Swiss Travel Pass
Rail Pass Switzerland
Swiss Travel Pass
# Valid on all public transport in Switzerland (train, bus and boat)
# 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
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 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
50 % discount on most mountain railways (discount on travel days only, Wengen/Grindelwald-Jungfaujoch 25% discount)
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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.
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)
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)
Small steam train with open coaches, impressive view, spectacular train ride.
Cabrio cableway! You travel on the roof of a big gondola (it's also possible to travel the "normal" way, inside the gondola)
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!
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.
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.
Beautiful train ride from Lucerne to Montreux via Interlaken. Included with the Swiss Travel Pass. Free travel with the Swiss Travel Pass (reservation recommended)
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 .
Steepest cog wheel in the world. Nearby Lucerne. Breathtaking views on the top of the Pilatus. Included with the Swiss Travel Pass.
Panoramic route - Not through high mountains, but passing tranquil hills and old villages. Something completely else, but also very beautiful.
Switzerland by train
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
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