Eurail

Eurail Germany - Switzerland Pass

  • Unlimited travel in Germany and Switzerland.
  • 2 children up to age 11 travel for free with each adult
  • Youth (12 - 27) discounts available

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


Overview

The Eurail Germany-Switzerland Pass is the most comprehensive pass to explore Germany and Switzerland. It is always the right time to visit Switzerland. With its lakeside cities, mountaintop restaurants and mouthwatering chocolates, you’ll no doubt enjoy your visit. Pair the snowcapped mountains of Switzerland with Germany’s varied landscape of mountains and captivating cities with a Eurail Germany-Switzerland Pass. Discover Berlin which has one foot steeped in history and another into modernity.

The Eurail Germany-Switzerland Pass allows you unlimited travel with the freedom to hit the tracks whenever and wherever you want! You can take as many trains as you like and there is no limit on the distance you can travel within a travel day. All of this at a fixed price.

Hop on and off trains at any time according to your desires and encounters. Just show up at the nearest train station and get ready to go and explore a new destination. (See ‘Things to know’ for more information about seat reservations).

The Eurail Germany-Switzerland Pass is packed with bonuses to make your trip even more enjoyable. Hotel discounts, reduced museum fares and more are included in your pass.
It also comes with a Eurail travel pack (Travel map and user guide).

Whether you are the adventurous traveller or the avid planner the Eurail Germany-Switzerland Pass is your pass to freedom and the key to an unforgettable trip!


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Customer feedback A memorable journey
« Travelling on the rail in Switzerland and Germany with my family was a great experience which will always remain afresh in our memory. The convenience of the EURail Pass was quite comforting. Would recommend it to others without any hesitation. »

Rajeev H


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.

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2. Reserve your seats

Reserve your seats

Taking local and regional trains allows you to explore at will. Simply board with your rail pass and choose any open seat. Reservations are required on most high speed, overnight, scenic, and international trains. With the Eurail Germany-Switzerland Pass you may travel on Bernina Express, Chocolate Train, Wilhelm Tell Express, and Glacier Express trains which require additional seat reservations. We recommend always checking your desired journey 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

