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The Bernina Express on its way from Switzerland to Italy.

Flowers along the Aare in Thun

WHERE TO GO

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Cable car to Piz Nair

WHAT TO DO

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Train near the Jungfrau

HOW TO TRAVEL

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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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Which passes to use from Zurich to Wengen
Trying to determine an easy train pass scenario as a couple and no children. Cheapest way to go from Zurich Airport to Wengen, stay 8 days in Wengen as a base and use trams, etc. to visit the various villages nearby, and return to Zurich Airport from Wengen. HELP!
Which passes to use from Zurich to Wengen
Is it better to buy a Travel Pass for train at Zurich Airport to go to Wengen, and buy Half Fare tickets for the trams, etc during 8 days at Wengen area, and use the Travel Pass for train return from Wengen to Zurich Airport? I am trying to keep a simple and economical plan. A coupl...
Revised identifiers for Panoramic Express trains
The major Panoramic trains appear differently in the latest (post 9 December) SBB Timetable (www.myswissalps.com/ti metable). The Glacier Express (GEX), Bernina Express (BEX) and Gotthard Panorama Express (EXT), formerly denoted in the timetable as shown, are now all identifi...
Help w/Switzerland Itinerary in January
First, I’d like to state that this website is amazing! My wife and I, along with our two teens are traveling to Switzerland in January. We will be arriving early in the day in Zurich on the 13th and departing Zurich on the 19th. We are interested in seeing Lucerne, Zermatt, the ...
Is public transport in Switzerland available 24/7?
Hi! My family and I will be visiting Switzerland from the 1st of Dec 2018 till the 7th of Dec > spending 2 nights each in Luzern, Grindelwald and Zermatt. Since we'll be doing a lot of moving around we've decided to get the Swiss Travel Pass. My main worry now is that pu...
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