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Swiss Pass in Swiss Travel System

Posted in Switzerland, Tips and Information, Transportation with tags , , , , , , , on June 13, 2012 by travellingwithkeishinta


This is how it feels to travel the Swiss way :

“There is a train, whenever you need one, already in airport. A bus, to take you farther, or another train. And a boat, if you wish to enjoy the beauty of one of the lakes. Or a little red train to bring you up to the mountains. A whole system of it, working like a Swiss watch. ANd so many places to see, in that beautiful little country ! That’s The Swiss Travel System : To have it all, with one pass.”

Connection on Arrival

Will you be arriving by aircraft ? if so, The Swiss Travel System in Zürich, Geneva and Basel will collect you at the airport railway station. A train service (or a bus in Basel) departs for the nearby city every few minutes. Comfortable InterCity trains will whisk you to all the other cities in Switzerland at a half-hourly or hourly intervals. You don’t have a Swiss Pass yet ? It can be purchased directly from the airport railway station and will entitle you to free travel in Swiss Travel System. You can also arrange to have all of your baggage transported directly to your destination from every international airport. For your return journey, you can check-in your bags at the train station.

Will you already be travelling by train on arrival in Switzerland ? Switzerland is linked into European high speed rail network. Once at your Swiss arrival station, you will have connections in all directions in a matter of minutes. Swiss train services operate to a synchronised timetable. They arrive at and depart from larger railway stations every full or half-hour. This is the stroke to which the entire Swiss Travel System ticks.

Enjoy One Train After Another

You’ll be travelling onboard air-conditioned coaches in the network of InterCity trains and InterCity tilting trains (IC and ICN). A dining car will invite you to experience fine cuisine and beverages also a mobile Minibar operates onboard the train. You’ll find that many IC trains even have a play coach for children, a so-called family car FA.When travelling on your InterRegio, RegioExpress and regional trains, you’ll discover rural Switzerland and the charm of smaller towns and villages. Naturally also operating to a synchronised timetable.

Experience Summits

It’s the mountain rail and cableways that will take you up to rarefied atmospheres. With the Jungfrau Railway even up to a height of 3,454 metres above sea level. You’ll however be asked to pay an additional charge here and on several other mountains railways and aerial cableways. But when you arrive at the top and peer into the valley below, and have seen how boldly these masterpieces of engineering are able to conquer even the steepest slopes, you’ll have already forgotten about this. These high points of the Swiss Travel System are worth it !

Out, and Unto Water

Whilst making use of the Swiss Travel System, you may even see a boat waiting directly in front of the railway station. If so, climb abroad ! It’s all included in your ticket. Commercial Passenger boats operate on every large lake, especially in the summer. Some of these are veritable gems : the historic steamboats for example on Lakes Lucerne, Thun and Geneva.

Service en Route

The many additional services that make travelling via the Swiss Travel System even more comfortable stem from the best Swiss service tradition. The large train stations constitute the centres of this service culture. Here, you’ll not only be provided with every conceivable type of information (and not only in Switzerland’s national language), but you can also check-in your luggage to be transported on, purchase even tickets, change curacies and, on seven days of the week until late in the evenings, purchase anything you might need whilst travelling. Your bicycle is also welcome on trains, and the same applies to your four-legged friend.

You’ll find more details explains everything about the tickets and the prices in the Swiss Travel System at Swiss Travel System

I got mine, better you try it too…

 Blessings and Peace !

With Love,


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