Swiss railway companies included

Free train travel with many private railway companies

The main railway company in Switzerland is SBB/CFF/FFS. Your Eurail Pass is valid on all trains of this company. 

Below you can find an overview of private railway companies that also accept your Eurail Pass for free travel.

AB Appenzeller Bahnen

The Appenzeller Bahnen operates on the following routes in the north of Switzerland:

  • Altstätten – Gais

  • Gossau – Appenzell – Wasserauen

  • St.Gallen – Appenzell

  • St.Gallen – Trogen

  • Rorschach – Heiden

  • Rheineck – Walzenhausen

  • Speicherschwendi – Teufen.


It's possible to make reservations for groups.
For more information visit the AB website (only available in German)

AB Appenzeller Bahnen

ASM Aare Seeland Mobil AG

Aare Seeland Mobil runs a bus and a railway network in the Bieler Seeland and Oberaargau region.
The Aare Seeland bus operates on the following routes:

  • Biel – Pieterlen

  • Biel – Meinisberg

  • City bus Langenthal


The railway network covers the following routes:

  • Biel – Ins

  • Langenthal – Niederbipp – Solothurn

  • Langenthal – St. Urban Brick


For more information and timetables visit the ASM website (only available in French and German).

ASM Aare Seeland Mobil AG

BDWM Transport AG

The bus operates on the following routes:

  • Bremgarten – Oberwil - Lieli

  • Bremgarten – Oberrohrdorf

  • Meisterschwanden – Wohlen


The railway line runs between:

  • Wohlen – Dietikon


For more information visit the BDWM website (only available in German).

BDWM Transport AG

BLS AG

BLS operates panoramic trains on the route Bern – Lötschberg – Simplon. You'll cross the impressive Kander viaduct and you'll have the best view on the beautifull Rhone valley.

  • 1st and 2nd class cars available

  • Buffet and restaurant cars available

  • Reservations are not compulsory, but can be made at any train station in Switzerland

For more information visit the BLS website.

BLS AG

BLT Baselland Transport AG

BLT runs the tram network in Basel.
For departure times and more information visit the BLT website.

BLT Baselland Transport AG

CJ Chemins de Fer du Jura

Chemins de Fer du Jura operates in the mountains surrounding Freiberge and on the route Porrentruy – Bonfol

  • During the summer months a steam train operates on some of the routes

  • We recommend to make reservations in advance

For more information visit the CJ website.

CJ Chemins de Fer du Jura

FART Ferrovie Autolinee Regionali Ticinesi

This railway company operates on the scenic route Locarno – Domodossola (Italy) and is also known as Centovalli Railway. On your way from Locarno to Domodossola you'll see waterfalls, breathtaking mountain scenery, and sleepy villages.

FART Ferrovie Autolinee Regionali Ticinesi

FB Forchbahn AG

The Forchbahn operates on the route Zurich Stadelhofen – Esslingen.
For more information visit the FB website.

FB Forchbahn AG

FW Frauenfeld-Wil-Bahn AG

This train operates in the northwest of Switzerland on the route Frauenfeld – Wil.
For more information visit the FW Bahn website.

FW Frauenfeld-Wil-Bahn AG

Glacier Express

  • Route: Zermatt - Disentis

The Glacier Express is a panoramic trip through the Alpine heartland of Switzerland, and a memorable way of traveling from the eastern to the western Swiss Alps.

For more information visit the Glacier Express Website.

Glacier Express

LEB Chemins de Fer Lausanne-Echallens-Bercher

This train operates on the route Lausanne – Echallens – Bercher.
For more information visit the LEB website (only available in French).

LEB Chemins de Fer Lausanne-Echallens-Bercher

MBC Chemin de fer Bière-Apples-Morges

This train operates on the route Bière – Apples – Morges
For more information visit the MBC website (only available in French).

MBC Chemin de fer Bière-Apples-Morges

MOB and MVR

MOB and MVR Transports both operate the scenic Golden Pass train on the following route:

  • (Zurich –) Lucerne – Brünigpass – Interlaken – Zweisimmen – Montreux (– Geneva)

Read more about the Golden Pass train

MOB also operates the Chocolate Train on the following route:

  • Montreux – Broc-Chocolat

MOB and MVR

NstCM Chemin de Fer Nyon-St. Cergue-Morez

This train operates on the beautifull route Nyon – St. Cergue – Morez.
For more information visit the NstCM website (only available in French).

NstCM Chemin de Fer Nyon-St. Cergue-Morez

RA RegionAlps

This company runs a train and a bus network in the heart of Switzerland.

