Overview of the Swiss Travel System passes in 2019

Overview of the Swiss Travel System passes in 2019

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Arno
Arno
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Jul 9, 2018 - 10:39 AM

Hello travelers,

The Swiss Travel System passes slightly change every year. You can find the changes for 2019 below.

Swiss Travel Pass

  • Regarding mountain excursions, the offer will be back to what it was a few years ago: only the ride to Mount Rigi will be free. The trips to Brunni, Schilthorn and Stanserhorn will be 50% discounted. Other mountain excursions will be discounted like in 2018: mostly 50%, Jungfraujoch free until Wengen/Grindelwald and 25% discounted thereafter.
  • No changes to the free coverage of trains, boats and buses that we know of. No changes to free museums entry either.
  • Prices 2nd class: CHF 232 (3 days), 281 (4 days), 418 (8 days), 513 (15 days).
  • Prices 1st class: CHF 369 (3 days), 447 (4 days), 663 (8 days), 810 (15 days).

www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass

Swiss Travel Pass Flex

  • The Swiss Travel Pass changes apply to the Swiss Travel Pass Flex too.
  • Prices 2nd class: CHF 267 (3 days), 323 (4 days), 467 (8 days), 563 (15 days).
  • Prices 1st class: CHF 424 (3 days), 514 (4 days), 742 (8 days), 890 (15 days).

www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpassflex

Swiss Half Fare Card

No changes

www.myswissalps.com/sw isshalffarecard

Swiss Transfer Ticket

This product will no longer be available. We recommend the Swiss Half Fare Card or Saver Day Pass instead.

www.myswissalps.com/sw isstransferticket

Swiss Family Card

No changes.

www.myswissalps.com/sw issfamilycard

Questions

If you have questions about the pass changes, please feel free to post them here. For other questions, e.g. "which pass is best for me?", please post a new thread.

Last modified on Jul 9, 2018 - 10:45 AM by Arno
jatinsmehta
jatinsmehta
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Jul 10, 2018 - 3:37 PM

I read the below mentioned article some days back.it said no changes in the price.

www.thelocal.ch/201804 23/swiss-train-prices-will-not-go-up-in-2019-transport-switzerland-sbb

Lucas
Lucas
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Jul 10, 2018 - 3:53 PM in reply to jatinsmehta

Yes, general ticket prices are not set to rise in 2019 but that is separate from rail passes like the Swiss Travel Pass.

jatinsmehta
jatinsmehta
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Jul 10, 2018 - 3:59 PM

So they want to cash in with the influx of more tourists, strange

Lucas
Lucas
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Jul 10, 2018 - 4:09 PM in reply to jatinsmehta

Yes. That is the business. :) It is a shame that the price is going up but that is pretty common everywhere.

What is really surprising is that general ticket prices aren't going up. But the Swiss public has been very vocal recently about the constant price increases and Swiss railways is actually listening to them now.

I suppose if enough tourists complained, or stopped buying Swiss Travel Passes, prices would drop eventually.

jatinsmehta
jatinsmehta
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Jul 10, 2018 - 4:36 PM

Where to complain?

Arno
Arno
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Jul 10, 2018 - 4:43 PM in reply to jatinsmehta

Hi Jantinsmehta,

Swiss Travel System AG is in charge of these passes, you can contact them here if you wish: www.mystsnet.com/en/co ntact/contact-form/.

jatinsmehta
jatinsmehta
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Jul 10, 2018 - 5:48 PM

Thankyou guys,

Anything in particular to mention in my mail while sending them my feedback/complaint?

Lucas
Lucas
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Jul 11, 2018 - 6:16 AM in reply to jatinsmehta

Nothing in particular, other than your complaint.

Maybe if they get enough letters they will not raise the price next year. Very hard to say but it can't hurt!

In the end, tourism to Switzerland is booming and prices go up with demand.

jatinsmehta
jatinsmehta
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Jul 11, 2018 - 7:42 AM

Thanks guys,

I've sent a mail, will keep you posted of the feedback I receive.

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