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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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How to choose the best rail pass

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Italy to zurich
Hi I will be travelling from Venice to Zurich on 23 rd september.Can I buy I ticket from venice to a border town in switzerland as I want to use my swiss travel pass also for this route. I have few questions: 1) upto which station I should buy ticket from which I can use my swiss pass. 2) If I need to get do...
Discount train to Paris with pass
Hi and thank you for all the great info on your site! I was planning on buying an 8 day Swiss travel pass starting in Zurich with our last stop in Lausanne before going to Paris. While researching TGV Lausanne to Paris, I saw an old post that stated there is or was, a discount for Swiss Tra...
Customize trip
My husband and I will visit Swiss (for the first time) will be landed in Zurich @ 9:30 am on the 19th of Sept and leaving on Sept 23 @ 11am . Our interests are the scenery, train experience, sightseeing and a little bit of city tours. And I want to utilize the free benefits of swiss pass like going to glacier...
Eiger Trail to Eigergletscher station hike detour?
I just hiked the Eiger Trail from Alpiglen to the Eigergletscher train station. What an awesome trail! But there is a trail detour near the end, and hikers must enter the station from the detour trail, not the original trail. How is this done? Unfortunately the detour is po...
Paragliding questions
I have a couple of questions about finding paragliding tours. First, I know that MySwissAlps promotes Viator tours but are there other providers that can be recommended? Does anyone have experiences with other tour operators for this? Are there ways of finding out safety records? Second, for paraglidin...
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