Travelling Switzerland in May - Train or Car?

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May 6, 2018 - 7:56 AM

Hey Everyone :) ,

Just a quick question. Few friends and I are travelling through Switzerland later this month and we were wondering what is the best mode of transport to move around - Train or hiring a car?

We will be travelling from :

Geneva - Montreux, and halting at Montreux for about 3 days

Montreux - Zurich - and halting in Zurich for another 3 days

Last leg - Zurich - Lucern - and halting at Lucern for 3 days, before heading to Geneva to leave.

What would you recommend we opt for? Should we use the train system or hire a couple of cars and drive around? I personally prefer driving around at my own convenience but some of my friends say the train journeys have better scenic views and that cars are not allowed at many villages and attraction areas.

Would love to get your feedback guys,

Thanks in Advance,


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May 6, 2018 - 8:14 AM in reply to Sammy22

Hello Sam and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

After reading rversustrain I expect you will decide to travel by train. 😎

You should read “How to choose the best travel pass” ( ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass). A Swiss Travel Pass is super convenient.

And now that you too have decided to travel by train you can use the SBB Timetable ( metable) to plan your travel. If you are not familiar with using the timetable it will pay to first read the instructions on that page.

Last modified on May 6, 2018 - 1:35 PM by Lucas
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May 18, 2018 - 3:10 PM

Did you make a decision Sam? Are there any questions left for us to help with?

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