More details about the Swiss Travel Pass Flex
Read about what else is included, and further details about the Swiss Travel Pass Flex.
Free entrance to museums
On travel days, your Swiss Travel Pass Flex works as a Swiss Museum Pass too. Normally this is a product to be purchased separately. You can enjoy hundreds of museums for free.
Swiss Travel Pass Flex Youth: discount for youths
The Swiss Travel Pass Flex Youth is the discounted pass for anyone up to 24 years (inclusive). The Swiss Travel Pass Flex Youth is exactly like a Swiss Travel Pass Flex. There is no other difference than the price.
Swiss Travel Pass Flex, Swiss Flexi Pass and SwissPass
The Swiss Travel Pass Flex was once called "Swiss Flexi Pass". You can easily confuse both names with "SwissPass". This is a digital product for Swiss residents, and it has nothing to do with your Swiss Travel Pass Flex. As a tourist, you do not need a SwissPass. There is no need to link or upload a Swiss Travel Pass Flex to a SwissPass account either, although technically there is a complex way to do so; please see here.
We recommend to keep things simple: buy your Swiss Travel Pass Flex from any of the websites listed here, which are geared to tourists. The pass is ready to use from the moment you received it. There is nothing else you need to do. Just hop on and off board, or buy discounted mountain tickets, as explained here.
Swiss Travel Pass Flex versus GA travelcard
The GA travelcard (Generalabonnement) offers free traveling in Switzerland. It is primarily for residents from Switzerland. As a tourist, you can best buy the similar Swiss Travel Pass or Swiss Travel Pass Flex.
The Swiss Travel Pass (Flex) offers similar benefits, but there are differences:
- The Swiss Travel Pass (Flex) is easier to purchase (online delivery within minutes) than the GA travelcard.
- The GA travelcard does not include free entrance to museums.
- The Swiss Travel Pass (Flex) does not offer discounted tickets to Austria and Germany like the GA travelcard does.
Discounts on various events and day trips
Essentially the travel days of the Swiss Travel Pass Flex work much like the GA travelcard. That means that in most cases where the GA entitles for a discount, the Swiss Travel Pass Flex will entitle for that same discount. Combined tickets for events and other day trips include both the transportation and the admission, and sometimes other services. You will get a discount because the transportation is already included in the Swiss Travel Pass Flex.
Traveling 1st class with a 2nd class Swiss Travel Pass Flex
If you have a 2nd class pass you can still choose to travel 1st class on occasional trips. You can buy an upgrade ticket at the rail station. It costs half of the difference between the 2nd and 1st class fare for the route you wish to travel.
Who can buy the Swiss Travel Pass Flex?
The Swiss Travel Pass Flex can be purchased by anyone except for residents of Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
More about train traveling in Switzerland
Information about timetables, seat reservations and much more can be found here.
Any questions left?
Feel free to contact us. The forum is the best place to do so.