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.

Book Seat Reservations

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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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 (...)

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    Reasonable | Vineet s. | 2015/10/16
    "The overall experience was good. Apart from 3 hour delay from Paris to St Malo. the overall experince was good. Announcements in train were not in english so that was also a problem to an extent. "

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    Rail Europe very useful | Kalpesh g. | 2015/10/04
    "While planning our Swiss holiday in May 2015, I was wondering from where to buy the Swiss Pass. Rail Europe website seemed like a good option, but I was apprehensive as there were some negative reviews, that talked of over charging and not delivering. It almost seemed like it’s a fraud website. Nevertheless, took the plunge and booked my Swiss Pass on raileurope.co.in. It was great. Firstly the site is informative, the booking process is easy and convenient, and they charged in INR, which saved me currency conversion charges. Also, the price worked out to be marginally lower (about 2%) than the rack rate. The Swiss Pass was delivered within 3 days. In my view, a convenient and efficient way of buying the Swiss Pass in India. "

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    Excellent - strongly recommend | Amit g. | 2015/10/03
    "We travelled through an extensive area of Switzerland this summer. Our experience of the various train journeys we took during the trip, was in one word - excellent ! The trains were very punctual, you could actually set the time on your watch. The journeys were very comfortable and even when some of the trains were quite busy, we never felt any discomfort. Of special mention were the journeys on the Glacier Express and the one from Zurich to St Moritz! Highly recommend. "

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    Convenience | Peter u. | 2015/09/28
    "We spent a few days in Alsace at the end of our 15 day Swiss Pass. After standing a long queue at Basel station to buy tickets to Mulhouse on a busy Saturday morning, I realized how much more convenient and time saving it is to have a pass and be in a position to hop onto the first available train. "

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    A must-have pass! | Suhas c. | 2015/09/22
    "The Swiss Travel Pass is an excellent product! It covers almost every mode of transport in Switzerland (except the mountain railways). With the pass in your pocket, you can travel seamlessly and easily without any ticketing worries. It also covers the entrance fees of virtually all the museums and tourist spots. What more, if you have children under 16, and you buy a family saver pass, the children travel absolutely free. Fantastic! With such features, and the excellent Swiss transport system, we were encouraged to explore a lot many areas than originally planned. Switzerland being a compact country, journey times are fairly short, and leave you a lot of time to do other things. For one day, we also attempted buying tickets and moving around. That was the time we realized not just the convenience of the pass, but also the amount of money one can save. Switzerland is an expensive country even by European standards, and it makes all the more sense to buy this excellent pass. Final tip: with the excellent condition of transport hardware, it does not need to travel first class at all. The second class is excellent and super comfortable. So if you want to save some money and still enjoy comfortable rides, go second-class. You won't regret it. "

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    swiss travel by rail Europe  | Satyadev d. | 2015/09/12
    "it was a great experience. Very easy to buy online and collect and to activate. Saved a lot of time during the trip "

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    Travelling in Switzerland  | Jan d. | 2015/08/28
    "I enjoyed travelling by train in Switzerland due the fact that prior reservations were unnecessary. Moreover, the beautiful scenery makes any train journey in Switzerland worthwhile. "

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    Swiss Pass very convenient | Woei Shen w. | 2015/08/26
    "Using the Swiss Pass very good and convenient , not need buy the ticket point to point , you can ride the train anytime and is the great experience . "

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    Looking back on a Great Experi | William h. | 2015/08/19
    "We can recommend the whole experience and the benefits offered by our train travel decision while in Switzerland and Italy "

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    Excellent way of traveling | Ashok h. | 2015/08/07
    "This was our first experience of traveling by raileurope and it was an awesome experience. Next time I am in Europe would definitely opt for raileurope. "

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