Swiss Travel With Kids: Advice for Making the Most of Your Swiss Pass

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Ahhh…the joys of traveling with teenagers and young children. But who can blame them? Even adults can get cranky on one too many airport lines. Yet, traveling the world as a family is the ultimate dream. I figured out a way to keep it one—even with kids in tow.

Kids love trains, even big kids. That’s what makes train travel in Switzerland, with its scenic views and stops in small towns, the perfect way to travel with the whole family. Plus the Swiss transportation system includes some of the most scenic train routes in the world. Why not plan an excursion to the mind-blowing Jungfraujoch Top of Europe, 6,762 feet up?

And Swiss travel with kids couldn’t be easier, especially with public transportation integrated and included on one pass—the Swiss Pass. You can use it for the local buses, boats and ferries, as well as their amazingly efficient train system.

Family on Swiss train

Family enjoying journey on a Swiss train

As if that wasn’t enough, children under 16 years old traveling with a parent or legal guardian ride free with a Swiss Family Card! Sure, you might be used to your kids getting a free hotel breakfast now and then, but free travel? Right on! That could have you saving a minimum of $150 on a child’s Swiss Pass. And that’s only the beginning of all the perks the Swiss Family Card gives you. Discounts galore! All you have to do is add the wee ones as travelers when getting your Swiss Pass, and the Swiss Family Card will automatically be sent along with it.

What’s more, Switzerland is so centrally located to other countries, it’s the perfect way to extend a trip. There’s easy connections to the neighbors: France in the west, Germany to the north, Austria to the east and Italy to the south.

Swiss travel with kids starts with booking your Swiss Pass today . You’ll find it’s just perfect for traveling with kids in Switzerland– whether you’re the Swiss Family Robinson, The Swiss Family Falcone, The Swiss Family Jones….

  • OdysseyMn

    Jungfraujoch is at 11,333 ft. Kleine Scheidegg, located halfway to the Jungfraujoch, is at 6,762.

  • http://www.mapdestinations.org/about Paul Long

    Awesome places to visit !!A road trip can be exciting and terrifying in equal measures.I always carry plenty of activities for my kids as they don’t like car ride at all.This keep them entertained and comfortable during the whole road trip

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