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I want to travel from Munich to Switzerland, Geneva and back to Frankfurt

I will be travelling to Frankfurt by air from India , go to Munich and spend 7 days. Afterwards, I want to visit Switzeralnd(Zurich, Grindelwald, Interlaken) , Geneva and finally back to Frankfurt to return to India. Can you please advise about the cheapest way I can travel and travel route. I will be accompanied by my wife and both are more than 60 years old . The duration of the tour From Munich till I come back to Frankfurt is about 5 days.

Jose

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Rail Europe Posted 3 years ago

Hello Jose,

Thanks for your question.

I would recommend that you purchase a Germany-Switzerland Pass which would cover both countries by rail. This pass would give you extensive travel on all regional and national trains within the two countries.

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.

Travel as follows;

- Frankfurt to MunichICE train.

- Munich to Zurich – Eurocites train.

- Zurich to Interlaken via Bern – Eurocites trains.

- Interlaken to Grindelwald – Eurocites train. (Return the same route).

- Interlaken to Geneva via Bern – Eurocites trains.

- Geneva to Frankfurt via Basel – Eurocites and ICE trains.

In order to purchase the pass click “Here”.

In order to reserve tickets, 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!!!

Anthony, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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Thank you very much for your valuable advice

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Hello Jose,

Thanks for your reply.

Always happy to help and have a wonderful trip ahead!!!

Best Regards,

Anthony, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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Hi there, I was following this thread and trying to understand more about the Rail Passes.

Just to clarify,

i) Does it mean the Germany-Switzerland Pass is only for travels within the 2 individual countries , covering the cities mentioned in the interactive map?

ii) How is the Germany-Switzerland Pass compared to a stand alone Swiss Pass? Both board at the same train stations? Includes ferry? Free entry to museums, etc?

iii) Also, does it mean travelling from Frankfurt to Bern requires a separate ticket?

Many thanks in advance for your kind reply.

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Hello Alexis,

Thanks for your question.

1) Yes the Germany-Switzerland Pass offers you unlimited free travel on Intercity and Regional trains within both the countries. However 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.

2) The Swiss Travel Pass is beneficial for travel within Switzerland as it provides benefits like:

Children below 16 years are free if accompanied by the 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.

With the Germany- Switzerland Pass your travel from Frankfurt to Bern will require a seat reservation at an additional cost.

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,

Amar, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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