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Bernina Express near Morteratsch, GraubĂźnden

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Sales Manual. Swiss Travel System.

Version 2, 2018


The best way to experience Switzerland. STS-GB-Pass-S-18.pdf

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Area of validity Geltungsbereich Rayon de validité Campo di validità

Strasbourg | Paris

Karlsruhe | Frankfurt | Dortmund | Hamburg | Berlin

Stuttg Engen

Blumberg-Zollhaus

D EU TS C H L A N D Mulhouse Zell (Wiesental)

Seebrugg

Bargen Beggingen

Schleitheim Hemmental

Schaffhausen

Opfertshofen

Sing

Thayngen Ram

OsterNeuhausen St fingen Rheinau Version/Stand/Etat/Stato: 12. 2017 Waldshut Marthalen Due to lack of space not all lines are indicated. Subject to change. Weil a.R. Basel Bad Zurzach Aus Platzgründen sind nicht alle Linien angegeben. Änderungen vorbehalten. Koblenz EuroAirport Eglisau Riehen Frauenfeld Möhlin Laufenburg Basel Pour des raisons de place, toutes les lignes ne sont pas indiquées. Sous réserve de modifications. Basel St.Johann Bad Bf NiederDelle–Belfort Bülach Per motivi di spazio, non tutte le linee sono presenti. Salvo modifiche. Stein-Säckingen Basel Rheinfelden weningen 2018 Pratteln Delle Turgi Zürich Ettingen Brugg Boncourt Frick Liestal Baden Swiss Travel System’s network of trains, buses and boats Bonfol Flughafen Winterth Rodersdorf Oberglatt Gelterkinden Kloten Aesch Dornach Das Streckennetz des Swiss Travel System mit Bahn, Bus und Schiff Tu Wettingen Roggenburg Sissach Büren Lucelle Wildegg Le réseau Swiss Travel System de trains, cars et bateaux Porrentruy Effretikon Fisc Breitenbach Mellingen Dietikon Laufen La rete Swiss Travel System di treni, autobus e battelli Aarau Courgenay Zürich Asuel Reigoldswil Lenzburg Uster Suhr Waldenburg Bau Delémont Damvant Railways Cable cars Uetliberg Glovelier Olten Erlenbach Wetz Wohlen AG Balsthal Bahnen Seilbahnen Teufenthal Adliswil H Esslingen Schöftland Oensingen Trains Remontées mécaniques Moutier AffolternThalwil Meilen Zofingen Saignelégier Gänsbrunnen Niederbipp Beinwil a.A. Sihlwald Bellelay Ferrovie Funivie, Funicolari Stäfa Weissenstein Goumois a.S. Ra St.Urban Sihlbrugg Tramelan Oberdorf SO Menziken Le Noirmont Tavannes Boats Buses Wädenswil Beromünster Pfäf Grenchen Bellach SoncebozZug Langenthal Menzingen Samstagern -Nord Schiffe Autobusse Sombeval Sins Hochdorf Mont-Soleil Herzogenbuchsee -Süd Solothurn Cham Finstersee Biberbrug Sursee Bateaux Cars Magglingen/ Pieterlen Rotkreuz St-Imier Zugerberg Macolin Zell La ChauxGisikon-Root Zie Büren a.A. Battelli Autobus Oberägeri Einsiedeln Perlen Huttwil de-Fonds Chasseral Willisau Biel/Bienne Küssnacht a.R. SattelVue-des- Prêles Eriswil Aegeri Mostelberg Emmen Les Brenets Emmenbrücke 1 : 1.25 m Lyss Alpes Villiers Ligerz Meggen Burgdorf Wolhusen Arth-Goldau Jegenstorf Luzern Rigi Wasen i.E. 0 10 20 30 km Le Locle Chaumont Aarberg Schwyz Hoc Kriens Erlach HasleYbr Weggis Vitznau Neuchâtel SumiswaldBrunnen Zollikofen Rüegsau Treib Hergiswil Entlebuch Ins Illgau Grünen Pilatus Les Ponts-de-Martel Beckenried Kerzers Ramsei Stoos Seelisberg Bern Muotath Schüpfheim Colombier Murten/ Stans Gümmenen Alpnachstad Stockhütte Langnau i.E. Gümligen Morat Boudry Bis Klewenalp Travers Trubschachen Les Verrières Stanserhorn Worb NiederFlüelen Pontarlier Portalban