Switzerland is full of nature wonders and with Swiss Travel Pass mountain excursions you can experience much more, see the most beautiful peaks, glaciers, Swiss cows and many mountain stations really up high.

Swiss travel pass allows you to travel in Switzerland easily and comfortably using trains, buses, and mountain gondolas. With Swiss Travel Pass you will get discounts to the best places and will travel with ease.

Swiss Travel Pass advantages

  • Unlimited travel by train, bus, and boat in Switzerland.
  • Unlimited travel on premium panorama trains where you can explore the mountains and different mountain passes.
  • Unlimited use of public transport in more than 90 towns & cities in Switzerland, meaning you can use local trams and buses with no problem.
  • Free tickets to more than 500 museums in different locations in Switzerland. During your trip you can visit all the museums – you will never get bored.
  • Free Mountain excursions included: Rigi, Stoos, and Stanserhorn – these are free for you. These are in our list of Best Swiss Travel Pass mountain excursions.
  • Up to 50% discount on many other mountain excursions in Switzerland – some of them are as well in our list of Best Swiss Travel Pass mountain excursions.

Swiss Travel Pass prices

You are able to choose a different number of days depending on how long are you in Switzerland: 3, 4, 6, 8 or 15 consecutive days.

Product Price in CHF in
2nd class
Price in CHF in
1st class
Swiss Travel Pass 3 days 232.00 369.00
Swiss Travel Pass 4 days 281.00 447.00
Swiss Travel Pass 6 days 359.00 570.00
Swiss Travel Pass 8 days 389.00 617.00
Swiss Travel Pass 15 days 429.00 675.00

Especially if you are traveling alone in Switzerland – this is a very good deal, because, for example in 15 days just for 429 CHF (just for 28.6CHF a day you can cross the whole Switzerland back and forth), you can travel all around Switzerland limitless and visit 500 museums for free – you will never have a boring day. It is unlimited fun to see mountains, beautiful Swiss villages, Swiss castles and so on.

Check out: 25 best places to visit in Switzerland.

Swiss Travel Pass mountain excursions

Stoos

Stoos is a really impressive place as it has the steepest funicular in the world – yes, in the whole wide world.

You will get into a very nicely designed funicular that will take you up the mountain and in the meantime, you will be able to see how steep is the climb: at one moment it goes above 90 percent angle.

Stoos is located at 1305 meters and once you get there you will find the whole village up there: it is a famous hiking place in summer and skiing place in the winter season.

The village is quite small with a population of over 100 people, but in the daytime, it doubles, triples, and so on as so many people come there each day. You will find many restaurants, hotels and a nice mountain station.

This excursion with a Swiss Travel Pass is free.

Mount Rigi

Mount Rigi
Mount Rigi

Mount Rigi is a very nice location with beautiful views of Lucerne surrounding and a huge lake.

Mount Rigi elevation is 1798 meters and it is surrounded by huge mountains all around – you may see white peaks in summertime as well.

On the mountain, you will find a train station with a hotel, restaurant and a huge viewing point area.

This excursion with a Swiss Travel Pass is free.

Stanserhorn

Stanserhorn is another beautiful viewing point in the canton of Nidwalden.

Stanserhorn is at 1898 meters and has a beautiful revolving restaurant where you can enjoy local food and even a candlelight dinner.

I really suggest visiting Stanserhorn in the late evening as all the lights are on in the surroundings – the view is magical.

As well Stanserhorn is a great place to hike around and simply spend time with friends or family.

This excursion with a Swiss Travel Pass is free.

Jungfraujoch

Jungfraujoch
Jungfraujoch

Jungfraujoch is one of the most exclusive mountain stations in Switzerland.

It is sitting at a whopping 3463 meters altitude and winter is there all year long.

The location is extremely beautiful with the views of the glacier, it has the highest watch shop in Europe, restaurants, chocolate shop and so many other activities.

The trip starts in Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen and once you reach Kleine Scheidegg – the train goes really steep up and enters the mountain – you will ride quite a while in the middle of the mountain. It was an engineering wonder once this railway was built.

Check out: the best hikes in the Jungfrau region.

The trip to Jungfraujoch can easily be a whole day trip as there’s so much to see and do on the top. Just the views themselves are jaw-dropping.

Gornergrat

Gornergrat hotel
Gornergrat hotel

Actually, I have just done a hike to Gornergrat from Zermatt – a magical place. The hike itself is 3-4 hours with an astonishing end place at Gornergrat hotel.

Gornergrat is at 3100 meters and the train will take you straight from Zermatt Gornergrat station (not the main station). The train will go through beautiful valleys and slowly will climb up to the top (you will climb 1500 meters in altitude).

On the top, you will find an iconic Gornergrat hotel with a restaurant and souvenir shop.

As well there is a small chapel, Zooom the Matterhorn @Gornergrat experience, and a huge viewing area.

The mountains all around you are one of the highest in Switzerland, many 4000ers with white peaks, glaciers, and many other natural wonders. This place is magical and offers one of the best mountain experiences in Switzerland.

If you have more time – I highly recommend spending time in the Gornergrat hotel as at night you can watch the stars in this pristine place.

Matterhorn Paradise

Matterhorn is pretty much the most famous mountain in Switzerland – it is the very well-known Toblerone mountain.

