Must-knows about the Eurail Global Pass

  • The pass can be purchased by non-European residents only.
  • It covers traveling throughout Europe.
  • Free traveling applies to most Swiss trains and boats.
  • No tickets are required: just board and enjoy the ride.
  • Discounts apply to selected mountain tops.
Ticket type: Public transport pass
Season: all year
Valid for max. 92 days
Included area: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland

What's included in the Eurail Switzerland Pass? Copy link to clipboard

  • You can enjoy free unlimited traveling across Europe for 15 or 22 days, or 1, 2, or 3 months. These days or months are consecutive.
  • There is a Flexi Pass as well: 4, 5, or 7 travel days within 1 month, or 10 or 15 days within 2 months. These days don't have to be consecutive.
  • Nearly all trains are free.
  • A few cableways and most boats are discounted.
  • City transport and most buses are not included.
  • Children up to 11 travel along for free.

Price of the Eurail Global Pass Copy link to clipboard

A 4-day Flexi pass for adults costs EUR 246. Check our list of recommended vendors for more prices.


  • Youth pass: this is a discounted pass for youths/students from 12 to 27 (inclusive).
  • Senior travelers (from 60) get a 10% discount.
  • Child pass: this free pass allows 2 children from 4 to 11 (inclusive) to travel along with one adult from 28 years old. The adult does not need to be family. So, 2 adults can take along 4 children for free. Free traveling applies to free routes only, not to discounted routes. Additional children need a Youth pass.
  • Children up to 3 travel along for free. They don't need a pass.

Where to buy the Eurail Switzerland Pass Copy link to clipboard

The vendors we know and trust are listed below.

Eurail Global Pass - 33 European Countries
Eurail Global Pass - 33 European Countries
Before you onboard the first train, Eurail Pass needs to be activated on the Rail Planner app using the pass number provided by Klook**

Offered by Klook:

  • Best price guarantee: Klook will refund double the difference if you find a lower price.
  • Extra Support: if you book here, MySwissAlps can also assist if you have questions about your order.
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Panoramic train trips with the Eurail Global Pass Copy link to clipboard

Scenic trainDiscount
Bernina ExpressFree:
  • Entire route (train + bus)
More information:

Seat reservations: no discount.

Centovalli RailwayFree:
  • Domodossola to Locarno (train)
More information:

Seat reservations: no discount.

Glacier ExpressFree:
  • Entire route
More information:

Seat reservations: no discount.

  • Entire route
More information:

Seat reservations and surcharge for Prestige class in GoldenPass Express: no discount.

Gotthard Panorama ExpressFree:
  • Arth-Goldau to Flüelen to Lugano (train)
More information:

Lucerne to Flüelen (boat): 50% discount. Seat reservations: no discount.

Lötschberg Mountain RailwayFree:
  • Bern to Brig (train)
  • Brig to Domodossola (train)
More information:

Seat reservations: no discount.

  • Lucerne to St. Gallen (train)

Mountain trips with the Eurail Global Pass Copy link to clipboard

BürgenstockNo discount:
  • Kehrsiten-Bürgenstock to Bürgenstock (funicular)
More information:

Lucerne to Kehrsiten-Bürgenstock (boat): 50% discount. Stansstad to Bürgenstock (bus): no discount. Hammetschwand lift: no discount.

Grindelwald-FirstDiscount 25%:
  • Grindelwald to First (cableway)
More information:

Adventure activities: no discount

Harder KulmDiscount 25%:
  • Interlaken to Harder Kulm (funicular)
JungfraujochDiscount 25%:
  • Interlaken to Wengen to Jungfraujoch (train)
  • Interlaken to Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch (train)
  • Grindelwald Terminal to Eigergletscher to Jungfraujoch (cableway + train)
MännlichenDiscount 25%:
  • Wengen to Männlichen (cableway)
  • Grindelwald Terminal to Männlichen (cableway)
PilatusDiscount 50%:
  • Alpnachstad to Mount Pilatus (train)
  • Kriens to Mount Pilatus (cableway)
More information:

Lucerne to Alpnachstad (train): free. Lucerne to Kriens (bus): no discount.

