Area of validity of the Swiss Travel Pass

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Where can I travel with the Swiss Travel Pass?

The basic rules are:

  • Trains and buses to villages are free;
  • Transport into the mountains (by cable car, funicular, cogwheel train, etc.) is discounted;
  • City transport (trams, buses) is free in 75 towns;
  • Boats are free, except for special cruises such as dinner cruises;
  • The Swiss Travel Pass is valid in Switzerland only. A few train and bus routes crossing the border allow free traveling too. Examples are EuroAirport (France) to Basel, Martigny to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (France), Brig to Domodossola (Italy), Domodossola to Locarno (Centovalli line) and buses in Liechtenstein.

Download the network map for details.

Bus routes around Grindelwald: free traveling applies on Männlichenbahn-Oberer Gletscher, Gletscherschlucht-Stutz-Klusi and Kirche-Itramen. A 50% discount applies on Oberer Gletscher-Schwarzwaldalp, Grindelwald-Bussalp and Grindelwald-Waldspitz.

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How the map works

  • Free and discounted traveling is explained in the right side of the map;
  • Traveling with the Swiss Travel Pass applies to all trains that operate on the indicated lines and that are listed in the timetables. The train type (InterCity, local, panoramic) and the operating company do not matter. The Glacier Express, Bernina Express, Golden Pass and other panoramic trains are thus included;
  • Some lines are dashed to indicate tunnels, but free traveling applies there too. Frutigen to Visp is an example of such a route;
  • There are too many bus routes to fit on the map. In principle, all public bus services are free of charge.

Top attractions covered by the Swiss Travel Pass

Bernina Express

  • Train from Chur to Tirano: free
  • Seat reservations: no discount

Bettmerhorn

  • Cable car from Betten to Bettmerhorn: 50% off
  • Train to Betten: free

Boat trip Basel

  • Boat trip on the river Rhine: 50% off

Boat trip Lake Brienz

  • Boat trip on Lake Brienz: free

Boat trip Lake Geneva

  • Boat trip on Lake Geneva: free

Boat trip Lake Lucerne

  • Boat trip on Lake Lucerne: free

Boat trip Lake Lugano

  • Boat trip on Lake Lugano: free

Boat trip Lake Maggiore

  • Boat trip on Lake Maggiore: no discount
  • Train to Locarno: free

Boat trip Lake Thun

  • Boat trip on Lake Thun: free

Boat trip Lake Zurich

  • Boat trip on Lake Zurich: free

Brienzer Rothorn

  • Train from Brienz to the Brienzer Rothorn: 50% off
  • Train to Brienz: free
  • Cable car from Sörenberg to the Brienzer Rothorn: 50% off
  • Bus to Sörenberg: free

Cardada-Cimetta

  • Funicular from Locarno to Orselina: 25% off
  • Cable car and chair lift from Orselina to Cimetta: 50% off
  • Train to Locarno: free

Castles of Bellinzona

  • Entrance fees: free
  • Mini train: no discount
  • Train to Bellinzona: free

Centovalli railway

  • Train from Domodossola to Locarno: free
  • Seat reservations and surcharge: no discount

Corvatsch

  • Cable car from Surlej to Mount Corvatsch: 50% off
  • Bus to Surlej: free

Eggishorn

  • Cable car from Fiesch to Eggishorn: 50% off
  • Train to Fiesch: free

Glacier Express

  • Train from Zermatt to St. Moritz: free
  • Seat reservations and surcharge: no discount

Golden Pass line

  • Train from Montreux to Lucerne: free

Gornergrat

  • Train from Zermatt to Gornergrat: 50% off
  • Train to Zermatt: free

Gotthard Panorama Express

  • Boat from Lucerne to Flüelen and train from Flüelen to Lugano: free
  • Seat reservations and surcharge: no discount

Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

  • Train from Grindelwald or Wengen to Jungfraujoch: 25% off
  • Train to Grindelwald or Wengen: free

Klein Matterhorn - Glacier Paradise

  • Cable car from Zermatt to Klein Matterhorn: 50% off
  • Train to Zermatt: free

Mittelallalin

  • Gondola and funicular from Saas-Fee to Mittelallalin: 50% off
  • Bus to Saas-Fee: free

Monte Brè

  • Funicular from Cassarate to Monte Brè: 50% off
  • Bus from the Lugano train station to Cassarate: free
  • Train to Lugano: free

Monte Generoso

  • Train from Capolago-Riva S. Vitale to Generoso Vetta: 50% off
  • Train to Capolago-Riva S. Vitale: free

Monte San Salvatore

  • Funicular from Paradiso to Monte San Salvatore: 50% off
  • Train to Lugano-Paradiso: free

Monte Tamaro

  • Gondola from Rivera-Bironico to Alpe Foppa: 50% off
  • Train to Rivera-Bironico: free

Niesen

  • Funicular from Mülenen to Mount Niesen: 50% off
  • Train to Mülenen: free

Pilatus

  • Cableway/train from Kriens or Alpnachstad to Pilatus: 50% off
  • Train to Lucerne or Alpnachstad: free
  • Bus from Lucerne to Kriens: free

Rhine Falls

  • Train to the Rhine Falls: free
  • Attractions and boat trips: no discount

Rigi

  • Train from Arth-Goldau or Vitznau to Mount Rigi: free
  • Cableway from Weggis to Rigi Kaltbad: free
  • Train to Arth-Goldau: free
  • Boat to Vitznau or Weggis: free
  • Cableway from Kräbel to Rigi Scheidegg: free

Rochers-de-Naye

  • Train from Haut-de-Caux to Rochers-de-Naye: 50% off
  • Train to Haut-de-Caux: free
  • Train to Montreux: free

Schilthorn

  • Cable car from Mürren to Schilthorn: free
  • Cable car from Stechelberg to Mürren: free
  • Cable car and train from Lauterbrunnen to Mürren: free
  • Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg: free
  • Train to Lauterbrunnen: free

Schynige Platte

  • Train from Wilderswil to Schynige Platte: 50% off
  • Train to Wilderswil: free

Stanserhorn

  • Cable car from Stans to Stanserhorn: free
  • Train to Stans: free

Swiss Museum of Transport

  • Entrance fee: 50% off
  • Train to Lucerne: free

Swissminiatur

  • Entrance fee: 50% off
  • Train to Melide: free

Titlis

  • Cable car from Engelberg to Mount Titlis: 50% off
  • Train to Engelberg: free

Weissfluhgipfel - Parsenn Davos

  • Funicular and cable car to Weissfluhgipfel: no discount
  • Train to Davos Dorf: free
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