Not sure if this is the best place to post this, but it appears to me the most appropriate. My brother and I are travelling France, Germany, Switzerland and Italy in 2 weeks time. We plan to use rail as our main form of transport. We haven't purchased a Eurail pass or the sort, as we just plan to point to point it as we go. But not all of our desired locations appear to be on the rail network, so I'm wondering what the alterative modes of transport are. The most obvious one that comes to mind is bus. But I have done a quick Google search and I can't seem to find any bus services that operate in the same way as say D-Bahn, or Tren-Italia etc. It only brings up metro (city) bus information.
Could someone please provide me with companies that offer a good service at a reasonable price for bus transports between cities? Especially ones that may be difficult to get to on a train service. (Eg. Annecy, France)
I'm also open to any tips for making sure when we do travel by rail, how to get the best price ticket available. Thanks in advance!