Italy, Switzerland and France - Which pass/tickets to buy?


What's the best option for traveling the below places?

Schedule (in order of visits)

1) Milan, Italy (stay 4 days)

2) Pisa, Italy (1 day trip and back to Milan)

3) Rome, Italy (stay 3 days)

4) Lucerne, Switzerland (stay 3 days)

5) Interlaken, Switzerland (stay 3 days)

6) Bern, Switzerland (stay 2 days)

7) Paris, France (stay 4 days)

8) Paris-Charles de Gaulle CDG Airport Terminal 1, France

Which ticket to purchase for 2 adults traveling?

a) Eurail Select Pass 3 countries: Switzerland-France-Italy

b) Eurail Select Pass 2 countries: France-Italy + Swiss Travel Pass

c) Eurail Select Pass 1 country: Italy + Swiss Travel Pass + TGV Lyria (Bern to Paris)

d) others

Please include booking links in your reply.

Where to collect tickets?

a) email and print

b) collection in Singapore office

c) via courier

Much appreciated.

Best Regards,


Official Answer
photo Travel Expert
Rail Europe Posted 3 years ago

Hello Clarence,

Thanks for the question.

You can purchase Eurail Italy Pass for your travel in Italy and Swiss Travel Pass for your travel in Switzerland as there is no 2 country Pass with Italy and Switzerland.

To purchase Eurail Italy Pass click "Here".

To purchase Swiss Travel Pass click "Here".

You will have to purchase point to point ticket from Como to Chiasso as follows:

- Como to Chiasso - Eurocities train.

With a Swiss Travel Pass you will avail passholder fares from Bern to Paris only on direct TGV Lyria train for which you will have to purchase seat reservations.

As you will be in Paris for 4 days, you can purchase Paris Pass for your travel.

To purchase Paris Pass click "Here".

There are regional trains from Paris to Paris CDG which are not bookable on our website. Hence request you to purchase ticket for that sector locally at the train station subject to availability.

As the printing option for your Pass is Paper Ticket, following are the delivery options on the Singapore website:

- Fast Delivery

- Standard Delivery

- Collection at shop

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.

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. With a Pass you can travel on regional/intercity trains within a country.

In order to book tickets, please visit our website.

You would need to 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. You need to select the fare which is preferable to you and then add it to Cart. Once added, you need to mention the names of the passengers to make the payment on the next page.

To purchase seat reservations, kindly follow the above procedure by clicking on seat reservations tab on the website.

Hope this helps!!!

Best Regards,

Leora, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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