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Arno
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Jun 29, 2021 - 1:19 PM

Dear travelers,

The price increase as previously announced is cancelled. Most Swiss Travel Passes will be cheaper in 2022! Also there will be a new 6-day pass. Please find the new prices below.

Swiss Travel Pass 2nd class

  • 3 days: CHF 232 (unchanged)
  • 4 days: CHF 281 (unchanged)
  • 6 days: CHF 359 (new)
  • 8 days: CHF 389 (was CHF 418)
  • 15 days: CHF 429 (was CHF 513)

Swiss Travel Pass 1st class

  • 3 days: CHF 369 (unchanged)
  • 4 days: CHF 447 (unchanged)
  • 6 days: CHF 570 (new)
  • 8 days: CHF 617 (was CHF 663)
  • 15 days: CHF 675 (was CHF 810)

All Swiss Travel Pass details: www.myswissalps.com/swisstravelpass

Swiss Travel Pass Flex 2nd class

  • 3 days in 1 month: CHF 267 (unchanged)
  • 4 days in 1 month: CHF 323 (unchanged)
  • 6 days in 1 month: CHF 384 (new)
  • 8 days in 1 month: CHF 409 (was CHF 467)
  • 15 days in 1 month: CHF 449 (was CHF 563)

Swiss Travel Pass Flex 1st class

  • 3 days in 1 month: CHF 424 (unchanged)
  • 4 days in 1 month: CHF 514 (unchanged)
  • 6 days in 1 month: CHF 610 (new)
  • 8 days in 1 month: CHF 649 (was CHF 742)
  • 15 days in 1 month: CHF 706 (was CHF 890)

All Swiss Travel Pass Flex details: www.myswissalps.com/swisstravelpassflex

Swiss Half Fare Card

  • 1 month: CHF 120 (unchanged)

All Swiss Half Fare Card details: www.myswissalps.com/swisshalffarecard

More about changes in 2022

  • The youth discount on the Swiss Travel Pass and Swiss Travel Pass Flex will be 30% (was 15%).
  • People from 16 up to and including 24 will be considered youth (was 25).
  • Children up to and including 15 travel along for free (unchanged).
  • Coverage and discounts on mountain routes will likely not change. We'll post here in case there will be changes after all.

The new prices and passes for 2022 will make the Swiss Travel Pass much more attractive in our opinion. It remains the most convenient pass for Switzerland, but now it will often also be the cheapest. If you're curious if it's also the cheapest pass for your travel plans, please see www.myswissalps.com/train/ticketspasses/practical/chooserailpass.

Happy travel planning!

Last modified on Aug 1, 2021 - 6:13 AM by Arno
hockeyfan
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Jun 29, 2021 - 4:58 PM

Arno, thank you so much for the update. This is certainly good news.

BibiL
BibiL
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Jun 30, 2021 - 4:26 AM

Hi Arno,

This update is greatly appreciated. My planned travel is October 2022, so not covered by the special offer 25% discount. However, I note that the prices have remained unchanged, and even gone lower for some, which is good to know!

Many thanks.

Last modified on Jun 30, 2021 - 4:27 AM by BibiL
Sweyne
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Jun 30, 2021 - 11:59 AM in reply to Arno

I thought children travel along free up to one day before their 16th birthday?

Arno
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Jun 30, 2021 - 1:02 PM in reply to Sweyne

Hi Sweyne,

Yes, that's correct. It's "up to and including 15". I will correct that in my post to prevent any confusion. You're good to go if children are still 15 on the start date of the pass.

Anna
Anna
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Jun 30, 2021 - 1:09 PM in reply to Sweyne

Hi Sweyne,

That's right. With the Swiss Family Card (complimentary with the Swiss Travel Pass), children from 6 years old up to their 16th birthday travel along free. More details here: www.myswissalps.com/swissfamilycard

Regards,

Anna

pkerr
pkerr
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Jun 30, 2021 - 2:15 PM in reply to Anna

If a travel pass is purchased can certain trips be upgraded to 1st?

