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Swiss Travel Pass 2023 - validity explained in detail

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Where can I travel with the Swiss Travel Pass?

The basic rules are:

  • Trains and buses to villages are free.
  • Seat reservations are not included.
  • Transport into the mountains (by cable car, funicular, cogwheel train, etc.) is discounted.
  • City transport (trams, buses) is free in over 90 towns.
  • Boats are free, except for special cruises such as dinner cruises.
  • The Swiss Travel Pass is valid in Switzerland only. A few train and bus routes crossing the border allow free traveling too. Examples are EuroAirport (France) to Basel, Brig to Domodossola (Italy), Domodossola to Locarno (Centovalli line) and buses in Liechtenstein.
  • Bus routes around Grindelwald: free traveling applies on all bus lines within the village. You will get a 50% discount on tickets for the other lines, like Grindelwald to Bussalp, Grosse Scheidegg and Schwarzwaldalp.

Download the network map for details.


Download the map

How the map works

  • Free and discounted traveling is explained in the upper left corner of the map.
  • Traveling with the Swiss Travel Pass applies to all trains that operate on the indicated lines and that are listed in the timetables. The train type (InterCity, local, panoramic) and the operating company do not matter. The Glacier Express, Bernina Express, Golden Pass and other panoramic trains are thus included.
  • Some lines are dashed to indicate tunnels, but free traveling applies there too. Frutigen to Visp is an example of such a route.
  • There are too many bus routes to fit on the map. In principle, all public bus services are free of charge.

Top attractions covered by the Swiss Travel Pass

Bernina Express

  • Train from Chur to Tirano: free
  • Bus from Tirano to Lugano: free
  • Seat reservations: no discount


  • Cable car from Bettmeralp to Bettmerhorn: no discount
  • Cable car from Betten to Bettmeralp: 50% off
  • Train to Betten: free

Boat trip Basel

  • Boat trip on the river Rhine: no discount

Boat trip Lake Brienz

  • Boat trip on Lake Brienz: free

Boat trip Lake Geneva

  • Boat trip on Lake Geneva: free

Boat trip Lake Lucerne

  • Boat trip on Lake Lucerne: free

Boat trip Lake Lugano

  • Boat trip on the Swiss part of Lake Lugano: free

Boat trip Lake Maggiore

  • Boat trip on the Swiss part of Lake Maggiore: free
  • Train to Locarno: free

Boat trip Lake Thun

  • Boat trip on Lake Thun: free

Boat trip Lake Zurich

  • Boat trip on Lake Zurich: free

Brienzer Rothorn

  • Train from Brienz to the Brienzer Rothorn: 50% off
  • Train to Brienz: free
  • Cable car from Sörenberg to the Brienzer Rothorn: 50% off
  • Bus to Sörenberg: free


  • Funicular from Kehrsiten-Bürgenstock to Bürgenstock: 50% off
  • Boat to Kehrsiten-Bürgenstock: free
  • Bus from Stansstad to Bürgenstock: free
  • Hammetschwand lift: no discount


  • Funicular from Locarno to Orselina: 25% off
  • Cable car and chair lift from Orselina to Cimetta: 50% off
  • Train to Locarno: free

Castles of Bellinzona

  • Entrance fees: free
  • Mini train: no discount
  • Train to Bellinzona: free

Centovalli railway

  • Train from Domodossola to Locarno: free
  • Seat reservations and surcharge: no discount

Chillon Castle

  • Entrance to the castle: free
  • Train, bus or boat to Chillon: free

Chocolate Train

  • Chocolate Train day trip from Montreux: 30% off
  • Train to Montreux: free


  • Cable car from Surlej to Mount Corvatsch: 50% off
  • Bus to Surlej: free


  • Cable car from Fiesch to Eggishorn: 50% off
  • Train to Fiesch: free

Glacier 3000

  • Cable car from Col-du-Pillon to Scex Rouge (Glacier 3000): 50% off
  • Bus to Col-du-Pillon: free

Glacier Express

  • Train from Zermatt to St. Moritz: free
  • Seat reservations and surcharge: no discount

GoldenPass line

  • Train from Montreux to Lucerne: free
  • Seat reservations and surcharge for Prestige class in GoldenPass Express: no discount


