Swiss Travel System - The Best Way To Discover Switzerland

Swiss Travel System - The Best Way To Discover Switzerland

The Gold List 2021: The Best Country To Travel — Switzerland

Text: Sweezy Tan Photos: Courtesy of Swiss Travel System - 02 December 2021


The Swiss Travel System is the perfect way to discover the delights of Switzerland. Whether fascinating panoramic routes such as Glacier Express, Bernina Express and Gotthard Panorama Express or the public transport network in more than 90 Swiss towns & cities, whether free admission to over 500 exciting museums throughout the country or the most breathtaking mountain excursions at half price – visitors can experience all of it and then some with only one single ticket: the Swiss Travel Pass. Children from the age of 6 up to their 16th birthday accompanied by at least one parent holding a valid Swiss Travel System ticket travel is free of charge with the complimentary Swiss Family Card.

​Travelling can be so easy

​Train, bus, boat and mountain railways take travellers wherever they please – comfortably and to the minute. That’s because in Switzerland all public means of transportation are perfectly synchronised. With onboard restaurants, catering to the seat and luggage services, guests enjoy a carefree journey. Travelling by public transport in Switzerland is not only easy but also diverse, even spectacular. Panoramic trains take passengers on a ride through pristine nature, past impressive glaciers and through deep ravines. Those who look for even more exceptional experiences may dine in the panoramic cabin of a cableway called the “restaurant in the sky” or take a ride on the world’s steepest cog railway.

Grand Train Tour of Switzerland - All highlights on one single route

Discover all sights and landmarks Switzerland has to offer from the comfort of the train. The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland merges the most beautiful panoramic lines into one unique route of 1,280 kilometres in length. There is no prescribed direction or duration. You can hop on and off wherever you please. Whether at Zermatt or St. Moritz, in the Canton of Ticino or the Lavaux, at the Rhine Falls or Lake Lucerne: The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland is a perfect starting point for excursions as well. On top of that, travellers can download the Grand Train Tour app to get presents and discounts via integrated digital coupons.

​Glacier Express Excellence Class

Since March 2019, the impressive panoramic journey on the Glacier Express has become even more spectacular. Between St. Moritz and Zermatt, Excellence Class takes guests on a journey for the senses: While the scenery passes by outside, passengers are treated to Champagne and Amuse-bouches, followed by an exquisite 5-course menu accompanied by selected wines. This makes the new Excellence Class one of the most exclusive touristic highlights of Switzerland. 

Swiss Travel Pass & Swiss Family Card

The Swiss Travel Pass is the key to trouble-free travel by public transport throughout Switzerland. With a single ticket visitor can travel 3, 4, 8 or 15 days throughout the entire country by train, bus and boat. In the meantime, with Swiss Family Card by Swiss Travel System, children up to their 16th birthday can travel free of charge by public transport. Various public transport services turn travelling as a family into a relaxing and enjoyable experience in Switzerland.

Comfortable travel without luggage

With the innovative and efficient public transport system operating in Switzerland, international visitors can have their luggage transported by train direct to their holiday destination immediately after landing at either Zurich or Geneva Airport. There is no need to waste time waiting for their luggage. A similar service operates when visitors return home at their end of their Swiss stay.  Even while travelling within Switzerland, guests can benefit from a luggage transportation service from one destination to another. This is particularly advantageous on round-trips such as the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland. A wide range of options are available – simple solutions for maximum comfort and convenience.

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