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If nothing else, last Sunday's timetable change proves: the year 2019 is drawing to a close. With our Trade News you are sure to be well-prepared for the most important developments next year.

We wish you a successful closure of the year!
Your Swiss Travel System Team


Sales Manual, Swiss Travel System Map and Area of Validity Map.

STS brochures 2020 now available.


Have a look at the 2020 edition of the Sales Manual, the Swiss Travel System Map and the Area of Validity Map.

Sales Manual

> Swiss Travel System Map

Area of Validity Map



Product range, prices & area of validity.
An overview of all adjustments.
The STS product range and prices remain unchanged in 2020. Here is a summary for all adjustments in the area of validity of the Swiss Travel Pass as of 1 January 2020:
  • Mountain excursion Schilthorn: discount back to 50% (instead of 100%)
  • Excursions that continue to be 100% included: Rigi, Brunni, Stanserhorn and Stoos
  • Excursion newly 100% included (up to now 50%): Klewenalp


Premium panoramic trains. 
2020 experience brochures. 
Discover the new editions of the popular "top public transport experience" brochures for all premium panoramic trains – with important background information and route highlights.
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New rolling stock.
Voralpen-Express with a new look.
The Voralpen-Express is now operating with only the modern, copper-coloured rolling stock. Between Lucerne and St. Gallen, travellers enjoy the view through panoramic windows and can easily stow away their skis and bicycles. The lovingly designed family coaches guarantee fun. Every train offers a bistro zone with an automatic coffee maker and a snack vending machine for refreshments. Seat reservation is now also available.
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Glacier Express.
Fresh jubilee outfit.

Right on time for its 90th anniversary next year, the Glacier Express will put its first completely renovated 1st- and 2nd-class coaches into service. In design and technical standard, they follow the model of Excellence Class, which has become very popular since its debut in March 2019. The aim is to complete the refit by summer 2021.


Further details
Igloos with Matterhorn view.
Surrounded by numerous 4000-metre-peaks, including the Matterhorn, guests are welcomed by a delightful cup of mulled wine and a delicious cheese fondue. After the ride on the Gornergrat Railway to Rotenboden and a 10-minute stroll, they arrive at the Igloo village. An excursion that completes any visit to Switzerland.
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Train, bus and mountain railway all-in-one.

New public transport hub at Fiesch.


On 7 December 2019, a real “public transport hub” has opened at Fiesch in the Canton of Valais: the new station with adjoining bus terminal offers direct access to the cableway up to Fiescheralp. Thus, train, PostBus and cableway are all in one place – a real added value for winter sports enthusiasts, hikers and touring guests.
> to the website

Zermatt Rothorn.
Cableway reopened.

After having been closed for two seasons because of shifts in the terrain, the cableway Blauherd–Rothorn is now back in operation. The re-opening will happen as early as winter 2019/2020. All repair and construction work at the affected pillars have successfully been completed.


Information about Rothorn
"Dragon World".
In the new “Dragon World” at Pilatus Kulm, guests come dangerously close to the virtual, fire-spitting mythical dragon. Thanks to elaborate and detailed effects, visitors get the impression of standing in the middle of its lair. What’s more, suspenseful games of skill lure guests onto this interactive tour.
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