Swiss Rail Passes switzerlandforvisitors.com
Save money on trains, postal buses, lake steamers, funiculars, cable cars, and
Swiss Official Timetable switzerlandforvisitors.com
Get a year's worth of railroad, funicular, cablecar, boat, and bus schedules
in a handy three-volume set.
Swiss Train Times switzerlandforvisitors.com
Sample routings show just how compact Switzerland is, and how quickly
you can travel from city to city or city to resort.
Bernina Express switzerlandforvisitors.com
Ride this narrow-gauge train to scenery and skiing in the Engadine, or from
Chur and St. Moritz to Italy.
Glacier Express switzerlandforvisitors.com
Take "the world's slowest express train" on the scenic route between Zermatt
and Canton Graubünden, and pay only a reservation fee if you have a Swiss rail pass.
Wilhelm Tell Express switzerlandforvisitors.com
From May through late October, you can travel between Lucerne and Ticino (via
the Gotthard Tunnel) on a lake and mountain journey that includes a first-class
sightseeing train and a vintage paddlewheel steamboat.
Swiss Chocolate Train switzerlandforvisitors.com
Ride a vintage or modern excursion train from Montreux,
Switzerland to the Cailler-Nestlé chocolate factory at Broc, with a stop at the
medieval cheesemaking town of Gruyère along the
Intercity Trains switzerlandforvisitors.com
The Swiss Intercity train network has been upgraded with high-speed ICN "tilting trains" and
double-decker IC 2000 trains. Most Intercity routes now offer departures
Swiss Fly Rail Baggage Coupons switzerlandforvisitors.com
Now there's an easy way for North American travelers to check luggage from
their home airports to any of 126 Swiss railroad stations--without claiming
bags or going through customs at the airport in Switzerland.
SBB CFF FSS Timetable
Plan your train trip with the easy-to-use Swiss Federal Railways timetable,
fare guide, and online order form.
This railway in Eastern Switzerland has redone its Web site, eliminating the
route map and most other useful information. Translate
The main BLS line from the Bernese Oberland resort of Spiez to Brig in Canton
Wallis (Valais) offers great scenery and spectacular examples of railway
The BVZ's trains connect Brig, Visp, and Zermatt, with a connection in Zürich
to the Gornergrat-Bahn.
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
The former Furka-Oberalp Bahn has narrow-gauge routes from Brig (Wallis) to Disentis (Graubünden). The Glacier Express
and Bernina Express run on its tracks, and car
trains save time for motorists at the Furka and Oberalp passes.
Montreux-Oberland Bernois Railway
The Panoramic Express is a popular trip on the route from Montreux to Gstaad,
Zweisimmen, and Lenk. MOB's parent company operates two other railroads from
Montreux and Vevey, including a steam train in summer.
From Chur, the RhB's narrow-gauge lines run to Arosa, Davos, St. Moritz, and
other resorts in Graubünden. The Tirano line offers connections to Italy and
The Brünigbahn's scenic route connects Interlaken and Lucerne via
Brienz, Meiringen, and Lungern. Check the "Snow 'n' Rail" ski
packages in winter.
The SOB, formed by a merger of the Bodensee-Toggenburg Bahn and the existing
Scheizerische Südostbahn, has routes in Northeastern Switzerland from near Lake
Zürich to the Bodensee (Lake Constance).
There isn't much on Swissmetro's Web site yet, but you can read about this
proposed underground "maglev" (magnetic levitation) train network in
German at the NTB technical university's Swissmetro
pages. If and when the system is built, train speeds of 400 km/h (250 mph)
will cut travel time between Geneva to Zürich from three hours to 57 minutes.