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Eurail Pass Benefits in 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 Euail Pass, whereas free passage on trains, buses or ferries is only valid on travel days.

Transport

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.

Enjoy a free journey on RegioExpress

Eurail Pass holders can enjoy a free journey on RegioExpress Lötschberger for free.

 

For more information, please visit the RegioExpress websiteReservation is recommended.

Get free transportation on the S-Bahn

Eurail pass holders can travel for free on the S-Bahn in Zürich. 

Swiss Private Railway companies

There are many other private railway lines in Switzerland, and many will offer Pass holders a discount on ticket prices. The following train companies offer between 25% - 50% discount.

 

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The following private train companies offer a discount:

  • BET: 25%. Bergbahnen Engelberg -Trübsee - Kleintitilis
  • BGF: 25%.  Bergbahnen Grindelwald – First
  • BLM: 25%.  Bergbahn Lauterbrunnen – Mürren
  • BOB : 25%. Berner Oberland - Bahnen: Interlaken Ost - Grindelwald / Lauterbrunnen
  • BOB-spb: 25%.  Schynige Platte Bahn
  • HB :25%.  Harderbahn
  • LSMS-lsms: 25%.  Stechelberg - Schilthorn
  • JB: 25%.  Jungfraubahn: Kleine Scheidegg - Jungfraujoch
  • PB : 50%. Pilatusbahn sowie: VBL, Verkehrsbetriebe Luzern (Linie 1 Luzern Bahnhof – Kriens Zentrum)
  • RB :50%. Rigi - Bahnen: Arth - Goldau - Rigi Kulm / Vitznau - Rigi Kulm
  • SMF-lsm: 25%.  Stöckalp - Melchsee – Frutt
  • SthB :25%.  Stanserhorn - Bahn
  • WAB :25%.  Wengernalpbahn: Grindelwald / Wengen - Kleine Scheidegg

Jungfrau Railways

Eurail Pass holders get a 25% discount on all our Mountain Excursions with Jungfrau Railways.

 

Tickets can be purchased at any of the Jungfrau Railways stations.

Accommodation

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Enjoy a discounted stay in Swiss Youth Hostels

Eurail Pass holders get a 15% discount on a room (+ breakfast) in 43 Swiss Youth Hostels.

Use the Promo code "RAIL" when you book your room.

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How to get this offer:

You can book your Swiss Youth Hostel:

 

Please note that the offer is valid on rack rates only, not on existing offers or special offers. Present the pass at check-in.

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Stay in Interlaken at Balmer's Hostel

As a member of Europe's Famous Hostels, Balmer's Hostel in Interlaken offers Eurail Pass holders a 10% discount on advance bookings. Enjoy a friendly hostel atmosphere while saving on your stay slap bang in the middle of the Swiss Alps!

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How to get this offer:

  1. Make your booking in advance, through Europe’s Famous Hostels Website (famoushostels.com).

  2. Present your hostel booking confirmation email and Eurail Pass when checking in at the hostel.

Attractions

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Cruise the stunning lakes of Switzerland

Eurail Pass holders travel for free and with a discount on several boat services on the Lakes in Switzerland.

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Eurail Pass holders travel for free on this boat service:

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

 

How to get the offer:

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

The Glacier Express

Eurail Pass holders travel for free on this scenic train, traveling over 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels.

Reservations for this train are mandatory and cost 33 Swiss francs. For more information, visit our dedicated Glacier Express page.

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

Eurail pass holders travel for free (you have to use a travel day) 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. 


On the following route:

 

  • Montreux - Interlaken - Lucerne

 

Reservation for this train is not required. 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

 

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.

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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.

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Valid on the following 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.

 

Good to know
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.

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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).

Gotthard Panoramic Express

 

Eurail Pass holders can enjoy a very special journey on the Gotthard Panoramic Express for free.

 

A reservation is compulsory, for more information about this train you can visit the website.