Swiss Travel PassFrom AU$ 254 From AU$ 254 Swiss Travel System
Up to 2 travel days offered!
Book a 4-consecutive-day pass and enjoy an extra day (total 5 days) or select a 8-consecutive-day pass and benefit from 2 additional days of travel (total 10 days)!
- Unlimited travel in Switzerland.
- All-in-one ticket to travel by train, bus and boat.
- Children under 16 travel for free.
- Youth (16 - 25) discounts available
The Swiss Travel Pass is the most complete rail pass to visit Switzerland. It allows you to travel on board trains but also buses and even lake ferries. Discover cities like Bern, Geneva, Locarno, Zurich and Lausanne.
With the Swiss Travel Pass, you can travel where you please, whenever you want! Take as many trains as you like, there is no limit on the distance you can travel in a day. The Swiss Travel Pass, to put it simply, is an all-in-one pass which offers unlimited travel at a fixed price!
Hop on hop off trains, buses and ferries to visit any place you want. The Swiss Travel Pass gives you access to all trains, but remember that premium trains require a seat reservation. The Things to know section explains everything you need to know about seat reservations.
Enjoy the bonuses which are included in the Swiss Travel Pass. You will get free public transportation, discounted city tours, free museum entrance, free ferry trips and more.
The Swiss Travel Pass is the key to have a hassle-free trip throughout Switzerland.
Another great thing about the Swiss Travel Pass is that it allows families travelling together to get a free Swiss Family Card. Children aged 6 to under 16 to travel free of charge with the Swiss Family Card.
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.
Things to know
Who can buy a rail pass?Any person living outside the participating countries can use the Swiss Travel Pass. Please note that residents of Switzerland and Liechtenstein are not eligible.
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.
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.
How to use a rail pass?
It is required that you start using your rail pass within 6 months of the date of purchase.
A travel day starts from midnight and ends at midnight the next day. It lasts 24 hours. During that period, you can take as many trains as you want.
The validity is the number of travel days of a rail pass.
You can choose between flexible and consecutive validities.
Flexible validities allow you to choose which days you want to travel within the period covered by your rail pass.
E.g. For a rail pass with a validity of 5 days within 1 month. If you activate your rail pass on the 1st of the month, you can travel on the 3rd, 4th, 7th, 12th and 30th of this month.
Consecutive validities give you unlimited travel during consecutive days.
E.g. For a rail pass with a validity of 3 days continuous. By activating your rail pass on the 1st of the month, you can use it until the 3rd.
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.
- 50% discount with the Swiss Travel Pass on Cable cars and Mountain trains not included in the Swiss travel System range of passes.
- The Swiss Travel Pass is also valid as a Swiss Museum Pass and gives free admission to more than 490 museums and exhibits in Switzerland.
- Free public transportation systems in 75 Swiss Cities.
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.
- A. The following trains require reservations: Eurostar, Thalys, Lyria, all TGV's, AVE, TGV France-Italy, Renfe, Trenitalia, Riveria, Swedish trains, City Night Line, DB (German) night trains, Elipsos, and the Paris-Germany night train. To check if the train you are looking at is on of these trains you just need to look at the details on the fare results to see the type of train in the title. The Swiss Scenic trains and some of the German ICE trains will also need reservations. These are route and time specific.
- A. Like most high-speed trains in Europe, you need to make a booking when travelling with Thalys. Passholders with passes covering the whole Thalys route (Eurail Global Pass, Eurail Select Pass including France, Benelux or Germany, depending on the route, Eurail and Benelux-France) benefit from special Passholder fares. Just bear in mind that some passes covering partially the Thalys sector like France Rail Pass but also Eurail passes including Benelux-France / France-Germany / France-Italy / France-Spain / France-Switzerland / Benelux also offer special Passholder deals. German Rail Pass is not valid on Thalys routes to Germany.
- A. First class on the TGV East offers ergonomic reclining seats with head and foot rests, non-smoking coaches, individual power outlets, reading light, ability to book a taxi for your arrival with staff on the train and a restaurant car offering a selection of food and beverages for purchase. Second class on the TGV East offers ergonomic reclining seats with head and foot rests, non-smoking coaches and a restaurant car offering a selection of food and beverages for purchase.
