Nov 5, 2013 - 1:32 AM
Most panoramic trains cross the Alps. Zurich is not in the Alps though, so it always involves lots of traveling from there. The Golden Pass is the closest one as it departs from Lucerne, about an hour from Zurich. Another one, the Voralpen Express, also departs from Lucerne. Its destination is Romanshorn and the trip takes a bit more than 2 hours. It does not go to the Alps though. It crosses the lower pre-Alps, so you would not see the higher peaks there.