See more of Switzerland when you buy a Swiss Travel Pass. Take advantage of 1 extra free travel day with a 4-day Print at Home pass or 2 extra free travel days with an 8-day Print at Home pass. Offer ends 31 March 2020. Get in quick. That Swiss clock is ticking.
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Swiss Travel System

Swiss Travel Pass

Experience the entire Swiss Travel System with the flexibility of one great rail pass

  • Travel on the Swiss Travel System including train, bus & boat
  • Choose to travel on flexible and consecutive days: 3, 4, 8 or 15 day passes
  • Free Swiss Family Card: Children under 16 travel for free with a parent or legal guardian. Without a parent, 50% off adult fare
  • Discount for Youth under 26 years of age
  • Free admission to more than 500 museums and exhibits in Switzerland
  • Free access to over 500 museums & city transit in 90+ cities. Additional savings apply, see bonus details below.
  • Pass includes Mountain excursion to Rigi, Schilthorn, Stanserhorn, and Stoos. Up to 50% discount on most other mountain excursions
  • Issued as Print at Home pass for consecutive days or paper pass for flexible days

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WHO

WHAT


Overview

The Swiss Travel Pass is the most complete pass to discover Switzerland. You can use trains, buses and even lake ferries to reach any destination including popular cities like Bern, Geneva, Locarno, Zurich and Lausanne.

In Switzerland, trains, buses and lake ferries are always waiting to take you to your dream destination. Whether you want to take a scenic train for the heights or travel from one city to another, the Swiss Travel Pass is your all-in-one pass for unlimited travel in Switzerland!

Hop on and off trains, buses and ferries at any time according to your desires and encounters. Just show up at the nearest train station ready to explore a new destination. Bear in mind that some private and scenic trains require a seat reservation. (See ‘Things to know’ for more information)

The Swiss Travel Pass is packed with bonuses to make your trip even more enjoyable. Free public transportation, discounted city tours, free museum entrance, free ferry trips and more are included in your pass.

Whether you are the adventurous traveller or the avid planner the Swiss Travel Pass is your pass to freedom and the key to an unforgettable trip!

The Swiss Travel Pass is great for families too! When confirming that you will be travelling together, you will be provided with a Swiss Family Card. It allows children aged 6 to under 16 to travel free of charge!

More details

Experience a unique travel experience which will offer you the most attractive panorama routes in Switzerland with the Grand Train Tour. The entire tour can be undertaken with the convenient Swiss Travel Pass, which means that you can start the tour from any city and travel at your own pace. Just make sure that you reserve your seat in advance on board special scenic trains. Learn more

Bernina Express Scenic Train.
Customer feedback 5 -Day Trip
« It was the second time that we had taken a Swiss Rail Pass. It turned out to be quite convenient as we had to travel between Geneva, Lusanne, and Zurich, for the 5 days that we spent in Switzerland. What makes ths Pass even better is that it is valid for any mode of public transport, with the only exception being the Metro in Lusanne. »

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How does it work?

Rail Passes in 3 steps

1. Pick the right rail pass

Pick the right rail pass

Rail passes can be booked for travel in one specific country or you can choose one of a few pre-selected country/region combinations. Extensive travel plans? Try the Eurail Global Pass offering train travel in 33 different countries - including Great Britain.
Once you've selected your pass, its price will depend on the class of service selected, passenger type, and the number of rail travel days.

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2. Reserve your seats

Reserve your seats

Most trains in Switzerland do not require reservations. You can simply board with your rail pass and take any open seat. Reservations are required on scenic trains like the Bernina Express, the Chocolate Train, the Glacier Express and the Wilhelm Tell Express. They are also required for international trains.

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3. Activate and travel

Activate and travel

Your pass was pre-validated at the time of booking, it is now valid for use for the duration you selected. You're all set and ready to explore.

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Benefits

More than just trains

  •  Main discounts and bonuses in Swiss Travel Pass

    • Unlimited use of public transport in more than 90 towns and cities.
    • Free admission to more than 500 museums in Switzerland.
    • Free transportation on mountain excursions to: Rigi, Schilthorn, Stanserhorn, and Stoos.
    • Up to 50% discount on many other mountain excursions. This discount requires use of a travel day with Swiss Travel Pass Flex.
    • Up to 30% discount on SBB RailAway offers. Available at all ticket counters within Switzerland, inquire locally for current offers.

