Switzerland by train, bus and boat
There are many reasons to explore Switzerland by public transport. First and foremost, it is the best way to enjoy the unparalleled panorama in a truly relaxed atmosphere. Also, seamless connections are guaranteed - whether by train, bus, boat or mountain railway. Last but not least, all of this can be done with just one single ticket: the Swiss Travel Pass.
Switzerland possesses not only the densest public transport network in the world but also one of the most popular ones. Some 29,000 kilometres of rail, road and waterway cover the country like a finely woven network. Comfortable and punctual connections promise a hassle-free onward journey - from the airport or border station or from neighbouring countries. Connections are always assured: Even as high up as 3,800 metres a.s.l., public transport services are coordinated to perfection.
The Swiss Travel System offers travellers from abroad the possibility to discover excursion destinations, mountains, lakes and more than 500 museums with one single ticket: the Swiss Travel Pass. Holders of this ticket can explore Switzerland in 3, 4, 8 or 15 days.
Swiss Travel System points-of-sale: myswitzerland.com/tickets
Whether individual trip or onward journey to Switzerland from Germany, Austria Italy or France - arriving by train is the perfect option for every traveller. More than 80 connections daily take passengers from city centre to city centre. All of it without luggage limitations or waiting times. Ample elbow-room, catering facilities and manifold onboard services help guests to switch to vacation mode already right during the train journey.
For a relaxed and timely arrival at the destination: myswitzerland.com/arrival
The Swiss Travel Pass offers unlimited travel by train, bus and boat including panoramic routes (excluding seat reservation and/or surcharge) as well as public transportation in 90 towns and cities. Both, the mountain excursions Rigi, Schilthorn, Stanserhorn and Stoos and admission to more than 500 museums nationwide, are fully covered. Many mountain railways offer holders of the Swiss Travel System ticket a discount of up to 50%. The pass is also available as e-ticket.
Validity: 3, 4, 8 or 15 consecutive days.
Discount: Young travellers up to their 26th birthday receive a 15% discount on the regular Swiss Travel System ticket price.
The Swiss Travel Pass Flex offers the same benefits as the Swiss Travel Pass - plus flexibility.
Validity: 3, 4, 8 or 15 freely selectable days within one month.
Up to 50% discount on journeys by train, bus, boat and mountain railways as well as public transportation in 90 towns and cities. Valid for one month and available as e-ticket.
Lake Constance region can easily be reached by public transportation from the surrounding countries:
Tickets and schedules are available here: sbb.ch
Travelling by Swiss public transport is comfortable and convenient. Here are five reasons why Switzerland is best explored by train, bus and boat: