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Travel by Train in Switzerland: All You Need to Know

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Switzerland Is the Ultimate Destination to Explore by Train

GoldenPass Line

The GoldenPass Line’s panoramic train spans Switzerland from the beautiful shores of Lake Geneva to Gstaad and up to Zweisimmen and Spiez at Lake Thun. Pass the majestic mountain peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau in Interlaken. Then, continue along to Lake Brienz, Meiringen and over the Brünig Pass to Lucerne.

Glacier Express

The Glacier Express, the “Slowest Express Train in the World,” is an incredible, bucket-list train journey. This legendary, eight-hour ride slowly weaves more than 150 miles across 291 bridges and through 92 tunnels in the picturesque Swiss Alps from the foot of the Matterhorn in Zermatt to St. Moritz.

Bernina Express

This route is the highest altitude train journey in Europe. The Bernina Express takes you through breathtaking alpine landscapes and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It travels from Chur all the way to Tirano in Italy. During summer months, you can catch the Bernina Express Bus from Tirano along Lake Como to Lugano.

Gotthard Panorama Express

Experience Switzerland by land and water. Travelling from Lugano to Lucerne (or in reverse), this awesome journey combines the panoramic train with a steamboat ride. Take in the landscapes of central Switzerland and Ticino’s dramatic mountain peaks as you traverse through tunnels and over bridges.

Luzern-Interlaken Express

Gorgeous mountains, alpine lakes, and breath-taking views are what you’ll experience onboard this route from Lucerne via the Brünig Pass to Interlaken. This two-hour trip with the Zentralbahn cruises along the shores of five lakes and passes lovely waterfalls and rivers.


Ride the famous cogwheel Jungfraubahn along the Jungfrau Railway from Kleine Scheidegg to the highest railway station in Europe at Jungfraujoch, between the Bernese Highlands and the Valais in Switzerland. This journey is open year-round and offers some of the most amazing views of the Alps.

Postcard-Perfect Moments and Breath-taking Alpine Landscapes Await

From incredible scenery to unforgettable train journeys, everyone should consider traveling to Switzerland at least once in their lifetime.

It may be a small country, but it boasts tremendous appeal. From Zurich to Basel, St. Moritz to Zermatt, Interlaken and more, Switzerland is a majestic beauty to behold. Set against the backdrop of the Alps, much of the country looks postcard-perfect. The diverse alpine landscapes look like they are straight out of a fairy tale.

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Breathtaking Sights Wherever You Go

Top Experiences in Switzerland

Jungfraujoch and the blue sky with clouds, Switzerland


Rhine Falls

Cable Car to Mt Titlis 1800x600

Mount Titlis

Lake Lugano

Panoramic view of Matterhorn peak in Zermatt, Switzerland viewed from the train window. Lighting effect on the window.


Jet d'Eau in Geneva Switzerland from the lake Geneva

Jet d'Eau


Viewing plaque at Gornergrat station in Swiss Alps