Mount Rigi

Golden Pass Route. (Is seat reservation mandatory for this route)

Lucerne-Stans-Engelberg Train

Lucerne to Basel SBB

Basel SBB to Paris Gare de Lyon local(France) (Is seat reservation mandatory for this route)

FRANCE

Paris Gare de Lyon to Marne la Valley Chessy (Disney Land) thru RER Train

Marne na Valley Chessy (Disney Land) to Champs De Mars – Tour Eiffel Station thru RER Train

This pass seems to be quite cheaper compared to individual Pass like Swiss Travel Pass and single tickets in Paris.

Usually which month of the year promotions are available ?

Anticipating your reply by return mail.

Thank you in advance,

Amol

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Rail Europe Posted 3 years ago

Hello Amol,

Thanks for the question.

It is best to purchase Swiss Travel Pass for your travel in Switzerland and point to point ticket for your travel in France.

To purchase Swiss Travel Pass click "Here".

As you wish to travel by RER trains, it is not bookable on our website hence you will have to book locally. However if you wish to travel by TGV trains, you can purchase tickets on our website.

If you wish to purchase France Rail Pass, 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. With a Pass you can travel on regional/intercity trains within a country.

Swiss Travel Pass Details –

Children below 16 years are free if accompanied by at least one parent having a Swiss Pass. We issue a Swiss family card for children.

With a Swiss Travel 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. These discounts can only be availed locally by showing your Swiss Pass to the ticketing office in Switzerland.

With a Swiss Travel Pass you can travel free on intercity trains within Switzerland. You will require compulsory seat reservations on Scenic trains.

Kindly note, seat reservations are mandatory for Scenic trains hence you will have to purchase seat reservations for your travel on Golden Pass Line as it is a scenic train.

With a Swiss Travel Pass you will avail passholder fares from Zurich to Paris only on direct TGV Lyria train hence you will have to purchase seat reservations for this route as there are no passholder fares from Basel to Paris. You can travel with your Swiss Travel Pass from Basel to Zurich.

Request you to check on the website for promotions.

In order to book seat reservations, please visit our website.

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,

Leora, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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Hello Leora,

Many thanks for your prompt response !

Agreed, we will go ahead with Swiss Travel Pass.

Maam, In order to avail a discount, thru Passholder fare, please advice on the following.

A) Since my origin is Lucerne, I need to catch a train to Basel SBB and then to Paris Gare De Lyon. Pls. confirm Pass holder Fare isn't applicable for this route?

B) If Pass holder fare is not applicable, then we need to go to Zurich from Lucerne Station and then change the train to TGV Lyria for Paris. Am I right ?

c) I have noticed there is no provision for applying Passholder fare, as the screen directly go to check out for payment. Is there any other method for applying a discount?

Thanks in advance,

Amol

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Hello Amol,

Thanks for your reply!!!

Kindly note, you will not avail passholder fares from Basel to Paris as it is not applicable. You will avail passholder fares only on direct TGV Lyria train from Zurich to Paris, hence as your last city in Switzerland is Basel, you will have to travel from Basel to Zurich with your Swiss Travel Pass and from Zurich to Paris you will avail passholder fares.

To avail passholder fares, you will have to go on the seat reservations tab which is on the homepage of our website and feed in the departure and arrival city along with your travel date and number of passengers and under select Pass you will have to select "Swiss Travel Pass". Once you do so, you will have to click on the fare for TGV Lyria train which is a passholder fare i.e. discounted fare with Swiss Travel Pass from Zurich to Paris.

In order to book seat reservations, please visit our website.

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,

Leora, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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Hi Again,

Once Again thank you for your valued info.

Regards,

Amol

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Hi Maam,

Sorry to bother you again.

In Seat Reservations, under Select your pass, I am unable to find Swiss Travel Pass.

I can find only "Swiss Half Fare Card Combi", Swiss Peaks Promotion and Zurich City and Swiss Alps.

Pls. assist,

Rgds,

Amol

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Hello Amol,

Thanks for your reply.

Request you to kindly drop an email at contact-us@raileurope-world.com and our team will assist you with the booking accordingly.

Hope this helps!!!

Best Regards,

Leora, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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