Train Tickets in Europe -Switzerland

Modified on Wed, 17 Jan 2024 at 05:23 PM

For the train tickets in Switzerland, what are the age limits for reduced fares? Infants and children aged 0-5 who are accompanied can enjoy free of charge. 

Children and youth aged 6-15 can enjoy reduced fare. 

Passengers aged 16 and over pay full fare (excluding passholder fares).

What are the differences between 1st and 2nd class train ticket in Switzerland? Those who appreciate a bit of luxury travel 1st class. 1st class coaches provide additional amenities such as  wider seats, more legroom and electrical power outlets. Furthermore, 1st class passengers benefit from quiet and business zones. With a 1st class train ticket, you benefit from greater comfort thanks to ample legroom,  more space between your seat and the one next to you, adjustable seats, power sockets in each compartment and 2+1 seating configuration, with the access to the coaches with business zones and quiet zones.

How do I get the train ticket in Switzerland that I have purchased online? 

You will receive your e-ticket by email, which is available in PDF attachment with the train journey information  and a QR code or barcode to you digitally and you can save and present it as a screen ticket directly on your  smartphone or tablet for train boarding and inspection. If your device battery dies or screen is cracked and you  are unable to show a valid e-ticket and its QR code or barcode for inspection, it will be treated the same as  any other customer unable to provide any other type of ticket, in line with the rail authority’s ticketless travel  policy. You will need to purchase another ticket and may be subject to payment of a fine/penalty. It is  recommended to print out the e-ticket. 

The ticketing method of train tickets in Switzerland may vary from time to time and may differ from journey to  journey. Please refer to the instruction shown on your booking platform and ticket.

Are the train tickets in Switzerland refundable and exchangeable? 

We offer train tickets in both options in Switzerland: non-refundable and/or non-exchangeable options at a  lower price; and refundable and/or exchangeable options (fee applied) at a standard price. 

Furthermore, the Economy Day Pass (i.e. Saver Day Pass) offers another option with higher flexibility but at  an affordable price. The Economy Day Pass means that it is now even cheaper to spend a full day travelling in Switzerland from EUR 52. With the Economy Day Pass, you can travel throughout Switzerland for a day. Whether on SBB trains or trains of other rail companies, on boats, buses, trams or postbuses, the Economy  Day Pass opens up a wide range of routes for you. Economy Day Pass is available for both 1st and 2nd class. The earlier you book, the lower the price. Economy Day Pass is only available when booking in advance: from 

60 days in advance up to the day before travel. It cannot be purchased on the day of travel and is available in  different price bands with different advance booking periods and availabilities: the earlier you buy, the cheaper  you travel. 

The after-sales conditions of train tickets in Switzerland may vary from time to time and may differ from journey  to journey. Please refer to the conditions shown on your booking platform and ticket.

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