Swiss Travel Pass: What It Is, Benefits, Cost, How To Avail & All You Need To Know About It

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Swiss Travel Pass: What It Is, Benefits, Cost, How To Avail & All You Need To Know About It

There would hardly be someone who hasn’t dreamed to travel to Switzerland. The imagery of the place is so breathtaking and picturesque that it just seeps into your brain. But did you know that the country has got a Swiss travel pass that lets you go to all of its locations? To make one’s stay in the country more convenient, the authorities have introduced the said pass which gives access to the public transport network. With this one can take rail, bus, tram, and boat routes in Switzerland connecting over 90 towns and cities spread across 29,000 km.

Additional Benefits, And Features Of Swiss Travel Pass


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This pass can be bought for 3, 4, 8 or 15 consecutive days. Starting April 15 till May 14, a special Swiss Travel Pass promotion is scheduled to run to boost tourism in the country. It is for the most popular four-day pass and eight-day passes. And this will let visitors purchasing four-day pass avail an extra day for free or two extra days for free with the purchase of an eight-day pass.

Special Discount For Children


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There’s more. If you have children below the age of 16, then they can travel for free if accompanied by at least one parent who holds a Swiss Travel Pass. Just in case the child is not accompanied by any parent, they can still avail of a 50% discount. All Swiss Travel System points-of-sale worldwide and within Switzerland have the Swiss Family Card.

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The whole process has been digitized via the Swiss Travel Guide app. It gives you all sorts of information for your next bus, boat or train trip with real-time updates to the timetables and schedules.

Panoramic Swiss Train Journeys

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If you are fond of trains then this pass will let you hop on the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland. It is deemed the best tour combining major panoramic sceneries of the nation across 1,280 kilometres. It starts and ends in Zurich split into eight stages — from glaciers to lakes, mountains to cities. Moreover, it’s customizable as travellers can design their own itinerary.

Below are Switzerland’s premium panoramic trains that you ought to reserve to get the best of all experiences:

  • The Bernina Express: This train connects the north of Europe to its south, from St. Moritz to Tirano. The journey spans for four and a half hours crossing the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Rhaetian Railway, glaciers, and palm trees, on the way.
  • Gotthard Panorama Express: Passing from the Mediterranean south right through the heart of Switzerland from Ticino to Lucerne, Gotthard Panorama Express is yet another breathtaking choice.
  • Golden Pass Express: Golden Pass Express connects Interlaken with Montreux in just three hours and 15 minutes.  If opting for the ‘Prestige’ class, you can get even more beautiful views through panoramic windows.
  • Glacier Express: Since it takes 8 hours, Glacier Express is considered the world’s slowest express. It travels across the Alps through 91 tunnels and across 291 bridges, from Zermatt to St. Moritz.
  • Luzern–Interlaken Express: Within two hours this train connects two of Switzerland’s most popular tourist destinations and offers views of five crystal-clear mountain lakes.

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You can purchase the Swiss Travel Passes online from any travel agent. For Indian travellers, the passes will range between ₹20,961 to ₹35,146 for 3-10 days respectively. It is a limited-time offer. It is valid for both 1st and 2nd class passes within six months from the date of issue.

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