Apr 4, 2012 - 8:58 PM
My only comment is that last month my husband and I visited some out of the way (i.e., not in the Rick Steves' travel guide) villages across Switzerland, and on the train/bus/boat routes, a few conductors were not as familiar with the Swiss Pass and did indeed ask to see our passports. This didn't happen every time, but it happened about half of the time. This is the first time this happened to us (visited in 2010 and 2011), but we were lucky we had our passports at hand. But your "mileage may vary"!