Swiss Travel Pass & travel with nephew

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May 21, 2018 - 9:08 PM


I have a question about Purchasing the Swiss Travel Pass for 8 days. On the Travel Pass, it says that if a parent purchases a ticket their child travels alongside them for free. I will be traveling with my nephew and I am wondering if he can receive a free pass just as a child would if they traveled with their parent. The difference would be that I am not a parent/foster parent, nor am I an official guardian.

I am still considered a youth because I am 23 and my nephew is 15 and will be 16 June 1st. Because of my age, would I still qualify as being the adult in my situation?

Thank you!

Nicky Delgadillo

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May 21, 2018 - 10:54 PM in reply to Nicky

Hello Nicky,

Yes you would be considered an adult. No you can’t use a Swiss Family Card for free travel for a nephew.

You need a Children’s Co-Travel Card but that only works for children < 16. When are you travelling?

Last modified on May 21, 2018 - 10:55 PM by rockoyster
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May 22, 2018 - 10:53 AM in reply to rockoyster

Okay I will look into the children's co travel card. Well I would like to purchase the passes within the day. We won't arrive to Switzerland until the 28th of May and we leave on June 9. My nephew Johnathan will turn 16 June 1st.

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May 22, 2018 - 11:58 AM in reply to Nicky

Hi Nicky,

You're considered an adult in the sense that your nephew can be accompanied by you. But you're young enough to take advantage of the Youth discount on the Swiss Travel Pass :-) You can buy your pass from any of the retailers listed here: isstravelpass/price. I'd recommend to order it no later than 3 working days before you depart. In most cases you'll receive the pass much quicker though, within 30 minutes even. You can print it at home, and print an extra copy too to be on the safe side.

The Children's Co-Travelcard can be purchased at any staffed train station in Switzerland upon showing both your passports and your Swiss Travel Pass Youth. However, the Children's Co-Travelcard can only be used for 4 days: up to the 16th birthday. You would still need an 8-day Swiss Travel Pass Youth for your nephew too, starting on June 1.

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