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Need help traveling from Austria to Switzerland

Old May 30th, 2017, 12:43 AM
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Need help traveling from Austria to Switzerland

Hi, my husband and I are going for a 10 day vacation and visiting few places in Austria and Switzerland.

I need help with which route and mode of transport is best. Here is my itinerary at a glace.

Day 1- Vienna

Day 2 &3 - Zell am see

Day 4- Zurich

Day 5 til 7- Interlaken

Day 8 & 9 - Zermatt

Day 10- Return to Zurich and catch flight

I need help with two things.

Which Rail pass should I get? Euro rail including 2 countries, or just Swiss Rail?

Secondly, I am having a tough time finding out how to get to Zurich from Zell am see. The route planner shows me to go by 3 different trains and will reach in 6 1/2 hours. Is there any direct bus from Salzburg or any area close to Zell am see? Or are there any night trains that I can catch?

Thanks for your help!
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Old May 30th, 2017, 06:24 AM
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Just use Austrian Railways www.oebb.at to book Vienna to Zell am See from €19 then again Z am S to Zurich from €29. You print your own ticket.

Z am S to Zurich will take you through the lovely scenic Arlberg Pass, see video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV1G58ot71k

There's a night train Vienna-Zurich but anything shorter doesn't warrant a night train.

Once in Switzerland, just see whether regular tickets (www.sbb.ch) or a Swiss Travel Pass would be cheaper for what you want to do. It could go either way, don't know until you do the maths.
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Old May 30th, 2017, 07:53 AM
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Thank you Man_in_seat_61. I looked through your suggested links and turns out, Euro rail is much cheaper!
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