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How does train traveling in Switzerland work?


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If you're new to train traveling, then Switzerland is the place to try it. It's easy to find your way, the trains run on time, and great views are included. Personally I only drive when necessary and take the train whenever possible.

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Train Devil's Bridge

A train near the Devil's Bridge between Andermatt and Göschenen.

Digital departure board at the Lucerne railway station

HOW TO TRAVEL BY SWISS RAIL

Learn how train traveling in Switzerland works. This basic guide is a good start.

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Golden Pass 1st class seats

1ST CLASS VERSUS 2ND CLASS

See what the difference is, and where 1st class is available.

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Luggage rack train

TRANSPORTING YOUR LUGGAGE

You can carry your bags yourself or have them transported for you.

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Internet in the train

INTERNET

There's internet in the train and at the stations.

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Dog in suitcase

TRAVELING WITH YOUR DOG

You can buy a special ticket for your dog and travel together.

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Train from Zurich at Uetliberg

MULTIPLE TRAIN TYPES

EuroCity, InterCity, S-bahn and more. Does it matter which train type you're traveling with?

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SBB

MULTIPLE RAILWAY COMPANIES

SBB, BLS, RhB and more. Does it matter which railway company you're traveling with?

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SWISS TIMETABLE

Plan your trips by finding traveling times by train, bus, boat and more.

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SWISS RAIL FORUM

The place to discuss rail traveling in Switzerland. We are looking forward to talk to you!

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Only if purchased in July 2021. Free cancellation.
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