- A. Many passes offer travel days that are flexible. The 4 days of travel allow the traveler to choose the days that they want to travel in a 2 month time period. Example: If a pass is valid from July 1 to August 31. The traveler can then select 4 dates to travel on the train from July 1 to August 31. The days can be consecutive or non consecutive.
- A. Many people take advantage of additional time they have in a city, then they board their overnight train. You depart from one city and arrive in your destination the next morning, refreshed and ready to start your day. It also saves you money that you may have spent on a hotel.
- A. Yes, there is a catering service on board Italo trains. While there are 2 Area break with self-service vending machines, there are no bar/restaurant coaches. From the vending machines which are in coach 3 and 7, you can but hot and cold drinks as well as snacks. Passengers in Club and Prima class will be offered a catering service at an extra cost, which you must pay once on board. You can order the Italo breakfast, if you are travelling in the early morning between Milan and Rome.
- A. The best option for 3 passengers is a T3 if it is available. T3 compartments are not offered on all trains. If a T3 is not available then passengers will be advised to divide their party. You can also book a T4 or T6 based on availability and restrictions.
- A. Passes are non-transferable as travelers name appears on the Railpass, and are valid for 6 months from date of purchase, which offers you the opportunity to reschedule your trip.
- A. Also known as the red train, Thalys trains link Paris to the gems of Northern Europe: Brussels in 1 hour and 22 minutes, Amsterdam in 3 hours and 18 minutes, and Cologne in 3 hours and 14 minutes. On a seasonal basis (from the end of December till mid - April), Thalys Snow travels from Brussels Midi to the ski resorts in Chambéry, Albertville, Moutiers, Aime-la-Plagne, Landry and Bourg-St-Maurice, every Saturday without any stops.
- A. You will be offered the Print @ home ticket delivery to travel on board Italo trains in Italy. Receive your ticket reference in your inbox, print it and you are ready to travel. The Print @ home is more convenient and has no shipping fees.
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Reviews & ratings Swiss Travel Pass
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- "Do You Have A Swiaa Pass..?" Timothy b. 27/09/2016
Definitely a cheaper form of travel in Switzerland and gets you heaps of discounts in other places - just be wary that the discount/travel (cable cars etc) doesn't count towards one of your days if you've selected a flexi date pass. Also, don't reserve a ticket - regardless of class. An abundance of seats available on all trains Value for money Convenience
- "Milan - Switzerland - Bavaria" Stephen b. 09/09/2016
Flew into Milan. Regional train to Tirano, Italy. Then a series of inter Swiss town and Alpine train trips over two weeks, ending in Zurick. Then to Fussen and Munich in Bavaria, Germany by German rail services. Switzerland is very expensive but well worth the cost. Swiss Alpine trains are excellent with dramatic alpine views. Used the Swiss Travel Pass which made the many trips easy, and cost effective due to many trips on public and private services, inluding city buses. Had to purchase the Swiss Travel Pass before leaving Australia. Only issue was we missed a message about a cancelled train as we did not speak German. Otherwise brilliant Value for money Convenience
- "Swiss trip 2016" Andrew b. 20/07/2016
Excellent, very convenient and relaxing..!! Recommend this pass to anyone.. Value for money Convenience
- "Switzerland" Robyn s. 13/06/2016
Fantastic trains, clean and always on time. Great staff and wonderful scenery. Value for money Convenience
- "Very convenient way to explore" Claudie c. 09/03/2016
It was a very convenient way to explore Switzerland. Even though it was pricey and it would have been good if there was more discount offered. However, so far, it was great! Value for money Convenience
- "Around Switzerland by Rail" . 28/01/2016
We travelled from Zurich Airport to Lucerne, Lauterbrunner, Bern, Murren, Montreux, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Zurich and Zurich Airport over 8 days. We also used our rail pass for Mt. Rigi (free with rail pass), to Jungfrajoch (25% discount with pass), Gornergrat (50% discount), Glacier Express from Zermatt to St. Moritz, Bernina Express from St. Moritz to Tirano (for a small fee)
