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Adventure Card - This is how it works

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How does the Adventure Card work?

The Adventure Card allows you to travel much as you like on the days you select. You do not need tickets most of the time. Just board with your pass and enjoy the ride.

Adventure Card travel days

The travel days can be used as you like, either consecutively or non-consecutively.


There are two types of trips:

  • Trips on routes that allow free traveling on a travel day. You can just board any train, bus, boat, etc. on such routes. You do not need a ticket.
  • Trips on routes that allow discounted traveling. You need to arrange for a discounted ticket at the ticket office of staffed rail stations, from a ticketing machine, or online.

Seat reservations

You do not need seat reservations for 99% of all trains and buses in Switzerland. You can just board with your Adventure Card. Exceptions are some international trains and some panoramic trains like the Glacier Express. If you need or want seat reservations, you need to arrange for them separately. Seat reservations are not included in the pass.

About train seat reservations
About bus seat reservations

On board the train

Once you're on board, you will need to present your Adventure Card (and the discounted ticket if applicable) to ticket controllers upon request. The controller may want to check your passport as well, to make sure you're the owner of the presented pass.

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