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6 days select pass or swiss pass

Hi I am planned the following but was not able to decide on which pass to get. I will be traveling int the following manner: - Rome to Venice - Venice to zermatt
- 4 days in switzerland (wanted to take the glacier express from zermatt to chur and then to interlaken and lucern area in 3 days and 4th day to travel to Paris) Question is should i get a 6 days euro pass or should i get a 5 days euro pass and 4 days swiss pass) I understand that pass does not cover scenic trains and transport within town and cover trips from brig to zermatt. Correct me if I am wrong.

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You are correct that the Swiss Pass will cover you Glacier Express train. The Eurail Pass willmonly cover 25%. The Swiss Pass coverage will start at Domodossola in Italy. You should check the ticket prices for your Italy travel and look for discount tickets for Basel or Luzern to Paris on rail.ch before you buy a Eurail pass to cover that part.

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Lola has given you very good information. I'll add a few comments. For Rome-Venice the standard 2nd class fare on high-speed EuroStar Italia trains is €75. Booked up to 120 days in advance on the Trenitalia site, you can get a Mini fare as low as €37. The standard 2nd class fare for Venice-Milan on EuroStar Italia trains is €32.50 and the Mini fare can be as low as €26. The standard 2nd class fare for Milan-Domodossola on EC trains is €19 and the Mini fare can be as low as €9. The anytime 2nd class fare on regional trains is €7.95.

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Hi All, Thanks for the help. Decided that going zermatt will probably spent my day just going there. Decided to focus 2 days in lucerne and 2 days in Interlaken. Likely to use the train ticket as such: Pass day 1 Rome-Pisa-Venice Mini Ticket Venice to Milan (33 euro) Pass day 2 Venice-Lucern Pass day 3 Lucern-interlaken Pass day 4 Travel around interlaken Pass day 5 Interlaken to Paris Discover that italy reservation is the most expensive 10 euro per reservation so will not use Pass as much as possible. Can Pass is good enough for use in switzerland if to travel from point to point train station within switzerland?

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You don't need a Eurail Pass at all. As Lola said, look for discount fares on the Swiss Rail site for Basel-Paris and use a Swiss Pass to cover Interlaken to Basel. Alos use it for Domodossola into Switzerland and for all your rides within Switzerland. And buy advance purchase discount fare tickets for your rides within Italy, not a Eurail pass that covers Italy.