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Regional pass or euro pass for Switzerland , Austria trip

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cfrieday1
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Regional pass or euro pass for Switzerland , Austria trip

Looking for you help again. Will be in Switzerland lake Brienz as a home base for 6 days then will head to austria for 5 days and then to cinque terre Italy for 3 days then to Zurich to fly home. Plan to do day trips to montreux , gruyere, jungfrau, lake Thun . When in Austria will base in Salzburg want to stop in Innsbruck and some additional sites. All travel will be public train, bus etc. here is where we need help. Does it pay to go the euro rail route or do we get a half fare pass in Switzerland and then some type of pass in Austria. The train travel is very confusing for us seeing we really have nothing to compare it to. Your help is appreciated.

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bern
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1. Re: Regional pass or euro pass for Switzerland , Austria trip

The problem of the multi country passes is that they don't include much in Switzerland. Even some normal (private) train routes are not included, while the half fare card gives you 50% discount on pretty much everything (trains, mountain trains, busses, cable cars, boats, ...)

Depending on your program in Brienz I would buy a half fare card or a Swiss (flexi) pass for Switzerland and checkout for the best options in each country. In Italy it's proably just single tickets.

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