RigiDiscount 50%:
  • Arth-Goldau to Mount Rigi (train)
  • Vitznau to Mount Rigi (train)
  • Weggis to Rigi Kaltbad (cableway)
  • Kräbel to Rigi Scheidegg (cableway)
  • To Arth-Goldau (train)
  • To Vitznau and Weggis (boat)
SchilthornDiscount 25%:
  • Mürren to Schilthorn (cableway)
  • Stechelberg to Mürren (cableway)
  • Lauterbrunnen to Mürren (cableway + train)
More information:

Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg (bus): no discount.

Schynige PlatteDiscount 25%:
  • Wilderswil to Schynige Platte (train)
StanserhornDiscount 25%:
  • Stans to Stanserhorn (funicular + cableway)
TitlisDiscount 25%:
  • Engelberg to Mount Titlis (cableway)

Further Eurail Global Pass benefits in Switzerland Copy link to clipboard

Boat Lake BrienzFree:
  • All boats
Boat Lake GenevaDiscount 50%:
  • All boats
Boat Lake LucerneDiscount 50%:
  • All boats
Boat Lake LuganoNo discount:
  • All boats
Boat Lake MaggioreNo discount:
  • All boats on the Swiss part of the lake
Boat Lake ThunFree:
  • All boats
Boat Lake ZurichDiscount 50%:
  • All boats
Rhine FallsNo discount:
  • Attractions and boat trips
More information:

To Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall and Neuhausen Rheinfall (train): free.

Important routes covered by the Eurail Global Pass Copy link to clipboard

Some of the popular routes included in the pass.

Zurich to Zermatt Free:
  • Zermatt to Zurich (train)
Austria to Switzerland Free:
  • Entire route
Basel to Zurich Free:
  • Basel to Zurich (train)
France to Switzerland Free:
  • Entire route
Geneva to Zermatt Free:
  • Geneva to Zermatt (train)
Germany to Switzerland Free:
  • Entire route
Interlaken to Zurich Free:
  • Interlaken to Zurich (train)
Italy to Switzerland Free:
  • Entire route
Lauterbrunnen to Mürren Discount 25%:
  • Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp to Mürren (cableway + train)
  • Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg to Mürren (bus + cableway)
Lauterbrunnen to Wengen Discount 25%:
  • Lauterbrunnen to Wengen (train)

Eurail Global Pass map Copy link to clipboard

Download the network map below to see where you can travel. 

Eurail Interrail map 2023

How the map works

  • Free and discounted traveling is explained at the bottom of page 1.
  • Traveling with the Eurail Global 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.
  • Note that high-speed trains in France may offer a limited number of seats for Eurail pass holders, so please book early. This limit does not apply to TGV Lyria trains connecting France to Switzerland.
  • In the case of Flexi passes, you can travel on the free routes on your selected free travel days only. You'd need a full-fare ticket for these routes on the other days. But you can use the discounted routes on all days of your pass validity, whether or not it's a selected free travel day.

Eurail Global Pass FAQ

  1. How do I know if the Eurail Global Pass is my best option?

    It’s a good option if you have planned a lot of traveling in multiple countries, mostly by train. Point-to-point tickets are likely more expensive.

    The pass is worth it if you want to be flexible. The Eurail Global Pass allows spontaneous trips at no extra cost.

    If want to travel by bus, cable car and mountain transport too, you’d best look into the Swiss Travel Pass or Swiss Half Fare Card.

  2. Do I need reservations for Eurail in Switzerland?

    No, you rarely need reservations. You can board any train on the included routes. Only a few scenic trains require a reservation.

  3. When should I buy the Eurail Global Pass?

    You can buy 11 months before traveling. Passes do not sell out. You can also buy a few days before your trip.

  4. How will the pass be delivered?

    Eurail passes will be delivered via e-mail and stored on your phone in the “Eurail/Interrail Rail Planner app” (mobile pass). Sometimes, there may still be an option for a paper pass. We don’t recommend that. Delivery will be slow and there’s the increased risk of losing the pass.

    Note that a mobile pass requires you to have internet access at least once every 3 days.

  5. Who is the Eurail Global Pass for?

    The Eurail Global Pass is only available to non-European citizens. The alternative for European citizens is Interrail.

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