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: Zurich–Schaffhausen–St Gallen
- Day 2: St Gallen–Lucerne
- Day 3: Lucerne–Interlaken–Montreux (GoldenPass line)
- Day 4: Montreux–Martigny–Zermatt
- Day 5: Zermatt–St Moritz (Glacier Express) - get FREE lunch
- Day 6: St Moritz–Lugano (Bernina Express)
- Day 7: Lugano–Lucerne (Gotthard Panorama Express)
- Day 8: Lucerne–Zurich
Book it all with our Grand Train Tour of Switzerland package (includes accommodation).
- BEST SELLER: Swiss Travel Pass - covers it all (trains, buses, boats, public transportation)
- To make your transfer easier: Swiss Express Door-to-Door or Station-to-Station Luggage service
- To go higher: Mountain Excursions
- Travel from France to Switzerland from $52 in second and from $78 in first class with TGV Lyria Early Bird Promotion.
- Get a FREE lunch on the Glacier Express
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