Benefits

More than just trains

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

With the Eurail Select Germany-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:
Museums & Activities
  • Nürnberg Card Offer: Explore the city of Nürnberg for less thanks to your Pass. Show your Pass at the Tourist Information Centre to get 10 % discount on the Nürnberg Card.Info: Find out more at http://tourismus.nuernberg.de/informieren/tourist-information/ or http://tourismus.nuernberg.de/buchen/nuernberg-card/
  • KD German Rhine LineOffer: Enjoy 20% discount on boats operated by KD German Rhine Line making scheduled day trips on the Rhine between Cologne and Mainz and on the River Moselle (seasonal) between Koblenz and Cochem.Info: To find out more and make a booking go to www.k-d.de.Railway museum in Nürnberg (Interrail only)Offer: Learn more about the history of Deutsche Bahn and rail travel in Germany at the DB railway museum in Nürnberg, where Pass holders can get free entrance.Info: www.dbmuseum.de.Zugspitzbahn (Eurail only)Offer: Pass holders can enjoy 10% discount on mountain railroad Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Grainau - Zugspitzplatt and on some cable cars in the summit area Info: For more information, please visit www.zugspitze.de THALYS Related BenefitsOffer: Pass holders with a Thalys train reservation can enjoy discounts on museums, exhibitions, car rentals and hotels.Info: For more information, please visit https://www.thalys.com/nl/en/destinations/partner-events
  • McArthurGlen Designer Outlet BerlinOffer: Enjoy a VIP Shopping experience for free at Designer Outlet Berlin. Pass holders are entitled to the following special offers:
  • A 10% Discount Card that can be used for any purchase done in any of the participating shops in any of the participating Designer Outlets.
  • A 2,5 € food & drink voucher at any of the facilities in the participating Designer Outlets.Info: Show your Pass at the Information Centre to receive all your offers. From Berlin (Südkreuz, Potsdamer Platz, Hauptbahnhof, Jungfernheide, Spandau) take a regional train RE4 towards Rathenow, getting off at Bahnhof Elstal. Take bus 662 from the front of the station in the direction Wustermark / Falkenrehde directly to the main entrance of Designer Outlet Berlin. For more information, please visit http://www.mcarthurglen.com/de/designer-outlet-berlin/en/ McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Neumünster Offer: Enjoy a VIP Shopping experience for free at Designer Outlet Neumünster. Pass holders are entitled to the following special offers:
  • A 10% Discount Card that can be used for any purchase done in any of the participating shops in any of the participating Designer Outlets.
  • A 2,5 € food & drink voucher at any of the facilities in the participating Designer Outlets.Info: Show your Pass at the Information Centre to receive all your offers. From Neumünster Railway Station, you can take the number 7 or 77 bus which stops right out the front of the Designer Outlet. For more information, please visit http://www.mcarthurglen.com/de/designer-outlet-neumuenster/en/.
Cruises & Ferries
  • FinnlinesOffer: Sail between Finland or Sweden and Germany for less with Finnlines. Pass holders benefit from a 50% discount on standard passenger fares for the following routes:
  • Helsinki-Travemünde
  • Malmö-TravemündeInfo: To make an online booking go to www.finnlines.com and use the offer code RAIL.Please note: Discount doesn’t apply to cabins, port tax and meals and discount can only be redeemed via online bookings. Please have your Pass ready at check-in.Stena LineOffer: Travel by ferry between Germany and Latvia, or Sweden for less with discounted passage on Stena Line. Pass holders benefit up to 30% discount on foot passenger fares on the following routes:
  • Travemunde – Liepaja
  • Kiel – Gothenburg
  • Rostock – Trelleborg
  • Sassnitz - TrelleborgInfo: Discounted tickets can be booked online or purchased at the port on presentation of the Rail Pass. For more information go to www.stenaline.com. Offer code EURAIL.
Hotels
  • A&O HotelsOffer: A&O Hotels are famous for comfort and affordability, and Pass holders save 10% on advance bookings at the A&O Hotel in the following cities: Aachen, Berlin, Dortmund, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Karlsruhe, Köln, Leipzig, München and Nürnberg. Info: Book online via www.aohostels.com/railpass/ or by calling +49 30 80 947 5110. Offer code: Rail PassPlease note: The discount applies only to daily rates on advance bookings. Please have your Pass ready to show hotel staff when checking in.Citadines Apart’hotelsOffer: Get a 10% discount on the Best Flexible Rates at Citadines Apart’hotels. Enjoy amazing guest facilities and amenities at central locations in Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt.Info: Offer only available on www.citadines.com using the promo code EURAIL. MEININGER HotelsOffer: Enjoy a 10% discount at MEININGER Hotels in Germany when you book online at www.meininger-hotels.com. There are MEININGER Hotels in the following cities: Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Leipzig, Cologne and Hamburg.Info: If you have any questions or need help, contact: welcome@meininger-hotels.com or +49 (0)30 6663 6100.Please note: This offer cannot be combined with any other offer, promotion or discount.
Bus & Train
  • S-BahnOffer: Pass holders can enjoy unlimited free transport on the S-Bahn in all German cities. Info: The S-Bahn can be identified by its logo of a white S on a green background. Romantic Road CoachOffer: Discover the picturesque Romantic Road (“Romantische Strasse”) for less with Romantic Road Coaches. Pass holders benefit from a 20% discount.Info: Your discount applies to services run on the ‘Romantic Road ‘(Romantische Strasse) from May to October, which takes the following route:
  • Frankfurt/M - Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Augsburg - München/Füssen Please note: Reservation is strongly recommended via http://www.touring-travel.eu/en/romantic-road-coach/online-booking/ or www.touring-travel.eu.Free bus to Outlet Villages in Wertheim & IngolstadtOffer: Spend a day shopping at Outlet Villages close to Frankfurt and Munich and Pass holders can enjoy free use of the 'Shopping Express Bus' services. Buses run from Frankfurt Central Station to Wertheim and from Munich Central Station to Ingolstadt.Info: You can find all the details for the Shopping Express Bus services below:
  • Frankfurt - Wertheim Village (Monday to Saturday)Bus departs at 09:00 from Frankfurt Central Station (from bus-stop gates 7-9, take the south exit towards coach parking which is opposite Mannheimerstrasse 15). Bus departs back to Frankfurt at 15:30. Find more information at www.coach.wertheimvillage.com.
  • Munich - Ingolstadt Village (Monday to Saturday)Bus departs at 09:30 from Sofitel Munich Bayerpost (Bayerstrasse 12, close to Munich Central Station) or 09:45 from BMW Welt, Am Olympiapark 1. Bus departs back to Munich at 15h30. Find more information at www.coach.ingolstadtvillage.com.
  • The THALYS Store & MoreOffer: 1st class Pass holders with a valid THALYS reservation have free access to THALYS Lounge at the following stations. Dusseldorf: Heinz-Schmole Strabe 12, 40227 Dusseldorf. Open Mondays to Fridays from 7:30 am to 6:15 pm, and Saturdays from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.Cologne: Am Bahnhofsvorplatz 1, 50667 Cologne. Open Mondays to Fridays from 8 am to 6:45 pm, and Saturdays from 8 am to 5 pm.Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle): Reisezentrum DB Aachen Hbf, Bahnhofplatz 2 A, 52064 Axi-la-Chapelle. Open Mondays to Fridays from 6:45 am to 7:45 pm, and Saturdays from 9 am to 6 pm.
  • Offer: Pass holders can travel for free on IC Bus connections, if your Pass is valid in all the countries you are travelling in. In Belgium, this applies to the following route:
  • Berlin-Copenhagen
  • Berlin-Wroclaw- Katowice-Krakow
  • Düsseldorf-Lille
  • Düsseldorf-Liège
  • Düsseldorf-Roermond-Eindhoven-Antwerp-London
  • Frankfurt-Hahn-Trier-Luxembourg
  • Hamburg-Amsterdam
  • Munich-Zürich
  • Munich-Prague
  • Mannheim-Nuremberg-Prague
  • Leipzig-Prague
  • Munich-MilanoInfo: Please check dates of circulation and timetables in advance on www.bahn.com. Tickets and reservations are available at railway ticket windows in Germany or via www.bahn.com (tickets with included reservations only!).Please note: Reservations are required and you may need to pay a reservation fee. Please make sure you have a valid Pass for all the countries the bus travels through, otherwise you will need to pay for a ticket for these countries. A Global Pass holder only needs to make a reservation (and pay the reservation fee). Please note: reservations can only be purchased at DB ticket windows.

