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Home to the Matterhorn and flower-strewn meadows, sample the Bear Garden in Bern, the Palais des Nations in Geneva and go Nordic walking in the mighty Alps.

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Popular journeys


Zurich Geneva 02:43 € 72
Interlaken Zurich 01:53 € 56
Zurich Basel 00:53 € 24
Geneva Interlaken 02:33 € 59
Zurich Lucerne 00:45 € 19
Geneva Basel 02:35 € 64
Interlaken Basel 01:54 € 44
Geneva Lucerne 02:45 € 57
Lucerne Interlaken 01:05 € 37
Basel Lucerne 01:01 € 24
Bern Zurich 00:56 € 40
Geneva Bern 01:41 € 37
Bern Interlaken 00:42 € 22
Basel Bern 00:56 € 29
Lucerne Bern 01:00 € 30
Zurich Lausanne 02:08 € 66
Geneva Lausanne 00:33 € 16
Interlaken Lausanne 02:05 € 43
Lausanne Basel 02:08 € 56
Lucerne Lausanne 02:10 € 50
Lausanne Bern 01:06 € 26
Zurich Bellinzona 02:14 € 45
St Margrethen Zurich 01:39 € 26
Zurich St Gallen 01:02 € 32
Zurich Frauenfeld 00:33 € 12
Zurich Wil 00:42 € 15
Zurich Buchs 01:08 € 26
Neuchatel (loc) Zurich 02:59 € 61
Zurich Landquart 01:04 € 28

Switzerland

The national railway company of Switzerland is known as the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS). Switzerland has a very efficient railway network. Train tickets for trains operating in Switzerland can be booked in advance. International trains connect Switzerland with neighbouring countries such as France and Italy. Book tickets to visit main cities of Switzerland by train. Swiss cities including Geneva, Bern and Lausanne are all served by trains.

Cityscape

Switzerland is very proud of its excellent public transport system so take advantage and fit in as much of the country as you can during your stay. Visit the capital Bern to see the legendary clock tower, or visit Lausanne, just an hour away by Swiss Travel System train, for the cathedral and fascinating bridges. For something a bit different the Old Town in Zurich has some excellent nightlife.

Landscape

You’ll find everything here; lakes, orchards, palm trees (in Ascona), glaciers (in Valais), mountains, and all less than a three-hour train journey apart.

Take Home

A Swiss army knife has to be top of the list, and of course the jewellery and watches are some of the best in the world. If none of these take your fancy then a dose of good old Swiss cheese and chocolate are sure to suffice, Toblerone anyone?

Eat & Drink

You can’t go to Switzerland and not have a fondue, all that cheese bubbling away, yum, yum. Potato dishes, tarts and quiches are also very popular, and take a trip around one of the many chocolate factories; they usually let you have loads of samples!

New Perspective

Take a Segway city tour in Basel, Switzerland’s third largest city and just an hour’s train ride from Zurich. A Segway, if you don’t know, is a two-wheeled, self-balancing electric vehicle that allows you to get around faster. A great way to view the city!

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The national railway company of Switzerland is SBB.
A Eurail Pass valid in Switzerland is also valid for travel on several private railway companies:

Please check the validity on "Swiss Railways Companies" and "Swiss Shipping Companies" tabs.

REDUCED BOAT CROSSINGS

BSB, SBS and ÖBB 50% discount
www.bsb-online.com

  • Boat crossings on Lake Constance (Bodensee) from May to October Wilhelm-Tell-Express discounted fare; www.wilhelmtellexpress.com,
  • Nostalgic boat crossings Luzern-Flüelen and connecting train ride from Flüelen to Locarno/Lugano.Reservation is compulsory.

Wilhelm Tell Express discounted fare
www.wilhelmtellexpress.com

  • Nostalgic boat crossings Luzern-Flüelen and connecting train ride to Locarno/Lugano (reservation compulsory)

PASS BONUSES

Bernina Express

  • Chur/St Moritz - Tirano - Lugano: reduced fare for the compulsory train reservation from Chur/St Moritz to Tirano and for the connecting bus service to Lugano

Discounted private railway companies from 25% to 50% discount

  • BB Bürgenstockbahn Kehrsiten-Bürgenstock
  • BET Bergbahnen Engelberg - Trübsee - Titlis / Engelberg - Kleintitlis
  • BLM Lauterbrunnen - Grütschalp - Mürren
  • BOB Berner Oberland - Bahnen
  • GGB Gornergratbahn
  • JB Jungfraubahn
  • PB Pilatusbahn (Alpnachstad - Pilatus Kulm / Kriens - Fräkmüntegg - Pilatus Kulm)
  • MGB Matterhorn - Gotthard Bahn
  • RB Rigi - Bahn
  • SthB Stanserhorn Bahn
  • WAB Wengeralpbahn

