Swiss Travel System

Swiss Travel Pass

  • 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

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Experience the thrill of extensive train travel on the Swiss Travel System, including trains, boats, buses, and more with this convenient rail pass.

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.

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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. Learn more

Bernina Express Scenic Train.
Customer feedback Glacier Express
« This trip is wonderful. We were served drinks and food throughout our journey. The train was clean and the staff were very helpful. The scenery was totally amazing. We loved it. »

Nicole W

How does it work?

Rail Passes in 3 steps

1. Pick the right rail pass

Pick the right rail pass

Rail passes are available in 1, 2, 3 or 4 country combinations for extensive travel on the national rail networks. Going for an extended trip? Try the Eurail Global Pass offering rail travel in 28 different countries.
Once you've selected your pass, its price will depend on the class of service, First or Second, selected 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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June M. | 2 de ochobre de 2015 answered | 0 Comments
I purchased a swiss pass and now i would like to use to travel on the glacial express when I go to make a reservation and I click on "Select Your Pass" it only gives option of " Eurail Select Pass" but then later in reservation process it says "Eurail fares are not valid for owners of a France Rail Pass or a Swiss Pass." Eurail (...)

Peter B. | 15 de marzu de 2015 answered | 0 Comments
Travel on swiss rail pass without a passport? I understand from the information available that you require your Passport along with your Swiss Rail Pass to travel. Is it possible to travel with another form of photo identification (eg Australian Driver's Licence?, International Driver's (...)

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  • Value for money
    Our trip |
    "We found the trains very clean and convenient and the timetable had sufficient trains to meet our needs with regard to connections. The Swiss Travel Pass is rather expensive though, but it does cover a lot of inclusions. We enjoyed travelling with the pass. "

  • Value for money
    Do You Have A Swiaa Pass..? |
    "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 "

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    Milan - Switzerland - Bavaria |
    "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
    Swiss trip 2016 |
    "Excellent, very convenient and relaxing..!! Recommend this pass to anyone.. "

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    Switzerland |
    "Fantastic trains, clean and always on time. Great staff and wonderful scenery. "

  • Value for money
    Very convenient way to explore |
    "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! "

  • Around Switzerland by Rail |
    "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) "

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    Zurich to Interlaken  |
    "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
    Train tour in Switzerland |
    "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
    Swiss Travel Pass |
    "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. "

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  • Q. Are lockers and luggage storage services available at the train station?

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