Anna
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Jun 30, 2021 - 2:56 PM in reply to pkerr

Hi pkerr,

If you have a second class travelpass, you can upgrade to 1st class by getting a route-specific upgrade ticket. You can do this online via the SBB website or the mobile app, or buy the upgrade ticket at a ticket machine or the railway station. More info here: www.myswissalps.com/train/practical/2nd1stclass

Regards,

Anna

Last modified on Jul 1, 2021 - 7:30 AM by Anna
Kfabre1660
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Jun 30, 2021 - 10:56 PM in reply to Arno

Quick question for anyone who knows. If I get the Swiss rail pass and start it on a Thursday say at 1:00 in afternoon, will I have it through sat end of day which would be the 3rd day or Sunday at 1:00 which would be 72 hours(3 full days) ? Trip planned for mid oct 2021.

thank you

k fabre

Anna
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Jul 1, 2021 - 7:37 AM in reply to Kfabre1660

Hi k fabre,

If you purchase a consecutive 3-day travel pass, it will be valid until 5 a.m on the 4th day. This is explained here: www.myswissalps.com/swisstravelpass/howtouse (please scroll down to the section - Swiss Travel Pass travel days)

Regards,

Anna

Sweyne
Sweyne
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Jul 6, 2021 - 12:12 AM in reply to Arno

We are trying to rebook our holiday to Switzerland for April 2022. Our trip in May 2020 had to be cancelled (Covid).

The 25% discount is great news, thank you. It states that Travel time: 1st day of validity is 11 months from the issuing date at the latest. But as you have to enter a travel date (eg 25 April 2022) does this mean it cannot be changed? I note that cancellation is free of charge up to 1 day before. But if travel plans change could the start date be amended free of charge??

Arno
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Jul 6, 2021 - 5:47 AM in reply to Sweyne

Hi Sweyne,

The start date is fixed once you have purchased the pass. The pass purchased via this promotion can be cancelled free of charge, but it can't be changed. You'd have to buy a new pass with a new start date.

Lungworm
Lungworm
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Jul 6, 2021 - 1:57 PM in reply to Sweyne

Sweyne - If your travel plans are not firm, it might be worth it to pay more for the STP Flex. The STP Flex now allows the travel days to be used over a three month period. But the earlier the start date, the less time there is to cancel if there is a problem.

Annika
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Jul 7, 2021 - 1:20 PM in reply to Lungworm

Thanks for your tip Lungworm :-)! The flexibility of the Swiss Travel Pass Flex might indeed come in handy. Just to avoid any misunderstanding: the free travel days of a Swiss Travel Pass Flex should be used within one month: www.myswissalps.com/swisstravelpassflex. There has been an offer with an extended 3-month validity period though: www.myswissalps.com/forum/topic/swiss-travel-pass-flex-promo-extra-travel-days. That's probably what you were thinking of?

Lungworm
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Jul 7, 2021 - 1:49 PM in reply to Annika

On the Switzerland Travel Centre page for the STP Flex 25% discount, the 4th bullet currently says "Valid for travel on freely selectable days within three months."

shop.switzerlandtravelcentre.com/swissFlexiPassPromo

Based on what you said, that must be an error.

Annika
Annika
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Jul 7, 2021 - 2:25 PM in reply to Lungworm

Thanks for letting us know Lungworm! I see the information indeed, that's new to us. We'll try to figure out if this is a mistake or a feature added by the SBB Travel Centre to the current promotion.

Last modified on Jul 9, 2021 - 12:35 PM by Annika
Annika
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Jul 9, 2021 - 12:34 PM in reply to Lungworm

Hello Lungworm! We've been in touch with the SBB Travel Centre and they confirmed that their information about a 3-month validity period for the Swiss Travel Pass Flex is a mistake. They'll correct their text.

Ricky121
Ricky121
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Jul 13, 2021 - 3:13 PM in reply to Annika

Does second class swiss pass covered public bus & boat service? And, can i book a swiss pass two month ago? Kindly let me know. Thanking you.

Anna
Anna
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Jul 13, 2021 - 3:34 PM in reply to Ricky121

Hi Ricky121,

Welcome to MySwissAlps.

The 2nd class Swiss Travel Pass covers travels in 2nd class trains, bus and boats. You can find more information here: www.myswissalps.com/swisstravelpass/details

You can purchase a Swiss Travel Pass as soon as you confirm your travel plans. We recommend buying it online so you can keep a digital copy well as print out a copy at home. A list of online resellers are listed here: www.myswissalps.com/swisstravelpass/price
If you purchase a Swiss Travel Pass between 1 and 31 July from certain resellers, you'll enjoy up to 25% discounts. You can find current promotions here: www.myswissalps.com/swisstravelpass/promotions

Regards,

Anna

Lastlook
Lastlook
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Jul 23, 2021 - 12:18 PM in reply to Arno

I will be purchasing a 15 day Swiss Travel Pass for travel starting June 21, 2022. This means I'll be using it through July 5, 2022. Does this time frame qualify for the current promotion or does the travel have to be completed by then end of June 2022?

Many thanks for all the wonderful and helpful information here.

Gail

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