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Switzerland: Swiss All-in-One Pass on Train, Bus, Boat

1. Switzerland: Swiss All-in-One Pass on Train, Bus, Boat

Explore the beauty of Switzerland as you travel with a Swiss Rail pass, valid all over the country. Have the benefit of unlimited usage of public transport and free entrance to over 500 museums across the country.  This ticket offers hassle-free and unlimited travel throughout Switzerland on the Swiss Train Network, buses, and public boats. This pass includes the Glacier Express, Golden Pass Line, Bernina Express, and others. This pass includes museum admission, boat rides, and discounts on many mountain excursions. Choose between a 3-, 4-, 6-, 8-, or 15-day pass and discover the beauty of Switzerland in your own way. 

Swiss Travel Pass: Unlimited Travel on Train, Bus & Boat

2. Swiss Travel Pass: Unlimited Travel on Train, Bus & Boat

The Swiss Travel Pass is a must-have for any traveler to Switzerland. You can enjoy unlimited access by public train, bus, and boat to over 90 cities and towns and benefit from free entrance to 500+ museums, discounted city tours, and access to private and scenic trains with a pre-requisite seat reservation. There are two broad types of Swiss Travel Pass: Continuous and Flexi, with an option to choose from 3, 4, 8, and 15 days. Apart from it being an ‘all-in-one’ pass which allows a traveler to access all modes of public transportation within the country, it also offers numerous other benefits on the mountain excursions. So be it the adventurous, the avid or the leisure traveler, you will have the chance to make the most of your Switzerland Travel Pass.

Zürich Card: Save on Attractions, Transport, and Dining

3. Zürich Card: Save on Attractions, Transport, and Dining

Explore Zurich with a ticket for day visitors who want to include a visit to a museum or an excursion to a local recreation area (Uetliberg-Felsenegg or Lake Zurich) on their trip. The ticket is also valid between the airport and the city center. Enjoy Zurich to the fullest and save at the same time. The principle is very simple. When you purchase a Zürich Card you save on transportation, admissions, dining, souvenirs, and more. The Zürich Card is valid for either 24 or 72 hours, and is available at a discount for children between the ages of 6 and 16. When you explore the sights of beautiful Zurich with your Zürich Card you receive great benefits and savings. Enjoy free rides on trams, buses, trains, and boats. Your card is also valid on the cableways in Zurich and the surrounding area. You get free admission to most museums in the city and delicious surprises at special restaurants in Zurich. You will reap the rewards of a 10% discount at 16 traditional and urban shops in the city, and save on souvenirs and tours offered by Zürich Tourism. When you use the Zürich Card you save as you stay and play. Don’t miss out on the unbeatable savings and perks that the Zürich Card offers. Save 50% on the ‘Zurich Old Town Walking Tour’, the ‘City Tour: Me, My Zurich and You,’ and the ‘Pub Crawl-Nightlife Tour. Save 20% on the ‘City Tour Through Zurich by Bus’ and save 33% on the ‘Urania Sternwate’ tour. Take off 10% on the ‘E-Bike Tour City,’ the ‘Zurich Food Tour,’ the ‘Tuk Tuk-City Tour,’ the ‘City Tour by eTukTuk with Chocolate Tasting,’ and the ‘Zuri Bar-Quest Tour.’ Enjoy free admission to the Grossmunster Church and the Fraumunster Church. Have free entry to the National Museum Zurich, the Kunsthalle Zurich, the Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Museum Strauhof, Helmhaus Zurich, the Museum fur Gestaltung, the Beyer Clock and Watch Museum, the North American Native Museum, the Pavillon Le Corbusier, and the Swiss Finance Museum. View the the Alterhumer-Magazin, the Zurich City of Guilds, Muhlerama, and the Zurich Museums Association with free addmission. Get 30% off the Kunsthaus Zurich and the Fifa Museum. Have a half off the Cabaret Voltaire and the Kulturama Museum of Mankind. See the Lindt Home of Home of Chocolate with 10% off, the Musee Visionnaire with 44% off, and the Museum Rietberg with 60%. Indulge with a 10% discount at the Airport Fitness and Wellness, aja Zurich Wellness, and Hurlimann and Spa Zurich. Go for a dip with 50% of swimming at Dolder Bad. Savor a culinary surprise at Brasserie Spirgaten, Café and Restaurant Sprungli, Haus Hiltl, Restaurant Spitz, and Siagon. Shop your heart out with a 10% discount for Berg und Tal, Lindt Shop Home of Chocolate Kilchberg, Schweizer Heimatwerk, Vollenweider Chocolatier Confiseur, Zurich Souvenir, Meng Cutlery, Franz Carl Weber, and Teddy’s Souvenir-Shop.  Stay connected with 20% off Travel’s Wifi. Make a splash with 15% off Alpamare. Admire views with free admission to the Zurich Airport Observation Deck B. Get back to nature with free admission to the Zurich Wilderness Park Sihlwald and the Zurich Wilderness Park Langenberg. Keep your buget with 20% off the Bruno Weber Park and the Unwelt Arena Schweiz, and 10% off the Zurich Zoo. Feast your eyes with 10% off Arthouse Cinemas Zurich, Kino Houdini, the Zurich Opera House, Riffraff, and the Schauspielhaus Zurich, and up to 12% off at the Kulturhaus Kosmos. Listen in with 10% off at Moods and Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich. Dance your heart away with free admission to the Plaza Club and play some cards with free entry to Casino Zurich. Sip some drinks with 10% off the Cabaret Voltaire bar and a 2 for 1 beer or sparkling wine deal at the Plaza Bar. 

