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France - Switzerland Pass

  • Unlimited travel in France and Switzerland.
  • Discount for families or groups of 2-5 people with the Saver Pass.
  • Children up to 11 travel for free.
  • Youth (12 - 27) discounts available

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The pass information will become available once all destination countries have been selected.


Overview

It would be difficult to imagine a combination of two more scenic places in the world. With the Eurail Select Pass including France and Switzerland, why imagine ? It gives you extensive first class rail travel for adults and second class for youth travelers only on the national rail networks of France and Switzerland for 4, 5, 6, 8 or 10 days within a two-month period. Saverpass discounts available for 2 or more traveling together. And you can decide whether you’d prefer those days to be consecutive or non-consecutive.

Wherever your wanderlust wants to take you in Switzerland and France, this pass can accommodate : whether it’s the cosmopolitan cities and playgrounds of the rich like Cannes or Zurich, or the more rustic escapes of the Loire valley or Lausanne. From lavender-scented French meadows and renaissance buildings, to the awe-inspiring Swiss Alps and unspoiled mountaintop villages.

Travel by rail also allows more of the authentic France and Switzerland to be seen and experienced than you ever thought possible. You travel worry-free among friendly locals without any of the concerns of driving yourself on foreign roads. You get to appreciate the countryside, camera or wine glass in hand. No airport hassles or microscopic landscapes from 30,000 feet up, either. You get to really be a part of the culture you came to visit. And as if traveling by rail doesn’t have enough benefits of its own, your Eurail Select Pass comes with even more — like travel discounts for popular scenic cruises and trains.

It’s trips like these that are why you work so hard. The Eurail Select Pass makes sure every penny you saved is well-spent and worth it.


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How does it work?

Rail Passes in 3 steps

1. Pick the right rail pass

Pick the right rail pass

Rail passes are available in 1, 2, 3 or 4 country combinations for extensive travel on the national rail networks. Going for an extended trip? Try the Eurail Global Pass offering rail travel in 28 different countries.
Once you've selected your pass, its price will depend on the class of service, First or Second, selected and the number of rail travel days.

Use our Pass Finder

2. Reserve your seats

Reserve your seats

Traveling on local and regional trains provides you with an opportunity to freely explore. It’s easy to get on a train with your rail pass and find an open seat to enjoy the journey in. Seat reservations are required on many high speed, overnight, scenic, and international trains. Using a Eurail France-Switzerland Pass you may travel on TGV, TGV Lyria, Bernina Express, Chocolate Train, Wilhelm Tell Express, and Glacier Express trains which require additional seat reservations. It’s always a good idea to research the journey you are interested in and check for any specific seat reservation requirements.

Book Seat Reservations

3. Activate and travel

Activate and travel

Your rail pass requires that you activate it by getting it stamped at the ticket window at the departure station on the day of your first train journey. Once activated, you are all set and ready to explore.

Common Questions

Rail pass benefits

More than just trains

And the Eurail Select France-Switzerland Pass is packed with bonuses to make your trip even more enjoyable. You’ll get discounts on buses and trains, cruises & ferries, museums & activities, and more.

With the Eurail Select France-Switzerland Pass, the benefits like the connections it provides - are everywhere. Whether you are an adventurous traveler or avid planner, the Eurail Select Pass is your pass to freedom and an unforgettable journey of discovery.

Benefits in:
Bus & Train
  • Discount on first and second class tickets on the Thello Night Train if your pass is valid in France and/or Italy for travel between Paris and Milan. Purchasing this fare will not use a day on your pass.
  • Discount on first and second class tickets on the Thello Day Trains if your pass is valid in France and/or Italy on the following routes; Marseille/Nice and Genova/Milan (including all intermediary stops). Purchasing this fare will not use a day on your pass.
  • Free travel from Digne – St Auban/Veynes
  • Free travel from Oloron – Canfranc (Spain)
  • International IC Bus Connections: Reservations required. Reservations and/or tickets are an additional cost and can be purchased locally. Travelers with a Eurail Pass which is not valid for all the countries through which the bus travels need a reservation and a ticket for the portion not covered by the rail pass.
  • Strassbourg-Mannheim-Nürnberg-Prague
Cruises & Ferries
  • 30% reduction on the standard foot passenger fares on ferry crossings from Cherbourg to Rosslare (Ireland - February to December) and Roscoff to Rosslare (Ireland - May to September) operated by Irish Ferries. Advance booking is recommended and reservations required. No daily sailings.
Museums & Activities
  • Hard Rock Cafe Nice, 5 Promenade des Anglais and Paris, 14 Boulevard Montmartre. Receive a free gift in the Rock Shop with every purchase over € 30.

Reviews

Reviews & ratings

Overall rating (12)
  • Value for money
    Convenience
    A Great Way to Travel  |
    "Using the pass makes it simple to travel. Just a hint, make any reservations in your home country as making reservations especially in Switzerland is very expensive.We travelled from Dijon to Paris by TGV. Even at speed the trip gave us to opportunity to see the beautiful Autumn countryside. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Highly recommended |
    "Pass was a life saver while using trains in Switzerland. Only used the pass in France on my trip out to Switzerland. Attendants at the train station in Paris gave me erroneous information and made me pay for a ticket on a train from Lausanne to Vevey when I did not need to buy one. Trains were very nice and comfortable and very efficient. Overall great experience. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    A saviour !!! |
    "We had a very nice experience in rail Europe. With the same ticket, we got 50% discount in Jungfraujoch as that railways is a private one and does not come under Europe rail. But with that discount, the ticket fare was quite affordable. Also, in lucerne we got free access to upper deck (first class) and we had a very nice experience as we spent 6 hrs in lake lucerne in cruise. The only not so friendly part about the ticket is the reservation as each train has limited seats allocated for rail Europe pass. So it is better to book the reservation of the tickets in advance so that the tickets in direct trains can be booked. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    EURAIL Pass |
    "Certainly the best way to get around Europe ! "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    First great experience |
    "My first great experience with Rail Europe was very pleasant and it pays to opt for 1st class because the service and comfort far surpasses the money that is spent. Our family can only remember fond memories of the rail rides. The one time payment pass was another big convenience as we do not need to worry about having to get tickets for each individual trip. The interior of the train was well kept and in pristine condition. You can literally sleep comfortably in the train until arrival. It was a great ride and if you ask me, will I take Rail Europe again, the answer is an emphatic "YES" "

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