Swiss Card

Swiss Card

''Get there and back again, while saving 50%''

Are you planning to spend your Swiss vacation in one place? But would still like the freedom and flexibility to travel around? If so, the Swiss Card is just the ticket for you.

This ticket entitles you to travel to and from a Swiss border railway station or airport to your holiday destination. But that’s not all. It also gives you a 50% discount off train, bus, boat and mountain railway travel during your entire stay. The Swiss Card is perfect for holidaymakers who would like to spice up their stay with a few excursions.

Swiss Card Advantages at a Glance

Journey to and from a Swiss border railway stations or airport to your vacation destination

Show map of validity

50% discount off travel with trains, buses, boats during your stay
Children under the age of 16 travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one parent holding a Swiss Family Card

Swiss Card Information
  • The transfer to and from your holiday destination must be via the most direct route.
  • This ticket cannot be purchased at every points-of-sale in Switzerland.
  • It is available from all foreign Swiss Travel System points-of-sale.
  • Only persons domiciled outside Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein are entitled to purchase this ticket.
  • Listed EUR, USD and GBP prices are non-binding.
  • If paying in EUR, USD or GBP in Switzerland, the prevailing CHF exchange rate shall apply.
Swiss Card Miscellaneous Provisions

You are holder of a Swiss Travel System ticket. These tickets are available to persons with permanent residence outside Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein.
  • Your ticket is your personal ticket and is not transferable.
  • Please sign your ticket before beginning your journey and present it to the conductor together with your passport or identity card.
  • If you have an ''open date'' ticket, please have it validated at a station ticket office before beginning your journey.
  • Your ticket is valid from midnight of the first day of validity until 5.00 a.m. on the day following the last day of validity.
  • A refund is only possible if you return your ticket to the issuing office before the first day of validity, or before the period of validity is entered for an open date ticket
A Partial Refund is Only Possible in the Following Cases:
  1. - Illness or accident against presentation of relevant proof documents
  2. - Presentation for refund at the place where the journey is discontinued
  3. - A confirmation from a railway office can be produced
  • Your ticket will not be replaced if it is lost or stolen.
Swiss Card

The Swiss Card entitles you to one return trip between any Swiss border/ airport station and your destination on any line marked on the Swiss route map with a continuous line. You must complete the outward and return journey within one day and via the most direct route.

See List of Border / Airport Stations

Swiss Border Railway Stations

Basel Bad Bahnhof
Basel Main Station
Basel Airport
Bern Main Station (SBB/BLS)
Bern Belp
Buchs (St Gallen)
Chamonix-Mont Blanc
Genève Main Station
Genève Airport
Koblenz (Switzerland)
Konstanz (Germany)
Lugano Main Station
Lugano Airport
St Margrethen
Tirano (Italy)
Zurich Main Station
Zurich Airport

During your stay, the Swiss Card entitles you to purchase additional tickets at half price on all the routes marked with a continuous or dotted line.

The Swiss Card Map of Validity

The Swiss Card Show Map of Validity
  • The Swiss Card is valid for a maximum of one month (= 30 days) starting with the first transfer day but no longer than the day of the last transfer.
  • The Swiss Card is not valid as Swiss Museum Pass
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