RA trains operate on the route:

  • Brig – Sion – Martigny – St.Maurice – St. Gingolph – Monthey – St. Maurice – Martigny – Sembrancher – Orsières / Le Chable


RA buses operate on the route:

  • Leukerbad – Visp

For more information visit the RA website (only available in French and German).

RA RegionAlps

RhB

RhB

RhB Rhätische Bahn AG

This railway company runs the famous Glacier Express and Bernina Express.

The Bernina Express operates on the route:

  • Chur/Davos/St. Moritz – Bernina pass – Poschiavo – Tirano


If you want to take a panoramic coach, a reservation is compulsory. The regional train that operates on this route is free as it's included in your pass.
Read more about the Bernina Express

The Glacier Express operates on the route:

  • Zermatt – Brig – Disentis – Chur – St.Moritz


Your Eurail pass in valid from Disentis to St. Moritz. The leg of the journey from Zermatt to Disentis is operated by a private railway company (MGB) that's not included in the pass. MGB does offer a 25% discount.
Read more about the Glacier Express

RhB Rhätische Bahn AG

SOB Südostbahn

The SOB operates on the following routes:

  • Romanshorn – St. Gallen – Herisau – Wattwil – Nesslau

  • Rapperswil – Seedamm – Pfäffikon SZ – Biberbrugg – Arth-Goldau

For more information visit the SOB website (only available in German).

SOB Südostbahn

SSIF Società Subalpina di Imprese Ferroviarie

The SSIF operates on the route Locarno – Domodossola.
For more information visit the SSIF website.

SSIF Società Subalpina di Imprese Ferroviarie

SZU Sihltal – Zurich – Uetliberg

The SZU operates op the following routes:

  • Zurich – Sihltal

  • Zurich – Uetliberg

Fore more information visit the SZU website (only available in German).

SZU Sihltal – Zurich – Uetliberg

TBS Regionalverkehr Bern- Solothurn

This company operates on the route Bern – Solothurn.
For more information visit the RBS website (only available in German).

TBS Regionalverkehr Bern- Solothurn

THURBO AG

Thurbo is a regional train network that operates in the east of Switzerland.
For more information visit the Thurbo website.

THURBO AG

TMR Transports de Martigny et sa Regions

This private railway company operates two services with panoramic windows:

  • The Saint-Bernard-Express runs on the route Martigny – Le Châble/Orsières

  • The Mont-Blanc-Express operates on the route Martigny – Chamonix.

For more information visit the TMR website.

TMR Transports de Martigny et sa Regions

TPC Transports Public du Chablais SA

TPC trains operate on the following routes in the southwest of Switzerland:

  • Aigle – Leysin

  • Aigle – Ollon – Monthey – Champery

  • Eagle Sepey – Diablerets

  • Bex – Villars – Bretaye


For more information visit the TPC website (only available in French).

TPC Transports Public du Chablais SA

TPF Transports Public Fribourgeois

TPF trains operate on the following routes:

  • Palézieux – Châtel-St. Denis – Bulle – Montbovon

  • Ins – Murten – Fribourg – Romont – Bulle

  • Bulle – Broc


For more information visit the TPF website.

TPF Transports Public Fribourgeois

TRAVYS SA

Travys operates bus and train lines in the Jura region as well as local public transport networks in Yverdon and Orbe.

Travys buses run on the following routes:

  • Yverdon – les-Bains Train Station – Dorp Chamblon

  • Yverdon – les-Bains Train Station – Gare Vallorbe

  • Mauborget – Chez Jacques L'Auberson


Travys trains operate on the routes:

  • Le Brassus – Vallorbe

  • Orbe – Chavornay

  • Yverdon-les-Bains – St. Croix


For more information visit the Travys website (only available in French)

TRAVYS SA

TRN Transports régionaux neuchâtelois

TRN operates the public transport network in Neuchâtel
For more information visit the TRN website (only available in French).

TRN Transports régionaux neuchâtelois

WB Waldenburgerbahn

WB operates on the route Waldenburg – Liestal in the Basel-land region.
For more information visit the WB website (only available in German).

WB Waldenburgerbahn

WSB Wynental- und Suhrentalbahn

WSB operetes a bus and train network in the area around Aarau.
For more information visit the WSB website (only available in German)

WSB Wynental- und Suhrentalbahn

ZB Zentralbahn AG

ZB trains operate between Lucerne, Engelberg, Brünig, and Interlaken Ost.
For more information visit the ZB website.

ZB Zentralbahn AG
There are also various Swiss private railway companies where you can travel with 25%-50% discount.