Make use of eurail pass in SWITZERLAND

  • 30 June 2022
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Hello, I don’t know how to make use or how to reserve boat trips with my eurail pass, any help??


Best answer by MartinM 1 July 2022, 08:16

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Can you please be a bit more specific with what you need help with?

Thank you for replying.
The chocolate train and boat trips, how to book them with my pass.

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What boats trips?

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The NORMal trains in Swiss are without RES-just board. The boats are only with discount-show pass at quayside when buying this ticket. 

These special overpriced touristy trains run over exactly the same rails as the normal ones-so you could use these. But IF you feel that a tourist should use them: go whilst in the Swiss to any counter (they may now be a bit hidden in main station behind all the expensive shops) and have them arrange it for you. You are only wasting amounts of time in trying to find www and all that. You may perhaps hit a fully booked train/car: in that case there is probably a Japanese tourgroup having it all done many monthes ago-you would have been too late anyway. Again: use the normal train or go 1 day early/later on that line.

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If you want to make a lot of boat trips and only travel in Switzerland, maybe the Swiss Travel Pass will be the better option for you.

For boats you can’t make reservations. The only free boats included in interrail are the BLS cruises on Thuner and Brienzer lake. Seats are first come, first serve. Especially on weekends boats might be busy and best places taken quickly. Boarding of the boats starts usually 15mins before departure. 1st class is on upper deck. 2nd class on the “ground floor”.