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The Swiss Travel Pass offers Unlimited Travel
by Train, Bus, Boat and City Transportation

The more you plan to use Public Transport the better off you are buying one of the Swiss Travel Pass options. I love the fact that one can hop on the train, the tram or city bus, take a postal bus or a boat without having to run around for tickets. What's more, you get tons of additional bonuses. If you plan to use the train extensively, this is for you.

Swiss Travel Pass | Swiss Travel Pass Flex | Swiss Travel Pass Youth

Where are the Swiss Travel Passes valid?

Half Fare Card

Swiss Transfer Ticket and Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi

Free Family Card | Special Bonuses for Swiss Travel Pass Holders

Where to buy

Swiss Pass Promotions 2015


Swiss Travel Pass

Days CHF USD EUR GBP
2nd Cl. 1st Cl. 2nd Cl. 1st Cl. 2nd Cl. 1st Cl. 2nd Cl. 1st Cl.

3 days
4 days
8 days
15 days

210
251
363
440

336
402
581
704

252
302
436
528

404
483
698
845

175
210
303
467

281
336
485
587

150
180
260
315

241
288
415
503

Benefits:

Swiss Travel Pass Flex and Flex Combi*

Days CHF USD EUR GBP
2nd Cl. 1st Cl. 2nd Cl. 1st Cl. 2nd Cl. 1st Cl. 2nd Cl. 1st Cl.

3 days
Combi

4 days
Combi

8 days
Combi

15 days
Combi

239
299

286
346

407
467

484
544

382
442

458
518

651
711

774
834

287
359

344
416

489
561

581
653

459
531

550
622

782
854

929
1001

200
250

239
289

340
390

404
454

319
369

382
432

543
593

645
695

171
214

205
248

291
334

346
389

273
316

328
371

465
508

553
596

Benefits:
  • Unlimited travel on non-consecutive days;
  • Travel days have to be used within 1 month;
  • On the selected travel days you enjoy the same benefits as Swiss Travel Pass Holders;
  • 50% discount on most mountain transportation on the selected Flex Pass travel days;
  • Buy the Swiss Travel Pass Flex online at the Swiss Railways shop.

Swiss Travel Pass Flex Combi*

  • For an additional fee of CHF 60, the Swiss Travel Pass Flex acts as a Half Fare Card between the chosen Flex days.

    For example, you want to travel extensively on a few days where you use the Flex Pass, but you also want to take shorter trips in-between, maybe "climb" a mountain or two the easy way. With the Swiss Travel Pass Flex Combi you receive a 50% discount on almost all mountain trains, funiculars on non-Flex Pass days;
  • Valid between the first and last activated Flex Pass day;
  • Buy the Swiss Travel Pass Flex Combi at the Swiss Railways online shop.

Swiss Travel Pass Youth and Swiss Travel Pass Youth Flex and Flex Combi*

Days CHF USD EUR GBP
2nd Cl. 1st Cl. 2nd Cl. 1st Cl. 2nd Cl. 1st Cl. 2nd Cl. 1st Cl.

3 days
4 days
8 days
15 days

179
213
309
374

286
342
494
598

215
256
371
449

344
411
593
718

156
178
258
312

239
285
412
499

128
153
221
268

205
245
353
428

Benefits:
  • Eligible are travellers between the ages of 16 and 26;
  • 15% discount on the regular Swiss Pass prices;
  • You are entitled to the same benefits the Swiss Travel Pass offers; the only difference is the lower price;
  • Buy the Swiss Travel Youth Pass directly online at the Swiss Railways.
  • *The Youth Pass is also available as a Youth Flex Pass and a Youth Flex Combi Pass. Explanation see here.

Where are the Swiss Travel Passes valid?

The map below shows you where you can travel unlimited with any of the Swiss Passes, and where you receive a discount.

Train routes are marked red, Post Bus routes yellow, mountain transportation show a black line and ship/boat lines are white.

