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