  • Train from Zermatt to Gornergrat: 50% off
  • Train to Zermatt: free

Gotthard Panorama Express

  • Boat from Lucerne to Flüelen and train from Flüelen or Arth-Goldau to Lugano: free
  • Seat reservations and surcharge: no discount


  • Cable car from Grindelwald to First: 50% off
  • Adventure activities:
    discount varies
  • Train to Grindelwald: free


  • Entrance to the castle: free
  • Entrance to the H.R. Giger Museum: free
  • Train to Gruyères: free

Harder Kulm

  • Funicular from Interlaken to Harder Kulm: 50% off
  • Train to Interlaken Ost: free

Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

  • Train from Grindelwald or Wengen to Jungfraujoch: 25% off
  • Train to Grindelwald or Wengen: free
  • Cable car from Grindelwald Terminal to Eigergletscher: 25% off

Klein Matterhorn - Glacier Paradise

  • Cable car from Zermatt to Klein Matterhorn: 50% off
  • Train to Zermatt: free

La Maison du Gruyère

  • Entrance to La Maison du Gruyère: free
  • Train to Gruyères: free

Lötschberg Mountain Railway

  • Train from Bern to Brig: free
  • Train from Brig to Domodossola: free

Maison Cailler

  • Entrance to Maison Cailler: free
  • Train to Broc-Fabrique: free


  • Cable car from Wengen to Männlichen: 50% off
  • Gondola from Grindelwald Terminal to Männlichen: 50% off
  • Train to Wengen or Grindelwald Terminal: free


  • Gondola and funicular from Saas-Fee to Mittelallalin: 50% off
  • Bus to Saas-Fee: free

Monte Brè

  • Funicular from Cassarate to Monte Brè: 50% off
  • Bus from the Lugano train station to Cassarate: free
  • Train to Lugano: free

Monte Generoso

  • Train from Capolago-Riva S. Vitale to Generoso Vetta: 50% off
  • Train to Capolago-Riva S. Vitale: free

Monte San Salvatore

  • Funicular from Paradiso to Monte San Salvatore: 50% off
  • Train to Lugano-Paradiso: free

Monte Tamaro

  • Gondola from Rivera-Bironico to Alpe Foppa: 50% off
  • Train to Rivera-Bironico: free


  • Funicular from Mülenen to Mount Niesen: 50% off
  • Train to Mülenen: free


  • Cable car from Grindelwald to Pfingstegg: 50% off
  • Train to Grindelwald: free


  • Cableway/train from Kriens or Alpnachstad to Pilatus: 50% off
  • Train to Lucerne or Alpnachstad: free
  • Bus from Lucerne to Kriens: free

Rhine Falls

  • Train to the Rhine Falls: free
  • Attractions and boat trips: no discount


  • Train from Arth-Goldau or Vitznau to Mount Rigi: free
  • Cableway from Weggis to Rigi Kaltbad: free
  • Train to Arth-Goldau: free
  • Boat to Vitznau or Weggis: free
  • Cableway from Kräbel to Rigi Scheidegg: free


  • Train from Haut-de-Caux to Rochers-de-Naye: 50% off
  • Train to Haut-de-Caux: free
  • Train to Montreux: free


  • Cable car from Mürren to Schilthorn: 50% off
  • Cable car from Stechelberg to Mürren: free
  • Cable car and train from Lauterbrunnen to Mürren: free
  • Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg: free
  • Train to Lauterbrunnen: free

Schynige Platte

  • Train from Wilderswil to Schynige Platte: 50% off
  • Train to Wilderswil: free


  • Cable car from Stans to Stanserhorn: free
  • Train to Stans: free


  • Funicular and cable cars from Zermatt via Sunnegga and Blauherd to the Rothorn: 50% off
  • Train to Zermatt: free

Swiss Museum of Transport

  • Entrance fee: 50% off
  • Train to Lucerne: free


  • Entrance fee: 30% off
  • Train to Melide: free


  • Cable car from Engelberg to Mount Titlis: 50% off
  • Train to Engelberg: free


  • Train from Lucerne to St. Gallen: free

Weissfluhgipfel - Parsenn Davos

  • Funicular and cable car to Weissfluhgipfel: no discount
  • Train to Davos Dorf: free
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