Escholzmatt Sarnen Wirzweli ricken- Isenthal Gurten Bern Flughafen Fleurier Altdorf Laupen bach Sachseln Buttes Konolfingen Flamatt Belp Haldi Avenches Estavayer Münsingen Giswil Flüeli-Ranft Schattdorf Frasne Ristis Marbachegg Schwarzenburg Sörenberg Erstfeld Thurnen Engelberg Stöckalp Ste-Croix Payerne Kemmeriboden Joch- Trübsee Riggisberg Baulmes Brienzer Lungern pass Fribourg/ Titlis YverdonInnereriz Rothorn Brünig F R A NCE Melchsee-Frutt Freiburg Guggisberg Heiligenschwendi Brienz les-Bains Orbe Planplatten Thun Ballenberg NiederSusten Harder Gurnigel Meiringen Hasliberg Chavornay Wassen horn Vallorbe Le Day Innertkirchen -West -Ost Iseltwald OberalpBercher Stockhorn Romont Interlaken Schwarzwaldalp Le Pont Göschenen Spiez pass BeatenSedru Erlenbach i. S. First Moudon Wilderswil Schwarzsee Guttannen Aeschi berg Schynige Platte Andermatt Gütsch Niesen Saxeten Boltigen Echallens Grindelwald L’Isle Bulle Charmey Jaun Männlichen Mülenen Sentier-Orient Corcelles Realp Lauterbrunnen Pfingstegg Wengen 1 Broc Frutigen CossonayGrütschalp Furka Gemsstock Moléson-surLe Brassus Gletsch Kleine Scheidegg Penthalaz Gruyères Allmendhubel Gruyères Apples Schilthorn Grimsel 1 Zweisimmen Renens VD Croisettes Grimmialp Bière Jungfraujoch Palézieux Gotthard Airolo Oberwald Griesalp Mürren StechelChâtel-St-Denis Gimel Rinderberg Morez Ulrichen berg Schönried Morges Puidoux Mont- Les Bedretto Oeschinen AmbrìAdelboden Pèlerin Pléiades Montbovon Münster VS Aubonne La Cure Piotta Lausanne Kandersteg Horneggli Lenk i.S. Eggli Faido Blonay Allaman Nufenen Gstaad ChâteauFusio Rolle Fafleralp Eggishorn Bellwald RochersVevey Sunnbüel St-Cergue Eviand’Oex Engstligenalp San Carlo de-Naye Lauchernalp Höhi les-Bains Montreux Haut-de-Caux Lauenen Gemmipass Gland Fürgangen Wispile Bettmeralp RinderWiler PlaineFiesch hütte Reusch Le Sépey Les St-Gingolph Goppen- Riederalp Divonne Binn Nyon Sono Diablerets Oldenegg Morte LeukerBelalp stein Leysin Betten Talstation bad Gex Pas-deBlatten Bignasco Mörel Bosco/Gurin Col-de- Glacier-des- Maimbré Torgon Leuk Gampel Coppet Cevio Ried-Brig Raron Montana Versonnex Ollon Bretaye Diablerets Cerentino Brio Hermance Bossy Aigle Anzère Crans Villars Brig Rosswald Sierre/ Derborence Cimalmotto Oberems Unter- Visp Siders Genève- Grand-Saconnex Monthey Gy bäch Les Plans-sur-Bex Morgins Chandolin Monniaz Vercorin Aéroport Bex Genève Stalden-Saas La Foilleuse Gspon Simplon Satigny St-Maurice Sion Vissoie St-Luc Embd Spruga Ponte BrollaCimetta Thônex Val-d’Illiez TroisOvronnaz Hannigalp La Plaine Orse Annemasse Intragna torrents Les Crosets Thyon Iselle di St.Niklaus Riddes Grächen Lancy- CEVA Verdasio L Bernex Chancy Trasquera HauteGrimentz Planachaux Champéry Pont- 2019 Camedo Riv Isérables Ascona Hohsaas Nendaz Avusy Rouge Bir Moiry La Tzoumaz Hannig Brissago Alpe Fop Zinal Saas Grund Martigny Evolène PinoSaas Fee Saas Almagell Domodossola Inde Finhaut Längfluh Les Haudères Tronzano Verbier Heidbodme Dixence Täsch Felskinn Plattjen Le Châtelard Sembrancher Le Châble Ferpècle La RocheMigliegli Mittelallalin Mattmark sur-Foron Champex Zermatt Orsières Unterrothorn Arolla Luino Sunnegga Mauvoisin 2 Schwarzsee Gornergrat Ponte Tres FR ANCE LavenoMorc Klein Matterhorn Montenvers Mombello Porto Cer ChamonixFerret St-Gervais-les-BainsAnnecy Mont-Blanc ITA L IA FMV Stresa le-Fayet Le Grand2018 Nid d’Aigle St-Bernard

