Deciding between the 1st or 2nd class Swiss Travel Pass for a family of four (two adults, children ages 5 and 11) traveling throughout Switzerland. With the Swiss Family Card, do children travel free in whichever class the parent's pass is good for? Or, put another way, are children allowed in 1st class with the Swiss Family Card?
Hi BMill and welcome to MySwissAlps!
Yes, children are allowed in 1st class and will be free with you on the Swiss Family Card assuming your Swiss Travel Passes are 1st class.
Be aware that some of the cars in First Class are Silent Cars. There will be a clear sign on the carriage – a face with a finger to the lips. This really does mean silent. No talking, no jumping around, no seat kicking, no rattling of papers, no headphones, no cell phones, no cameras, no clickity-clack of fingers on keyboard. Nothing that makes noise at all. It's taken very seriously. Most kids cannot be totally silent (nor live without their electronics) for more than a few minutes. So be alert to the Silent Cars signage.
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