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11. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

[quote=t_maia][quote]

Best go and look for yourself on www.bahn.de and www.sbb.ch.

Also check out....

www.trenitalia.it
and www.italiarail.co.uk

12. Posted by goldenbook (Budding Member 34 posts) 7y

Quoting t_maia

BeduinLeo is right, there is one or two trains daily that go direct between Munich and Zurich. For these trains you can book a special offer (Europa-Spezial Schweiz) at www.bahn.de, prices start at 39 EUR.

Do these qualify for the eurail pass or do you have to pay extra? Also what would be the best option if I decided to skip Zermatt and go :

Munich to Zurich
Zurich to Florence

I want to go to Zermatt but it seems like a very complicated process of getting there. Im thinking of pushing back until the end of my trip and flying back to Zurich then Zermatt from Athens.

[ Edit: Edited on 05-Dec-2009, at 14:52 by goldenbook ]

13. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

Quoting goldenbook

Quoting t_maia

BeduinLeo is right, there is one or two trains daily that go direct between Munich and Zurich. For these trains you can book a special offer (Europa-Spezial Schweiz) at www.bahn.de, prices start at 39 EUR.

Do these qualify for the eurail pass or do you have to pay extra?

You can ride EC trains without paying extra. The trains for which you have to buy extra tickets are listed here:

http://www.eurail.com/eurail-special-trains

Sorry for confusing you with the talk about the special price, but most of us here are also writing this for the benefit of others who come after you and read these posts.

I want to go to Zermatt but it seems like a very complicated process of getting there. Im thinking of pushing back until the end of my trip and flying back to Zurich then Zermatt from Athens.

Getting to Zermatt is not complicated. Just lengthy and thus it takes some planning.

On a two-hour train ride to the next city you can usually set out whenever you feel like it, you could even spontaneously decide to leave in the early evening and get to the next city one night earlier.

With Munich-Zermatt this more difficult. You have to pick a connection, follow the route and have a back-up plan. It is the length of the trip that is the problem.

Also what would be the best option if I decided to skip Zermatt and go :

Munich to Zurich
Zurich to Florence

That doesn't make any sense at all. By the time you are in Zurich you are already halfway to Zermatt.

Either you take the night train between Munich and Florence or you go as you originally planned, Munich-Zermatt-Italy.

Take a look at the schedules yourself please.

http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en

Start: M√ľnchen Hbf
Destination: Zermatt

Outward journey: date of travel (if the date is more than 90 days in advance enter a random date)

It is as simple as that.

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