Lyon | Avignon

Paris

Dijon | Paris

Erzingen (Baden)

Arona Aosta

Grenoble

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Torino

Milano | Malpensa | V


gart

Ulm | München

München

Swiss Travel Pass

Stockach

Überlingen Radolfzell Meersburg

Konstanz Kreuzlingen

Weinfelden

d

Sulgen Braunau

Friedrichshafen

Romanshorn

Lindau

Immenstadt

Arbon Bregenz Rorschach Rheineck Heiden St.Margrethen St.Gallen Walzenhausen urbenthal Heerbrugg Littenheid Dornbirn Uzwil Widnau Altstätten chingen Trogen Gossau Herisau Gais -SG Gähwil Diepoldsau Schwell-Stadt brunn uma Appenzell WeissOberriet Lichtensteig bad Urnäsch zikon ÖSTER Hoher Kasten Hinwil Kronberg Wattwil Ebenalp Wasserauen Wald Schwägalp Feldkirch Rüti ZH Säntis Hinterschellenberg apperswil Uznach Nesslau Unterwasser Wildhaus L I E C H T E N - Bludenz Alt St.Johann ffikon SZ Schaan Gamsalp n Alp Sellamatt Buchs SG S T E I N gg SiebnenAmden Wangen Chäserrugg Vaduz

egelbrücke

n

Flumserberg

Innerthal

Klöntal

hal

Braunwald

sisthal

Flums

Schwanden Weisstannen

Malbun

Bad Ragaz Maienfeld

Pfäfers

Pizol

Elm

R EI CH

LandeckZams

Langen a.A.

Küblis Madrisa

Martina

Nauders

Val Sinestra

Parsenn Klosters Platz Chur Weissfluh Flims Sent Crap Reichenau Ramosch Motta Naluns Sogn Gion -Dorf Davos Ftan ChurRhäzüns -Platz Scuol-Tarasp Laax walden Versam- Feldis Ilanz Arosa Sagliains Safien Jakobs- Flüela Parpaner Alp Susch horn S-charl Rothorn Stätz Obersaxen Dischma Mals/ Zernez Lenzerheide/Lai Sertig Thusis Malles Filisur Il Fuorn Disentis/Mustér Brail Bergün/ Safien un Tiefencastel Bravuogn Vrin Müstair Zillis Thalkirch Sta.Maria Savognin Preda Vals Zuoz Andeer Klausen

Splügen

Samedan Piz Nair

Biasca

ogno

one

Livigno

Pontresina St.Moritz Bernina Surlej Diavolezza Silvaplana Corvatsch Sils Maria Ospizio Bernina Juf Diavolezza Maloja Alp Grüm Furtschellas

Acquarossa Rossa Mesocco

Bever

Bivio

S.Bernardino

Soglio Promontogno Castasegna Chiavenna

Stilfserjoch/ Stelvio Bormio

Poschiavo Brusio

Grono Mergoscia

ocarno

veraronico ppa

emini a

Tirano

Bellinzona

Giubiasco Cadenazzo

Ceneri 2020 Bogno Tesserete Porlezza Lamone Monte Brè Menaggio

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Lugano

Campione Monte San Salvatore sa Generoso Vetta cote resio Muggio Canzo Capolago Mendrisio Asso Stabio Varese

