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

WHO

WHAT


Overview

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 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!

More details

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. Learn more

Bernina Express Scenic Train.
Customer feedback 5 -Day Trip
« It was the second time that we had taken a Swiss Rail Pass. It turned out to be quite convenient as we had to travel between Geneva, Lusanne, and Zurich, for the 5 days that we spent in Switzerland. What makes ths Pass even better is that it is valid for any mode of public transport, with the only exception being the Metro in Lusanne. »

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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.

Common Questions

Benefits

More than just trains

 Main discounts and bonuses in Swiss Travel Pass


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Reviews & ratings

Overall rating (94)
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    Convenience
    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. "

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    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
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    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. "

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    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! "

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    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. "

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    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, "

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    Swiss Travel Pass - Fuss Free! |
    "A great way to travel within Switzerland with this pass. Fuss free as you can just hop on "

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    STP |
    "easy to use and comfortable. benefits beyod regular single tickets. "

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    Excellent |
    "We loved travelled using RailEurope. The connectivity and frequency of trains are amazing "

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    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 "

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