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Ira
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Posted 2 days ago

We are travelling in Austria, Italy and Switzerland (from 8th to 27th Apr) and partially travelling by train:
14-Apr Salzburg to Chur and Chur to St. Moritz (Glacier Express)
16-Apr St. Moritz to Tirano (Italy) on Bernina Express
18-Apr Como to Milan
20-Apr Milan to Brig and Brig to Zermatt (Glacier Express)

We are wondering whether a Eurail pass would be better or a Swiss pass or should we just make individual bookings. All things being equal, we would prefer the pass if that provides discount on some of the attractions in Switzerland (or elsewhere).

Thanks in advance for your help.

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replied 2 days ago

It’s called Swiss Travel Pass nowadays. (Swiss pass is now an electronic card for domestic travellers, if I understood correctly). It’s not valid in Austria and Italy, so I should take the Eurail (you have to be non-European for that) for the convenience. Buying all separate tickets look like a lot of hassle to me, but I have not calculated the prices. I’m not aware of any discount on attractions.
You have still to pay reservations on Glacier and Bernina-express. You can avoid that by taking regionals trains. For a general view in PDF see timetables 140, 940 and 950 at www.fahrplan felder.ch The “expresses” are called PE there.