Eurail benefits in Switzerland

Bernina Express, Switzerland

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, whereas free passage on trains, buses or ferries is only valid on travel days.

Transport

 

SBB lounge

Holders of a 1st class Eurail pass have free access to the SBB lounge in the Zürich HB and Geneva train stations.


Explore Mount Pilatus

Eurail Pass holders get a 50% discount on the mountain railway or cable car up to Mount Pilatus:

  • Kriens - Mount Pilatus (cable car)

  • Aplnachstad - Mount Pilatus (rack railway)


For more information, check www.pilatus.ch.

Travel directly from Zürich to Munich

Travel by bus between Switzerland and Germany on the following route:

  • Zürich-Munich


Pass holders with a Global Pass need a reservation only (regular reservation fee). Pass holders with a pass which is not valid in all countries through which the bus passes need a reservation and a ticket for the section not covered by the pass.
 

Tickets and reservations are available at railway ticket windows in Germany or by calling the DB.

Accommodation

 
Hotelcard Switzerland
Hotelcard Switzerland

Save money on hotels with the Hotelcard

The Hotelcard allows you to stay for half price at 600 top hotels in beautiful Switzerland and its neighbouring countries.
 

Eurail Pass holders get an exclusive 50% discount on the purchase of a Hotelcard. 
 

Apply for your personal Hotelcard and benefit!


Contact information:

Attractions

 
Lake Geneva
Lake Geneva

Cruise the stunning lakes of Switzerland

Eurail pass holders travel at a 50% discount on the following boat services:

 

Just show your Eurail pass before you get on the boat to receive the 50% discount.


The Glacier Express

Eurail pass holders get a 25% discount on this scenic train, travelling over 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels. This discount is only valid on the route Zermatt - Brig - Disentis.

 

Eurail pass holders travel for free between Disentis and St. Moritz / Davos.


Reservations for this train are mandatory. For more information, visit the Glacier Express website.

Travel through the heart of Switzerland with the Golden Pass scenic train

Eurail pass holders travel for free on this scenic train, travelling from Montreux to Lucerne. It links the Vaud Rivier to Lake Lucerne and has direct connections to both Geneva and Zurich airport. Route:
 

  • Montreux - Interlaken - Lucerne

 


Reservation for this train is compulsory. For more information, visit the Golden Pass website.

Shopping at Landquart Fashion Outlet

Show your Eurail Pass at the Center Management Office in Landquart Fashion Outlet and receive:

  • A VIP voucher offering 10% discount on outlet prices

  • A welcome drink in the 'Margaux' restaurant

  • A welcome gift


The Outlet is directly connected to the railway station Landquart and only 1 hour from Zurich. It offers more than 160 international brands in more than 70 shops.

 

For more information, please visit the Landquart website.

Bernina Express
Bernina Express

Experience a breathtaking ride on the Bernina Express

A train ride so breathtaking, the route itself is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Present your Eurail Pass and pay only a small reservation fee (CHF 14.00 in summer and CHF 10.00 in winter) to 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.

 

Routes

 

  • Chur (Switzerland) – Tirano (Italy) – Lugano (Switzerland)

     

  • St. Moritz (Switzerland) – Tirano (Italy) – Lugano (Switzerland)


Booking information
Reservations can be made up to 90 days in advance. Contact the SBB by e-mail or call +41 81 288 65 65 to reserve your seats.

 

Additional information
The Bernina Express train travels only to Tirano. There you continue to Lugano on the Bernina Express bus. Please note that this bus only operates during summer and requires an additional 14.00 CHF reservation fee.

Lake Constance
Lake Constance

Experience breathtaking scenery on Lake Constance

Eurail pass holders receive a 50% discount on Lake Constance boat trips operated by BSB, SBS and ÖBB (from May to October).


Booking information

Currently, the Eurail discount is only available in person. Present your Eurail pass at the dock when you make your reservation.

 

Fore more information contact the BSB by email, call + 49 7531 3640 389 or visit the BSB website (only available in German).

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