Geneva City Pass: Discounts and Free Offers at 40 Sights

4. Geneva City Pass: Discounts and Free Offers at 40 Sights

With the Geneva City Pass, you can explore city and countryside in all their splendor. Free entry, reduced rates, vouchers and many surprises await you with the Geneva Pass, which will help you to discover the city and its cultural and cosmopolitan riches, as well as its parks, mountains, and lakes. The Geneva City Pass offers many tours such as a guided walking tour of the Old Town, a classic city tour from the iconic Jet d'Eau water fountain to the International district of Geneva, or a guided tour in Carouge, a wealthy suburb of Geneva with a well established art scene. Don’t want to walk too much? Take a mini-train along the shores of Lake Geneva. From there you could also hop on a boat to see more of the beautiful Lake Geneva and the sights it has to offer as you cruise along the Rhône, or you could rent some water vehicles (sailing, pedal, or motorboats) yourself. It's all included in your pass! Not enough yet? Take the cable car up to mount Salève and look over Geneva from above. Speaking of mountains, a night skiing package with fondue afterwards is also included in your pass. Nothing caught your fancy yet? How about spending some time in one of Geneva’s numerous museums! Whether you're interested in science, modern art, ethnography, or the history of Switzerland, there is something to suit all tastes. Visit the Fondation Baur and Musée des Arts d’Extrême-Orient to see art from the Far East, or stop by Musée Ariana which has a one of a kind collection of glass and ceramic art pieces. This and much more awaits you with the Geneva City Pass!

Fribourg City Card with Free Public Transport

5. Fribourg City Card with Free Public Transport

Discover the city of Fribourg at your own pace and with a multitude of options open to you with the Fribourg City Card. Choose between a 1-day or 2-day option and get free access to all museums, public transit, and to the main tourist attractions.   If museums are your thing, check out: the Chemin de Fer du Kaeserberg, the Art & History Museum, the Espace Jean-Tinguely & Niki de St-Phalle, the Natural History Museum, the Swiss Puppet Museum, and the Swiss Sewing Machine Museum. You can also drop by the contemporary art center, the Botanic Gardens, the Gutenburg Museum, the Bible and Orient Museum, the Sensler Museum, and "Across the Screen". The other fun activities included on your card are a hop-on hop-off ticket to the small train that goes through the Old Town, a round of Urban Golf, access to the Cathedral’s tower, bowling, and access to the city’s pools.   On top of all that, your card gives you free public transportation as well as free access to the city’s funicular (cable car). The whole city is open to you with this city card.

