Destination of the week: Switzerland
Switzerland - rail travel cannot get more efficient and scenic at the same time. One of the top destinations for Australian travellers, it offers lakes, mountains, rivers, quaint towns - all accessible by an extensive rail network that always runs on time.
Do I need to reserve a seat?
Most Swiss trains do not require or even assign seat reservations, so you can just hop on with your rail pass or your open ticket. That makes travelling extremely flexible - if you miss one of the trains, just hop on the next one.
However, most scenic services do require a seat reservation.
|Not required||Required||Highly recommended||Separate rail pass|
|regular services||Glacier Express||GoldenPass Line||Jungfraujoch|
|Gotthard Panorama Express|
Suggested itinerary - Grand Train Tour of Switzerland
- Day 1: ZurichSchaffhausenSt Gallen
- Day 2: St GallenLucerne
- Day 3: LucerneInterlakenMontreux (GoldenPass line)
- Day 4: MontreuxMartignyZermatt
- Day 5: ZermattSt Moritz (Glacier Express) - get FREE lunch
- Day 6: St MoritzLugano (Bernina Express)
- Day 7: LuganoLucerne (Gotthard Panorama Express)
- Day 8: LucerneZurich
Book it all with our Grand Train Tour of Switzerland package (includes accommodation).