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Swiss Travel Pass Mountain routes

I having trouble determining which routes are covered by the Swiss Travel Pass in full and which are only covered at 50%. We are staying five nights in Wengen. Will we have to pay extra to get to that station?

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up to Wengen is covered 100%. Past Wengen is covered only 25% with the Swiss Pass.

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The authoritative answer to such questions is the "Swiss Pass Validity Map". Copy here: https://www.swisspasses.com/railpass/overviewmap_en.pdf
You should have / will receive a copy of this map with your pass. As you can see (if you look carefully), it shows the pass is valid up to Wengen. Above Wengen you get a 25% reduction, but other mountain railways give 50%.

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We bought our Swiss Passes at least three weeks ago and never received anything
in the mail. I just assumed we were just to print out the page with the QR code.
We leave in 4 days so I hope that is all we need?

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reillyfram, was there an attachment to the e-mail, a PDF file? This is what you need to print out and take with you. You also need to show ID (your passport) as well as the printout whenever the ticket inspectors come round on the train.

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Yes, the printout with the QR code. Somehow I thought we were going to get
an actual card but I guess not. Guess we'll have to buy an actual souvenir. ;-)

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I was told that the e-ticketed Swiss Travel Passes also come with a PDF of the same map linked above. I've never felt that it printed very well in black and white, so you'll probably want to keep the mobile version handy.

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It can be confusing even for the ticket agents at Wengen. The Jungfrau train is discounted 25% from Kleine Scheidegg. Everything else above Wengen (the trip to Kleine Scheidegg, the cable care to Manliechen) is discounted 50% with the Swiss Travel Pass.

Print out your STP on letter sized paper, but make sure it is set not to adjust the scale--the form they send you is intended to be printed on A4 paper, which is a little smaller than US letter sized paper, so if you let it scale up (which is the default setting), it won't be printed exactly the right size. Probably wouldn't matter, but those QR readers can be a little finicky, and the instructions are very demanding regarding it being printed the right size.