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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

Viewing points, scenic train rides, boat trips, hiking. It's all here!

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Train near the Jungfrau

HOW TO TRAVEL

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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Can the Jungfraujoch be closed 1st week of May
Hello, I was looking to finalize my reservation for Jungfraujoch during 1st week of May. As we don't have choice of dates so I have 2 day fixed for it irrespective of weather condition Is there a chance that it is closed in 1st week of May due to weather? I have Swiss Travel Ca...
Routes for journey Milano to Chur
We are leaving Milan towards Chur to catch the Glacier Express. We got to Milan using the Bernina Express sand we want another route. I was considering Milan to Locarno or Lugano then Bellinzona to Chur. We are spending the night in Chur on July 4th, to board the Glacier Express on July 5t...
Swiss Travel Pass Flex use on non-travel days
1. We will be buying Swiss Flexi Pass for 15 trips in the month. It is not clear to me if the half price mountain excursions or the boat trips count as a rail day. I am presuming a museum entry would not. Could you please clarify whether a rail day is used up on these Extras. 2....
best rail pass to cover Geneva-Stechelberg-Zermatt
Hi - I will travel from Geneva airport to the Bernese Oberland and visit Zermatt before leaving for Italy. The focus will be on gondola/train rides to see the mountains (but no extensive hiking) and visit Bern or perhaps Lucerne if feasible. This is what I've planned (any s...
5 days Switzerland in April and Swiss Travel Pass
Hi, My husband an I will be in Switzerland from 6th April - 11 April. 6th April- Basel 7 th / 8th stay In Lucerne - Lucerne / Mount Pilatus. How long does it take from Lucerne to pilatus. We plan to buy 4 day Swiss travel pass . Is pilatus better or mt Rigi better ? 9 th an...
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