Swiss Travel Pass details

Swiss Travel Pass details

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More details about the Swiss Travel Pass

Read about what else is included, and further details about the Swiss Travel Pass.

Free entrance to museums

You can enjoy hundreds of museums for free if you show your Swiss Travel Pass at the entrance.

Note: the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne offers a 50% discount.

Swiss Travel Pass Youth: discount for youths

The Swiss Travel Pass Youth is the discounted pass for anyone up to 25 years (inclusive). The Swiss Travel Pass Youth is exactly like a Swiss Travel Pass. There is no other difference than the price.

Discounts on various events and day trips

Essentially the Swiss Travel Pass work much like the GA travelcard (German: Generalabonnement) for Swiss residents, which allows free traveling throughout Switzerland. That means that in most cases where the GA entitles for a discount, the Swiss Travel Pass will entitle for that same discount. Combined tickets for events and other day trips include both the transportation and the admission, and sometimes other services. You will get a discount because the transportation is already included in the Swiss Travel Pass.

Traveling 1st class with a 2nd class Swiss Travel Pass

If you have a 2nd class pass you can still choose to travel 1st class on occasional trips. You can buy an upgrade ticket at the rail station. It costs half of the difference between the 2nd and 1st class fare for the route you wish to travel.

Who can buy the Swiss Travel Pass?

The Swiss Travel Pass can be purchased by anyone except for residents of Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

More about train traveling in Switzerland

Information about timetables, seat reservations and much more can be found here.

Discontinued discounts

The Swiss Travel Pass was called the Swiss Pass until 2014. The Swiss Pass offered a few discounts which are no longer included in the Swiss Travel Pass: discounts on hotel bookings, guided city tours and the Furka Steam Railway. Also the group discount (Saver Pass) has been discontinued.

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