Apr 19, 2018 - 1:54 AM
In August, I'm planning a 2 week trip to Switzerland: pretty much staying in the St Gallen area and then in Ticino and then back to St Gallen again. I have already purchased a Swiss Travel Pass for convenience sake. I like the thought of being able to hop on a bus/train, take off, and just go somewhere.
Once I get off the plane, I've heard the train to get to St Gallen is pretty easy to find? I will have one large piece of luggage with me. Do I take that on the train with me or does it get stowed somewhere else on the train?
Then from the train, I will need to use the inter-city bus system. I have a specific address that I need to go to, but which bus do I take? Where do I go to find this bus??
Also, traveling to different cantons might be on my agenda. I assume all buses will eventually take me to the main bus terminal to get onto a train. And the trains are listed by cities I assume. Once I've arrived at a different city, how will I know their bus schedule? Routes?
I have heard that the locals find it extremely easy to understand but foreigners confusing. I fear I'm one of them. My anxiety is quite high and I would like for my vacation to be a relaxing one. Getting from one place to another is one of my biggest fears.
Second, is it recommended to have Swiss francs when you arrive or exchange $$ at the airport?
My questions are a tall order but I'm thankful for any guidance given. Sincerely, thank you.