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From our travel community

Eurail germary-swiss pass 4 days? We want to travel from offenburg (germany) to Zermatt (swiss) on 5-8-16, and then from zermatt to zurich on 9-8-16, should i get the Eurail Germary-Swiss Pass 4 days? that most value for money?is all the travelling cost covered by this (...)

Huiyuan W. | 2016/06/30 answered | 2 Comments
Switzerland, france, netherlands train ticket Hello, Thanks for your support to help us finding the best ticket or pass. :) Our 18 day Europe trip plan (29 July - 15 Aug) is as follows, 2 persons travelling together, 2nd class: Zurich -> Lucerne -> Interlaken -> Lausanne -> Vevey & Montreux (...)

Bahador N. | 2016/06/24 answered | 0 Comments
Travelling through italy in late november for 2 weeks with a brief visit to zurich Hello we are travellers from New Zealand planning a trip to Italy in late November. The plan is to fly into Rome and stay for five nights. Then to Florence for two nights, then to Venice for one night, then to Milan for two nights, and would (...)

dhyanne h. | 2016/06/21 answered | 0 Comments
Query about swiss pass Hi For the journey from milan to interlaken can my swiss pass be used? I plan to buy a 3 days swiss pass for our stay in switzerland. If the swiss pass can be use for this journey, where and how can i activate (...)

Pittpicha S. | 2016/06/07 answered | 5 Comments
London-paris-swiss-italy Hi I am travelling in July Day1 London to Paris Day4 Paris to Montreux (From Montreux will be going to Zermet for a day trip to Matterhorn) Day6 Montreux to Interlaken (From Interlaken will be going to Jungfrough for a day trip to) Day8 (...)

Mayank A. | 2016/04/16 answered | 2 Comments

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Reviews & ratings

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    4-Day Pass in Switzerland | Glen c. | 2016/02/12
    "Switzerland is such an expensive country to be in. This 4-day pass enables to me travel all over the country cheaper and extensively. Best check with Rail Europe customer service advice for the best type of ticket/travel pass to suit your itinerary. And remember, you must record each trip on the form provided, or you be in trouble be the travel officials whom check the train all the time. "

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    PRICE | Izonel f. | 2016/02/11
    "Few years was convent,easy . Now must calculate the effiency . "

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    Familytrip on Swiss Travelpass | Gururaj p. | 2016/02/09
    "Swiss Travel pass was awesome, convenient and real value for money. It saved a lot of efforts and we really enjoyed our trip. "

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    Surprisingly Easy  | Chuey Fen c. | 2016/02/05
    "I brought my 5 yrs old girl along to Switzerland and was worried about the complicated multiple lines journey to different location. I am so impressed with the punctuality of arrival time and the detailed info on which platform the trains arrival and how to connect. It is extremely easy to use the train! "

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    Swiss Rail System | Prashant d. | 2016/01/25
    "The Swiss First Class pass suggested by my wife turned out to be an outstanding experience. Very few persons use First class so reservations were never needed. The Glacier express was excellent though we found Bernina express route much more picturesque. Travel 26-28 Sep 2015. "

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    Buying the pass is worth it | Fatimatuz Zahrak a. | 2016/01/22
    "I came across this website to buy the ticket for Swiss pass. And at first i taught it was quite expensive but when i am in Swiss, I find it very worth it. It covers all transportation there. We could even get cheaper price tickets of the cable car because we have this pass. It is totally worth the price to get this because we can also go from one end to the other end of Swiss "

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    10/9Zurich-Lausanne fast train | Gregor d. | 2016/01/21
    "Initially very crowded train, few spare seats, no room for large luggage pieces. After leaving suburbs more room became available as commuters left at successive stations. after that exhilarating journey at high speed, smooth, comfortable. "

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    need more options  | Muna s. | 2016/01/20
    "days was limited more options would be great "

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    Simply getting on the train  | King Ping k. | 2016/01/10
    "With no worries. It's very convenient with the pre-ordered ticket. "

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    Great Swiss Train Trips | Jacobus Krige v. | 2016/01/10
    "The Swiss Pass really offered value for money for 4 days. Moving from Zurich to St Moritz, Zermatt, Interlaken and back to Zurich was a breeze and very enjoyable. We will certainly use Swiss Rail again if the opportunity arises. "

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