Swiss Travel System

Swiss Travel Pass

  • Unlimited travel in Switzerland.
  • Children under 16 travel for free.
  • Youth (16 - 25) discounts available

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WHO

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 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 31 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

How to determine multi country pass needed. My wife and I, both seniors, are flying into Frankfurt, Germany in the beginning of May 2019. We want to take a train from Frankfurt to Switzerland (perhaps Zurich),j stay two days, then to France (perhaps Paris), stay two or three days, then (...)

Edward Cambria | 2019/02/17 pending | 1 Comments
Best pass for travel! Hi, We are a family of 1 senior, 5 adults and 2 children (4 year old) who will be visiting Europe in last week of May for 10 days. We will be in Amsterdam for 3 days, Paris for 5 days and Frankfurt for 2 days. Could you please suggest which (...)

Meghna Singh | 2019/02/13 complete | 1 Comments
Multi city travel- which ticket option and advice? Our party of 2A/2Senior/2C (12 & 7) plan to travel London to Disneyland Paris, then a few days later Paris-Barcelona and a week later, Dover to London St. Pancras. All during July. What would our best ticket option be? Eurail Global, Select or (...)

Karen Gleason | 2019/01/26 complete | 2 Comments
Heathrow express to coventry Flying into Heathrow and then proceeding to the Coventry the same day. As we will be getting a BritRail Pass (flexipass), I understand that i will need to take the Express to Paddington station, transfer from there via the Tube to the Euston (...)

Ravi Sull | 2019/01/01 | 1 Comments
Ticket class exchanges I purchased second class tickets. Is it possible to upgrade and pay the difference for first class?

Marcus Culpepper | 2018/12/05 complete | 1 Comments

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Reviews & ratings

Overall rating (100)
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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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