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. Switzerland also has many private railway companies, and below you'll find an overview of the ones that 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)
- 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).
- 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).
- 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.
- BLT Baselland Transport AG
BLT runs a few regional trains in and around Basel (your Eurail Pass is valid on these trains).
For departure times and more information, visit the BLT website.
Note: BVB (not BLT) operate the city trams in Basel (your Eurail Pass is NOT valid on Basel's tram network).
- Bernina Express
Route: Chur - Tirano (via Samedan - Pontresina)
Seat reservations are mandatory only for the special panorama train and bus from Tirano to Lugano (these are 2 separate reservations). Prices are CHF 14.00 on summer and CHF 10.00 in winter. The regional train that operates on this route is also included in your pass.
The Bernina Express is a breathtaking train ride through the snow-capped mountain scenery of Switzerland.
For more information visit the Bernina Express website.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- LEB Chemins de Fer Lausanne-Echallens-Bercher
- 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
- 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).
- 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.
The Glacier Express operates on the route:
Zermatt – Brig – Disentis – Chur – St.Moritz
For more information, check the RhB website.
- 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).
- SSIF Società Subalpina di Imprese Ferroviarie
- Special SBB trains
These trains operate to and from German stations:
Basel SBB - Basel Bad Bf (station operated by DB)
Koblenz Grenze - Waldshut (this is an S-Bahn crossing the Rhine)
- 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.
- 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).
- 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)
- TRN Transports régionaux neuchâtelois
- WB Waldenburgerbahn
- WSB Wynental- und Suhrentalbahn
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