Unparalleled beauty and cultural diversity nestled in the heart of Europe. That’s Switzerland. Build your Swiss adventure: scenic trains, mountaintop excursions, lake steamers, 500+ museums, and city transportation; it’s all included with the Swiss Travel Pass.

Swiss Travel System

Swiss Travel Pass

Experience the entire Swiss Travel System with the flexibility of one great rail pass

  • Travel on the Swiss Travel System including train, bus & boat
  • Choose to travel on flexible and consecutive days: 3, 4, 8 or 15 day passes
  • Issued as a paper or electronic pass based on type of pass selected
  • Free Swiss Family Card: Children under 16 travel for free with a parent or legal guardian. Without a parent, 50% off adult fare
  • Discount for Youth under 26 years of age
  • Free admission to more than 500 museums and exhibits in Switzerland

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WHAT


Overview

This Swiss Pass is now called the Swiss Travel Pass. You can expect the same great travel benefits with the Swiss Travel Pass, including trains, boats, buses & more! Use them all to journey between the Alps, St. Moritz, or any part of Switzerland without worrying about transfers or conversion rates. No matter where you go in Switzerland, never wait in line at ticket counters or fumble for money when you have one pass that provides unlimited travel on the Swiss Travel System. The first travel date is pre-validated at the time of booking.

And all that stress-free travel provides the opportunity to take advantage of the more than 500 museums the Swiss Travel Pass will get you into for free. There’s no smarter way to see more of Switzerland than with a Swiss Travel Pass from Rail Europe. It helps make every minute of your trip quality time. And in a country of legendary watchmakers, isn’t that the least you should expect?

Looking for itinerary ideas? Our Grand Train Tour of Switzerland offers four suggested itineraries to consider while planning your journey with the Swiss Travel Pass.

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Looking for itinerary ideas? Our Grand Train Tour of Switzerland offers four suggested itineraries to consider while planning your journey with the Swiss Travel Pass. Learn more

Bernina Express Scenic Train.

How does it work?

Rail Passes in 3 steps

1. Pick the right rail pass

Pick the right rail pass

Rail passes can be booked for travel in one specific country or you can choose one of a few pre-selected country/region combinations. Extensive travel plans? Try the Eurail Global Pass offering train travel in 31 different countries - including Great Britain.
Once you've selected your pass, its price will depend on the class of service selected, passenger type, and the number of rail travel days.

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2. Reserve your seats

Reserve your seats

For many trains in Switzerland, seat reservations are not required. Simply board the train with your rail pass and choose 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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Rail pass benefits

More than just trains

  •  Main discounts and bonuses in Swiss Travel Pass

    • Free public transportation systems in main Swiss Cities.
    • Special Passholder fares on TGV Lyria
    • Special passholder fares on NightJet (on the route from/to Switzerland).
    • Free admission to more than 500 museums and exhibits in Switzerland.
    • 50% discount with the Swiss Travel Pass on Cable cars and Mountain trains. If you have a Swiss Travel Pass Flex, the use of a travel day is required to benefit from the discount.
    • Free transportation up to Mt. Rigi, Stanserhorn and Schilthorn.

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From our travel community

Help! need reimbursement for two unused tickets due to strike last wednesday, 4/17/2019 We had pre=purchased train tickets through Renfe/Rail Europe North America online for two tickets from Seville to Madrid for Wednesday, 4.17.2019 (last Wednesday). That morning, there was a strike. Our train was simply cancelled. We had to (...)

Gina DiMedio Marrazza | 2019/04/22 complete | 1 Comments
First time traveling to nice, france; which product will suit them better? My son and his friend will be traveling to Nice in July this year. They will be traveling by train to other destinations; my question is which would you recommend for them: Rail Map Europe or European Rail Timetable? From the website (...)

jan lighton | 2019/04/17 complete | 1 Comments
With eurail global pass, do i need to pay extra when i make reservations? london-paris, paris-switzerland, switzerland-austria, (...) I will be arriving in London in May last week.my plan is to visit the following placesLondon - ParisParis - SwitzerlandSwitzerland to AustriaAustria FrankfurtFrankfurt Amsterdam Amsterdam to Belgium Belgium back to LondonI am planning to buy (...)

Sri tekal | 2019/04/17 complete | 4 Comments
Dublin to belfast. where does the train drop you off in belfast? are there multiple stops or just one? If you take the train from Dublin to Belfast, where does it drop you off in Belfast? Are there multiple stops or just one stop? Thank you!

Cathy Taing | 2019/04/16 complete | 2 Comments
Disappointed with live chat and was given wrong information I asked the agents (I called back) regarding my planned trip on May 2, 2019. Leaving Tours and returning to Paris at 11:39 a.m. at Paris Montparnasse Station....."Would I be able to make a connection to Marseilles in less than 10 minutes? (...)

Tom Wiley | 2019/04/15 complete | 1 Comments

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Reviews & ratings

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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. "

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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. "

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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. "

  • Value for money
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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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