Swiss Travel Pass Flex:All-in-One travel pass-train,bus,boat

6. Swiss Travel Pass Flex:All-in-One travel pass-train,bus,boat

Experience Switzerland fully and travel flexibly with a Swiss Travel Pass Flex, valid on the train network, buses, and public boats all over the country. Choose between a 3, 4, 6, 8 or 15 flexible day pass. Journey on the renowned Glacier Express, Golden Pass Line, and Bernina Express to see Switzerland's epic mountains and sprawling views up close. Traveling at your leisure, visit over 500 museums across the country as part of the pass to learn more about Switzerland. Activate and deactivate your pass easily online as per your individual travel needs within its month-long validity. Enjoy unlimited and hassle-free movement throughout the country within the valid month of travel.

Zurich Fitness Pass

7. Zurich Fitness Pass

Workout while on vacation, or a business trip and check out some of Zurich's hottest fitness centers with this easy-to-use Zurich fitness pass. Choose from hundreds of classes and more than 20 gyms. Take classes in cycling, Pilates, boxing, yoga and more to get your heart-pumping. Accommodate your schedule and fitness level with free cancellation up to 2 hours before the class starts. Feel unburdened without having to pay costly membership fees. Choose the pass that works best for you with 1, 2, or 4 visit options that are valid for 6 months from date of purchase.  Don't let travel get in the way of your home fitness and healthy routines with the easy to use Zurich Fitness Pass. Zurich is a city renowned for innovation and this is especially the case with the range of super fitness options available to visitors. With the Fitness Pass you get access to dozens of gyms and fitness classes right across the city. How to Book - Select the pass that works for you with 1, 2 and 4 entry options that are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase. - After booking, you will receive a confirmation email with a link and a unique passcode. - Click the link, enter your code and create your virtual account (takes less than 30 seconds). - Select the gym or class that suits you and follow the relevant instructions. Choose from dozens of fitness classes, including yoga, pilates, spinning, boxing and much more with access to many top gyms and studios. Select workout options to accommodate your schedule and fitness level. Benefit from free cancellation up to 2 hours before the classes start, with no membership fees required. Even if you buy a Pass and change your mind or you don't find a class that suits you, we will give you a full refund (not applicable to partially used passes).

Zurich Premium Fitness Pass

8. Zurich Premium Fitness Pass

Discover what makes the Zurich fitness scene so great with the Boddy Premium Fitness Pass. So, don't let your travels get in the way of your home fitness and health routines with the easy-to-use Zurich solution. For those looking to stay healthy and have fun at the same time we have something for you as we work closely with more than 30+ fitness experiences, gyms and studios across the city. How to Book - Select the pass that works for you with 1, 2 and 5 entry options that are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. - After booking, you will receive a confirmation email with a link and a unique passcode. - Click the link, enter your code, and create your virtual account (takes less than 30 seconds). - Select the gym or class that suits you and follow the relevant instructions. With dozens of daily classes (Spinning, Pilates, Cross fit, Yoga, Dance, Barre), the Zurich Pass offers workout options to accommodate your schedule and fitness level. Unlike other fitness apps or one-time gym visit solutions, you’ll have free cancellation up to 2 hours before the class starts and with no membership fees required. Even if you buy a Pass and change your mind or you don't find a class that suits you, we will give you a full refund (not applicable to partially used passes).

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3.9 / 5

based on 11 reviews

The Zurich card is a fantastic option for traveling within Zurich. We ended up using the train, tram, bus and boat. A point of attention is that you quickly enter the gray zones where you should pay. We only found out on the last day, but were never checked. You activate the card by stamping it in the blue (near the tram) or orange (train) poles / machines. Insert the card and it gets a day stamp, after which it is valid for 24 or 72 hours.

Used this to board a ferry from the transport museum to the Lucerne train station and a bus ride. Most of the train travel was covered by Eurrail. This works with the glacier express too but we tried to book a little too late so there were no reservations. Yet used regular trains running the same route for that visual experience.

We made use of the Swiss Travel Pass. It was amazing. The ticket arrived right and fast. And great value. I recommend

Worth a 2-week journey as we used the trains a lot. Also it works as a museum pass as well.

Trains and busses on time - what a wonderful experience!