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Swiss Rail Passes

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Switzerland Swiss Pass railpasses rail passes Zermatt LEFT: Changing tracks near Zermatt in winter.

Family travel discounts

If you're traveling with children, be sure to request the free Swiss Family Card when you buy your Swiss Travel System pass. The Family Card offers these perks:

  • Free travel for children from the ages of 6 through 15 when accompanied by their parents.
  • Half-fare travel for accompanied children from 16 through 24 who live at home or attend school full-time.

(Note: Without the Swiss Family Card, children from 6 through 15 pay half-fare; children 5 and under travel free.)

Web links

Rail Europe our partner
This U.S.-based ticket agency of the Swiss and French national railroads sells travel passes and point-to-point rail tickets with prices in dollars. Rail Europe's site also has rail-travel information and links to general sales agents in other countries.

Swiss Travel System
STC, a Swiss Railway company, has up-to-date information on Swiss Travel System passes, tickets, scenic trains, etc.

Austrian Rail Passes
Read our article (which has Web links) if your vacation will take you across the border into Österreich and Eastern Europe.

European Rail Passes
An article with links to North American vendors of Swiss and other European rail passes, from Europe for Visitors.

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