Swiss Travel Pass

Rail Pass Switzerland

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 

Panorama routes: 
Valid on the Glacier Express, Bernina Express and Golden Pass (with reservation and supplement; order reservations yourself or send us a request to make the reservation for you)

Also valid between Martigny and Chamonix (France), Iselle and Domodossola (Italy), Locarno and Domodossola (Italy) and buses Lugano-Tirano (Italy) and Lugano-Chiavenna (Italy)-St Moritz

Children: 
Children under age 16 travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one parent holding a Swiss Family Card (you receive the Swiss Family Card automatically and for free if you order a Swiss Travel Pass Flex for a child) Children under 6 years travel free of charge. No Swiss Family Card needed

Discount: 
50 % discount on most mountain railways (discount on travel days only, Wengen/Grindelwald-Jungfaujoch 25% discount)

Any questions?  
Contact us We respond within 4 hours, often within 1 hour  

 

Promotion codes and deals

We always offer you the best price, and regularly we have special promotion codes, so you receive a nice discount. Keep an eye on this page to see the latest promotion codes! 

 

Trains to Switzerland

  • You can book all trains to Switzerland with HappyRail
  • If you book early, you have the best chance to buy cheap train tickets
  • Unfortunately no last minutes are available for train tickets
  • Choose in the header for "tickets" on the left side of the searchbox to book tickets
  • We always offer all promotions 
  • If there are no promotions we make sure you book the best price that is available  
  • You can add your rail passes and train tickets to your cart and pay them at once

International train tickets - Popular routes

About HappyRail 

HappyRail is developed by  the Treinreiswinkel (RailTravelShop),  based in Amsterdam and Leiden, The Netherlands, the largest seller of rail packages, motorail, citytrips with hotel, luxury trains and more in The Netherlands and far beyond. The mission of HappyRail is to create one platform for all train tickets and rail passes in the world. 

Any questions?  

  • Contact us  
    We respond within 4 hours, often within 1 hour

 

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.  

Panoramic Trains

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. 

 

Hotels nearby stations

Handpicked, high ratings, good value

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  

For the map of Switzerland click here (opens in new tab)  

Contact

Any questions?  Contact us  
We respond within 4 hours, often within 1 hour