Eurail

Eurail Austria - Switzerland Pass

  • Unlimited travel in Austria 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 Austria-Switzerland Pass is the most comprehensive pass to visit Austria and Switzerland. In Switzerland, see the steep Matterhorn jutting into the crisp blue sky, taste delicious chocolates and visit charming villages and world-class lakeside cities like Geneva. In Austria, the gateway to Eastern Europe, you will find a delightful mix of history and architecture. With the Eurail Austria-Switzerland Pass, visit all the great cities like Salzburg, Vienna and Linz, plus out of the way gems steeped in tradition.

The Eurail Austria-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 Austria-Switzerland Pass is packed with bonuses to make your trip even more enjoyable. Hotel discounts, reduced museum fares, free ferry trips 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 Austria-Switzerland Pass is your pass to freedom and the key to an unforgettable trip!


Customer feedback Excellent train service
« This is the first time my husband and I have travelled using Eurorail. We find the pass very convenient, easy and no hazzle for travel. The best part there was free wifi in the Austrian side but unfortunately there was none on the Swiss side.The food served on the train was good even though we ordered vegetarian.The seats were comfortable and being in first class made a lot of difference for our comfort. Would definitely use this service again in the future. »

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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

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 Austria-Switzerland Pass you may travel on the Bernina Express, Chocolate Train, Wilhelm Tell Express, and Glacier Express 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 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 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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From our travel community

Train from innsbruk to interlaken with austrian and swiss pass I have purchased first class paases for Eurail austria and Swiss Pass. I want to travel from Innsbruk to Interlaken. How to I go about it? Ambuj

Ambuj R. | 7 May 2016 answered | 0 Comments
Swiss austria railpass Good day, Will the swiss Austria rail pass cover the following. Our itenarary is as follow Vienna-st gallen-appenzell-gosssau-zurich-lucern-zurich Regards Adelle

Adelle l. | 16 March 2016 answered | 0 Comments
Austria - switzerland Hi, I will need your advise if purchasing the Eurail Austria - Switzerland Pass is perfect for my upcoming trip in December 2015? Below is how my itinerary; [ul][li]3 nights at Vienna from Zurich[/li][li]4 nights at Salzburg from (...)

Lynette T. | 19 October 2015 answered | 2 Comments
Eurail austria - switzerland pass I am planning to travel to Austria & Switzerland. We are family with 2 children aged 13 and 9. We would be staying 3 days in austria and plan to leave vienna to interlaken by train. We would be staying in Interlake for 4 days and then would stay (...)

Umar A. | 18 June 2015 answered | 14 Comments
Separate one-country rail pass vs. austria/switzerland pass??? Hello! My mother and I will be traveling through Austria and Switzerland for two weeks starting in mid June. We will need 6 travel days. Our itinerary is: Vienna - Hallstatt - Salzburg - Lucerne - Gimmelwald - Zurich. Does it make more (...)

Liz M. | 30 May 2014 answered | 2 Comments

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Reviews & ratings

Overall rating (1)
  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Easy to go everywhere |
    "We chose to buy the pass because of flexible time to travel. It was so easy just hop on the train. Because of the limit days of using the pass , we had to manage our trip well. We enjoyed our trip though. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    travel in Switzerland, Austria |
    "No problems at all. Travel by rail is always interesting and in this case without any problems at all. Trains ran on time, were clean and train staff courteous and efficient "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    First class travelling |
    "Travelling with first class was our comfortable experience. Very good "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Excellent train service |
    "This is the first time my husband and I have travelled using Eurorail. We find the pass very convenient, easy and no hazzle for travel. The best part there was free wifi in the Austrian side but unfortunately there was none on the Swiss side.The food served on the train was good even though we ordered vegetarian.The seats were comfortable and being in first class made a lot of difference for our comfort. Would definitely use this service again in the future. "

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