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Eurail Pass Makes Family Travel Through Switzerland Fun and Easy

by Eugenia Lazaris

Aug 16, 2023

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Destinations / Europe

A vacation through Europe creates life-long memories, and travel by train adds even more fun to the equation. But travel with small children often makes things a bit more complicated. Eurail, a flexible train pass good on many trains throughout Europe, not only lets you access 33 different countries, but it also offers a number of convenient features designed specifically for little ones.


The passes let you access countries like Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, Luxembourg, Portugal and Slovakia, but the country where families can reap the most benefits is Switzerland. The Eurail passes, compatible with Swiss Federal Railways, lets you explore Switzerland with the little ones in the comfort of specially designed family coaches. They include family zones offering plenty of space to play games during the ride, diaper-changing stations and restaurants with curated menus offering healthy options for kids to intrigue their taste buds.



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In addition to these great features, Swiss Federal Railway offers double-decker family coach cars, adding even more excitement to a train ride for kids. One of the most exciting features is the playgrounds designed in jungle and dragon themes, making sure kids have an adventure that will keep them entertained throughout the trip.


Some of the routes offering the most kid-friendly features are the IC1, running between St. Gallen and Geneva Airport with stops in Zürich and Bern; the IC8, which runs from Romanshorn to Brig with stops in Zürich and Bern; and the IC61, from Bassel to Interlaken Ost with a stop in Bern.


Eurail offers a number of pass options, but what really helps reduce the stress of travel is the online tool that helps you choose the best pass for your family’s needs. Simply input information about where and when you want to go, along with how many and what type of family members are going on the trip, and it will show you the passes that best match your needs.


The different options let you choose to travel whenever, wherever and however you want. You can choose from a single country pass, a global pass that lets you access trains within all 33 participating countries or a mobile pass, which allows you to purchase a paper ticket with no prior planning and use it whenever you are ready up to 11 months later.


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