Swiss timetable - plan train, bus, boat and cable car rides

Swiss timetable

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Must knows about the Swiss timetable

  • The timetable includes all modes of transportation, not just trains;
  • It shows ticket prices too. A rail pass often saves you money;
  • Apart from rail stations, you can also enter addresses in the "from" and "to" fields.

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Timetable for all Swiss public transport

How to find traveling times

Enter your departure location, the arrival location, the travel date (day.month.year) and travel time (24 hour format, so 5 PM is 17:00). Click the button to find all travel options. The location name can be a rail station, bus stop, boat dock, cable car station or street address.

The list of travel options presented by the timetable shows the departure time, how long the trip takes, and where you need to change. In many cases the timetable also shows the expected occupancy of trains. Click the plus icon of a travel option to see more details.

Use these names for airports:

Any train schedule can be found through the timetable, regardless whether it is operated by the SBB or another railway company.

How to find ticket prices

You can use the timetable to find the regular prices of tickets. That allows you to compare point to point tickets to pass prices. To see the price for a trip, click the 'Fare/Buy' button for your preferred travel option. Then select "no reduction", and mind the selection for single versus return journeys. Beware of the "from" prices being displayed along with the travel options. These are not the regular prices, so be sure to click the 'Fare/Buy' button.

Fill out tomorrow's date when looking for prices. Prices will be the same even if your trip is much later. Prices only change once per year.

For most visits to Switzerland buying a pass is cheaper than buying separate tickets for each trip. You can calculate whether that's true for your plans as well.

Sometimes prices will not be displayed, or for part of the route only. That mostly happens in case of mountain trips with cable cars, funiculars, etc. In such a case you can best visit the website of the transport company for that route to find prices there. Links can be found on each of our attraction pages.

Advanced options

The timetable will show you the quickest way to get from point A to B. There's an "Advanced search" link to refine your search. It allows you to find connections via a preferred mode of transport (e.g. just boats, no trains). It also allows you to enter via-stations, which forces the timetable to display particular routes only (e.g. a scenic route instead of the quickest route).

Seat reservations

Most trains do not require a seat reservation. Exceptions can be found in the timetable. Such trains are marked as 'Reservation compulsory' (you have to book a seat) or 'Reservation possible' (you can book a seat, but it's not required).

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