Switzerland Transport Guide

The Swiss public transport system is made of 26,000 kilometres of picturesque views. And it’s not just beautiful, it’s super-efficient and affordable too. You can travel by bus, train or boat. Or, you can go your own way on a bike or by hire car or motorbike.

How to get around Switzerland

You know that old, over-used cliché; it’s the journey, not the destination? Well in Switzerland, it’s both! Your movement around the country and its towns will be just as spectacular as the wondrous country of Switzerland. You can travel around the country on Eurostar lines. Sometimes train fares can be expensive, so if you’re just going from point to point make sure you look at flights too. Rail services in Swiss cities are super-efficient and leave regularly. You can even take the Swiss Chocolate Train – a vintage Pullman car that winds along Montreux and medieval Gruyeres and takes you to the chocolate factory in Broc. Eurolines also operates bus services around Switzerland via a local operator called Alsa+Eggman. Travelling by car and motorcycle is definitely an experience. It’s the ultimate road trip. Just imagine the photos! The motorways are well-maintained and fast. Because of the Swiss Alps, you’ll travel through many tunnels so take care when you’re driving around mountain passes. You also need to carry proof of your insurance, a ‘warning triangle’ for breakdowns, a first-aid kit, spare lightbulb kit and even a fire extinguisher. Be a good scout now. You can also cruise along the Rhine, Lake Biel, Lake Lugano, Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, Lake Lucerne, Lake Geneva and more!