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Khee
Khee
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Jun 25, 2022 - 3:05 PM

Hi, apologies in advance as English is not my first language and it has been painful trying to find information on this.

One of my family member is 24 years old, turning 25 in October. How is age being calculated in Swiss rails?

For Youth pass, HappyRail indicates that the age group is 16-25, but SwitzerlandTravelCentre indicates it is 16-24(inclusive).

Is he eligible for Swiss Travel Pass Youth with the 30% discount?

Thank you in advance for the help.

Anna
Anna
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Jun 25, 2022 - 5:47 PM in reply to Khee

Hi Khee,

The Swiss Travel Pass Youth is valid for those aged 16 - 24 on the first day of travel. From my understanding, this means your family member would need to get the adult travel pass if he travels in October when he turns 25.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Anna

Arno
Arno
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Jun 26, 2022 - 9:35 AM in reply to Khee

Hello Khee,

The maximum age used to be 25 until last year. It changed into 24 as from January 2022 (along with lower prices for most Swiss Travel Pass variants). This change might explain why some retailers still write 25.

You'll find up-to-date information here:

As long as your relative is still 24 on the first day of the Swiss Travel Pass validity, he/she is entitled to the 30% discounted Youth version. So it depends on when you're traveling and what the start days of your rail passes is.

Khee
Khee
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Jun 26, 2022 - 10:21 AM

Thank you Anna and Arno!

The trip is in July so he will be able to utilize the Youth Travel Pass. Thanks a bunch for the information.

Cheers!

Arno
Arno
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Jun 26, 2022 - 10:38 AM in reply to Khee

That's great! You can order your Swiss Travel Passes, including the Youth variant, here: https://www.myswissalps.com/swisstravelpass/price.

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