Must-knows about Swiss public transport

  • The Swiss public transport system is among the best in the world. Nearly every location can be reached this way.
  • The main town-to-town lines are serviced by trains. Buses, boats, and mountain routes complement the network.
  • Navigating the stations is easy.
  • The Swiss rail passes make traveling even more convenient.
  • It’s easy to handle your luggage. If you have a lot of luggage, you can use transport services.
Directional signs in hall of Genève Cornavin station

How it works

Our practical guides about traveling by Swiss trains, buses, boats, cableways and funiculars. Plus: all you should know about travel …
Clock and departure board with Gotthard Panorama Express at Bellinzona station

Swiss timetable

The Swiss timetable is an essential tool to plan all your trips by public transport. We explain the basics to …
Lockers with luggage at Interlaken West train station

Luggage

It’s easy to take along your own luggage on Swiss trains and buses. You’ll find lockers and other storage options …
Woman with map and mobile phone in train

Internet in public transport

You can use free WiFi on Swiss train stations and in several international trains. Signal amplifiers are used in most …
Phones with Swiss weather and travel apps

Travel apps

Make sure to install these apps while traveling in Switzerland. And consult our list of important emergency phone numbers.
Luzern-Interlaken Express by "Die Zentralbahn" at Lucerne station

Transport companies

Switzerland has its Federal Railways (SBB), but there are many more transport companies. For you as a tourist, it’s mostly …
Berner Sennen dog on train floor

Dogs in public transport

You’re allowed to take along your dog on most Swiss trains, buses and other transport. In some cases you’ll have …
RhB train in Val Bever in autumn

Tickets

Use our rail pass finder to quickly select the best pass or ticket for your Switzerland trip: from the Swiss …

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Arno
Page author: ArnoI have visited Switzerland countless times since 1997. I've explored most of the country, but find myself staying in the Bernese Oberland and GraubĂĽnden most frequently. The alps and the rail network remain very impressive, even after all these years.