Swiss Rail Passes FeaturesOptions from 3 to 9 travel days pass.
2 kind of passes: Flexipass or Consecutive Days
Flexipass: travel days may be used consecutive or no, within 2 months period.
Consecutive Days: travel days are consecutives from the first trip date. Unlimited travel by train on the national network of Switzerland
Options for travel in 1st class or 2nd class
Special bonuses (details below)
With one day pass, you can travel multiple times.
FREE: Swiss Family Card upon request. Children under 16 years old travel free with one adult
Access to Swiss Scenic Trains: Glacier and Bernina Express, Golden Pass line, William Tell, Chocolate train. Reservations are required.
Swiss Rail Passes
Swiss Rail Passes Allows unlimited travel on the Switzerland Travel System network of more than 13000 miles of trains, buses and boats.
Unlimited travel on many public Switzerland transportation systems including 35 major city bus systems.
Unlimited travel on postal buses in the Principality of Lichtenstein.
Available for Adult, Youth (under 26 years old) and Saver (when travel 2 or more persons together) in first and second class, consecutive days and flexi version.
Children under 16: free with parent (Swiss Family Card)
Swiss Flexipasses : you can travel from any 3 up to 8 days (consecutives or no) within 1 month.
Swiss Consecutive days passes: valid for travel consecutives days starting on first trip date.
Option for travel in 1st or 2nd class
Saverpass: 20% discount when travel 2 or more persons together.
Youth: Youth fares are valid for persons under 26 years old.
Persons with reduced mobility:
SBB Reduced Mobility Call Center: 0800 007 102 Toll-free in Switzerland (from 6 to 22)
To request assistance when boarding, changing or alighting from trains at our staffed “Support Stations”, please contact SBB Call Center Handicap. The Call Center can also tell you which stations and trains have wheelchair access and help you select the most suitable trains. Assistance is available free of charge to wheelchair users, passengers with impaired mobility, the blind and visually impaired and the mentally handicapped.
|Swiss Flexi Passes - Fares (US$ per person)|
|Swiss Consecutive Days Passes - Fares (US$ per person)|
Swiss Rail Passes Promotion
1st class rail passes promotion:
Special discount for 4 or 8 days, 1st class Swiss passes, consecutive days.
Sales period: March,3rd - April, 30th, 2014
NOTE - All travel must be completed by May 31, 2014.
Saverpass: It's a special fare when travel 2 or more persons together all time. Fares per person.
Youth: Youth fares are valid for persons under 26 years old.
Children: Children fare are valid for children between 4 and 11 years old.
Children under 4 years old travel free.
Validity: The first trip date must be within 6 months from issue date, unless specified for promotions.
All Fares are per person in US dollars, subject to change.
Railpass Protection Plan is available.
We shipping worldwide by FedEx.
Free Shipping to USA and Canada (for orders over US$ 400)
Handling fee: All bookings are subjet a US$ 8 handing fee.
Seat reservations are optional for major Swiss routes, therefore Swiss Scenic Trains requires previous seat reservation. You can make seat reservations at train station or we can book them previously for you. Just fill the reservation form after complete the purchase of the pass.
Euro Railways offers Rail pass Refund Protection Plan.Benefits: 100% refund on the unused portion of rail passes if lost or stolen while traveling in Europe.
What you will receive: Refund one day of the cost of your Rail pass for each day of use of point to point ticket or the cost of the point-to-point tickets, whichever is lower.
For example: If you purchase a 5 day Rail pass for $300 and you lose the pass and you still need to travel from Milan to Vienna, from Vienna to Munich and from Munich to Frankfurt to complete your planned itinerary; we will refund three days of your pass one for each day your purchased a point to point tickets. The refund in this example is $ 180 ($300 divided by 5 multiplied for three.
To make a claim:
1) Complete your travel using point to point tickets. You can purchase your point to point tickets at any train station..
2) Save the tickets that you purchase along with any receipts.
3) Send the receipts and tickets to our office within 30 days of your return with a brief letter describing the circumstances of your loss or theft, and include you name, address and telephone number.
- Unused and not validated Eurail Select rail passes can be refunded.
- A 15% penalty fee refund applies to totally unused passes returned within 1 year of issuing date
- Eurail Select rail passes are not refundable and cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or partially used.
