Swiss Travel Pass

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Key features

  • 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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Overview

The Swiss Travel Pass is the most complete pass to discover Switzerland. You can use trains, buses and even lake ferries to reach any destination including popular cities like Bern, Geneva, Locarno, Zurich and Lausanne.

In Switzerland, trains, buses and lake ferries are always waiting to take you to your dream destination. Whether you want to take a scenic train for the heights or travel from one city to another, the Swiss Travel Pass is your all-in-one pass for unlimited travel in Switzerland!

Hop on and off trains, buses and ferries at any time according to your desires and encounters. Just show up at the nearest train station ready to explore a new destination. Bear in mind that some private and scenic trains require a seat reservation. (See ‘Things to know’ for more information)

The Swiss Travel Pass is packed with bonuses to make your trip even more enjoyable. Free public transportation, discounted city tours, free museum entrance, free ferry trips and more are included in your pass.

Whether you are the adventurous traveller or the avid planner the Swiss Travel Pass is your pass to freedom and the key to an unforgettable trip!

The Swiss Travel Pass is great for families too! When confirming that you will be travelling together, you will be provided with a Swiss Family Card. It allows children aged 6 to under 16 to travel free of charge!

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Experience a unique travel experience which will offer you the most attractive panorama routes in Switzerland with the Grand Train Tour. The entire tour can be undertaken with the convenient Swiss Travel Pass, which means that you can start the tour from any city and travel at your own pace. Just make sure that you reserve your seat in advance on board special scenic trains.

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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.

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?

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Swiss Travel Pass

It is required that you start using your rail pass within 6 months of the date of purchase.

Travel day

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.

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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F.A.Q

  • Q. What is a saverpass?

  • Q. How shall I retrieve my AVE tickets?

  • Q. When do I need to check-in before boarding a Italo train?

  • Q. Is there a catering service on Italo trains?

  • Q. How far in advance can I book a ticket for Italo?

  • Q. When do I need to check in before boarding a Thalys train?

  • Q. How many luggage can I carry on-board Eurostar?

  • Q. Do bonuses take up 1 day on a railpass?

  • Q. How many classes of travel does TGV offer?

  • Q. When does my railpass start?

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  • "It runs like clockwork"    
    Its been said before that the trains always run on time, they do and so do most of the buses all of the time. Rail Europe has all the information on the rail systems and with it you can bank on the right ticket at the right price. Single tickets v Rail Passes may suit some but for most of us the ease of changing one's mind and doing something different on the day make rail passes the better choice. Planning a trip is so easy given the wealth of available information.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Complete piece of mind."    
    Only request is to also include all mountain trains in the pass to make the journey more comfortable and best value for money.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "easy travel"    
    Everything was very satisfactory including assistance at the stations. But we faced problem with luggage space in the train and there was not enough leg space in the train.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Wonderful "    
    Swiss Travel Pass was very easy to use. During my 14 days in Swiss, I travelled using the Swiss Pass and the timing of the trains were on time. Train comfort was good and it was easy to move around even for a tourist like me. In terms of improvement, can be better in terms of cleanliness on train and the WC. Overall, I would rate it as very good!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "8 day Swiss Pass is great"    
    Our trip took us from Zurich (on business) to the Alps (Interlaken and Wengen), to Bern, to Basel. The train schedule between these locations was prompt, and generally left every half- or every hour. Having the flexibility to switch trains, change plans, move between cities or on the local trains, trams and bus, and having the benefit of reduced rates in the mountains...this was great. I cannot imagine the stress of such a trip if we were trying to keep a strict schedule...we had an 8 month old baby with us! The only challenge was getting the stroller onto some trains, but the other passengers were generally very helpful, helping us to lift the stroller onto the trains if we needed it. Super impressed and we will do this again.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "a exellent way to get around!"    
    easy to follow, and the station in Lucerne was a GEM!! Make sure you exploit all the options yourself, as the staff is not always totally up to speed. the trains were up to date and the Boat trip was fabulous, food and drinks was just exspensive on board! the Pilatus trip was a must do, althouhg certain legs on the trip cost xtra The best was the bernina exspress! beautiful train and exellent staff! we had a bad exsperience on the way to Nice with an unhelpfull conducter when our bag was snatched, but we got it back,    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Swiss Travel Pass - Fuss Free!"    
    A great way to travel within Switzerland with this pass. Fuss free as you can just hop on    Value for money  Convenience
  • "STP"    
    easy to use and comfortable. benefits beyod regular single tickets.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Excellent"    
    We loved travelled using RailEurope. The connectivity and frequency of trains are amazing    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Convenience and comfort.."    
    Super convenient and comfortable way of travel within Europe between cities. Pluses - stations within the city, no hassles of airport check in, security etc., getting around is easy, luggage racks make for easy stowage, superfast trains ensure a scenic journey to your destinations. Minuses - watch out for the confusing numbering systems of platforms in some cities    Value for money  Convenience
  • "4-Day Pass in Switzerland"    
    Switzerland is such an expensive country to be in. This 4-day pass enables to me travel all over the country cheaper and extensively. Best check with Rail Europe customer service advice for the best type of ticket/travel pass to suit your itinerary. And remember, you must record each trip on the form provided, or you be in trouble be the travel officials whom check the train all the time.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "PRICE"    
    Few years was convent,easy . Now must calculate the effiency .    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Familytrip on Swiss Travelpass"    
    Swiss Travel pass was awesome, convenient and real value for money. It saved a lot of efforts and we really enjoyed our trip.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Surprisingly Easy "    
    I brought my 5 yrs old girl along to Switzerland and was worried about the complicated multiple lines journey to different location. I am so impressed with the punctuality of arrival time and the detailed info on which platform the trains arrival and how to connect. It is extremely easy to use the train!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Swiss Rail System"    
    The Swiss First Class pass suggested by my wife turned out to be an outstanding experience. Very few persons use First class so reservations were never needed. The Glacier express was excellent though we found Bernina express route much more picturesque. Travel 26-28 Sep 2015.    Value for money  Convenience
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