Swiss Pass


From AU$ 252

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Overview

  • Destinations: unlimited travel in Switzerland by train, bus and boat.
  • Seat reservation: Not included in the pass. Must be booked separately.
  • Unlimited travel: Book a Swiss Peak Pass to discover 8 peaks.

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Validity Class
Adult Child Children up to 4 travel free and those aged under 16 get a discount. Senior Senior travellers aged 60 or over get a discount. Youth Travellers aged 16 to 25 get a discount.
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Swiss Pass

Travel days The travel days indicate how often you can use a railpass.

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Adult

1 to 10 pax

Child Children up to 4 travel free and those aged under 16 get a discount.

1 to 10 pax

Senior Senior travellers aged 60 or over get a discount.

1 to 10 pax

Youth Travellers aged 16 to 25 get a discount.

1 to 10 pax

4 days (continuous) $ 536 482 335 302 268 n/a 168 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 403 n/a 252 n/a
8 days (continuous) $ 774 698 485 436 387 n/a 243 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 581 n/a 364 n/a
15 days (continuous) $ 939 843 586 527 470 n/a 293 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 703 n/a 439 n/a
22 days (continuous) $ 1,087 978 680 612 544 n/a 340 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 816 n/a 510 n/a
1 month (continuous) $ 1,194 1,075 746 672 597 n/a 373 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 896 n/a 560 n/a
3 days (within 1 month) $ 512 460 320 288 256 n/a 160 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
4 days (within 1 month) $ 621 557 388 348 311 n/a 194 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
5 days (within 1 month) $ 716 645 448 403 358 n/a 224 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
6 days (within 1 month) $ 814 734 510 459 407 n/a 255 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Free booking fees for Eurostar tickets and Eurail passes (for a limited time only!). 4 AU$ for tickets not requiring a seat assignment and 7 AU$ for all other passes.
No delivery fees for e- tickets. 7 AU$ for paper tickets and rail passes or 16 AU$ if you require special courier delivery.

Pass details

Enjoy unlimited travel by train, bus and boat across Switzerland

With Rail Europe, Swiss Pass travellers can enjoy exploring Switzerland by rail, lake steamers and city transport systems easily and without hassle.

Who can get

Any person living outside the participating countries can use the Swiss Pass. Please note that residents (more than 6 months) of Switzerland and Liechtenstein are not eligible to use it.

How to use

Validation
  • Passes must be validated within 6 months of issuing date by a railway official in one of the countries mentioned on the rail pass (station’s desk) who also fills in the passport number.
  • Passes must be validated prior to boarding 1st train (All parties must be present when validating a Saverpass).
  • The date of travel has to be entered in the correct way before boarding the first train, by the traveller, in the corresponding box of the calendar.
7:00 pm rule
The 7PM rule allows you to benefit from a free travel day. Make sure that the following conditions are respected:
  • Your pass should be activated
  • You should not have travelled by train prior to your boarding on the departure day
  • Board a night train after 7:00 pm
  • Arrive at your destination after 4:00 am on the next day
  • The arrival date should be within the validity of the pass
If the conditions are respected, then you only have to write the arrival date on your pass.
If the conditions are not respected, then you have to enter the departure and arrival dates on your pass.

How to activate your pass?

You must activate or validate your rail pass at the train station. A railway staff will write down the first and last day of validity on your pass and will stamp it. This procedure must be done before using your rail pass.Click on the link to view the features that are necessary to activate a Swiss Pass / Swiss Pass .
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Bonuses

  • 50% discount with the Swiss Pass, Swiss Flexi Pass, Swiss Youth Pass and on Cable cars and Mountain trains not included in the Swiss travel System range of passes.
  • The Swiss Pass, Swiss Youth Pass and Swiss Flexi Pass are also valid as Swiss Museum Pass and give free admission to more than 450 museums and exhibits in Switzerland.
  • Free public transportation systems in 38 Swiss Cities.
  • Guided city tours: Basel (50% discount on the guided city tour), Bern ( 20% discount on guided walking tour through old town/clock tower or guided city bus tours), Geneva (20% discount on the guided city tour), Lausanne (20% discount on guided city tours), Lucerne (20% discount on the guided city stroll), Schaffhausen (50% discount on guided city tour), Zuerich (50% discount on guided city walking tours)


Travel map

The Swiss Pass allows train travellers to explore Switzerland by train and boat. Explore the cities of Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne and the mountain resorts of St. Moritz, Lugano and Zermatt. Travel across lakes on a traditional steamer, sip wine and take the family for a cultural tour with the free Swiss Family Card.

A few exceptions…
Travel up Mount Titlis, Mount Pilatus, Schilthorn/Piz Gloria are available only in conjunction with a Swiss Pass, Swiss Flexipass, Swiss Saverpass, Swiss Saver Flexipass or Swiss Youth Pass.

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F.A.Q

  • Q. What is the difference between a Eurail Select Pass and a "point to point" ticket?
  • Q. What is the minimum time allowed for check-in on Eurostar?
  • Q. Is there a catering service on Eurostar trains?
  • Q. What is the difference between Premier, Comfort Flexi, Comfort, Freedom and Economy selection?
  • Q. How do I make a reservation with a pass?
  • Q. How many days constitute a railpass month?
  • Q. How shall I retrieve my TGV tickets?

