How does the Saver Day Pass work?
You can travel as much as you like and you do not need tickets. Just board with your pass and enjoy the ride. In case of cable cars and other mountain transport you need buy a regular ticket.
No validation is required. The Saver Day Pass is dated and only valid on that day, until 5 AM the following morning.
There are two types of trips:
- Trips on routes that are included. You can just board any train, bus, boat, etc. on such routes. You do not need a ticket.
- Trips on routes that are not included. This mostly applies to transportation to the mountains. You need to arrange for a ticket. You can do so online or at the ticket office of the cable car.
There are a few mountain routes that also allow free traveling. In such cases you may need to get a ticket as access gates require a specific ticket type. You can get a free ticket upon presenting your Saver Day Pass.
You do not need seat reservations for 99% of all trains and buses in Switzerland. You can simply board with your Saver Day Pass. Exceptions are some international trains and some panoramic trains like the Glacier Express and Bernina Express. If you need, or want, seat reservations, you need to arrange for them separately. Seat reservations are not included in the pass.
About train seat reservations
About bus seat reservations
On board the train
You will need to present your Saver Day Pass to ticket controllers upon request. The controller may want to check your passport as well, to make sure you're the owner of the presented pass. If you bought a 50% discounted Saver Day Pass, you have to show your Swiss Half Fare Card as well.
Traveling beyond the area covered by the pass
You may have planned a trip not completely covered by the pass. You can check the map to find which part of your trip is covered. You will have to buy a ticket for the part of the trip that is not covered.
Example: you intend to travel from Milan to Interlaken. As you can see on the map, Domodossola - Interlaken is covered by the Saver Day Pass. So you need to buy a ticket Milan - Domodossola. You don't need to get off the train in Domodossola. You have paid for the entire trip by the ticket and pass, so you can stay seated.