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Youth Rail Pass Age Limit

I’m traveling to Germany and Switzerland next month. I checked into the Global Rail Passes as a comparison to buying my train tickets individually. However, I’m 26 years old. Would I still be able to use a “youth global pass” for my Swiss train travel, even though I exceed the age limit for youth passes specific to Switzerland?

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Would I still be able to use a “youth global pass” for my Swiss train travel,
< even though I exceed the age limit for youth passes specific to Switzerland?

Yes, Eurail sells Eurail passes; Switzerland sells Swiss passes. Eurail makes the rules for Eurail passes. The rules for Swiss passes don't apply to Eurail passes.

Eurail's webpage says, "Discount for travellers aged 27 and under". I think that includes 26 year of age.

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The youth age was raised from "under 26" to "under 28" for all Eurail-brand passes and for the single-country German Rail Pass, but not for the Swiss Travel Pass. The rules depend purely on which pass you buy, not on where you use it. So yes, you can use a “youth Global pass” for your Swiss train travel within the regular limits of that pass.