Just imagine. The whole of Switzerland is yours to discover – with just one travel ticket. On a panorama train gliding through beautiful, breathtaking countryside. On a picturesque postbus winding its way to those tucked away travel treasures. On board one of the many stately steamers criss-crossing our lovely lakes. The Swiss Pass is your ticket to travel freedom on the country’s entire public transport system. Either within a fi xed timespan. Or – as with the Swiss Flexi Pass – whenever the travel urge takes you.
With the Swiss Travel System you can plan your holiday with the utmost flexibility. Whatever your personal preferences, we have just the ticket for you. Will you be staying put at a specific destination (for a skiing holiday for example)? If so, then the Swiss Transfer Ticket is tailor-made for you – because it covers your travel from and back to your Swiss airport or railway station. Planning to make some excursions? Then the Swiss Card will entitle you to travel on any train, bus, ship and mountain railway at half price.
Just imagine. Discovering the diversity of scenic Switzerland in one train – and all in one day. From snow-capped summits and icy glaciers to palm-lined lakes and Mediterranean-like magic. And along the way enjoying a delicious freshlyprepared lunch. Our panorama trains are truly super stars. Simply step aboard and discover the harmony between high-tech and heavenly nature – a captivating combination which never fails to fascinate.
Just imagine. You climb aboard a ship. And send your thoughts on a journey to the breathtakingly beautiful backdrop of snow-capped mountains in all their majesty and magic. What could be more soothing and serene than the gentle rolling of the waves? This may be a country without a coastline. But you can explore landlocked Switzerland by ship on its many rivers and lakes. Just climb aboard. Lake Lucerne, Lake Geneva, Lake Zurich, Lake Thun – which waterway is your favourite?
Switzerland has no coastline. But when it comes to water we can certainly claim a record or two. For example, you’re never more than 15 kilometres away from a lake – we have 1484 of them. Did you know that the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen are the largest in Europe? That the Rhine and the Rhone – two of Europe’s longest rivers – have their sources in Switzerland? That the Bernina Pass is the watershed between the Black Sea and the Adriatic? Or that Europe’s largest freshwater fleet of steamships is to be found on Lake Lucerne? Welcome to our wonderland of water!
Just imagine. You can travel up to so many scenic summits in Switzerland at half price. It’s possible with the Swiss Pass or the Swiss Card. Most of our mountain railways and aerial cableways offer 50% off the normal fare. Whether it’s the Schilthorn, Pilatus, Titlis or Gornergrat – when it comes to mountain travel we’re happy to do things by half. Our tip: an excursion by the open-top CabriO cableway up the Stanserhorn.
Switzerland has no fewer than 48 4000-metre Alpine summits. And many other superlatives. Did you know that the Jungfraujoch (3454 metres) is the highestaltitude railway station in Europe? That the Vitznau-Rigi railway (1871) is the oldest mountain railway in Europe? That the Wengernalp Railway (19.2 kilometres) is the longest cogwheel railway on the continent? Or that the Pilatus Railway from Alpnachstadt to the Pilatus Kulm (48% gradient) is the steepest cogwheel railway in the world? Get high with the Swiss Travel System!
Just imagine. You can visit more than 470 museums – all of them free of charge. Your Swiss Pass is also a Museum Pass, permitting you access to some of the country’s unique artistic and other treasures. It entitles you to free admission to such internationally acclaimed museums as the Museum of Fine Arts in Bern, the remarkable Rosengart Collection in Lucerne, the Center for Photography in Winterthur, and the Open-Air Museum in Ballenberg. The choice is vast and varied, the culture captivating.
Do you have a favourite Swiss city? Busy bustling Zurich for example? Beautiful Bern? The international city of Geneva? Lugano or Locar no with their touch of Italianità? Each city has its own special charm and appeal. With the Swiss Pass you are entitled to unlimited travel on urban public transportation in no fewer than 75 towns and cities throughout the country. What better way to discover the delights of Switzerland’s city centres with their chic shopping, trendy bars and romantic restaurants?
Just imagine. You’re on holiday in Switzerland. And your children can travel with you by train, bus or boat – absolutely fr ee of charge. Because the Swiss Travel System is particularly family friendly. With every Swiss Pass we give you a Swiss Family Card. This entitles children under 16 (accompanied by at least one parent) to travel free of charge throughout Switzerland. By the way – on almost all our doubledeck InterCity trains children can really let off steam in the special “Ticki Park” family carriage.
Travelling with a partner? Or in a small gr oup? If so, the Swiss Travel System helps you to save even more money. Because when two or more people travel together, we offer price reductions. For example, the Swiss Saver Pass is identical to the Swiss Pass but costs 15% less. The same discount applies to the Swiss Saver Flexi Pass, which is identical to the Swiss Flexi Pass. And for travellers under 26, the Swiss Youth Pass is identical to the Swiss Pass – but costs 25% less.
Just imagine. With just one travel ticket you can easily plan your entire holiday in Switzerland. Sightseeing in cities, for example, making memorable excursions, or visiting attractive events. And at the end of each delightful day a good night’s sleep in a super hotel. The Swiss Travel System is full of surprises.
As the holder of a Swiss Pass, you are entitled to special hotel rates, discounts on city tours, and reduced price admissions. And much much more besides. Bonus benefits
Just imagine. A country where public transport is so well organized that all you have to do is to step aboard. And take advantage of a whole range of specialized services. For example, the SBB’s “Fly Rail Baggage” system ensuring that your luggage can be sent from any airport worldwide directly to your Swiss destination. Bicycles too can be transported in specially marked trains.
And you can dine and wine while travelling. Every InterCity train includes a dining car with an extensive menu card. Small snacks are available from our mobile minibars.
Just imagine. Your holiday begins even before you reach your destination. Whether you come from London, Berlin, Paris or Rome; or fly in from New York or Singapore. Whether arriving by train or plane, you’ll set off on your Swiss experience, rested and relaxed. Switzerland’s public transport system is networked to perfection – not only with its immediate neighbours but with other European and overseas countries. On arrival in Switzerland you’ll find your train or bus ready and waiting, to speed you to your destination.
Whatever your travel requirements, our many various forms of public transport are as effi ciently inter-connected as the finely balanced wheels of a Swiss precision watch. Whether fast inter-city rail connections, a captivating cruise or climbing by cable car to snow-capped summits – public transport in Switzerland is timed to perfection. And the magic is always in motion. Where the rail track terminates, you’ll find the next ship, bus or cable car waiting to speed you safely on your way.
Just imagine. A country in which travel by public transport is as tempting as the taste of delicious Swiss chocolate. Our trains, buses and ships enjoy international acclaim for their punctuality. They are also among the safest in the world. But there is one danger. Like Swiss chocolate, our public transport is irresistibly addictive. Once you’ve discovered the magic of our mountains, experienced a captivating cruise, enjoyed real rail travel – well, you’ll want to come back for more. Guaranteed.
Punctuality, cleanliness, safety – these are attributes which guests coming from throughout the world have come to expect when visiting Switzerland. The same high standards apply to our trains, buses and ships. We operate the densest public transport network on the globe, guaranteeing regular reliable services. Day in, day out, on each and every route. Our smooth, seamless travel system ensures that you don’t miss a minute of your Swiss travel experience.