Swiss Travel System

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The Swiss Travel System is the brand name for the entire range of Swiss public transport services available to foreign visitors. All trains, Postbuses and ships on lakes and rivers-and even the buses and trams in urban areas – are part of the Swiss Travel System.

A selection of all-in-one tickets, exclusively for our visitors, gives access to all these services. The Swiss Travel Pass is our top offer, and enables visitors to travel free of charge on the Swiss Travel System’s entire network for periods ranging from four days to one month. Just imagine-unrestricted travel from the airport railway station to right up into the mountains and back again! We also have a selection of other tickets for visitors with different requirements.

To know more about it, have a look at the movie about traveling in Switzerland

I. Features

    SWISS TRAVEL PASS

    SWISS TRAVEL PASS - FLEX

    • 1st class & 2nd class
    • Validity : any 3, 4, 8 or 15 days within a 1-month period
    • Travel days may be used consecutively or non-consecutively
    • Swiss Youth Pass for traveller up to 25 included on the first day of travel Youth Pass : 15% discount on the full fare pass
    • Available as Print at home only
    • Special travel bonuses apply
    • Map of validity
    • Compare the Swiss Travel Pass to the Eurail/Interrail pass

    FREE SWISS FAMILY CARD (for families travelling together)

    • This free card allows children, from 6 up to 15 included, without limitation in the number of children, to travel for free when accompanied by at least one parent (including step and foster parents) that is in possession of a valid Swiss Travel System Ticket.
    • Valid with any Swiss Travel System product (Swiss Travel Pass, Swiss Travel Pass - Flex, Swiss Half Fare Card).
    • Seat reservation charges are additional to the Swiss Family Card

    II. Child rules

      Children up to 5 included free if no reservation is required
      Unlimited number of children from 6 up to 15 included free if holding a Swiss Family Card. See Features section above
      Children from 6 up to 15 included who are not members of the family still qualify for a 50% reduction on Swiss Travel Pass, Swiss Travel Pass - Flexi and Swiss Transfer Ticket

    III. Eligible party

    • People with a permanent residence outside of Switzerland & Liechtenstein (for more than 6 months) are eligible to purchase or use a Swiss Travel System product

    IV. Benefits

    • Free Swiss Family Card: children from 6 up to 15 included travel free. (Refer to child rule details)
    • Access to scenic routes Bernina Express, Glacier Express, Golden Pass, Gotthard Panorama Express, Chocolate Train, Centovalli Express and Lötschberger. Be aware that reservations are compulsory on some scenic trains and fees vary by train.
    • Mountain excursions included: Klewenalp, Rigi, Stanserhorn and Stoos
    • Special Passholder fares on TGV Lyria (France – Switzerland TGV), No passholder fare on services from Geneva and Basel. This bonus is also valid for Swiss Transfer Ticket holders purchased in 2018 (who have to use a day of transfer).
    • 25-50% discount on Mountain top excursions: applies between the 1st day of free travel and the last day of free travel.
    • Free admission to over 500 museums: valid for the whole duration for a consecutive pass and valid only for the days used (entitled to 50% if they do not use a day, between the 1st day and the last day used).
    • Free public transportation in 90 cities
    • Special travel bonuses: for full list of bonuses, please refer to 
    • Map of validity
    • Compare the Swiss Travel Pass to the Eurail/Interrail pass

    V. Conditions of use

    • The name on the railpass must match the name on the passport
    • The Swiss map is required to travel, either printed or via the following link: Swiss Travel System map
    • For Swiss Travel Pass, consecutive days, the pass will be attached to the booking confirmation email as a pdf. The pass must be printed prior to boarding the first train.
    • For Swiss Travel Pass Flex, the pdf that will be attached to the confirmation email is a receipt and not a valid travel document! Customers need to activate their travel days on www.activateyourpass.com. They will receive a valid ticket for each activated travel day. This can be shown either in printed form or on a mobile device when tickets are being checked.
    • Activated travel days can be deactivated/changed any number of times until the day prior to the selected travel day (11:59pm). On the selected travel day, an activated ticket cannot be deactivated anymore.

    Important notes

    • Once the pass has been booked and issued, the start date on the pass cannot be changed
    • Please make sure passengers will arrive in Switzerland on the day or after the day you have entered in the booking

    VI. Aftersales

    • Refundable up to 1 day prior to first date of validity. Thereafter, a 15% penalty applies to unused passes. If pass is used or flexi days are activated, non refundable.

    VII. Booking horizon

      First travel date can be chosen up to 11 month from the booking date