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, wheras 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 Zürich HB train station.


Attractions

 
Lake Geneva
Lake Geneva

Cruise the stunning lakes of Switzerland

Eurail pass holders can travel for free on the following boat services:

 

Just show your Eurail pass before you get on the boat to receive the free boat trip.


Lake Constance
Lake Constance

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).


Booking information
The Eurail discount is only available in person. Present your Eurail pass at the dock when you make your reservation.

For more information contact the BSB by e-mail, call + 49 7531 3640 389 or visit the BSB website (only available in German).

View of Lucarno
View of Lucarno

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


Booking information

Reservations for Wilhelm Tell Express are compulsory and can be made by phone (+41 51 225-7800). Make sure you mention your Eurail pass. You can also make a reservation on the Wilhelm Tell Express website. Mention your Eurail pass in the 'Comment' field.

Please note that you'll need to use a travel day when taking the Wilhelm Tell Express.

Bernina Express
Bernina Express

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.

 

Routes

 

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

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


Booking information

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.

 

Additional information

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.

Stanserhorn
Stanserhorn

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.


Booking information

Just show your Eurail pass at the ticket window to receive your discount.

 

For more information, visit the Stanserhorn-Bahn website.

 

The Stanserhorn-bahn can be reached from the village of Stans, a 20-minute train ride from Luzern.

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.


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

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