- "Zurich to Interlaken " Patricia h. 22/01/2016
So impressed with the Swiss rail system . Trains were clean ,punctual and clearly announced . It took a couple of minutes at Zurich station to find the office to get our tickets validated , but the lady was helpful and assured us that the train was on time etc. It departed on the dot and arrived in Interlaken at exactly the right time too . Amazing ! Value for money Convenience
- "Train tour in Switzerland" Eleanor Jill t. 21/12/2015
We booked seats the Glacier Express to Chur, the Bernina express to Lugano, The William Tell Express to Lucerne, and the Golden Pass Route to Montreux. Some of that was difficult to book online and I had to resort to the phone. It would have been reassuring then to have an itinerary issued to join up the tour clearly and fill in the gaps where necessary. However we mapped it out ourselves and it all worked well with typical Swiss efficiency. Value for money Convenience
- "Swiss Travel Pass" Ian d. 01/12/2015
The Pass worked well providing great convenience and flexibility during our holiday in Switzerland. From the use we made, it represented great value for money. Value for money Convenience
- "Value for money" Alan p. 26/10/2015
We found the 4-day Swiss Travel Pass to be excellent value for money. The highlight was a trip along the Bernina Express route. We chose to use the local trains rather than the express because of opening windows which allowed better photographic opportunities. We were based in Zurich and took day trips to Bern, Lucerne and Schauffhausen. The travel pass also covered our boat trip across Lake Lucerne, the funicular up Rigi Kulm and local trams in Zurich. Many museums are also included. Highly recommended! Value for money Convenience
- "Easy Travelling with SwissRail" Jan w. 10/10/2015
We purchased our 8 day Swiss Travel pass before we left Australia and although we left it a little late to do so the tickets arrived prior to our departure. The service was wonderful and that was just the start. As everyone says, the Swiss are so organised that the whole experience was a dream. We used the rail system to travel from Zurich to Wengen and return with many trips around the Jungfrau area during our stay. It was so convenient with the Travel Pass and the trains are so reliable that they are to time within a minute or two. We just bought the 2nd Class ticket and had no trouble finding a very comfortable seat on any occasion although we did travel out of peak time during the day. Even travelling with large cases was not a problem. Thoroughly recommend the Swiss Travel Pass as we obtained discounts on some trips not fully covered by the pass. Value for money Convenience
- "Swiss travel pass" Tracey h. 19/09/2015
This card made travel on trains and light rail very user-friendly and convenient. The trains were clean, comfortable and ran on time. It was one less thing we needed to worry about. We were even able to have an entire day out on the boat, cog wheel train and cable car to Mt Rigi without additional charge. I would definitely use this pass again if traveling in Switzerland! Value for money Convenience
- "Do your homework" Jennifer n. 20/08/2015
Swiss train travel is everything that you hear about. It is great, on time and a great way to travel. What I would recommend is seriously looking at what you will be doing as there are a number of local buses and trains that don't fit into the Swiss Pass. I had a 4 day pass and I selected badly for 2 days, because I didn't realise that a lot of the travel I was planning for those days was on private buses. Glacier Express and Golden Pass - brilliant - Jungfrau - Brilliant - BUT it isn't just the last bit of the train that isn't on the swiss pass - it is everything in the area. On the Glacier Express - STRONG recommendation to pre-order the "plate of the day". It was great. A couple near us didn't and they were very upset and in turn upset everyone else. Value for money Convenience
- "Too easy!" John w. 25/07/2015
A brilliant way to see an amazing country. The Swiss rail system is a fantastic engineering achievement on every level. Value for money Convenience
- "Brilliant choice" Kim s. 14/07/2015
I debated two things when first thinking about buying a rail pass for our trip to Switzerland 1. Would it be worth it and 2. First or second class? Well it was definitely worth it and travelling second class - apart from the fact that it's written on the outside of the carriage you wouldn't have known. Rail Europe offers great service Value for money Convenience