Chiasso

Lecco

Como AlbateCamerlata

Venezia | Firenze | Roma | Torino

Edolo

No reductions Keine Ermässigung Aucune réduction Nessuno sconto

Swiss Half Fare Card

STS-GB-Pass-S-18 Qu ell e: B un desamt fü r L and estopogra fie

elina

Also valid for local public transport Gültig auch auf dem Netz der städtischen Verkehrsbetriebe Valable également sur les réseaux urbains de transports publics Libera circolazione anche sulla rete dei trasporti urbani

Samnaun

Vättis

Olivone

No reductions Keine Ermässigung Aucune réduction Nessuno sconto

Lines for 1 journey: Swiss border/airport to destination and return Linien für 1 Fahrt: Schweizer Grenze/Flughafen – Zielort und zurück Ligne pour 1 trajet: depuis la gare-frontière suisse/aéroport jusqu’à la destination de vacances et retour Linee per 1 corsa: confine svizzero/aeroporto – Destinazione e ritorno

Kajetansbrücke

St.Antönien

Lines with reductions (50%, 1 25%) Linien mit Vergünstigungen (50%, 1 25%) Lignes avec réductions (50%, 1 25%) Linee che prevedono sconti (50%, 1 25%)

Swiss Transfer Ticket

St. Anton a.A. Schruns

Schiers

Landquart

Linthal

Oberstdorf

Sargans

Maschgenkamm Wangs

Glarus

chrig

Sonthofen

Bischofszell

Wil

hur

Innsbruck | Salzburg | Wien

tein a.R.

Lines for unlimited travel Linien für unbegrenzte Fahrten Lignes avec utilisation illimitée Linee per corse illimitate

Wangen (Allgäu)

Merano/Meran

Mainau

msen

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Swiss Travel Pass Youth | Swiss Travel Pass Flex | Swiss Travel Pass Flex Youth

Ravensburg

Lines with reductions (50%), 2 no half-price reduction 2 Linien mit Vergünstigungen (50%), 2 keine Halbtax-Ermässigung 2 Lignes avec réductions (50%), 2 pas de réduction demi-tarif 2 Linee che prevedono sconti (50%), 2 nessuno sconto per abbonamenti 2 metà prezzo Lines with reductions (50%) Linien mit Vergünstigungen (50%) Lignes avec réductions (50%) Linee che prevedono sconti (50%)

No reductions Keine Ermässigung Aucune réduction Nessuno sconto

A seat reservation and/or supplement is required to travel on some trains/ buses/boats such as the Glacier Express, Bernina Express, Gotthard Panorama Express and Palm Express. Für die Benutzung von einigen Zügen/Bussen/Schiffen, wie z.B. Glacier Express, Bernina Express, Gotthard Panorama Express und Palm Express ist eine Platzreservierung und/oder ein Zuschlag erforderlich. L’utilisation de certains trains/cars/bateaux, comme p. ex. le Glacier Express, le Bernina Express, le Gotthard Panorama Express et le Palm Express sont soumis à des réservations de places et/ou à un supplément. Per usare alcuni treni/autobus/battelli, come Glacier Express, Bernina Express, Gotthard Panorama Express e Palm Express, è prevista una prenotazione del posto a sedere e/o un supplemento.

Brescia

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Contents. For a relaxed arrival in Switzerland. Travelling by air. Approximate domestic inter-city travel times. Travelling by train from Germany. Travelling by train from Austria. Travelling by train from France. Travelling by train from Italy.

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General information. Carefree travelling with public transport. 11 Swiss Travel System tickets and passes. 11 The Swiss Travel Pass experience. 11 The Swiss Travel System product range. 12 Prices 2018 in CHF. 13 Swiss Travel Pass & Swiss Half Fare Card vs. Eurail and Interrail. 14 Point-to-Point tickets. 16 Choosing the right ticket. 16 Luggage services. 17

Grand Train Tour of Switzerland. Grand Train Tour of Switzerland.

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Premium Panoramic Trains. Glacier Express. Gotthard Panorama Express. GoldenPass Line. Luzern-Interlaken Express. Bernina Express.

