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The Bernina Express on its way from Switzerland to Italy.

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.



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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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Is Mt. Rigi hiking possible in early May?
Hello, First of all, thank you for this excellent site and forums. I get a lot of information here while planning my trip to Switzerland with my ten years old son, early May. Our interest is hiking with scenic views. We are looking for easy hiking in Lucerne area, especially in mt. ...
Saver Day Pass 60 day booking window does not work
I read that we can book the Saver day pass 60 days in advance. I am trying to book for 17.03.2019 which is exactly 60 days from today. However, the webpage says "Your selected date of travel is not within the advanced booking period". Are the passes available for sale only ...
Zermatt, St. Moritz, Lugano and Lucerne in 7 days
Hi, I'm a solo female traveler coming Switzerland for the first time. I will be staying at Charmonix for UTMB (trail race) before taking a train to Zermatt after the race. My goal will be soaking up the beautiful views, so I planned my trip around scenic trains and hiking tr...
Unable to book Bernina Express seat reservations
Hi! I just bought Swiss Travel Passes and am trying to book seat reservations on Bernina Express for 28 Jan 2019, and Glacier Express 1 Feb 2019. I've tried multiple websites (Happyrail.com, SBB, RailEurope) and none of them will let me book seat reservations. Any tips/ideas ...
Is Swiss Family Card same as Junior Travelcard?
Hi, We are planning to travel to Switzerland in July along with my two kids 9 and 14 years old. We will buy Swiss Travel Pass for my husband and me and Family card for kids. Is Family card same as Junior Travelcard? The reason I am asking, I will be travelling to Mt. Titlis al...
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