Swiss Travel Pass

Rail Pass Switzerland

  • Best seller: Swiss Travel Pass Consecutive - 4 days
  • Valid on all public transport in Switzerland (train, bus and boat)
  • Cheaper than multiple single-journey tickets
  • Also valid on the Glacier Express and Bernina Express
  • Free travel on public transport in 75 towns and cities
  • Free admission to more than 490 museums
  • Children up to 15 years travel for free
  • Most passes are available as e-tickets
  • Best price - If you find it cheaper we pay the difference. No credit card fee, no booking fee

Swiss Travel Pass - Map Validity

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Swiss Travel Pass: 

# Valid on all public transport in Switzerland (train, bus and boat)
# Valid on all railways in Switzerland (SBB, Rhatische Bahn etc) 
# Cheaper than multiple single-journey tickets
# Free travel on most panoramic routes
# Free travel on public transport in 75 towns and cities*
# Free admission to more than 490 museums* 

*For the Regional Passes, Swiss Half Fare Card and Swiss Transfer Ticket apply different conditions 

Swiss Travel Pass - Map Panoramic Routes

Swiss Travel Pass - Reservations

Free Seating

For almost all Swiss trains it's not necessary to book a seat reservation, even when it's possible. Reservations for domestic Intercity-, EuroCity- and ICE-trains can be ordered in advance and cost €4,50 p.p, but it's not common: most domestic travelers are used to just get into the train and pick a free seat. Even at rush hour it's usually no issue to find a free seat.


Compulsary reservations

For some panorama routes seat reservations are compulsary or highly recommended.

Reservations are compulsory for the panoramic Glacier Express (ca. €31) and Bernina Express (ca. €13). You can order the reservations yourself through the site of DB Bahn or send us a request and we do it for you 

Reservations are not compulsory but recommended for the Golden Pass-train from Montreux to Zweisimmen and Interlaken to Lucerne (ca. €5 per train)

 

History 

The Swiss Travel Pass used to be called Swiss Pass, but after a big name change the rail pass for Switzerland is called Swiss Travel Pass now. 

In the past there were special Saver offers of you travelled with two travelers or more (Swiss Rail Pass 2 for 1), but with the introduction of the Swiss Travel Pass that offer was discontinued.  

Swiss Travel Pass - Scenic Routes

Order Supplements and Reservations 

You can order almost all reservations and supplements in combination with your Swiss Travel Pass. 

Bernina Railway Chur-Tirano

Famous railroad over the Albula and Bernina passes (UNESCO World Heritage). From Chur the train winds its way up along the Rhine and Albula rivers, passing the famous Landwasser Viaduct and several rail spirals before arriving in the beatiful Engadin Valley. The trains continues over the more than 2253-meter-high Bernina Pass into Italy. Free travel with the Swiss Travel Pass (seat reservation required)

Brienzer Rothorn 

Small steam train with open coaches, impressive view, spectacular train ride. 

CabriO Stanserhorn 

Cabrio cableway! You travel on the roof of a big gondola (it's also possible to travel the "normal" way, inside the gondola) 

Cheese Train

Winter excursion. Travel between Montreux and Chateau d’Oex in the Lake Geneva region. Visit to a large cheesemaker and a museum. Swiss fondue included! 

Chocolate Train 

Runs between Montreux and the Cailler-Nestlé chocolate factory at Broc. Pullman coaches from 1915, travel in style. Fondue, wine and chocolate included. 

Glacier Express - Zermatt-St. Moritz 

The slowest Intercity in the world. Breathtaking route through the Alps. Stylish train with panoramic windows. Peaceful, calm, rich; a true Swiss experience. Free travel with the Swiss Travel Pass (seat reservation required)

Gotthard Panorama Express

Historic panorama route from Lucerne to Lugano. The first part is by boat to Fluelen, afterwards through loop tunnels crossing high mountains passes to Bellinzola and Lugano. 

Harder Kulm Interlaken

Very steep funicular form Interlaken to the local mountain, Harder Kulm. 

Lotschberg Mountain Express and Centovalli 

Century old mountain route between Bern and Brig. Centovalli train: passes in 50km 83 bridges and viaducts. 

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Cableway to the highest mountain station in Europe at 3883 meters. Impressive views to the largest glaciers in the Alps and the highest peaks, like the Mont Blanc. 

Rochers-de-Naye Mountain Railway

Travel by rack railway from Montreux to the Rochers de Naye mountain summit. Enjoy the views over the mountains and Lake Geneva. 50% discount with the Swiss Travel Pass. 

Rigi Railway

Cross Lake Lucerne by historic ship to Vitznau, take the historic Rigi rack railway to Rigi Kulm and enjoy the wonderful views over Lake Lucerne and the surrounding mountains. Return by rack railway to Arth Goldau and take the train back to Lucerne. Free travel with the Swiss Travel Pass. 