Verkehrsmuseum 25% discount on entrance fee
Transport Museum in Lucerne

A pass valid in Switzerland is also valid on the following private transport companies :

Railway Company Name Routes
SBB-CFF-FFSSwiss Federal Railwaysmain lines
ABAppenzeller BahnenAG Gossau/St.Gallen-Appenzell-Altstätten
ASMAare Seeland mobil ABiel - Täuffelen - Ins
ASMAare Seeland mobil AGOberaargau - Jura
ASMAare Seeland mobil AGSolothurn - Niederbipp
MBCChemin de ferBière-Apples-Morges
BDWMBDWM Transport AGBremgarten - Dietikon
BDWMTransport AGWohlen - Meisterschwanden
BLS-blsBLS AGEmmental - Burgdorf - Thun
BLS-blsBLS AGSolothurn - Moutier
BLS-blsBLS AGVevey - Mont-Pélerin
BLS-blsBLS AGBern - Lötschberg - Simplon
BLS-bnBLS AGBern - Neuchatel
BLS-gbsBLS AGBern – Thun / Schwarzenburg
BLS-sezBLS AGSpiez – Erlenbach - Zweisimmen
BLTBaselland Transport AGBirsigtal - Birseck
BLTBaselland Transport AGLa Chaux-de-Fonds
CJChemins de Fer du JuraTavannes/Gloveller
CJChemins de Fer du JuraKoblenz Grenze – Waldshut
FARTFerrovie Autoliniee Regionali TicinesiLocarno - Camedo trs
FBForchbahn AGZürich Stadelhofen – Forch - Esslingen
FWFrauenfeld-Wil-Bahn AGFrauenfeld – Will
LEBChemin de ferLausanne - Echallens – Bercher
MOBMontreux Oberland BernoisMontreux - Spiez
MVRTransports Montreux-Vevey-RivieraBlonay-Chamby
NStCMChemin de fer Nyon-St.Cergue-MorezNyon - La Cure
OCChemin de fer Orbe-ChavornayOrbe - Chavornay
RBSRegionalverkehr Bern - SolothurnBern - Solothurn/Worb
RhBRhätische Bahn AGChur – Davos – St. Moritz and Graubünden
SOBSüdostbahnBodensee - Toggenburg
SSIFSocietà subalpina di imprese ferroviarieDomodossola-Locarno
SZUSihltal-Zürich-Uetliberg-BahnSihltal - Zürich - Uetliberg
TBTrogenerbahn AGSt. Gallen - Trogen
THURBOTHURBO AGKonstanz – Wil / Romanshorn – Schaffhausen
TMRTransports de Martigny et Regions SAMartigny - Châtelard
TMRTransports de Martigny et Regions SAMartigny - Orsières
TPCTransports Public du Chablais SAAigle - Leysin
TPCTransports Public du Chablais SAAigle - Ollon - Monthey - Champéry
TPCTransports Public du Chablais SAAigle - Sépey - Les Diablerets
TPCTransports Public du Chablais SABex - Villars BVB
TPFTransports publique fribourgeoisGruyère-Fribourg-Morat
TRAVYSTRAVYS SAPont - Brassus
TRAVYSTRAVYS SAYverdon - Ste Croix
TRNTransports régionaux neuchâteloisLa Chaux de Fonds-Les Ponts de Martel
TRNTransports régionaux neuchâteloisLe Locle-Les Brenets
TRNTransports régionaux neuchâteloisTravers-Fleurier-Buttes - Neuchâtel
WBWaldenburgerbahnLiestal - Waldenburg
ZBZB Zentralbahn AGLuzern – Engelberg / Brüniglinie
Shipping Company Name Routes
BLS-brSbls schifffahrt thuner- und brienzerseeBrienzer See
BLS-thSbls schifffahrt thuner- und brienzerseeLake Thun
BSGBielersee-SchifffahrtsgesellschaftLake Bie
CGNCompagnie Générale de Navigation sur le Lac LémanLake Geneva
LNMSociété de Navigation sur les lacs Neuchâtel et MoratLake Neuchâtel and Lake Murten
SGVSchifffahrtsgesellschaft des VierwaldstätterseesLake Lucerne
URhSchweizerische Schifffahrtsgesellschaft Untersee and RhineUntersee und Rhein
ZSGZürichsee-SchifffahrtsgesellschaftLake Zurich