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is a mountain station located at 3883 meters – the highest mountain station in Europe.

The mountain station is not located on Matterhorn – but in front of it and offers the best views of the mountain and if you are lucky – you can even see Mont Blanc in France.

The trip to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise will start in Zermatt and with a couple of changes of mountain gondolas, you will reach the top in less than 1 hour. Be aware that the air is thinner up there and you may feel dizzy in the beginning.

In the mountain station, you will find a shop, a restaurant, a museum, and a glacier paradise (you will be able to walk inside the glacier).

In this place, even in summer, some people go skiing as snow never leaves you at such altitude.

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is really a special place to spend the whole day.

Mount Pilatus

Mount Pilatus
Mount Pilatus

Mount Pilatus is yet another beautiful mountain station next to Lucerne.

Mount Pilatus is located at 2128 meters altitude and is reachable with gondolas from Kriens or with a train from Alpnachstad. This is an exceptional place as there are not that many places in the world where you can reach the mountain top not only with a cable car but with a train as well.

The whole climb will take you less than one hour. The train ride is pretty steep and offers amazing experience.

The views from Mount Pilatus are magical: you can see many other peaks and a huge lake below.

On the top you will find many viewing points, a shop, a restaurant, and even a hotel.

Schilthorn

Schilthorn
Schilthorn

Schilthorn is a famous location in Switzerland as one of the Bond movies (You only live twice) was shot over there in the Swiss Alps.

Schilthorn is reachable in two ways: by a gondola from Stechelberg and by a gondola from Mürren.

I would highly recommend the Mürren way, becaus to reach Mürren you will need to take a gondola from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp and after that you will take a beautiful old school red Swiss train to Mürren. This train ride is quite panoramic and you will see the huge mountains on the other side the whole time. So the whole trip from Lauterbrunnen to Schilthorn via Mürrern will be one great experience.

Schilthorn is located at 2970 meters altitude and other there you will find a huge viewing area and as well a restaurant where you can relax and enjoy the 360 degrees views.

It is a great place to hike and spend time with your family.

Titlis

Titlis Cliff Walk

Titlis is the only place in Switzerland that has a turning mountain gondola – it turns around 360 degrees once you go up. It is quite an experience.

Titlis is a very famous skiing location in winter and hiking location in summer.

Titlis is located at 3238 meters and offers quite a lot of activities:

  1. The famous Titlis Cliff walk – 3,041 meters above sea level and 500 meters off the ground. I have done it myself – a very cool experience.
  2. Glacier cave – do you want to spend some time inside the glacier?
  3. Ice Flyer – it will take you above the glacier.
  4. Titlis Glacier Park – a perfect place for families to ski down the slopes on a minibob and many other fun activities.
  5. A restaurant and accommodation – perfect place to relax and spend a night.

Glacier 3000

Glacier-3000
Glacier-3000

Glacier 3000 is yet another glacier experience in Switzerland located not so far from the famous Gstaad.

Glacier 3000 is located at over 3000 meters altitude and you can reach a glacier from there just in minutes.

On the mountain, you will as well find the highest toboggan run in the world, a restaurant, a glacier walk, and a famous Tissot Suspension bridge walk (as seen in the picture above).

Glacier 3000 is a perfect place to spend more time in the summertime as you can walk on a plateau and hike at over 3000 meters altitude for quite some time, no need to hike higher. Over there you will as well find some astonishing via Ferrata routes.

In wintertime, you can experience amazing dogsled rides, cross-country skiing, and skiing or snowboarding.

This place is a lot of fun all year round.

FAQ about Swiss Travel Pass mountain excursions

What mountains are free with Swiss Travel Pass?

There are three very beautiful mountains that are free to get to with a Swiss Travel Pass: Mount Rigi, Stoos and Stanserhorn. We have discussed in detail all of these in this article.

Does Swiss Travel Pass cover Mt Titlis?

Not fully, you will get a discount for your trip up to Mt Titlis.

Can I use a Swiss Travel Pass to Jungfrau?

Yes, you will get a discount. But you can get to Jungfrau region for free with a Swiss Travel Pass.

Is Lauterbrunnen free with Swiss Pass?

Yes, you will get for free to this beautiful mountain village with a Swiss Travel Pass. Do not forget to visit famous waterfalls over there and do some hiking in Lauterbrunnen or Wengen.

What does Swiss Travel Pass cover in Jungfrau?

You can get to Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, Mürren, Wengen for free, but if you want to get up to Jungfraujoch, Kleine Scheidegg, Schilthorn – you will get a discount, but not free.

Does Swiss Travel Pass cover Interlaken?

Yes, you can get to Interlaken for free.

Do I need to buy Swiss Pass in advance?

No, you can buy it once you come to Switzerland, no need to pre book it.

Swiss Travel Pass mountain excursions conclusions

Switzerland has limitless activities and experiences to offer you. You will never get bored and have an amazing time in the Swiss Alps all year round.

Swiss Travel Pass will help you not only to visit all of the places in the easiest way but as well to save quite a lot of money.

Do not forget to visit all free mountain excursions: Stoos, Rigi, and Stanserhorn.

On all other excursions, you will get a 30-50 percent discount.

All the best and have an amazing time in Switzerland!

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