How to use a Swiss Travel Pass Flex

You'll need to activate your Swiss Travel Pass Flex on a separate site. When you buy a Swiss Travel Pass Flex, you will receive a receipt immediately after purchase. This receipt is not a travel document. But it does contain the reference number you'll need to use to activate your pass. For each day you want to use public transport in Switzerland covered by your pass you will be required to activate a day of travel on Activate Your Pass. Based on your selection, you will receive either: 

  • A print at home ticket, which must be printed on white A4 paper (or 8 x 11 in the US) before travel, or
  • An e-ticket with a barcode, which can be displayed on a mobile device.

Below is an example of a Swiss Travel Pass receipt with the reference number highlighted. You'll need this in order to fill in the form on Activate Your Pass.

Below is the form you will need to complete Activate Your Pass. Use the reference number from your confirmation receipt. Please pay attention to the birthdate format, which is MM/DD/YYYY (Month/Day/Year). For example, if you were born on April 20, 1988, you would enter 04/20/1988. Once you're done, click "search". 

This takes you to a screen where you can select the days you want to activate your pass. You will then be issued a ticket that will be valid for travel.

You can also deactivate a day of travel in case your plans change, before the date of travel.