Swiss Travel Pass facts and tips

Swiss Travel Pass

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I wanted to buy the Swiss Half Fare Card and my husband wanted the convenience of just having the Swiss Travel Pass... He ended up being right.

Must knows about the Swiss Travel Pass

  • The premium rail pass for Switzerland;
  • Unlimited traveling throughout the country;
  • No tickets required for trains, buses and boats; just board and enjoy the ride;
  • Discounts on trips to mountain tops;
  • Free museums entrance;
  • Children travel along for free;
  • The best choice for worry free traveling.

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About the Swiss Travel Pass

Learn all about the Swiss Travel Pass! Let's start with a brief summary:

  • Free unlimited traveling for 3, 4, 8 or 15 consecutive days;
  • Trains, buses, boats and city transport are free;
  • Cable cars, cogwheel trains and funiculars are discounted by 50%;
  • Free entrance to museums;
  • The Swiss Travel Pass is available for 1st or 2nd class traveling;
  • Children travel along for free with the Swiss Family Card;
  • The Swiss Travel Pass was called "Swiss Pass" until 2014.

The Swiss Travel Pass is a perfect fit if:

  • you have planned a lot of traveling. You'll save money as point to point tickets are more expensive;
  • you prefer ticketless traveling. You don't need to buy tickets for each trip;
  • your plans are not set in stone or you want to be flexible. The Swiss Travel Pass allows spontaneous trips at no extra cost;
  • you stay 15 days or less. If you stay longer than that, please find alternatives here.

PRICE

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PROMOTIONS

Check which resellers offer a discount on the pass.

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WHERE IT'S VALID

See where you can travel, and which attractions are included in the pass.

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HOW TO USE

Learn how to use the Swiss Travel Pass once you're in Switzerland.

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DETAILS

Even more information and tips about the Swiss Travel Pass.

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PRACTICAL

How to choose the best rail pass, where to buy one, about seat reservations and much more.

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FORUM

Is something not clear yet? Just post your questions to the Swiss rail forum and get a quick answer.

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Insider tips about the Swiss Travel Pass

  • The Rigi cogwheel train is free;
  • The cogwheel train up to Schynige Platte is free;
  • The trip to Mount Pilatus is free (as of January 1, 2017);
  • The Swiss open-air museum in Ballenberg is free;
  • Entrance to La Maison du Gruyère (cheese factory) is free;
  • Entrance to Maison Cailler (chocolate factory) is free.
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