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

A seat reservation is a guaranteed seat on board a train.

Seat reservations are compulsory for high speed, international and night trains. However, as you will be travelling with a rail pass, you will only have to pay for a small reservation fee, as opposed to the usual standard fare.

Seats are generally available for reservation up to 90 days prior to departure and are limited. Book early to secure your seat!
We are not currently offering online seat reservations for high speed, international and night trains covered by the BritRail passes.You can book your seat reservation directly from train stations once you are in the United Kingdom.

Our tip:
Most regional trains do not require a seat reservation. Just hop on board with a valid rail pass, find a seat and relax as the train takes you to one of the many destinations served.

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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

Most trains in Switzerland do not require reservations. You can simply board with your rail pass and take any open seat. Reservations are required when traveling 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.

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

Use our interactive travel map to plan your trip and view the rail network of each country covered by your rail pass.

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F.A.Q

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