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Ethan
Ethan
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Nov 17, 2019 - 12:11 PM

I am aware of the Swiss Pass which is available for the whole of Switzerland but I was wondering are there any more types of passes? Something like the Tell Pass which is specific to a region.

Suzanne
Suzanne
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Nov 17, 2019 - 2:32 PM

Hello Ethan,

Thanks for your question on MySwissAlps!

There are different types of Swiss regional train passes available in Switzerland. I will include a detailed link of those passes for you to read, and as well as the different train passes for all of Switzerland.

Here is a link to help you decide which train passes to pick, along with a downloadable excel spreadsheet so you can "do the math."

Good luck!

Best regards,

Suzanne

Last modified on Nov 17, 2019 - 7:46 PM by Suzanne
pvonk
pvonk
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Nov 17, 2019 - 10:24 PM in reply to Ethan

The "Swiss Pass" is for locals, not visitors. You're probably thinking of the Swiss Travel Pass, which is for visitors: www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/swisspass

rockoyster
rockoyster
7881 posts
expert
Nov 17, 2019 - 11:36 PM in reply to Ethan

Hi Ethan,

Over and above the regional passes, that Suzanne has linked to, there are also some quite useful free "passes" in certain regions.

The Ticino Ticket offers quite extensive free travel in that region. The Montreux Riviera Card is also quite useful if you are staying around Montreux.

There is a Panorama Card around Interlaken but it's confined to buses.

Most major cities have a card which provides free local transport.

These are all free if you stay at a hotel in the respective area.

Try Google for details.

1960man
1960man
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Nov 18, 2019 - 12:03 AM in reply to rockoyster

The Appenzell card is one of the better 'free' cards given to you with accomodation in the region. Very good coverage, giving free trains and buses (unlike the stingy Interlaken one you mention) and lots of free and discounted attractions

rockoyster
rockoyster
7881 posts
expert
Nov 18, 2019 - 1:45 AM in reply to 1960man

Good to know. I forgot to also mention the Neuchâtel Card which I used extensively in October. Got us all the way to Les Brenets. Although I guess Neuchâtel is probably not a common base for most tourists. We loved it.

1960man
1960man
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Nov 19, 2019 - 1:09 AM in reply to rockoyster

Yes, Neuchatel is one of those 'criminally' under-visited Swiss towns

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