German Rail Pass - Night train Switzerland

  • 16 October 2021
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we have a question concerning the german rail pass.
Is it possible to use it for nighttrains from switzerland (we have a general abonnement for switzerland)?

We would like to take the Night train from Zürich to Hamburg.


Thanks for any advice


Best answer by seewulf 16 October 2021, 13:04

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In my understanding it should be possible as you have till Basel your Swiss GA and from there the German Railpass :)

Bestway to confirm is you visit a SBB ticket office (you can buy even the reservation directly there) or you ask Austrian Rail as operator of the Couchette and Sleepers on this Route and book then the reservation on their website 
For the seating car´s it works for sure as these Car operate as usual “Intercity”

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This should not be a problem. I've often used night trains from/to Switzerland with a similar combination of tickets. You just need a reservation, which you can book at a station or via (use the “Interrail / Eurail" discount).