If you’re thinking of sampling the awe-inspiring vistas of Switzerland, train travel is an excellent way to go. Not only because of the country’s picture-postcard beauty, but also because Swiss trains run like clockwork, seriously.
With the train trundling along at a more leisurely pace, you can sit back and enjoy the breathtaking views. From mountains, lakes, and valleys to brief glimpses of daily Swiss life, taking a train is definitely the way to go. And trying to figure out how they managed to lay all the rail tracks, often in precarious locations is a fun game to play as you traverse the country.
1. Golden Pass Line
In Switzerland, starting from the shores of Lake Geneva, you see 8 lakes and pass through 3 mountain passes. The journey that connects the routes of Lucerne, Interlaken, Zweisimmen and Montreux takes a total of 5 hours and 8 minutes and promises incredible views. Especially the view of Lake Brienz and the Bernese Alps is really perfect! In addition, Thun and Spiez Lakes are among the best places for sunset.
2. Glacier Express
Also known as the slowest express train in the world, Glacier Express passes through 291 bridges and 91 tunnels. On the 8-hour journey Moritz, Chur, Andermatt and Zermatt routes are available. After making this route, you can say that I know the south of Switzerland completely. I am sure of the photos, you must take an online step to find tickets on this route, which also includes the Landwasser Viaduct, Oberalp Crossing routes and the most famous mountain of Switzerland, Zaermatt.
3. Bernina Express
If you want to see the Alps in Switzerland, the best train route says that Bernina is the local. The train route, with 55 tunnels and 196 bridges, starts in Switzerland and ends in Italy. The 4-hour journey includes Chur, St Moritz, Tirano and Lugano routes.
4. Voralpen Express
If you say little time, Voralpen has a nice route that you can evaluate. On this train, which has a 2-hour route via Lucerne, Rapperswill and St Gallen, you can also have a pleasant journey among the greens.
5. Gotthard Panorama Express
This train line, which serves with the motto “The journey is a reward”, takes approximately 2.5 hours and includes the routes of Lucern, Flüelen, Bellinzona and Lugano. It is a preferred route although not as much as Glacier Express.