Swiss Travel System Passes

Swiss Travel System Passes

BEST SELLER! An easy, very cost-effective way to experience beautiful Switzerland by train, bus, and boat. It provides unlimited access on the network of Swiss Travel System. The Swiss Travel Pass is sold for 3, 4, 8 and 15 days and allows free entrance to over 480 museums and exhibitions.

Includes FREE Swiss Museum Pass on travel days PLUS free transport on lake boats PLUS trains and lifts up Mt Rigi and Mt Pilatus PLUS urban trams and buses – and more.

We also book individual Swiss train journeys and accommodation.

Contact us for more info and to purchase at rail@britishtips.com or 021 975 2047

Download pricelist here: 2019 Rail Pass – Swiss
Prices are quoted in Rands and are valid until 28 February 2020.

PLEASE NOTEA rail pass works according to number of journeys not time spent in the country. For example: you do not necessarily need a 15-day pass because you’re in the country for 2 weeks.

Consecutive pass is valid for a set number of days in a row. For example, if you start using a 4-day pass on Monday, you can use it all day Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday inclusive.

 With a Flexi pass, your travel days do not need to be consecutive – you can travel for a set number of days over a certain period (2 calendar months). You can make as many train journeys as you like within one day as the passes are restricted by days not journeys. For example, a 4-day-in-1-month pass which you start using on 23 March gives you 3 remaining other days on which you can use your pass until the 22 April inclusive.

Please note that seat reservations are not included in the pass prices. With Swiss rail, you do not usually have to reserve seats and some routes do not even allow reservations. However, at busy times such as Christmas, we strongly recommend reserving seats in advance, which we can do for you at a fee.


 It’s a transport pass! 

A SWISS Travel Pass allows unlimited travel on the Swiss Travel System network of trains, buses, and boats.  It also covers scenic routes and local trams and buses in 75 towns and cities and offers 50% reduction on most mountain railways and cable cars. With a Flexi Pass, your travel days do not need to be consecutive – you can travel for a set number of days over a period of 1 month. You can make as many train journeys as you like in one day, as the passes are restricted by days not journeys.

A day is classified as a calendar day; as soon as you get on a train during the day, it starts a day’s travel. This day ends at midnight of the same day.

 AND it’s a museum pass! 

The Swiss Travel Pass also includes the Swiss Museum Pass, allowing you free or discounted  entrance to 500 museums, galleries, castles, and other sites in Switzerland. Almost all museums in Switzerland are included.

Your Swiss Travel Pass functions as a Swiss Museum Pass on your days of travel. Show your travel pass at the ticket counters for entry. Note: this is not a ‘fast-track’ ticket and there may be queues so be sure to leave plenty of time for your visit.

For a full list of museums covered by the pass, visit www.museumspass.ch.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many train journeys can I make on one day?
You can make as many journeys as you like in one day. The passes are restricted by days, not journeys.

What happens if I have a pass for one country but am travelling to another country by rail? Will my pass cover this?
Your pass will only cover the country/ies for which it is booked. Should your route take you out of the country, you will need to buy an extra ticket or ensure you have a pass which covers that country too.

Do I need to make seat reservations?
In general, it is not essential but some do require it such as sleepers/overnight and Swiss scenic trains.

In Switzerland, many trains don’t allow seat reservations. Trains are so frequent and efficient that you can usually get a train quickly and easily.

REMEMBER: A pass allows you to travel on a train, but does not guarantee a seat on a specific train. If the train is full, you will need to wait for the next one so ensure you are at the station timeously.


Special rates

CHILD FARES: Children 15 years and under pay 50% of adult rate

FREE SWISS FAMILY CARD (for families travelling together): Allows children, aged 6 to 15 years, without limitation in the number of children, to travel for free when accompanied by at least one parent (including step and foster parents) that is in possession of a valid Swiss Travel System Ticket.


Please contact us if you have any further questions or would like to book.

rail@britishtips.com or 021 975 2047

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