Swiss Travel Pass Flex : FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does my e-Ticket work?

The Swiss Travel Pass Flex has gone electronic! Rail Europe will issue a confirmation email with a PDF receipt - this is not a valid travel document. Travellers are required to activate their pass travel days on www.activateyourpass.com and will receive a valid ticket for each activated travel day. This can be shown on a mobile device or in printed form when tickets are being checked.

Activated travel days can be deactivated/changed any number of times until the day prior to the selected travel day (11:59pm). On the selected travel day, an activated ticket cannot be deactivated anymore.

What is the difference between a Consecutive days Pass and a flexi Pass?

A consecutive Pass is valid for the number of days purchased. A 21 day pass is valid for 21 days in a row, you are not required to travel every day if you do not wish, however you will lose those days and no refund can be issued for unused days.

The flexi Pass allows flexibility of travelling within a 1 month or 2 month period, i.e. 4 days in two months allows you to travel any given 4 days of your choice within a 2 month period

Where can I view train timetables?

Please select Train schedules from our website on the top toolbar select the relevant timetable. This will take you to a Query page, please fill in the form, To, Date and Time field and then click on search connection. In some instances it may ask you for the age, please type in any default age. (Do not request for a fare as this link is only used for train times) For train numbers/additional information please tick the far left hand side box, and this will bring up train times, if reservations are compulsory and additional details.

What constitutes a rail day?

For trains: A travel day is midnight to midnight. You can travel on as many trains as you like during this period.

A month on a pass is counted as a calendar month. For example, a pass that begins on October 15th, will expire at midnight on November 14th.

How far in advance can a sleeper or seat reservation be made?

Are Swiss Scenic Trains covered on my Swiss Travel Pass?

You are able to use your Swiss Travel Pass to travel on Swiss Scenic trains. Seat reservation fees apply.

Seat reservations are not compulsory on all other Swiss trains, including high speed trains. 

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