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Scenic routes. Lake Lucerne Cruises. 32 Furka Steam Railway. 34 Lago Maggiore Express. 35 Lötschberg Mountain Route and Centovalli. 36 Palm Express. 37 Central Alps Passes PostBus Route. 38 Voralpen-Express. 39

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Theme routes. Kambly round trip. Cheese train. Chocolate train.

41 42 43

Mountain Excursions. Rigi – Queen of the Mountains. 46 Schilthorn – Piz Gloria. 48 Brienzer Rothorn. 50 CabriO Stanserhorn. 51 Glacier 3000 – Les Diablerets – Gstaad. 52 Gornergrat – Meet the Matterhorn. 53 Grindelwald-First – Top of Adventure. 54 Harder Kulm – Top of Interlaken. 55 Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. 56 Matterhorn glacier paradise. 57 Pilatus. 58 Rochers-de-Naye. 59 Rothorn, Zermatt. 60 Schynige Platte – Top of Swiss Tradition. 61 Sunnegga, Zermatt. 62 Titlis. 63

Regional Passes. Regional Pass Berner Oberland. Regional Pass Lake Geneva-Alps. Tell-Pass – Central Switzerland.

65 66 67

Services. Services at the station. 69 Services on the train. 70 Car and bicycle transport. 71 Sales information. 72 Staying informed. 73 About us. 74 Contact us. 74 Icons. 75

Imprint Publisher Swiss Travel System AG Limmatstrasse 23, PO Box CH-8021 Zurich info@swisstravelsystem.com

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For a relaxed arrival in Switzerland.

TGV Lyria on the Cize-Boiozon viaduct


Travelling by air. Switzerland’s main airports link perfectly to the country’s outstanding public transport network. In Geneva and Zurich, a railway station is located right inside the airport. Trains leave for the city centre every few minutes, ­taking passengers there within just roughly 10 minutes. Additionally, comfortable trains operate to most other Swiss cities at half-hour intervals. Basel and Berne offer a regular and excellently functioning bus service between their airports and city centres. Basel, Zurich and Geneva all provide a rail ticket counter right at the ­airport to facilitate ticket purchases for the clients. The journey from and to the airport is included in any Swiss Travel System ticket. More comfortable without luggage Using public transport is the fastest and most reliable way to travel around Switzerland. To make it even more comfortable, the clients’ luggage can be seamlessly transported from any airport in the world to the destination railway station in Switzerland via Zurich airport. For more information about this unique service, please refer to page 17 or access the Internet at: sbb.ch/luggage. Further information about Swiss airports: flughafen-zuerich.ch gva.ch euroairport.com flughafenbern.ch Swiss Airplane over the Alps

Approximate domestic inter-city travel times. Basel Basel Bern

55 min

Davos Platz

3h 25 min

Genève

2h 40 min

Interlaken Ost 1h 55 min

Bern

Davos Platz

Genève

Interlaken Ost

Lausanne

Lugano

Luzern

Schaff­ hausen

Zermatt

Zürich HB

55 min

3h 25 min

2h 40 min

1h 55 min

2h 10 min

3h 10 min

1h

1h 20 min

3h 15 min

55 min

3h 25 min 3h 25 min 1h 45 min

5h 15 min

55 min

4h 25 min

1h 45 min

55 min

1h 05 min

3h 15 min

1h

1h 40 min

2h 10 min

55 min

5h 15 min

4h 25 min

4h 35 min

3h 15 min

3h 20 min

3h 10 min

5h 45 min

2h 20 min

2h 40 min 2h 40 min

Lausanne

2h 10 min

1h 05 min

4h 35 min

35 min

2h 05 min

Lugano

3h 10 min

3h 15 min

3h 15 min

5h

4h 10 min

Luzern

1h

Schaffhausen 1h 20 min

35 min

5h

2h 50 min

3h 30 min

3h 35 min

2h 40 min

2h 05 min

4h 10 min

1h 50 min

2h 40 min

2h 15 min

1h 55 min

4h 25 min 4h 25 min

1h

3h 20 min

2h 50 min

1h 50 min

2h 10 min

2h

1h 40 min

3h 10 min

3h 30 min

2h 40 min

2h 55 min

3h

2h 10 min

2h 55 min

2h 55 min

2h 10 min

2h

3h

5h 20 min

2h 10 min

1h 35 min 1h 35 min

Zermatt

3h 15 min

2h 10 min

5h 45 min

3h 35 min

2h 15 min

2h 55 min

5h 20 min

3h 15 min

4h

Zürich HB

55 min

55 min

2h 20 min

2h 40 min

1h 55 min

2h 10 min

2h 10 min

45 min

40 min

3h 15 min

45 min

4h

40 min 3h 10 min

3h 10 min

Travel times are based on timetable 2016 / 2017. All information, connections and punctuality without liability.

