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Eurail Germany - Austria - Switzerland Pass

  • Unlimited travel in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
  • 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

Discover the beauty, culture, and diversity of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland with a 3-country Eurail Select Pass. This custom pass provides you with the advantage of traveling by train every day, or scattered throughout a two-month period. Also included are wonderful travel bonuses that can truly enhance your journey, even more !

Germany astounds travelers with its charming villages, historic sites, and delicious food and drink. Be sure to explore cities like Munich, Berlin, and see the fairytale castles of Bavaria.

Austria is alive with far more than the sound of music, although, playing host to the set of such an iconic film, being the hometown of Mozart, and boasting the sounds of the spectacular Vienna Boys Choir, does attract visitors from around the globe.

Get lost in the beauty and majesty of Switzerland as you travel the country by train. Alpine villages and awe-inspiring mountain peaks await your arrival. From cosmopolitan cities to smaller towns and villages, you can explore it all with the flexibility offered by a rail pass.


Aerial view over Frauenkirche and roofs of old Dresden.

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-Austria-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.

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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.

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Rail pass benefits

More than just trains

And the Eurail Select Germany - Austria – 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 - Austria – 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
  • Salzburg City CardOffer: Explore the city of Salzburg for less thanks to your Pass. Show your Pass at the tourist office Salzburg Main Station to get 10% off one Salzburg City Card.Info: For more information, please visit www.salzburg.info, or call +43 662 88987-0, or send emails to cards@salzburg.info Please note: The Salzburg Card is the key to unlock the door to all your sightseeing wishes, including: One-time FREE entry to all the attractions & museums in the city; FREE USE of the city’s public transport system (excluding rapid transit system); Discounts on cultural events; Reductions on several trips, tours and outings.
  • Blue Danube SchiffahrtOffer: Discover the beauty of the Danube by boat. Pass holders receive 20% off sightseeing boat trips in Vienna and Wachau with Blue Danube Schiffahrt.Info: www.ddsg-blue-danube.atBrandner SchiffahrtOffer: Benefit from a 20% discount on Sightseeing Cruises along the river Danube with family-run BRANDNER Shipping.Info: Reservations can be made by emailing schiffahrt@brandner.at. For further info visit www.brandner.at
  • McArthurGlen Designer Outlet ParndorfOffer: Enjoy a VIP Shopping experience for free at Designer Outlet Parndorf. 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. Four trains per hour will take you from the main train station in Vienna to "Parndorf Ort". The trip will take you about 30-40 minutes. You need to get off at the train station "Parndorf Ort". For more information, please visit http://www.mcarthurglen.com/at/designer-outlet-parndorf/en/McArthurGlen Designer Outlet SalzburgOffer: Enjoy a VIP Shopping experience for free at Designer Outlet Salzburg. 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. If travelling by train, head to the main "Salzburg-Hauptbahnhof" station. From the station, take the city bus line 2, 10 or 27 towards Salzburg Airport. This is a 15-minute journey from the city of Salzburg to the Designer Outlet in Wals-Himmelreich. For more information, please visit http://www.mcarthurglen.com/at/designer-outlet-salzburg/en/
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 Vienna or Graz.Info: Book online via www.aohostels.com/railpass/ or by calling +49 (0)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.MEININGER HotelsOffer: Enjoy a 10% discount at MEININGER Hotels in Vienna or Salzburg when you book online at www.meininger-hotels.com.Info: If you have any questions or need help, e-mail welcome@meininger-hotels.com or call +49 (0)30 6663 6100. Please note: This offer cannot be combined with any other offer, promotion or discount.
Bus & Train
  • ÖBB IntercitybusOffer: Enjoy free public transport on the ÖBB bus network. Info: To explore the routes and find more information go to www.oebb.atPlease note: A reservation is recommended for the Graz-Klagenfurt route. Reservations and paid supplements are required for Klagenfurt/Villach-Venezia Mestre & Venezia Tronchetto routes and the One Country Pass is not valid on these routes as they leave Austria.S-Bahn Offer: Enjoy free unlimited travel on the S-Bahn in Vienna and Innsbruck.
  • ÖBB LoungesOffer: 1st class Pass holders have free access (1.5 hours before departure and after arrival of the relevant train) to all ÖBB lounges, located in several Austrian stations: Wien Hbf, Wien-Meidling, Linz Hbf, Salzburg Hbf, Innsbruck Hbf, Graz Hbf and Klagenfurt Hbf.

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