Just joined your Community- thanks as many of my questions already answered thru other posts. I live in UK, planning on travelling to France (Strasbourg); Lucerne, Zermatt, then via Chur and Tirano to Milan, overnight to Vienna. I think a Global Pass is best.
1.the Pass covers travel on Glacier and Bernina Express Trains (reservation costs extra)?
- Does travel on the Gornagrat Railway count as a day of travel? I think the Pass gives discount on the fare?
- the Pass is valid for outward /return travel in UK (1 day for each)?
- Even if I get a paper Pass, train reservations can still be made online?
Thank you very much.
Best answer by seewulfView original
Yes you need for the “panoramic train” reservations that can be bought directly without any service fee on their own pages :) (I prefer the local trains as written in my post above)
Bernina Express (booking via Rhaetian Rail)
Glacier Express reservation
2.) The Gornergrat Rail offer no discount for Interrail & Eurail :/ (In General if it´s discount no travelday needed if something is for “free” you need a travelday ) The Jungfraubahnen (Top of Europe) offer a 20% discount but it´s a different area of Switzerland
3.) yes you have one Outbound and one inbound day with a Global pass please note that you still have to use a travelday of a Flexipass these Inbound/Outbound days are not ontop of it
4.) yes you can still reserve online even if you have a paperpass :) i prefer to reserve directly with the companies itself (where it´s posible) as Eurail charge a small service fee of 2€ per train :/
Thank you! That’s very helpful.