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Travelling by train from Germany. The highly comfortable ICE trains of the Deutsche Bahn (DB) take travellers quickly straight to all major Swiss cities. Berne, Thun, Interlaken, Zurich and Chur as well are served on the Rhein axis via Basle. The high-­ standard InterCity and EuroCity trains operate direct services between Munich / Stuttgart / Hamburg and Zurich. More than 35 times a day, the DB fleet sets direct course for its neighbouring Alpine nation. Direct connections ■■ Berlin  –  Frankfurt  –  Basel SBB  –  Interlaken Ost ■■ Dortmund / Köln  –  Mannheim  –  Basel SBB ■■ Hamburg  –  Frankfurt  –  Basel SBB  –  Zürich ■■ Stuttgart  –  Singen  –  Zürich ■■ München  –  Lindau  –  Zürich ■■ Frankfurt  –  Basel  –  Luzern  –  Lugano

Booking Sales information on p. 72. Baltic Sea Kiel

North Sea

Hamburg Bremen

Amsterdam

Netherlands

Poland

Berlin

Hanover

Münster Göttingen

Approximate travel time Berlin  –  Interlaken Ost Köln  –  Basel SBB Hamburg  –  Zürich Stuttgart  –  Zürich München  –  Zürich Frankfurt  –  Luzern Frankfurt  –  Lugano Frankfurt  –  Zürich

Dortmund Dusseldorf

9h 40 min 3h 50 min 8h 3h 4h 20 min 4h 6h 10 min 3h 55 min

Cologne

Germany

Belgium

Frankfurt

Frankfurt Airport

Czech Republic

Mainz Mannheim Karlsruhe

Slovakia

Stuttgart

France Your connections at a glance Munich

Stuttgart–Zurich (IC) Munich–Zurich (–Basel) (EC)

Basel

Hamburg–Cologne–Mainz–Basel–Interlaken (EC)

Austria

Zurich

Hamburg–Frankfurt–Basel–Zurich–Chur (ICE)

Bern Luzern

Switzerland

Timetable on the Internet bahn.de, sbb.ch

Dortmund–Frankfurt Airport–Basel (ICE)

Chur

Berlin–Frankfurt–Basel–Interlaken (ICE)

Interlaken

Kiel–Hamburg–Frankfurt–Basel–Zurich (ICE)

Brig

Lugano

Italy

(Amsterdam–) Frankfurt–Basel (ICE) Frankfurt–Basel–Luzern–Milan/ Milan–Bern–Basel–Frankfurt (ECE)

Como Milan

Munich–Zurich (IC Bus)

Travelling by train from Austria. The fleet of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) transports passengers to Switzerland in a swift and most ­comfortable manner. Night trains link the old imperial city of Vienna, as well as Graz and Villach, to Zurich, which allows passengers to arrive the next morning in a completely rested state. Also, ÖBB’s premium rail s­ ervice “Railjet” takes travellers from Vienna, Salzburg or Innsbruck to Zurich in 2-hour-intervals on a daily basis. As usual, perfect connections from Zurich hub to the rest of Switzerland are guaranteed. Direct connections ■■ Wien  –  Zürich ■■ Salzburg  –  Zürich ■■ Innsbruck  –  Zürich ■■ Bregenz  –  Zürich ■■ Graz  –  Zürich Approximate travel time Wien  –  Zürich Salzburg  –  Zürich Innsbruck  –  Zürich Bregenz  –  Zürich Graz  –  Zürich

Booking Sales information on p. 72.

