I am planning to travel with my wife from Amsterdam to Zurich and stay in switzerland for 4 to 5 days and come back to Netherlands.
- I have seen night trains from Amsterdam to Zurich. If I buy a global pass, does this include this train as well ? Do I need to do reservation for berth ?
- With this global pass, can I also a get a discount in mountain train to Jungfraujoch ?
What other best options do I have ?
For just a return trip though, I'm not sure if the pass (4 travel days minimum) is worth the money. For travel with day trains, cheap (Super)Sparpreis tickets NL - CH can be booked via DB; for the night train, ÖBB has cheap offers if you book early enough.
Depending on what you're going to do in Switzerland and when you book, a pass may pay off. Rumour has it that a promotional pass offer will be available next month, so watch the Interrail website and do your calculations :)
For the NightJet night train from Amsterdam to Zurich, OBB has a page about it here:
Under the discount options when booking a ticket you select the "Interrail/Eurail - Globalpass" option and it will calculate the price you have to pay.
In fact the real discount you get with this suddenly so overhyped nighttrain is around 15€/ride, whereas a passday will cost around 40-50€. So it only makes real sense if you also plan to use the pass for more other longer trips.
Note that for extensive travel IN CH=Swiss there is also the Swiss Holiday Pass, cost a little more as IR-1 country, but is also valid on nearly ALL transit=the yellow postbuses, more raillines, also museums, and the discount on other mountain lines may be higher,
In fact the real discount you get with this suddenly so overhyped nighttrain is around 15€/ride,
Please, repeating this claim does not make it a fact. You've been told numerous times that the discount varies a lot, depending on what other offers are available.
Note that for extensive travel IN CH=Swiss there is also the Swiss Holiday Pass,
You mean the Swiss Travel Pass.
You get around 15€ discount from the Sparschiene ticket like from 29€ in a seat. But Sparschiene tickets (Ticket saver tickets, or economy tickets, what ever) can go up to more than 90€ for a seat, than you have more than 15€ discount with interrail/eurail.
And don’t forget the standard fare Komfortticket.
Thank you all for your answers.
I am making a detailed plan and calculation to decide which one is helpful. Thanks again for your input.