Mar 2, 2018 - 5:27 PM
in reply to Zolta
Hi Zolta and welcome to MySwissAlps!
Do you have all day to do this? Is there a flight that night or anything from Zurich?
There are no scenic train trips close to Zurich so it will be a long day.
A nice option could the Bernina Express from Chur to Tirano (Italy) but the trip is 4 hours each way (plus 1.5 hours to Chur and then return to Zurich).
A more possible option would be to do part of the Golden Pass line. The whole route "Luzern to Montreux" is 5 hours with 3 train changes one-way. Plus Zurich to Luzern is one hour each way.
You could do just the last part of the route to Montreux (from Zweisimmen). This has the panoramic trains on it and is the nicest part. Zurich to Zweisimmen direct takes 2.5 hours with one train change in Bern.
Then 2 hours on to Montreux. Montreux back to Zurich is 3 hours with one train change in Lausanne often.
Use the Swiss railways timetable to help plan out these trips - but either way it makes for a long day.
Lastly you could go just to Interlaken on the Golden Pass route. Part one of this route is Luzern to Interlaken. So 1 hour to Luzern then 2 hours on the Golden Pass route to Interlaken. Then make the trip back to Zurich. This is the shortest option for you.
It all depends on how much time you have that day and how much time you want to be on trains!