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Explore Switzerland with its public transport network
September 2021 1401

Switzerland possesses not only the densest public transport network in the world but also one of the most popular ones. Some 29,000 kilometres of rail, road and waterway cover the country like a finely woven network. Comfortable and punctual connections promise a hassle-free onward journey.

There are many reasons to explore Switzerland from the comfort of public transport. First and foremost, it is the best way to enjoy the unparalleled panorama in a truly relaxed atmosphere. Seamless connections are guaranteed – whether by train, bus, boat or mountain railway. All of this can be done with just one single ticket: the Swiss Travel Pass. Travelling with luggage? You wouldn’t have to worry about a thing with Swiss public transport luggage service.

 

GRAND TRAIN TOUR

Grand Train Tour of Switzerland, the most extensive train experience of Switzerland, takes in all the sights and landmarks Switzerland has to offer from the comfort of the train. It merges the most beautiful panoramic lines into one unique route of 1,280 kilometres in length. There is no prescribed direction or duration. You can hop on and off wherever you please. Whether at Zermatt or St. Moritz, in the Canton of Ticino or the Lavaux, at the Rhine Falls or Lake Lucerne: The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland is a perfect starting point for excursions as well.

 

SWISS TRAVEL PASS

The Swiss Travel System offers travellers from abroad the possibility to discover excursion destinations, mountains, lakes and more than 500 museums with one single ticket: the Swiss Travel Pass. Holders of this ticket can explore Switzerland on 3, 4, 8 or 15 days.

The Swiss Travel Pass offers unlimited travel by train, bus and boat including panoramic routes (excluding seat reservation and/or surcharge) as well as public transportation in 90 towns and cities. Both, the mountain excursions to Rigi, Stanserhorn and Stoos and admission to more than 500 museums nationwide, are fully covered. Many mountain railways offer holders of a Swiss Travel System ticket a discount of up to 50 per cent. Validity: 3, 4, 8 or 15 consecutive days. Discount: Young travellers up to their 26th birthday receive a 15 per cent discount on the regular Swiss Travel System ticket price.

With the Swiss Family Card children between 6 and 16 years of age accompanied by one parent holding a valid STS ticket travel free of charge on the entire Swiss public transport network

 

The Swiss Travel Pass Flex offers the same benefits as the Swiss Travel Pass – plus flexibility. Validity: 3, 4, 8 or 15 freely selectable days within one month.

Swiss Half Fare Card offers all of Switzerland at half the price. Up to 50 per cent discount on journeys by train, bus, boat and mountain railways as well as public transportation in 90 towns and cities. Validity: one month.

With the Swiss Family Card children between 6 and 16 years of age accompanied by one parent holding a valid STS ticket travel free of charge on the entire Swiss public transport network. The complimentary Swiss Family Card is available at all serviced train stations in Switzerland and through the online booking service. Children under 6 years of age travel free of charge even without a Swiss Family Card. Children under 16 years of age travelling alone receive a 50 per cent discount on the entire Swiss Travel System ticket range.

 

LUGGAGE SERVICE

From any airport in the world, luggage can be transported via Zurich airport directly to a Swiss destination railway station offering luggage services. Regardless of the airline chosen, there’s no need to wait for your luggage to arrive. Luggage can also be transported within Switzerland of course between hotels –on the same day. As with the way in, luggage can be dropped off at the station or picked from any Swiss hotel to reach Zurich airport with the help of Swiss public transport luggage service. Services start at 24 CHF per piece of luggage, which is insured up to 2,000 CHF against delays, damage or loss.  


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