Trains in Switzerland

Train Tickets Switzerland

Switzerland by train - Map

Switzerland by train - Map

Trains in Switzerland

Domestic

regular trains in Switzerland are very convenient and punctual - one the finest in the world. Between major cities like Zurich, Bern, Basel and Geneven there are very frequent connections. 

Scenic trains

Very famous scenic trains in Switzerland are the Glacier Express between St Moritz and Zermatt, the Bernina Express between Chur and Tirano just a few kilometers from the Swiss-Italian border, and the Golden Pass Line from Montreux to Zweisimmen. From Zweisimmen you can take a connecting train to Interlaken en Luzern. 

International 

It's very easy and convenient to travel from France, Germany and Italy to Switzerland. From France multiple TGV's connect Paris with Basel, Zurich, Geneve, Interlaken and Lausanne. 

ICE high speed trains run from Frankfurt, Munich and Freuburg directly to Basel and Zurich. 

From Italy there are direct Eurocity trains from Milan to Zurich. 

Swiss Travel Pass - Info

Swiss Travel Pass

  • 1 pass for all trains, buses and boats in Switzerland
  • Cheaper than multiple single-journey tickets
  • Free travel on most panoramic routes
  • Free travel on public transport in 75 towns and cities
  • Free admission to more than 490 museums

  • Swiss Travel Pass - More information

Travel by Bernina Express

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats in bays of 4 seats, 2x2 seats besides the corridor.
  • Large panoramic windows to enjoy the best views
  • Multi-langual (including English) information about the sights along the route 
  • Large tables at each seat
  • A compulsory seat reservation including supplement is needed for the Bernina Express

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats in bays of 4 and 2 seats opposite each other, 2+1 seats besides the corridor
  • Large panoramic windows to enjoy the best views
  • Multi-langual (including English) information about the sights along the route.
  • Large tables at each seat
  • More quiet atmosphere than in second class
  • More space at your seat than in second class
  • A compulsory seat reservation including supplement is needed for the Bernina Express

  • Bernina Express - Photos and more info

Travel by Glacier Express

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats in bays of 4 seats, 2x2 seats besides the corridor.
  • Large panoramic windows to enjoy the best views
  • Multi-langual (including English) information about the sights along the route with free earphones
  • Large tables at each seat
  • A compulsory seat reservation including supplement is needed for the Glacier Express

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats in bays of 4 and 2 seats opposite each other, 2+1 seats besides the corridor
  • Large panoramic windows to enjoy the best views
  • Multi-langual (including English) information about the sights along the route with free earphones
  • Large tables at each seat
  • More quiet atmosphere than in second class
  • More space at your seat than in second class
  • A compulsory seat reservation including supplement is needed for the Glacier Express

  • Glacier Express - More info and photos

Travel by TGV

Routes: 

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Reservation included
  • Bistro coach where drinks, snacks and small meals are available for sale
  • Wifi available upon payment for all passengers on TGV-trains from Paris to the eastern part of France.
  • Power sockets at seats on some TGV-services
     

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Reservation included
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power points at all seats 
  • Wifi available upon payment for all passengers on TGV-trains from Paris to the eastern part of France.
  • Bistro coach where drinks, snacks and small meals are available for sale

  • TGV - More info and photo's 

Swiss Travel Pass - Info

Swiss Travel Pass

  • 1 pass for all trains, buses and boats in Switzerland
  • Cheaper than multiple single-journey tickets
  • Free travel on most panoramic routes
  • Free travel on public transport in 75 towns and cities
  • Free admission to more than 490 museums

  • Swiss Travel Pass - More information