Swiss Travel System

Swiss Travel Pass

  • Unlimited travel in Switzerland.
  • Children under 6 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.

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 490 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.

And now the Swiss Travel Pass is also offered as a print at home product. When you select the e-pass option, a PDF of your Swiss Travel Pass will be included in your email confirmation invoice. Just open the PDF, print the pass and show to the conductor on the trains along with your passport or ID card.

Have questions about the Swiss Travel Pass ? Give us a call at 1-800-622-8600 (USA), 1-800-361-7245 (Canada) or 01-800-112-6680 (Mexico). We can be reached Monday - Friday, 9:00am to 7:30pm Eastern Time.

More details

Modern. Efficient. Switzerland’s travel system includes extensive travel options by train, bus and boat. This easy access makes it the perfect way to enjoy the varied sites of Switzerland at your leisure. 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 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.

Use our Pass Finder

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.

Common Questions

Rail pass benefits

More than just trains

 Main discounts and bonuses in Swiss Travel Pass


Travel forum

From our travel community

Swiss pass & then basel to munich Hi myself and my wife will be traveling from Geneva to Interlaken May 24 then exploring that area for 3 days then on our 4th day may 27th heading to Munich to explore there for a few days. What would be best just to get train tickets for our (...)

Randy | 18 February 2018 complete | 5 Comments
9 full days in switzerland, have quite a list of places to see - need train help :) arriving Zurich late June 11th want to see the following Mount Pilates Mt Titlis jungfrau top of the world train Trift Bridge Glacier express from St Moritz to Zermatt Matterhorn Geneva day trip from Geneva to Mount Blanc (...)

Shirley Novak | 18 February 2022 complete | 1 Comments
Zurich to interlaken, visit to jungfraujoch & lucerne before returning to zurich. benefits of swiss pass? I am planning to travel from Zurich to Interlaken. Visit to Jungfrau and Lucerne before returning Zürich. How can the Swiss pass help me?

Anupam Samanta | 18 February 2020 complete | 4 Comments
Rail europe versus swiss rail My friend and I will arrive Vienna, then to Satzburg, Berlin, Bern and France. Which would be better Swiss rail or Rail Europe? Does Rail Europe offer discounts to museums or mountain access, ie cogs, cable (...)

Diane Csengeri | 18 February 2018 complete | 1 Comments
Seat reservations traveling from como to interlaken with swiss half fare card We four adults will be traveling from Como to Interlaken on May 18 and then plan to spend 4 days exploring the Bernese Oberland. We have bought Swiss Rail Half Fare cards. We understand the trip from Como to Interlaken is quite scenic and were (...)

Ann St. Clair | 18 January 2007 complete | 8 Comments

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Reviews & ratings

Overall rating (94)
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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. "

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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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