Train culture is norm to developed countries and it comes to no surprise that Switzerland is one of them. This is the second time I am visiting a country where almost everything evolves around nature and train (and chocolates too, of course). And I find it amazing that they are able to combine their two favourites hobby into a profitable tourism attraction that is notable all over the world. 

And they maximizing the available resources introducing to travelers The Swiss Travel Pass, which travelers can enjoy their train ride from city to city, canton to canton and as expected – mountain to mountain. You will never feel you were short-changed as it covers not only train, but also bus and boat rides around more than 90 cities. Remember! The Swiss Travel Pass also includes rides through beautiful lakes and mountainscape, one that only Switzerland can offer it visitors. 

Before sharing the mountain excursions that I took with my travel pass, here is a few reasons on why you should get your very own Swiss Travel Pass. 

Swiss Travel Pass Options

Few options of pass for you to select, pick one that suits you depending on the number of days you will be in Switzerland. There are two types of passes:  

  • Continuous 
  • Flexi 

Traveller has an option to choose from 3, 4, 6, 8, and 15 days. Not only that, there’s also a Swiss family card that you can purchase. This provides free travel for children under 16 years, and the requirement is that they must travel with at least one parent. 

Transportation Coverage 

The passes allow you to enjoy the Swiss Travel System such trains, post buses, trams and boats. 

Mountain Train Ride

Travelers can procure selected the mountain excursions with the Swiss Travel Pass and will enjoy up to 50% discounted rates. This is much welcome as the excursions can be costly. 

Mount Rigi, Stanserhorn and Stoos is already included into the pass. 

500 Museums

Some will be excited to know this, the pass entitles you to a free admission to more than 500 museums such as Chillon Castle in Geneva, Zermatlantis Matterhorn Museum in Zermatt, Glacier Garden Lucerne in Lurcene and many more. Click here to find-out more on the 500 museums.

Unlimited travel on premium panorama trains

I managed to ride the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site – Rhaetian Railway on the Bernina Express, all I have to say is one have to experience it at least once when to traveling to Switzerland. 

  • Bernina Express 
  • Glacier Express 
  • GoldenPass Express 
  • Gotthard Panorama Express 
  • Luzern–Interlaken Express 

Do take note that seat reservation fees and/or surcharges apply, this is to avoid paying on the spot via the ticket master. 

Discount on SBB RailAway offers

Saving the best for the last, up to 30% discount on SBB RailAway offers. This includes places or activities such as Preda/Darlux-Bergün tobogganing world, Shopping at FoxTown Factory Stores, By train to Berlin and of course, many more. You can purchase this at all ticket counters within Switzerland. 

Hope this info is able to guide and help you make a well calculated decision when purchasing the Swiss Travel Pass. 

Enjoy your trip! 


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