Swiss Rail Pass
Exploring Switzerland and its public transportation network with a Swiss Rail Pass is fun and easy! These tourist passes are discounted and not available to Swiss residents. A Swiss Pass or Swiss Flex Pass is your all-in-one ticket for travel by rail, road and waterway throughout the entire country. And it comes with additional benefits - all with just one ticket. Riding the train is also eco-friendly. Switzerland is one of the world’s most environmentally-conscious countries. Most trains are powered by ultra-clean hydroelectricity, and modern locomotives even generate energy-saving electricity when traveling downhill. The Swiss transportation network and your Swiss Pass cover the entire country. It is a system which connects the extraordinary rail network with an extensive bus network so you can easily travel to the most out-of-the-way finds. Please note that some of the scenic trains require a seat reservations.
Whether our ride an older single- or a newer double-decker, the Swiss InterCity trains stop at nothing – except cities. You will very much enjoy your journey in one of the new and comfortable tilting trains in which you can relax, read or work even when traveling at 200kph. Most train composition feature a restaurant and are divided in 1st and 2nd class. 1st class is similiar to business class providing more comfort and wider seats. 2nd class is where the locals ride and were trains occasionally can get full!
A Swiss Pass is valid on consecutive days. Travel unlimited with train, bus and boats on Switzerland's Travel System. The Swiss Pass also includes free entrance to more than 400 museums and offers discounts on most mountain railways and cable cars. Valid for 3, 4, 8 or 15 consecutive days. This pass also covers scenic routes and local trams and buses in around 75 towns and cities.
Swiss Flex Pass
With a Swiss Travel Pass Flex you stay flexible and can choose your individual traveling days from a 30 day validity. The Swiss Travel Pass Flex provides access to the Swiss Travel System network for 3, 4, 8 or 15 non-consecutive days within a month. The Swiss Travel Pass includes museums and provides discounts on most mountain railways and cable cars on days the pass is validated.
Swiss Transfer Ticket
A Swiss Transfer Ticket is a round trip ticket from a Swiss Airport or border city to your destination. The Swiss Transfer Ticket is most likely the best deal, if your destination is at least 2 or more hours away from where you start.
Swiss Half Fare Card
A Swiss Half Fare Card is not a ticket but a type of member card which lets you buy tickets at a 50% discount. The Swiss Half Fare Card entitles the holder to purchase tickets for train, bus, boat, and a few mountain railways at half price.
Swiss Family Card
The Swiss Family Card is a free add-on for children under 16 years of age to travel with their parents or grand parents. It can be added for free to an any Swiss Travel System rail pass. You can request a Family Card when you order a rail pass.
Swiss Youth Pass
Discounted Youth Passes are available for people of less than 26 years of age. They come as both Swiss Pass consecutive and Swiss Flex Pass.