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The Bernina Express on its way from Switzerland to Italy.
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Flowers along the Aare in Thun


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Cable car to Piz Nair


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Train near the Jungfrau


There are many ways to travel to and in Switzerland. About trains, cars, buses, boats, cable cars and the tickets you need.



The forum is the place to ask your questions, talk with other travelers and get the news about traveling to Switzerland.


Insider tips about the Swiss Alps

  • The weather varies by the season, day, time, location and especially altitude. You'd best dress in multiple thinner layers so you can adjust to the local circumstances.
  • The Swiss train system is safe, clean and easy to use. In most cases, it's a much better choice than a road trip.
  • Nearly all public transport can be found in one single online timetable.

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How to choose the best rail pass

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Which pass would be the best option?
Oh my, thank god for this forum, because picking a pass is very confusing! My husband and I will be flying to Zurich and heading by train right to Wengen to stay for 5 nights. After 5 nights in Wengen we were planning on taking train to Milan, Italy and then renting a car. Most of our tr...
Swiss travel pass vs. the Tellpass - 4 days Luzern
Going to be in Lucerne for 4 nights. Any opinion about purchasing a Swiss rail pass versus a tellpass..?
Swiss Travel Pass + Golden Pass Line
Hello - my wife and I will be in Switzerland for a week in early June. If we purchase the 8-day Swiss Travel Pass (2nd class), I understand that the Golden Pass Line would be covered by the pass. My question is when reserving seats on the Golden Pass line trains website, I see availabili...
5 day itinerary help for Luzern, Murren, Montreux
Hi Ya'll, We only have 5 nights so I am trying to decide how to divide the nights up. I have chatted with ya'll before and have changed my trip up a bit after hearing your advice. We are visiting Lucerne, Murren, and Montreux . Not sure if it would be valuable to see Rigi an...
Swiss Travel Pass coverage
Hi, I am inclined to get the Swiss Travel Pass, however I am unsure as to whether it will fully cover the places I intend on going. 1) If I were to take a train from Zurich to Interlaken, then take the train to Lauterbrunnen, followed by a change of trains to Kleine Scheidegg to head up to Jungfra...
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