Gornergrat 

Steep train ride from Zermatt to the Gornergrat at 3089m nearby the Matterhorn. 50% discount with the Swiss Travel Pass. 

Golden Pass

Beautiful train ride from Lucerne to Montreux via Interlaken. Included with the Swiss Travel Pass. Free travel with the Swiss Travel Pass (reservation recommended) 

Jungfraujoch 

Small trains around Interlaken, Wengen and Lauterbrunnen. Beautiful views of the Mönch, Eiger and Jungfrau. The Jungfraujochbahn climbs from Wengen to (almost) the top of the Jungfrau. The trains to Wengen en Lauterbrunnen are included with the Swiss Travel Pass. 25% discount from Wengen to the Junfraujoch . 

Pilatus

Steepest cog wheel in the world. Nearby Lucerne. Breathtaking views on the top of the Pilatus. Included with the Swiss Travel Pass.  

Voralpen Express

Panoramic route - Not through high mountains, but passing tranquil hills and old villages. Something completely else, but also very beautiful. 

 

Swiss Travel Pass - Print at home

Print at home tickets: 

Swiss Travel Pass - Video

Swiss Travel Pass - Swiss Family Card

Children until 15 years

Children until 15 years travel for free! Order the Swiss Family Card by selecting "kids" in the dropdown in the left corner of the price table and add the passes to your cart. You can pay all selected passes at once.  

Swiss Travel Pass - Hotels near the station

Selection - Hotels nearby stations

Basel - Hotel Schweizerhof*** 
Quality hotel next to the main station Basel SBB; very high ratings 

Bern - B&B Am Paviljon*** 
Building from 1888; 300 meters from train station; very good value 

Brig - Hotel Ambassador**** 
Family owned, classic Swiss hotel, 200 meters from the station

Chur - ABC Quality Hotel**** 
Modern, personal and next to station; walking distance to the historic centre

Davos - Das Hotel Davos****
Train station across the street, cable car 200 meters: reasonable priced (for Davos) 

Geneva - Kipling Manotel*** 
Stylish, quiet hotel close to the station and Lake Geneva; very good value for Geneva 

Gstaad - Wander & Gourmet Hotel Bernerhof**** 
Typical Swiss; chalet-style; all rooms with balcony; 2 minutes from the station 

Interlaken - Hotel Lötschberg
Small hotel; quiet location, 3-minute walk to Interlaken West station 

Klosters - Hotel Alpina****
Swiss chalet, highly rated; next to the train station and cable car 

Lausanne - AlaGare***
Traditional hotel directly beside the central station; good value 

Lucerne - Waldstätterhof Swiss Quality Hof*** 
Historic building, fully renovated; next to ship pier and train station 

Lugano - Continental Parkhotel***
Next to the lake and railway station; swimming pool; very good value 

Montreux - La Rouvenaz*** 
Overlooking Lake Geneva; 20 m from the lakeshore, 5-minute walk from the train station

Mürren - Hotel Alpenblick** 
Typical mountain hotel, a lot of wood; superb views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau

Wengen - Hotel Silberhorn****
In the middle of the car-free centre; beautiful views; next to the station 

Zermatt - Hotel Schweizerhof**** 
Stunning panorama, wellness centre with a pool, situated in the Bahnhofstrasse

Zürich - Hotel Schweizerhof****
Opposite the main station; historic, eye-catching building; 15 minutes train ride from the airport  

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Travel by Bernina Express

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats in bays of 4 seats, 2x2 seats besides the corridor.
  • Large panoramic windows to enjoy the best views
  • Multi-langual (including English) information about the sights along the route 
  • Large tables at each seat
  • A compulsory seat reservation including supplement is needed for the Bernina Express

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats in bays of 4 and 2 seats opposite each other, 2+1 seats besides the corridor
  • Large panoramic windows to enjoy the best views
  • Multi-langual (including English) information about the sights along the route.
  • Large tables at each seat
  • More quiet atmosphere than in second class
  • More space at your seat than in second class
  • A compulsory seat reservation including supplement is needed for the Bernina Express

  • Bernina Express - Photos and more info

Travel by Glacier Express

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats in bays of 4 seats, 2x2 seats besides the corridor.
  • Large panoramic windows to enjoy the best views
  • Multi-langual (including English) information about the sights along the route with free earphones
  • Large tables at each seat
  • A compulsory seat reservation including supplement is needed for the Glacier Express

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats in bays of 4 and 2 seats opposite each other, 2+1 seats besides the corridor
  • Large panoramic windows to enjoy the best views
  • Multi-langual (including English) information about the sights along the route with free earphones
  • Large tables at each seat
  • More quiet atmosphere than in second class
  • More space at your seat than in second class
  • A compulsory seat reservation including supplement is needed for the Glacier Express

  • Glacier Express - More info and photos

Trains to Switzerland

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