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Swiss Pass

Just imagine. A country where travel by public transport is as exciting as it is relaxing. All you have to do is come aboard!

The Swiss Travel System offers you 29,000 captivating kilometres of public transport. We offer the densest public transport network in the world. And exclusively for visitors to Switzerland a unique choice of travel tickets which cover the entire country. Trains, buses and ships are ready and waiting to take you in comfort to your desired destination.

Tickets

Swiss Travel Pass: The All-in-One Ticket for spontaneous.

  • Free travel by train, bus and boat
  • Free travel on premium panorama trains (seat reservation required and/or surcharges apply)
  • Free use of public transportation in more than 90 urban areas
  • Free admission to over 500 museums
  • Including mountain excursions to: Pilatus, Rigi and Schynige Platte
  • Up to 50 % discount on many other mountain excursions
  • Children between 6 and 16 years of age who are accompanied by at least one parent (holding a valid STS ticket) travel free of charge with the complimentary Swiss Family Card
  • Children under 6 years of age who are accompanied by a holder of a valid STS ticket travel free of charge
  • The Swiss Travel Pass and the Swiss Travel Pass Youth are available as print@home versions

From CHF 185 (Swiss Travel Pass Youth 3 days)

Swiss Transfer Ticket: Best solution for short stays.

  • Free travel from Swiss border railway station or airport to the vacation destination and back again
  • The transfer to and from your destination must be on one day and via the most direct route.
  • Two transfers within one month
  • The Swiss Transfer Ticket is not directly available from SBB ticket counters in Switzerland. However, you can purchase it at all Swiss Travel System points of sale in your own country or online from SBB Ticket Shop
  • Children between 6 and 16 years of age who are accompanied by at least one parent holding a valid STS ticket travel free of charge with the complimentary Swiss Family Card
  • Children under 6 years of age who are accompanied by a holder of a valid STS ticket travel free of charge
  • The Swiss Transfer Ticket is available as print@home version

From CHF 146 (2nd class)

Swiss Half Fare Card: 50% discount on travelling in Switzerland.

  • Up to 50%1 discount on travels by train, bus and boat and most mountain railways
  • 50% discount1 on use of public transportation in more than 90 urban areas
  • Children between 6 and 16 years of age who are accompanied by at least one parent holding a valid STS ticket travel free of charge with the complimentary Swiss Family Card
  • Children under 6 years of age who are accompanied by a holder of a valid STS ticket travel free of charge
  • The Swiss Half Fare Card is available as print@home version

From CHF 120
 

Swiss Family Card: Children travel for free.

  • Children under age 16 travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one parent holding a Swiss Travel System ticket
  • The Swiss Family Card is available free of charge at attended Swiss railway stations or when you book online.
  • Children under the age of 16 travelling unaccompanied are entitled to a 50% discount off the entire range of Swiss Travel System tickets.
     

Regional Passes.

Every region of Switzerland has its own special charm, an abundance of attractions and delightful destinations to discover. And the best way to enjoy them is with a Regional Pass. Holders of a Swiss Travel System ticket are entitled to a Regional Pass at a reduced price.

 

Arrival in Switzerland

Switzerland is located right at the heart of Europe. Visitors wishing to travel to the Alpine nation by train benefit from a multitude of excellent connections. Whether from Germany, Austria, Italy, France or the Netherlands – each day plenty of international trains arrive in Switzerland. TGV Lyria, for example, travels between Paris or Marseille and the Swiss cities of Geneva, Lausanne, Basle and Zurich several times daily. Most international trains offer a dining car or a bistro, power outlets and newspaper service, rendering the journey by rail exceptionally comfortable.

Eco-friendly and convenient: Begin your holiday with a rail journey to Switzerland. Find the rail connections to Switzerland in our online timetable.
 

Mountain excursions

Holders of a Swiss Travel Pass or Swiss Travel Pass Flex are entitled to at least 25% reduction on most of the mountain railways not already covered by the Swiss Travel System (see area of validity, PDF). This reduction applies, for example, to travel up the Glacier 3000, the Gornergrat, the Jungfraujoch and the Titlis.

Information and booking

By the way: With your Swiss Travel System ticket you benefit from up to 50% reduction on RailwAway combined offers and additional services.

 

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