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    Can I use Swiss pass to golden pass line & Bernina express

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    "Best way to travel"

      Bonnie s. 
    This saved me so much hassle and stress!! Being able to get on nearly any train or bus was great!! Definitely a must for a month-long trip    Value for money  Convenience

    "do it again"

      Gregor h.  10/09/2014
    Excellent value ...we had a four day first class pass .......and went on multiple trains, a boat trip, but did not have time to go to museums etc. By planning a day ahead, we secured timetable printouts of all the various train options, and completed the same route as Glacier Express route over two days, with multiple stops and excellent photo opportunities (we often had carriage to ourselves ) versus Glazier Express where passengers were packed in like sardines !!!    Value for money  Convenience

    "Swiss Pass"

      Peter m.  11/08/2014
    Travelling in Switzerland by rail is one of the highlights of European travel. Great trains, that take you almost everywhere in one of the most beautiful countries in the world in comfort and style. Where trains don't go the bus or ferry network do. Can't fault the Swiss pass    Value for money  Convenience

    "glacier express"

      Robert g.  27/07/2014
    Fantastic trip with good scenery and good service by the rail staff. Good availability of food on the train and could be served to our reserved seat. Good commentary on the train in English (other languages available). Good value for money as Swiss Pass could be used towards cost of the trip.    Value for money  Convenience

    "SWITZERLAND"

      Lester b.  28/03/2014
    Not ONE hiccup!! ALL trains ran to time as per the timetable. What a way to travel! The Swiss definitely know "how to do trains"!! Judith and Lester Bowen.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Glacier Express"

      Nicole w.  13/01/2014
    This trip is wonderful. We were served drinks and food throughout our journey. The train was clean and the staff were very helpful. The scenery was totally amazing. We loved it.    Value for money  Convenience

    "swiss pass"

      Peter l.  21/12/2013
    We used the swiss pass to travel on the glacier express and the bernina express as we were finishing out holiday in Switzerland. We also used it the day glacier express to get to Zermatt . Because we used the 3 day pass on 3 consecutive days we were not able to avail ourselves of all the other benefits such as museum entry and free public transport as we were unable to validate our ticket beforehand as we needed it for the 3 days mentioned above. It was fairly good value if you are doing the expensive trips as above, but it was not worth out while getting a longer ticket as the other travelling we did was less expensive than a day pass value.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Very good service"

      Leslie a.  15/12/2013
    Swiiss Pass is a great way to travel, flexible and convenient, trains are very good and are always on time.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Travel at ease"

      Michael d.  26/11/2013
    The swiss pass was just perfect. We were abel to travel at our leisure throughout Switzerland using many modes of transport. Our Holiday was made more enjoyable with the Swiss Pass.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Scenic, relaxing "

      Carmel p.  29/09/2013
    We recently travelled through Switzerlnd using the 1st Class 15 day consecutive Swiss Pass. It was a fantastic way to travel and once on board you could sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. We pre-booked seats on the Bernina Express and the Glacier Express and only had to pay for the seat reservation, which is a great saving as these scenic trains can be costly. Every other train trip we took we could just hop on and off without having to reserve seats, which makes travelling so much easier. You just have to present your pass for inspection on board and sit back. The pass also allows you to catch buses, boats, museum entry, discount on mountain trains and many other discounts. The Staff were very helpful and pleasant and we would not hesitate to travel by train again. Definitely makes travelling easier. Carmel    Value for money  Convenience

    "Swiss rail pass"

      Charmaine t.  09/09/2013
    My friend and I recently travelled through Switzerland using the Swiss rail pass. We are both ladies in our early 50's so it was a bit daunting the idea of finding our way around and also carting luggage on and off trains. We had no problems at all , directions were very easy to read and understand, all platforms have access for people with luggage . If you look at carriages some are identified as bicycle access which is also the best access for people with luggage. Trains were very clean always on time and covered almost every area we wished to travel. Bonus was the free travel on local buses, ferries and trams as well as discounted entry into a number of sites like Mt Titlis and Jungfrau. We purchased the continuous pass as it then allowed us to travel from our base out to other locations and not just on specific travel days. It was definitely the best value.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Excellent"

      Valerie d.  07/08/2013
    We have used the Swiss pass on more than one occaison and each time found it value plus the Swiss rail system is one of the best in Europe. There are no reservations required plus the trains are all spotless and run on time. There's not a huge difference between 1st    Value for money

    "One Week in Switzerland"

      Russell h.  27/07/2013
    I used the Swiss Pass to travel through northern Switzerland. I commend the Swiss Pass for its amazing convenience. The pass was used on suburban trains, inter-city trains, rack railways, funiculars, ferries, trams, post buses and trolley buses. No wasted time purchasing tickets and of course the Swiss Travel Sysytem is so coordinated, one only has to hop off one travel vehicle and board another that is waiting.    Value for money  Convenience