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Swiss railway companies covered by Interrail

Free train travel with many private Swiss railway companies

The main railway company in Switzerland is SBB/CFF/FFS. Your Interrail Pass is valid on all trains of this company. Switzerland also has many private railway companies, and below you'll find an overview of the ones that accept your Interrail Pass for free travel.

 

AB Appenzeller Bahnen

The Appenzeller Bahnen operates on the following routes in the north of Switzerland:

  • Altstätten – Gais

  • Gossau – Appenzell – Wasserauen

  • St.Gallen – Appenzell

  • St.Gallen – Trogen

  • Rorschach – Heiden

  • Rheineck – Walzenhausen

  • Speicherschwendi – Teufen


It's possible to make reservations for groups. 

For more information visit the AB website (only available in German).

ASM Aare Seeland Mobil AG

Aare Seeland Mobil runs a bus and a railway network in the Bieler Seeland and Oberaargau region.

The Aare Seeland bus operates on the following routes:

  • Biel – Pieterlen

  • Biel – Meinisberg

  • City bus Langenthal


The railway network covers the following routes:

 

  • Biel – Ins

  • Langenthal – Niederbipp – Solothurn

  • Langenthal – St. Urban Brick


For more information and timetables visit the ASM website (only available in French and German).

BDWM Transport AG

The bus operates on the following routes:

  • Bremgarten – Oberwil - Lieli

  • Bremgarten – Oberrohrdorf

  • Meisterschwanden – Wohlen


The railway line runs between:

 

  • Wohlen - Dietikon


For more information visit the BDWM website (only available in German).

BLS AG

BLS operates panoramic trains on the route Bern – Lötschberg – Simplon. You'll cross the impressive Kander viaduct and you'll have the best view on the beautifull Rhone valley.

  • 1st and 2nd class cars available

  • Buffet and restaurant cars available

  • Reservations are not compulsory, but can be made at any train station in Switzerland


For more information visit the BLS website.

BLT

BLT runs the tram network in Basel.
For departure times and more information visit the BLT website.

CJ Chemins de Fer du Jura

Chemins de Fer du Jura operates in the mountains surrounding Freiberge and on the route Porrentruy – Bonfol

  • During the summer months a steam train operates on some of the routes

  • We recommend to make reservations in advance


For more information visit the CJ website.

FART Ferrovie Autolinee Regionali Ticinesi

This railway company operates on the scenic route Locarno – Domodossola (Italy) and is also known as the Centovalli Railway. On your way from Locarno to Domodossola you'll see waterfalls, breathtaking mountain scenery and sleepy villages.

FW Frauenfeld-Wil-Bahn AG

This train operates in the northwest of Switzerland on the route Frauenfeld – Wil.
For more information visit the FW Bahn website.

LEB Chemins de Fer Lausanne-Echallens-Bercher

This train operates on the route Lausanne – Echallens – Bercher.
For more information visit the LEB website (only available in French).

MBC Chemin de fer Bière-Apples-Morges

This train operates on the route Bière – Apples – Morges
For more information visit the MBC website (only available in French).

MGB

MGB (Matterhorn-Gotthard Bahn) operates the scenic Glacier Express train on the following route:

  • Zermatt - St.Moritz/Davoa

 

For more information, visit the MGB website.

MOB and MVR

MOB and MVR Transports both operate the scenic Golden Pass train on the following route:

  • (Zurich –) Lucerne – Brünigpass – Interlaken – Zweisimmen – Montreux (– Geneva)


MOB also operates the Chocolate Train on the following route:

Montreux – Broc-Chocolat

NstCM Chemin de Fer Nyon-St. Cergue-Morez

This train operates on the beautifull route Nyon – St. Cergue – Morez.
For more information visit the NstCM website (only available in French).

RA RegionAlps

This company runs a train and a bus network in the heart of Switzerland.

RA trains operate on the route:

  • Brig – Sion – Martigny – St.Maurice – St. Gingolph – Monthey – St. Maurice – Martigny – Sembrancher – Orsières / Le Chable


RA buses operate on the route:

  • Leukerbad – Visp

For more information visit the RA website (only available in French and German).

RhB Rhätische Bahn AG

This railway company runs the famous Glacier Express and Bernina Express.


The Bernina Express operates on the route:

  • Chur/Davos/St. Moritz – Bernina pass – Poschiavo – Tirano


If you want to take a panoramic coach, a reservation is compulsory. The regional train that operates on this route is free as it's included in your pass.

The Glacier Express operates on the route:

  • Zermatt – Brig – Disentis – Chur – St.Moritz


For more information, check the RhB website.

SOB Südostbahn
  • The SOB operates on the following routes:

  • Romanshorn – St. Gallen – Herisau – Wattwil – Nesslau

  • Rapperswil – Seedamm – Pfäffikon SZ – Biberbrugg – Arth-Goldau


For more information visit the SOB website (only available in German).

SSIF Società Subalpina di Imprese Ferroviarie

The SSIF operates on the route Locarno – Domodossola.
For more information visit the SSIF website.

Special SBB trains
  • Your Pass is valid on the following routes:

  • Basel SBB - Basel Bad Bf (station operated by DB)

  • Koblenz Grenze - Waldshut (this is an S-bahn crossing the Rhine)


For more information visit theSBB website.

THURBO AG

Thurbo is a regional train network that operates in the east of Switzerland.
For more information visit the Thurbo website.

TMR Transports de Martigny et sa Regions

This private railway company operates two services with panoramic windows:

  • The Saint-Bernard-Express runs on the route Martigny – Le Châble/Orsières

  • The Mont-Blanc-Express operates on the route Martigny – Chamonix.


For more information visit the TMR website.

TPC Transports Public du Chablais SA

TPC trains operate on the following routes in the southwest of Switzerland:

  • Aigle – Leysin

  • Aigle – Ollon – Monthey – Champery

  • Eagle Sepey – Diablerets

  • Bex – Villars – Bretaye


For more information visit the TPC website (only available in French).

TPF Transports Public Fribourgeois

TPF trains operate on the following routes:

  • Palézieux – Châtel-St. Denis – Bulle – Montbovon

  • Ins – Murten – Fribourg – Romont – Bulle

  • Bulle – Broc


For more information visit the TPF website (available in English, waldenFrench and German)

TRAVYS SA

Travys operates bus and train lines in the Jura region as well as local public transport networks in Yverdon and Orbe.

Travys buses run on the following routes:

  • Yverdon – les-Bains Train Station – Dorp Chamblon

  • Yverdon – les-Bains Train Station – Gare Vallorbe

  • Mauborget – Chez Jacques L'Auberson


Travys trains operate on the routes:

  • Le Brassus – Vallorbe

  • Orbe – Chavornay

  • Yverdon-les-Bains – St. Croix

TRN Transports régionaux neuchâtelois

TRN operates the public transport network in Neuchâtel For more information visit the TRN website (only available in French).

WB Waldenburgerbahn

WB operates on the route Waldenburg – Liestal in the Basel-land region.
For more information visit the WB website (available in English and German).

WSB Wynental- und Suhrentalbahn

WSB operetes a bus and train network in the area around Aarau.
For more information visit the WSB website (only available in German).

ZB Zentralbahn AG

ZB trains operate between Lucerne, Engelberg, Brünig, and Interlaken Ost.
For more information visit the ZB website

There are also various Swiss private railway companies where you can travel with 25%-50% discount.