Swiss Family Card

Swiss Travel System

Key features

  • Unlimited travel in Switzerland.
  • Children travel for free when accompanied by a parent who has a Swiss product including the Swiss Travel Pass.

Overview

The Swiss Family Card is a convenient card which allows children under 16 years old to travel free of charge when they are accompanied by a parent who is a holder of a Swiss Travel Pass or a Swiss Transfer Ticket.

The Swiss Family Card is offered freely when you are booking a Swiss Travel Pass or a Swiss Transfer Ticket online. Don’t forget to add a child under 16 in your selection and to confirm that you will be travelling together.

The Swiss Family Card is ideal to travel together with your family and discover the amazing Swiss landscapes.

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Switzerland is an invitation do discover the the best panoramic routes in Europe.The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland can be started from any city of Switzerland. In fact there is no set direction but instead a list of routes and cities which are suggested. The Grand Train Tour can be undertaken using Switzerland public transport and the Swiss Travel Pass.

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Things to know

Who can buy a rail pass?

Any person living outside the participating countries can use the Swiss Family Card. Please note that residents of Switzerland and Liechtenstein are not eligible.

Seat reservation

To travel on board high speed and night trains, you need to book a seat reservation.

Seat reservations are compulsory on most premium trains and are a guarantee to get a seat or a sleeping berth. As a pass holder, you will only be charged a fraction of the usual standard fare.

In most cases, you can reserve your seat up to 90 days in advance. Don’t wait too long to book your seat. They are limited!
Book a seat reservation with Rail Europe.

Our tip:
As an alternative to high speed and night trains, you can travel on board regional trains. Most don’t require a seat reservation when you have a rail pass so you won’t have to pay any extra charge. Just sit back and relax!

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How to use a rail pass?

Open the link to see what a Swiss Family Card looks like.

Swiss Family Card

You must start using your rail pass within 6 months of the date of purchase.

Rail pass benefits

Most rail passes include discounts and bonuses. Save money and make the most of your trip with your rail pass.
When available you will get hotel discounts, free entrance to museums, discounted boat trips and more.

Interactive Rail Map

The Interactive Travel Map will allow you to plan your trip easily in Europe. Type-in your itinerary or choose it directly from the map. You can even provide your travel dates to view trains and fares related to your itinerary.

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F.A.Q

  • Q. How shall I retrieve my Eurostar tickets?

  • Q. How do I find Train Tickets and Schedules on the website?

  • Q. How is a railpass day calculated?

  • Q. Are there any designated to store luggage on board the Italo trains?

  • Q. How do I obtain a refund?

  • Q. If I take an overnight train, do I have to use 2 days on my pass?

  • Q. How many days constitute a railpass month?

  • Q. Do I need to book my ICE train ticket?

  • Q. What is the difference between 1st Class and 2nd Class accommodations?

  • Q. What are the differences between a Single, Double, T2, T3, T4, and couchette on overnight trains?

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