  • Unlimited travel with all Swiss Passes on all uninterrupted red, yellow, black and white lines
  • Where lines are dotted (red, yellow, black and white), the Swiss Pass entitles you to a 50% discount, except up to the Jungfraujoch. There you receive 25%
  • No reduction on blue lines.
To enlarge the map, click on the image

Swiss Half Fare Card*

Days CHF USD EUR GBP

1 month

120

144

100

86

Tip

To save even more, purchase a booklet of discounted 9 o'clock travel passes and share them with your travel companion.

Benefits:
  • Valid for one month;
  • 50% discount on most tickets on the Swiss Travel System Network, including up to Jungfraujoch;
  • Your choice of travel class - You can even choose to travel one way second-class and then decide you want to travel first class part of your trip. Just buy a class change for that leg of your journey and you are good to go. That comes in very handy if you have to travel during commuter times or on busy ski weekends. During that time, second-class coaches can fill up quickly;
  • 50% discount on public transportation in most cities and towns;
  • Your children between 6 and 16 years of age travel free with the Swiss Family Card;
  • *Also available in conjunction with the Transfer Ticket Combi and the Travel Pass Flex Combi;
  • Buy the Half Fare Card directly online from the Swiss Railways.

Should I buy a Swiss Pass or a Half Fare Card?

I get asked that a lot. I hope this info will help you figure out the best option for your needs!

Swiss Transfer Ticket and Transfer Ticket Combi*

Days CHF USD EUR GBP
2nd Cl. 1st Cl. 2nd Cl. 1st Cl. 2nd Cl. 1st Cl. 2nd Cl. 1st Cl.

1 month
Combi

141
201

226
286

170
242

272
344

118
168

189
239

101
144

162
205

Benefits:
  • Valid for one month;
  • Valid from any Swiss border or any Airport to your final destination and back on the most direct route;
  • 50% discount on most mountain railways on your arrival and departure date;
  • Ideal if you want to stay put in on destination or in combination with car rental;
  • Free Family Card applicable;
  • Has to be bought before you leave home through your travel agent or online from the Swiss Railways Ticket Shop..

Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi*

  • You can buy the Transfer Ticket in combination with the Half Fare Card. This is ideal if you want to hike at your chosen destination. The Transfer Ticket Combi will give you a discount of up to 50% on most mountain transportation, including the train up to Jungfraujoch. What's more, if you plan to take short train, bus and boat rides and use city transportation you also receive a 50% discount between your transfer dates.
  • The Transfer Ticket Combi has to be bought before your departure through your travel agent or online directly at the Swiss Railway Ticket shop.


Free Family Card

  • When you purchase one of the above Swiss Pass options, the Half Fare Card or the Transfer Ticket, you can request a free Family Card and your children up to the age of 16 (one day shy of their 16st birthday) travel for free if accompanied by at least one parent. If you book online, you can request the free Family Card at the same time;
  • Children up to the age of 6 travel for free. No Family Card is needed.

Where to Buy?

  • You can buy all Swiss Passes from your travel agent, upon arrival at any Swiss Airports, any staffed train station (cash or credit card) or online directly from the Swiss Railways;

    Tip: To avoid high delivery charges, choose "Airport Collection" when you book online.

  • Transfer Ticket: can only be purchased BEFORE you depart from home; either from your travel agent, online from Swiss Railways (CHF, EURO, USD and GBP) or Rail Europe.

  • You can also purchase Swiss Travel Passes online from RailEurope. All passes are listed on the same page. All you need to do is choose the days you want to travel, and the best option for your needs will pop up;

  • If you are interested in a Global Eurail Pass or any other option valid for more countries than just Switzerland click here;

Swiss Pass Promotions


Summer Promotions

RailEurope offers $100 savings on select Swiss Travel Passes.


Prices are subject to change without notice.
This page was last updated June, 2015.

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