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Tell-Pass - This is how it works

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How does the Tell-Pass Winter work?

The Tell-Pass Winter is the most convenient option for traveling in Central Switzerland / the Lake Lucerne region. You can travel as much as you like and you do not need tickets most of the time. Just board with your pass and enjoy the ride.

Tell-Pass Winter travel days

The travel days are consecutive. If you don't travel on such a day, it still counts as a travel day.


Basically you do not need tickets, and can simply board any bus, train, etc.

There are many cable cars 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 Tell-Pass Winter.

Seat reservations

You do not need seat reservations for 99% of all trains and buses in Switzerland. You can board with your Tell-Pass Winter. Exceptions are some international trains and some panoramic trains. If you need or want, seat reservations, you'll have 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

Once you're on board, you will need to present your Tell-Pass Winter 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.

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