Apr 21, 2018 - 8:15 AM
in reply to MaryP
If you plan on incorporating scenic train trips into your itinerary, your overnight stops should be chosen with those routes and travel times in mind. There is a map of the panoramic routes to help with your planning: it is attached to the map showing where the Swiss Travel Pass is valid, and you can download it from the following page:
Approximate travel times for the scenic routes (one way) are as follows:
- Glacier Express from Zermatt to St Moritz: 8 hours. The Glacier Express itself won't be running in November, but you can follow the same route on regional trains.
- Bernina Express from Chur to Tirano: 4.25 hours. The Bernina Express train (Chur-Tirano) will be running daily in November, but the Bernina Express bus (Tirano-Lugano) only operates Thursday to Sunday between 1-25 November 2018. Then it ceases operation for the winter.
- Golden Pass line (full) from Luzern to Montreux: 5 hours
- Golden Pass Line (part) from Luzern to Interlaken Ost: almost 2 hours
- Golden Pass line (part) from Interlaken Ost to Montreux: 3 hours
- Gotthard Panorama Express (boat and train) from Luzern to Lugano: 5.5 hours. The Gotthard Panorama Express itself won't be operating in November, but you can follow the same route on regional trains, and also incorporate the boat sector on the Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Lucerne).
- Palm Express (PostBus) from Lugano to St Moritz: almost 4 hours (not running every day in November - you would need to check the timetable for your travel date).
- Voralpen-Express from Luzern to St. Gallen: 2.25 hours
- RegioExpress Lötschberger (full) from Bern to Brig: 1.75 hours
- RegioExpress Lötschberger (part) from Spiez to Brig: Just over 1 hour
- Centovalli Railway from Locarno to Domodossola: 1.75 hours
If you want to calculate travel time for short sectors along these routes, you can use the Swiss Timetable:
(Use the one on the right with the red SBB logo.)
Last modified on Nov 1, 2018 - 4:17 PM by Arno