Swiss Transfer Ticket

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Key features

  • A round trip from any Swiss airport or border station to any destination in Switzerland.
  • Children under 16 travel for free.
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Overview

The Swiss Transfer Ticket is a return ticket between any Swiss airport or border station and your final destination.

It is an ideal solution for those who are only visiting one city in Switzerland or spending their holidays in a ski resort.

Things to know

Who can buy a rail pass?

Any person living outside the participating countries can use the Swiss Transfer Ticket. 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!
Book a seat reservation with Rail Europe.

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?

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

To start using your rail pass, go to a European railway station where a railway official will fill-in your passport number and stamp your rail pass. On each travel day, please remember to write down the date on your rail pass.
Passengers travelling without having written down the above information risk a fine and payment of a full fare ticket.

Open the link to see what a Swiss Transfer Ticket looks like.

Swiss Transfer Ticket

Travel day

A travel day lasts 24 hours from midnight to midnight.You can take as many trains as you want during a travel day.

Our tip:
The 7 pm rule allows you to benefit from a free travel day if the following conditions are met:

  • Your pass should be activated.
  • You must travel on board a night train departing after 7 pm and this should be your first trip of the day.
  • You must reach your destination after 4 am on the next day.
  • Your arrival date should be within the validity of the pass.
If the conditions are met, write the arrival date on your pass instead of the departure date. This will allow you to save one travel day.

Validity

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.

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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  • "Swiss Transfer Ticket"    
    I purchased a Swiss Transfer Ticket for my recent skiing holiday in the Bernese Oberland. It's the best and most cost-effective way to travel by train from your arrival point (airport or border crossing) and back again (within 1 month). We were even able to fly into Zurich airport and depart from Geneva airport a week later, and the Swiss Transfer Ticket was still valid. Remember to buy yours in advance before you travel, as these tickets are not available in Switzerland.    Value for money  Convenience