Panoramic train trips in the Swiss Alps

Panoramic trains in the Swiss Alps

Print this page

I can honestly say I never get tired of the scenery and all the great things Switzerland has to offer tourists.

Must knows about panoramic trains

The Glacier Express on its way near the Furka Pass.

FIND SCENIC TRAIN RIDES IN SWITZERLAND

Name
RegionSelect more for more results
SubregionSelect more for more results
TownSelect more for more results
Attraction type Tour escort Duration Sort order

Bernina Express

Wonderful scenic train ride from the old town of Chur across the Bernina Pass via Italy to Lugano.

More

Glacier Express

The world famous train offering a full day of magnificent views of the Swiss Alps.

More

Golden Pass line

Beautiful scenic train ride from Lucerne via the Bernese Oberland lakes to Montreux.

More

Gotthard Panorama Express

An impressive train and boat journey across the famous Gotthard route.

More

Jungfrau region in one day

Don't have much time, or looking for an introduction to the region? This one day trip in the Jungfrau region makes sure you won't miss the best spots.

More

The Ticino region in one day

Don't have much time, or looking for an introduction to the Ticino region? This one day trip to Lugano and Locarno makes sure you won't miss the best spots.

More
  • Attraction type: natural site, mountain top, by funicular;
    natural site, mountain top, by cable car;
    natural site, lake;
    culture, monument;
    city tour;
    scenic trip, by train;
    scenic trip, by boat
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Lake Maggiore (Ticino), Lake Lugano (Ticino)
  • Duration: 1 day or less

Brienzer Rothorn

Cogwheel steam railway across an extraordinary landscape. Breathtaking views of Central Switzerland and the Bernese Alps.

More
  • Attraction type: scenic trip, by train;
    natural site, mountain top, by train;
    natural site, mountain top, by cable car;
    scenic trip, by bus
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Lake Brienz (Bernese Oberland)
  • Duration: 1 day or less

Centovalli railway

The Centovalli railway offers a unique train journey across remote valleys in northern Italy and southern Switzerland.

More

Rigi

Cogwheel train and wide views of Lake Lucerne and the Alps.

More
  • Attraction type: scenic trip, by train;
    natural site, mountain top, by train
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Lake Lucerne (Central Switzerland)
  • Duration: 1 day or less

Mount Rigi and Lucerne winter day trip from Zurich

The day starts with a bus ride to Weggis, where you board to cable car up to Rigi Kaltbad. Then you'll take the cogwheel train up to the summit of Mount Rigi. Then another train down to Vitznau, and a scenic boat ride to Lucerne. After exploring the town, the bus takes you back to Zurich.

Details & prices
  • Attraction type: city tour;
    natural site, mountain top, by train;
    scenic trip, by train;
    natural site, mountain top, by cable car;
    scenic trip, by bus;
    scenic trip, by boat
  • Escort: mix of guided/not guided
  • Region: Zurich (Region Zurich)
  • Duration: 1 day or less
  • Details & booking: Viator.com
Rail track

RAIL HOLIDAYS

There are rail tour packages that include multiple scenic trains. Learn all about it here.

More

HOW TO TRAVEL BY TRAIN

Learn how train traveling in Switzerland works.

More

Insider tips about panoramic trains

  • The term "panoramic train" is often used for the well-known comfortable tourist trains with panoramic windows and reserved seats. These trains are not the only way to see the scenery; you can ride the same railroads on regular trains, which are easy to fit into your itinerary as they operate all day long;
  • Apart from the routes serviced by the panoramic trains, there are many other train routes in Switzerland that are very scenic.

We recommend the SBB ticketshop

SBB ticketshop

More on MySwissAlps.com

All rail passes

Find all details of rail passes you can use to travel in Switzerland. How they work, coverage, prices and more.

More

Hotels for train travelers

Make your trip even more convenient by choosing hotels at walking distance of the rail station

More
© MySwissAlps.com 2002-2018