Must-knows about the Interrail Switzerland Pass

  • You can only buy an Interrail Pass if you live in Europe.
  • You’ll get unlimited traveling on most trains throughout Switzerland.
  • No tickets are required for trains and selected boats: just board and enjoy the ride.
  • Selected mountain trips are discounted.
  • Children travel along for free.
Ticket type: Public transport pass
Season: all year
Valid for max. 31 days
Included area: Switzerland

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

  • You'll get free unlimited traveling in Switzerland for 3, 4, 5, 6, or 8 days within 1 month.
  • Most trains are free, some are discounted.
  • Some boats are free, most are discounted.
  • A few cableways are discounted, but the others are not included.
  • City transport and buses are not included.
  • Children up to 11 travel along for free.

Price of the Interrail Switzerland Pass Copy link to clipboard

A 3-day pass for adults costs EUR 153. Check our list of recommended vendors for more prices.


  • Youth pass: the discounted pass for youths/students from 12 to 27 (inclusive).
  • Senior travelers (from 60) get a 10% discount.
  • Child pass: the free pass that 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 for children only applies to free routes, 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 Interrail Switzerland Pass Copy link to clipboard

The vendors we know and trust are listed below.

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Panoramic train trips with the Switzerland Interrail 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 Switzerland Interrail 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)

Other benefits of the Switzerland Interrail Pass 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 public transport routes with the Interrail Switzerland Pass Copy link to clipboard

Popular routes used by pass holders.

Austria to Switzerland No discount:
  • Austrian leg of the route
More information:
  • Swiss leg of the route: free
  • Example border train stations: Buchs SG, St. Margrethen
Basel to Zurich Free:
  • Basel to Zurich (train)
France to Switzerland No discount:
  • French leg of the route
More information:
  • Swiss leg of the route: free
  • Example border train stations: Basel St. Johann, Basel SBB, Delle, Geneva, La Plaine, Le Châtelard-Frontière, Le Locle, Vallorbe
Geneva to Zermatt Free:
  • Geneva to Zermatt (train)
Germany to Switzerland No discount:
  • German leg of the route
More information:
  • Swiss leg of the route: free
  • Example border train stations: Basel Bad Bf, Erzingen (Baden), Konstanz, Riehen, Schaffhausen, Thayngen, Waldshut
Interlaken to Zurich Free:
  • Interlaken to Zurich (train)
Italy to Switzerland No discount:
  • Italian leg of the route
More information:
  • Swiss leg of the route: free
  • Example border train stations: Cantello Gaggiolo, Chiasso, Domodossola, Tirano
  • Brig to Domodossola to Locarno (train): free
  • Tirano to Lugano (bus): free
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)
Zurich to Zermatt Free:
  • Zermatt to Zurich (train)

Interrail Switzerland Pass map Copy link to clipboard

Download the network map below to see where you can travel. You can travel on the free routes on your selected travel days only. You can travel on the discounted routes during the whole month.

Eurail Interrail map 2023

How the map works

  • Free and discounted traveling is explained at the bottom of page 1.
  • Traveling with the Interrail Switzerland 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.

Free day trips with the Interrail Switzerland Pass

The map and the overview of discounts allow you to find all benefits you’re entitled to. Some of our personal free favorites are:

Interrail Switzerland FAQ

  1. How do I know if the Interrail Switzerland Pass is my best option?

    If you have planned a lot of traveling in Switzerland, mainly by train, then this pass is worth your consideration. You’ll save money as point-to-point tickets are more expensive.

    If you prefer flexible and ticketless traveling, that’s another reason for a pass like this. You don’t need to buy tickets for each trip.

    If you’ll also be making bus and mountain trips, we advise looking into the Swiss Travel Pass or Swiss Half Fare Card.

  2. Do I need reservations for Interrail in Switzerland?

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

  3. When should I buy the Interrail Switzerland Pass?

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

  4. How will the pass be delivered?

    Interrail 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 Interrail Switzerland Pass for?

    You can buy the pass if you live in Europe, but not in Switzerland. If you do not live in Europe, a Eurail pass is a similar alternative.

  6. Are the travel days consecutive or non-consecutive?

    You can select travel days however you like: consecutive or non-consecutive.

  7. Is the 1-month validity period a calendar month?

    No. You can start the 1-month validity period at any day of the month you like. This doesn’t have to be the first day of a calendar month.

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