Holidays to Switzerland Travel Podcast Episode 11
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Episode 11: The Swiss Travel System

November 25, 2020 Last Updated on May 14, 2024

Interview with Andreas Nef of Travel Switzerland (formerly called Swiss Travel System)

Switzerland is well-known for its excellent rail network but the public transport system covers more than just trains.

In this episode of the Holidays to Switzerland Travel Podcast, Andreas Nef of Travel Switzerland provides an insight into the comprehensive network of trains, buses, trams, boats and cable cars that criss cross the country.

Andy shares details on the synchronised public transport system, the different ticket options available and what facilities to expect onboard the trains.

He also discusses the Swiss Travel Pass, Switzerland’s panoramic trains, and much more.

Did you know?

Switzerland is home to the world’s longest rail tunnel, the Gotthard Base Tunnel, which is 57 kilometres long?

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Show Notes

Topics covered in this episode include:

  • Information about the Swiss Travel System/Travel Switzerland?
  • Why train is the ideal way to travel around Switzerland
  • What facilities to expect onboard Swiss trains, including the difference between 1st and 2nd class
  • The different ticket options available
  • Discounted fares for children
  • Why the Swiss Travel Pass is an excellent option for visitors to Switzerland
  • The different types of Swiss Travel Pass
  • Switzerland’s panoramic trains
  • Fun facts about Travel Switzerland

Useful Resources

The Travel Switzerland website is packed with useful information about Switzerland’s public transport network.

You might also find the following articles helpful with your trip planning:

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