5 reasons to travel on Swiss trains

Efficient, excellent and easy to choof along with. Here are five reasons to take the train in Switzerland. 

Switzerland has some of the best trains in the world. Picture: Brian Johnston

No need to drive: Switzerland’s 29,000-km transport network includes a superb rail system around the country and across the mountains. Travel on premium and panoramic trains for breathtaking Swiss lake and mountain scenery, and easy connections between cities and regions.

In Switzerland – the train is the easiest way to climb the alps.

Forget tricky tickets: Select from a range of Swiss passes for effortless travel by train (also boat and bus) across Switzerland, with extras including entry to 500 museums. Trains run on Swiss precision time, a minute past the hour/half hour.

Climb the Alps: The Glacier Express, known as the world’s slowest express, crosses the Alps on an epic eight-hour journey over 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels. The Furka Steam mountain railway trains puff along the same historic route.

Switzerland Rail

The Glacier Express Switzerland. Picture: Rail Europe.

Catch the Chocolate Train: Themed Swiss journeys include a first class trip from Montreux to the Cailler-Nestle factory at Broc. Tip: Easy on the fondue lunch at Gruyeres before the chocolate degustation (just sayin’…)! Cheese-lovers choose the Train du Fromage.


Zurich with famous Fraumunster Church and swans on river Limmat. Picture: Shutterstock

Superlative Swiss service: Door-to-door luggage delivery is available between 20 destinations so you don’t have to haul bags on and off trains as you travel. Bags can also be checked in at train stations direct to your home destination airport. 


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