Which pass should you order?
Swiss Travel Pass
Calculate your best option
1. General info:
- One hour in a regular Swiss train costs about 30 CHF
- Mountain trains and scenic train rides like the Glacier Express are much more expensive
- The Swiss Travel Pass and Swiss Half Fare Card are valid on all trains in Switzerland including trains to the airports
- The passes are also valid on scenic train rides like the:
- Kids up to 15 years travel for free
2. Do you want to travel 3 days or more?
=> Yes - Do you want to travel on consecutive days?
- => Yes: if you want to travel on scenic trains like the Glacier Express and Bernina Express or on mountains trains like the trains to Wengen and/or travel more than 2 hours per day, the Swiss Travel Pass Consecutive is in most cases the best option.
Sometimes the Swiss Half Fare Card could be cheaper, mainly if you travel short distances each day and avoid the Glacier Express and/or you want to travel to the Jungfraujoch which is not included in the Swiss Travel Pass
- => No: consider the Swiss Travel Pass Flex if want to travel long distances and/or take the Bernina Express and/or the Glacier Express and/or the Gotthard Panorama Express. If you travel short distances each day and avoid the Glacier Express and/or consider traveling to the Jungraujoch the Swiss Half Fare Card might be the best option.
=> No - Do you want a return ticket from your departure station in Switzerland (i.e. Zurich Airport, Geneve Airport, Basel SBB) to your final destination?
- Yes => If your return journey is over 4-5 hours in total the Swiss Consecutive Pass is very probably the best option. Otherwise it's best to buy point-to-point tickets.
- No => Do you travel more than 6-8 hours in total and/or want to take mountain trains like the Jungfraujoch and/or the Glacier Express and/or the Bernina Express?
- Yes: the Swiss Half Fare Card or even the Swiss Travel Pass for 3 Consecutive Days seems to be the best option for you.
- No: it's probably best to stick to point-to-point-tickets.