- Lost or stolen passes may be protected with the purchase of the Railpass Protection Plan
- Rail Pass Exchanges are subject to US$ 25 service fee
- Passes are strictly personal, non-transferable and only valid with a passport, official identity or special military travel permit. Presentation of this document to the European control staff on trains and shipping lines is compulsory.
- Transportation covered by the pass is subject to the "Uniform Rules concerning the contract for International Carriage of Passengers and Luggage by rail (CIV). In respect of carriage by sea, the legal provisions of the individual sea carrier apply.
- Passes are not valid until the first and last day of validity and passport number are entered by a railway official before travel begins. Use must begin within 6 months of the date of issue.
- The pass holder may travel on any date within the limits of the period of validity. The pass also entitles the holder within the period of validity to many transportation bonuses, such as those on ferries, boats and buses (either entirely free of at discount)
- The Eurail and Europass is valid from midnight to midnight on the date of use indicated on the calendar. If an overnight trip start in a direct overnight train departing after 19:00, the next day's date must be entered, travel between 19:00 and 24:00 hours on the previous day is then included. When using an overnight ferry covered by the pass, the holder may enter either the day of departure or the day of arrival.
- No supplements are required for trains such as EC, IC, ICE, etc..
- Additional fees for seat reservations, sleeperettes, couchettes, sleeping car accommodation, meals, extra service on board, supplement charges on certain ships, port taxes, luggage forwarding, etc... are payable.
- Passes do not guarantee a seat on a train or passage on a boat unless reservations are made in advance. For certain trains and boats a reservation is compulsory.
- For 1st class travel with a pass marked 2nd class, the difference between the full 1st and 2nd class fares on the respective route must be paid
- If the traveler cannot present, upon request, a valid passport, official identity card or special military travel permit with his pass, the local control staff is authorized to demand payment, in addition to the full fare, of a fine charged in conformity with the regulations of the railway concerned, both in local currency.
- Passes can neither be refunded nor replaced:
if lost or stolen,
if partially used,
if submitted after the first day of validity,
or after one year from the date of issue.
Applications for refund must be submitted to the issuing office with all necessary proof (cancellation by a European Railroad Office, medical certificates in case of illness, death certificate.)
In the case of completely unused non-validated passes, a refund application with original documents must be submitted to the office where the pass was purchased. The refundable allowance is subject to a 15% deduction.
- A Youth pass may only be used by persons under 26 years of age. A Child pass may only be used by persons under 12 years of age.
- All orders are subject a US$ 8 Handling fee.
Rail Passes Options
Also, consider the following options for your travel:
To Explore a European Region or up 20 European countries, a Multi Countries Passes will be the best option.
But if you want travel few itineraries close each other or if you want complement a rail pass, more than 12,000 Point to Point tickets
Eurail's Benefit Partners, Eurail Aid Offices, Boats & Ferries companies, Airport links, Lounges availables.
European Rail Pass are entitled to a variety of bonuses besides the shipping lines, private rail lines, buses, museums and hotels discounts and lounges on the major train stations.
Holders of Eurailpass Flexi, Europass or Eurail Selectpass have to note that a free transportation bonus or shipping line requires use of a travel day; reduction bonuses or reduced shipping lines do not require use of travel day.
Rail Pass holders are granted a reduced fare or even free passage on many shipping lines.
For international shipping lines: In general, the Pass must be valid for the country of departure or the country of arrival. When indicated, the Pass must be valid in both countries, or in one specific country.
For domestic shipping: The pass must be valid for the country in question.
