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The Switzerland Saver Day Pass must knows

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Must knows about the Saver Day Pass

  • Unlimited traveling throughout Switzerland for one day.
  • No tickets required for trains, buses and boats.
  • No discounts on trips to mountain tops.
  • No museum entrance included.
  • Buy well in advance for the best price.
  • The pass is not refundable.
Train Locarno

A local train in Locarno, Switzerland.

About the Saver Day Pass

This is what the Saver Day Pass ("Spartageskarte" in German) offers:

  • You'll get free unlimited traveling in Switzerland for one day.
  • Trains, buses, boats and city transport are free.
  • Cable cars, cogwheel trains and funiculars are not included (find details and exceptions here).
  • The Saver Day Pass is available for 1st or 2nd class traveling.

Important restrictions:

  • The Saver Day Pass can be purchased from 6 months before your travel date, and it can't be purchased on the travel day itself.
  • The price varies by demand and the purchase date. Buying early is normally cheaper, but that's not guaranteed: prices may go up over time, and then down again.
  • The Saver Day Pass can sell out.
  • The Saver Day Pass is not refundable and can't be exchanged. Exceptions apply to incorrect passes (e.g. with a wrong traveler name), or if you have a medical certificate that proves that you are not able to travel. An administration fee will be deducted.

The Saver Day Pass is a good option if:

  • you can plan your trip well in advance.
  • you are sure you will travel that day, regardless of the weather for example.
  • you will be traveling for a long distance. If not, other options like regular tickets might be cheaper.
  • you only need to travel for a day or two. If not, a multi-day rail pass like the Swiss Travel Pass is more convenient and cheaper in most cases. Please see here to compare the Saver Day Pass and Swiss Travel Pass.
  • you need an additional travel day on top of a rail pass like the Swiss Travel Pass.


Find prices and points of sale.



See where you can travel with the pass.



Learn how to use the Saver Day Pass in practice.



Even more information and tips about the Saver Day Pass.



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