Eurail Benefits in Switzerland - Eurail Pass Benefits in Switzerland

Eurail Benefits in Switzerland

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.


Eurail Switzerland Transport Benefits

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.

Our Website has a Large and Comprehensive Swiss Rail Travel Section

Enjoy a free journey on RegioExpress

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

For more information, please visit

 Reservation is recommended.

Our Website has a Large and Comprehensive
Swiss Rail Travel Section


Eurail Switzerland Accommodation Benefits

Hotelcard Switzerland

Book hotels half price with Hotelcard

The Hotelcard allows you to stay for half price at 700 top hotels in beautiful Switzerland and its neighbouring countries.
  • Eurail Pass holders get an exclusive 50% discount on the purchase of a Hotelcard. 
  • Apply for your personal Hotelcard and benefit!
  • Order can be placed by telephone, quoting "eurail" discount code.
Hotelcard Switzerland Contact Information

Online: the
Hotelcard website 
Phone: +41 (0)33 550 59 95


Swiss Youth Hostels

Enjoy a discounted stay in one of the 43 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.
You can book your Swiss Youth Hostel online through the
Swiss Youth Hostel website
By sending an email to
By phone: +41 44 360 14 14

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


Balmers Hostel Interlaken

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!

Balmers Hostel Interlaken Booking Information

To claim your 10% discount:
  • Make your booking in advance, through Europe’s Famous Hostels Website (
  • Present your hostel booking confirmation email and Eurail Pass when checking in at the hostel.

Eurail Switzerland Attractions Benefits

Lake Geneva Cruises

Cruise the stunning lakes of Switzerland

Eurail Pass holders travel for free on this boat service:
Eurail pass holders travel at a 50% discount on the following boat services: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

See Our: 
Glacier Express Page.


Golden Pass Scenic Train
Travel through the heart of Switzerland with the Golden Pass Scenic Train

Eurail pass holders travel for free on this scenic train, travelling from Montreux to Lucerne. It links the Vaud River to Lake Lucerne and has direct connections to both Geneva and Zurich airport. Route:
  • Montreux - Interlaken - Lucerne
Reservation for this train is not required. For more information, visit the Golden Pass website

For more information, visit our dedicated Golden Pass Scenic Train page

See Our: Golden Golden Pass Scenic Train Page

Bernina Express in Summer

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.Routes
  • Chur (Switzerland) – Tirano (Italy) – Lugano (Switzerland)
  • St. Moritz (Switzerland) – Tirano (Italy) – Lugano (Switzerland)
Bernina Express 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.

Additional Information

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.

For more information, visit our dedicated Bernina Express page

See Our: Bernina Express Page

Cruise on Lake Constance

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).

Lake Constance Booking Information

Currently, the Eurail discount is only available in person. Present your Eurail pass at the dock when you make your reservation.

For more information contact the
BSB by email, call + 49 7531 3640 389 or visit the BSB website (only available in German).    


Eurail Switzerland Shopping Benefits

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.
  • Receive a welcome gift
For more information, please visit the Landquart website.

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