Bonus & Benefits for Switzerland
A Eurail Pass valid in Switzerland is valid with the national railway company SBB and also valid with the following private transport companies:
BLS boat services on Lake Brienz and Lake Thun (www.bls.ch)
BSG boat services on Lake Biel and on the river Aare between Biel and Solothurn (www.bielersee.ch)
CGN boat services on Lake Geneva (www.cgn.ch)
LNM boat services on Lake Neuchâtel / Murten
SGV boat services on Lake Luzern
URh boat services on the river Rhine between Constance and Schaffhausen ZSG boat services on Lake Zurich (www.zsg.ch)
AB Appenzeller Bahnen AG
ASM Aare Seeland mobil AG
BDWM Transport AG
BLT Baselland Transport AG
CJ Chemins de Fer du Jura
FART Regional lines Ticino, including the Centovalli railway to Domodossola (Italy)
FB Forchbahn AG
FW Frauenfeld-Wil-Bahn AG
LEB Chemins de Fer Lausanne- Echallens-Bercher
MBC Chemin de fer Bière-Apples- Morges
MOB Montreux Oberland Bernois (for Golden Pass see further)
MVR-cev Transports Montreux- Vevey-Riviera (only Vevey-Blonay- Pléiades)
NStCM Chemin de Fer Nyon- St. Cergue-Morez
RA RegionAlps Martigny - Orsières / Le Chable
RBS Regionalverkehr Bern- Solothurn
RhB Rhätische Bahn AG (including RhB-Bus Tirano-Lugano)
SOB Südostbahn (including Voralpen-Express)
SSIF Società Subalpina di Imprese Ferroviarie
SZU Sihltal - Zürich - Uetliberg THURBO AG
TMR Transports de Martigny et sa Regions
TPC Transports Public du Chablais SA
TPF Transports public fribourgeois
TRN Transports régionaux neuchâtelois
WSB Wynental- und Suhrentalbahn
ZB Zentralbahn AG
Bernina express; www.rhb.ch Chur/St Moritz - Tirano - Lugano: Eurail Pass valid between Chur/StMoritz and Tirano. No discount on the reservation fee. Eurail Pass is also valid on the connecting bus to Lugano.
A Eurail Pass valid in Switzerland is sufficient for this route.
Discounted private railway companies 25% - 50% BET Bergbahnen Engelberg - Trübsee - Titlis / Engelberg - Kleintitlis
BLM Lauterbrunnen - Grütschalp - Mürren
BOB Berner Oberland - Bahnen
PB Pilatusbahn (Alpnachstad - Pilatus
Kulm / Kriens - Fräkmüntegg - Pilatus Kulm)
RB Rigi - Bahn
SthB Stanserhorn Bahn
Golden Pass; www.goldenpass.ch
Montreux - Interlaken - Luzern: one of the most picturesque lines in Switzerland.
It links the Vaud Riviera to Lake Lucerne. Reservation compulsory Glacier Express 25% discount on the Zermatt-Brig-Disentis part of the trip.
Free travel for pass holders between Disentis and St.Moritz/ Davos. Compulsory reservation 34 Sfr.; www.glacierexpress.ch
Eurail Aid Offices
Bahnhof Basel SBB
Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Hauptbahnhof SBB Bern
Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 6:50pm
Sat: 8:00am - 4:50pm
Gare de Genève (Geneva)
Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 6:30pm
Sat: 9:00am - 5:15pm
Gare de Genève Aéroport (Geneva Airport)
Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 6:30pm
Sat : 9:00am - 5:30pm
Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:30pm - 6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Bahnhof SBB Luzern (Lucerne)
Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 7:15pm
Sat: 8:30am - 6:00pm
SBB Reisezentrum Zürich HB (Zurich)
Mon-Fri: 7:00am - 8:30pm
Sat-Sun: 8:00am - 7:30pm
Bahnhof SBB Zürich Flughafen (Zurich Airport)
Daily: 7:00am - 7:45pm
SBB lounge Holders of a 1st class rail pass have free access to the SBB lounge in Zürich HB.
BSB, SBS and ÖBB 50% discount; www.bsb-online.com
Boat crossings on Lake Constance (Bodensee) from May to October
Wilhelm Tell Express discounted fare; www.sbb.ch
Nostalgic boat crossing Luzern- Flüelen and connecting train ride to Locarno/Lugano. Reservation compulsory
Geneva: from Genève Cointrin Airport there are train connections to Genève (every 15 minutes) and to many other cities in Switzerland.
Zurich: from the airport there are train connections to the main station of Zürich (every 15 minutes) and to many other cities in Switzerland.
European Eurail's Benefit Partners, Eurail Aid Offices, Boats & Ferries companies, Airport links, Lounges availables.
Just click or touch on the Benefits Image above to know the Bonus and Benefitis in others European countries.