If your Eurail pass is valid in Switzerland, you can get free or cheap boat trips, discounts on rail travel and other benefits.
You can obtain benefits locally by showing your Eurail pass, or you can contact the specific benefit company in advance. The discount benefits apply during the validity of your pass, wheras free passage on trains, buses or ferries is only valid on travel days.
Holders of a 1st class Eurail pass have free access to the SBB lounge in Zürich HB train station.
Cruise the stunning lakes of Switzerland
Eurail pass holders can travel for free on the following boat services:
- BLS boat services on Lake Brienz and Lake Thun
- BSG boat services on Lake Biel and on the river Aare between Biel and Solothurn
- CGN boat services on Lake Geneva
- LNM boat services on Lake Neuchâtel / Murten
- SGV boat services on Lake Luzerne
- URh boat services on the river Rhine between Constance and Schaffhausen
- ZSG boat services on Lake Zurich
Just show your Eurail pass before you get on the boat to receive the free boat trip.
Experience breathtaking scenery on Lake Constance
Eurail pass holders receive a 50% discount on Lake Constance boat trips operated by SBS, BSB and ÖBB (from May to October).
Get ready for a spectacular journey on the Wilhelm Tell Express
Eurail pass holders only pay the reservation fee (starting at €39) for the following routes through mountains, valleys, over Lake Geneva and more:
- Luzerne – Locarno
- Luzerne – Lugano
Experience a breathtaking ride on the Bernina Express
A train ride so breathtaking that the route itself is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Present your Eurail pass and only pay a small reservation fee (CHF 12.00 in the summer and CHF 9.00 in the winter). Travel through mountains and glaciers, up steep inclines and through 55 tunnels, from the snowy Alps to the balmy palm tree regions of Italy in only four hours.
- Chur – Tirano (Italy) – Lugano (Italy)
- St. Moritz – Tirano (Italy) – Lugano (Italy)
Reservations can be made up to 60 days in advance. Contact the SBB by e-mail or call +41 81 288 65 65 to reserve your seats.
The Bernina Express train only travels to Tirano. During summer you can continue to Lugano on the Bernina Express bus, which is included in your discount offer.
Discover the Stanserhorn on the world's first cabrio cable car
Eurail pass holders get a 50% discount on this special cabrio cable car that takes you to the top of the Stanserhorn.