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Junior TravelCard for Tourists

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Hi, we will be visiting Switzerland from June 14 (Geneva) to June 18 (Zurich).  Based on my understanding and interpretation of the information in the website, we should be able to get Junior TravelCards for my children (14 & 9) at a staffed ticket location in Geneva with just our passports and passport-photos for them.   I also read something about paper cards for tourists (valid for up to 30 days), is that still the case?  My 9-yr old does not have a mobile phone or e-mail address yet so managing her travel card in the app or online gets complicated.


Hello @a_blasquez 

Thank you for your query.

The Swiss Travel Pass is available for 3, 4, 6, 8 or 15 consecutive or freely selectable days of travel.

Children from their 6th up to their 16th birthday accompanied by at least one parent (holding a Swiss Travel System ticket) travel free of charge with the complimentary Swiss Family Card.

You will find all the information on the following link: Swiss Travel Pass – the All-in-one-Ticket for Switzerland | SBB

I wish you a nice day.


Hi Giorgia, I'm afraid it's not cost-efficient for us to get a Swiss Travel Pass which start at the low CHF 200.  Over the course of 4 days we will only be traveling from Geneva to Montreux and Montreux to Zurich (via Luzerne for a day visit).  Even at full price, each adult would be around CHF 195, and I'm just about to buy Super Saver and Saver Day Passes for us.  This is why I'm interested in getting my children a Junior TravelCard.  I would appreciate if you can confirm if as tourists we can get one and if in fact there is a paper card for them or if it absolutely has to be loaded into a mobile phone.  Thank you very much.

Hello @a_blasquez 

Thank you very much for your feedback.

The Junior Card can of course also be purchased for guests from abroad. The Junior Card is loaded on the SwissPass card. The address of the child must be recorded in any case. Delivery time to foreign countries must also be taken into account (at least 14 days).

You can find more information here: Junior Travelcard and Children’s Co-Travelcard | SBB

I wish you a nice day.