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Swiss Travel Pass App

The Swiss Travel Pass App allows you to compare savings versus individual ticket purchases

The Swiss Travel Pass App allows you to compare savings versus individual ticket purchases

Swiss Travel Pass App

The Swiss Travel Pass App runs on FilemakerGO (free) for your iPhone.

The purpose of the App is to allow you to keep track of your Swiss Travel Pass savings.

What is a Swiss Travel Pass? It is a pass which allows you to travel the Swiss transportation system (rail, bus, and lake boat), including free admission to many museums and some cablecar rides. The Glacier Express and some other scenic rides require seat reservations (additional purchase) but for the most part, is an incredible access for one price.

This app allows you to compare savings in advance, to see if the pass is worth its weight in gold.

I developed this app for my own use, but quickly found it so useful, that I am making it available for free to my website viewers.

This app is the basis of my HyperTravel, where I try to make out the rail and discounts over the validity of the pass. There are some days where I'm saving hundreds of dollars.

Updated on 2 November 2022: added notes section to record observations for segment travel.

Download the App for your iPhone (free)

Filemaker Go (needed to run the Swiss Travel Pass App) Free

Email: Questions About App

Email: Inquiry about Developing Your Own Custom App based on Filemaker

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About Swiss Travel Pass

The Swiss Travel Pass App runs on FilemakerGO (free) for your iPhone.

The About page gives you access to links and advice on how to travel on Second Class and then segment upgrade at a 50 percent discount. This method of travel works great if you don't want to pay First Class fare initially.

You can upgrade a segment at any time with the train conductor (ticket person) as they ask for tickets. Just sit in First Class and then after greeting the conductor, request a segment upgrade.

Download the App for your iPhone (free)

Filemaker Go (needed to run the Swiss Travel Pass App) Free

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Swiss Travel Pass QR Code

The Swiss Travel Pass App runs on FilemakerGO (free) for your iPhone.

The Pass page allows you to screen shot your QR code pass and store it for convenience and backup.

Generally, other than email, I will take a screen shot of my Swiss Travel Pass and store it as a Favorite in my iPhone photo album, and then store it here as well.

There are times when you may not have Internet access (in a tunnel), when you may not be able to access your email.

I suggest you download and install the SBB app, which gives you amazing access to the Swiss Rail routes and timetables.

Download the App for your iPhone (free)

Filemaker Go (needed to run the Swiss Travel Pass App) Free

Swiss Rail System Website SBB.ch

SBB Swiss Rail App at the Apple Store

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First Class Comfort is Amazing on all Swiss Trains

First Class Comfort is Amazing on all Swiss Trains

First Class or Second Class

The comfort and less people make First Class an easy choice.

If you are on a budget, purchase the Second Class Swiss Travel Pass. You can always to a segment upgrade to First Class by purchasing on the train from the conductor (ticket person who checks your tickets or pass). Simply request a segment upgrade to First Class and remind them that you get a 50 percent discount since you are a Swiss Pass Holder.

There are sometimes that you will not get your ticket checked in First Class (if the train is really packed during busy periods). If that is the case, you will get a free ride even though you are ready to purchase a segment upgrade with your Second Class pass if needed.

During my HyperTravel Swiss Travel Pass days, I've found only about 75 percent of the time do tickets get checked, and only about 25 percent of the time do they ask for ID along with your Swiss Travel Pass.

How To HyperTravel

HyperTravel Example from Lucerne (base) to Zermatt for the Day (second class with segment upgrades)

HyperTravel Example from Lucerne (base) to KlewenAlp and Lake Lucerne Area (second class with segment upgrades)

HyperTravel Example from Lucerne (base) to Engelberg Mt Titlis Area (second class with segment upgrades)

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