Switzerland by train

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The country that is well known for its Watches, Cheese and Chocolate, but that is not all. The snow capped mountains, serene lakes and green valley's makes Switzerland in awe aspiring experience. From their natural beauty to their wines, Swiss wines are well known for their diversity and high quality. Looking to discover nature at its best? Switzerland is your destination. 

Train Travel in Switzerland

Switzerland has one of the best railway network and public transportation systems in Europe, and the densest network in the world. 

Think Swiss trains? Think of the 3 E's: Experience, Extensive & Efficient


  • Switzerland boasts some of the best scenery & panoramic train carriages...combine the two and you have the perfect recipe for some of the world's greatest train journeys. 
  • Swiss panoramic trains boast large windows for excellent views. Panoramic trains run on the same rail lines as regular trains, so they can be easily included in any Swiss itinerary. 
  • It's inevitable that even regular trains in Switzerland can be very scenic. 


  • The Swiss public transport network includes over 29,000 kilometres (18,000 miles) of rail, road and waterway. 
  • Thanks to international high speed trains, Switzerland has easy connections with France, Italy and Germany.


  • The best way to see Switzerland is with a Swiss Travel Pass, an all-in-one ticket to explore Switzerland end to end by train, bus and boat.
  • Besides Swiss panoramic trains, or if you are travelling in groups, there's really no need to reserve seats on trains in Switzerland. No need for seat reservations means greater flexibility for the traveller. 
  • Trains always leave at the same minute after each full hour. Main inter-city connections run at half-hour intervals. At major traffic hubs, trains arrive every full and half hour. Bus and boat connections are perfectly coordinated with these regular-interval timetables.
  • Trains and buses are available at border stations & airports, all covered by Swiss Travel Passes, making arrival and onward journeys a breeze.

Popular destinations




The Matterhorn



Mount Titlis



Mount Rigi



Swiss Panoramic Trains

Glacier Express

Zermatt to St. Moritz and v.v



Bernina Express

Swiss Alps from North to South



Chocolate Train

Montreux to Gruyeres and Broc, return.



Golden Pass

Panoramic views from Montreux - Zweisimmen - Interlaken - Lucerne



Lötschberg Route

Connecting Bern with the Valais



Gotthard Panorama Express

Fluelen to Lugano or Locarno