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Reviews & ratings

Overall rating (5)
  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Good way to city to city |
    "For us, we travel city to city each for our tight itinerary. Train service help us to travel on time and centre of the city. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Germany to Swiss  |
    "The first time tried to have this Pass , But there have poor comunication during ticket reservation , We couldn't have the seat reservation. So, The poor first class ticket getting for nothing in the trip . This is only a poor thing on this trip .Others , We real enjoy the trip by train . "

  • Convenience
    Trip in Germany |
    "The DB trains and its app are very sophiscated, which I appreciated very much. However, it is not easy to get first-class seats without booking in advance, while advance booking cost the traveller money, which may become not value for money. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Frankfurt - Zurich - ICE |
    "Fantastic carriages, clean, upmarket seat with laptop and mobile facilities i.e. power sockets and wifi on all trains Also restaurant that services nice food and drinks "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    A memorable journey  |
    "Travelling on the rail in Switzerland and Germany with my family was a great experience which will always remain afresh in our memory. The convenience of the EURail Pass was quite comforting. Would recommend it to others without any hesitation. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Value and Flexibility |
    "With a limited-country rail pass, you can make relatively long journeys with ease and economy. Also, as we did, we changed our plans without any bother or restriction. It's a good way to move around. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Pleasure trip on the train. |
    "We could travel mostly in first class of the train except when travelled in a big city in rush hour. Most impression was we could travel on a scenic train, Golden pass line, extraordinary view outside! "

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