Interrail benefits in Switzerland
If your Interrail pass is valid in Switzerland, you can get discounted boat trips as well as other great offers.
Show your Interrail pass to receive your discount or special offer or contact the specific company in advance. The benefits apply during the validity of your pass, whereas free travel is only valid during travel days.
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:
- 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
Eurail Pass holders get a 25% discount on all our Mountain Excursions with Jungfrau Railways.
- Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe
- Grindelwald - First - Top of Adventure
- Harder Kulm - Top of Interlaken
- Schynige Platte - Top of Swiss Tradition
Tickets can be purchased at any of the Jungfrau Railways stations.
Travel directly from Zürich to Munich
Travel by bus for cheaper between Switzerland and Germany on the following route:
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
Interrail Pass holders can enjoy a free journey on RegioExpress Lötschberger.
For more information, please visit the BLS website.
Reservation is recommended which can be purchased at the station.
Enjoy a discounted stay in one of the 43 Swiss Youth Hostels
Interrail Pass holders get a 15% discount on a room (+ breakfast) in 43 Swiss Youth Hostels.
When placing orders by telephone or online, quote the Promo code "RAIL".
You can book your Swiss Youth Hostel:
Stay in Interlaken at Balmer's Hostel
As a member of Europe's Famous Hostels, Balmer's Hostel in Interlaken offers Interrail 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!
To claim your 10% discount:
Make your booking in advance, through Europe’s Famous Hostels Website (famoushostels.com).
Present your hostel booking confirmation email and Interrail Pass when checking in at the hostel.
Cruise the stunning lakes of Switzerland
Interrail pass holders travel for free on this boat service:
BLS boat services on Lake Brienz and Lake Thun
Interrail pass holders get a 50% discount on the following boat services:
BSG boat services on Lake Biel and on the river Aare between Biel and Solothurn
CGN boat services on Lake Geneva
LNM boat services on Lake Neuchâtel / Murten
SGV boat services on Lake Luzerne
URh boat services on the river Rhine between Constance and Schaffhausen
ZSG boat services on Lake Zurich
Just show your Interrail pass before you get on the boat to receive the free or discounted boat trip.
Discover the Stanserhorn on the world's first cabrio cable car
Interrail pass holders get a 25% discount on this special cabrio cable car that takes you to the top of the Stanserhorn.
Just show your Interrail pass at the ticket window to receive your discount.
For more information, check the Stanserhorn-Bahn website.
The Glacier Express
Interrail Pass holders travel for free on the Glacier Express. This scenic train goes over 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels.
Reservations for this train are compulsory. Read more on our Glacier Express page.
Travel through the heart of Switzerland with the Golden Pass scenic train
Interrail pass holders travel for free 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. Route:
Montreux - Interlaken - Lucerne
Reservation for this train is compulsory. For more information, visit the Golden Pass website.
Gotthard Panoramic Express
Interrail 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.
Experience a breathtaking ride on the Bernina Express
A train ride so breathtaking, the route itself is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Present your Interrail 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.
Chur (Switzerland) – Tirano (Italy) – Lugano (Switzerland)
St. Moritz (Switzerland) – Tirano (Italy) – Lugano (Switzerland)
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.
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.
Shop till you drop in Landquart Fashion Outlet
Show your Interrail Pass at the Center Management Office in Landquart Fashion Outlet and get:
A VIP voucher offering 10% discount on outlet prices
A welcome drink in the 'Margaux' restaurant
A welcome gift
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.