Linz

7h 45 min 5h 25 min 3h 35 min 1h 45 min 9h 35 min

Timetable on the Internet oebb.at, sbb.ch

St.Pölten

Wien

Salzburg Winterthur Zürich

St.Gallen

Bregenz Feldkirch

Innsbruck

Schladming Zell am See

Leoben

Bischofshofen Graz Villach

= Railjet = Eurocity = Nightjet/Euronight

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Travelling by train from France. The briefer the journey the better – is that really true? Speed, precision, competence, a warm welcome, excellent catering and 1st class service: the high-speed train service TGV Lyria combines the very best of French and Swiss cultures. TGV Lyria is a subsidiary of SBB and SNCF and is responsible for the marketing of TGV trains operating between Switzerland and France. Direct connections ■■ Paris  –  Basel ■■ Paris  –  Bern ■■ Paris  –  Genève ■■ Paris  –  Lausanne ■■ Paris  –  Neuchâtel ■■ Paris  –  Zürich ■■ Lyon  –  Genève ■■ Marseille  –  Genève Approximate travel time Paris  –  Basel 3h 05 min Paris  –  Bern 4h 30 min Paris  –  Genève 3h 10 min Paris  –  Lausanne 3h 35 min Paris  –  Lausanne via Genève 4h 05 min

Booking Holders of a Swiss Travel System ticket are eligible for discounts on crossborder TGV tickets to and from France. These global tickets are also valid as seat reservations. Sales information on p. 72.

Paris  –  Neuchâtel Paris  –  Zürich Lyon  –  Genève Marseille  –  Genève

3h 50 min 4h 05 min 1h 40 min 3h 30 min

Timetable on the Internet tgv-lyria.com, sbb.ch

Travelling by train from Italy. Indulging in wanderlust and taking a break from everyday routine – from neighbouring Italy, many of the most scenic Swiss cities are only a comfortable train ride away. With the commissioning of the Gotthard Base Tunnel, Italian guests now arrive in Switzerland in significantly shorter time and an even more relaxed state. From Milan, it actually takes travellers less than 3 1/2 hours to get to Zurich. Direct connections ■■ Milano  –  Basel ■■ Milano  –  Bern ■■ Milano  –  Genève ■■ Milano  –  Lugano ■■ Milano  –  Luzern ■■ Milano  –  Zürich ■■ Venezia  –  Zürich ■■ Venezia  –  Genève

Booking Holders of a Swiss Travel System ticket are eligible for discounts on crossborder tickets to and from Italy. These global tickets are also valid as seat reservations. Sales information on p. 72. Streckennetz.

Basel Liestal Zürich

Olten

Approximate travel time Milano  –  Basel 4h Milano  –  Bern 3h Milano  –  Genève 4h Milano  –  Lugano 1h 15 min

Zug

Milano  –  Luzern Milano  –  Zürich Venezia  –  Zürich Venezia  –  Genève

3h 25 min 3h 25 min 6h 30 min 7h

Bern

Luzern

Arth-Goldau

Thun

Gotthard Montreux

Genève

Schweiz

Spiez

Lausanne

Lötschberg Visp

Sion

Brig Bellinzona

Simplon

Sierre Domodossola

Italia

Lugano

Stresa

Timetable on the Internet trenitalia.com, sbb.ch

Como Gallarate

Vicenza

Brescia Peschiera

Milano Desenzano

Padova Venezia S. Lucia Venezia Mestre

Verona

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Carefree travelling with public transport. Public transport network The Swiss public transport network includes over 29,000 kilometres of rail, road and waterway and thus is the densest network in the world. Rail traffic information Information about the current traffic situation and possible disruptions on the rail network is available around the clock via sbb.ch/166. Regular-interval timetable Trains always leave at the same minute after each full hour. Main inter-city connections run at half-hour intervals. At major hubs, trains arrive every full and half hour. PostBus and boat connections are perfectly coordinated with these regular-interval timetables. The complete timetable is available on sbb.ch. Coach classes 1st class coaches provide additional amenities like wider seats, more legroom and electrical power outlets. Furthermore, 1st class passengers benefit from quiet zones on the train. Harmonised timetable – guaranteed connections At border stations and airports, connecting trains and buses guarantee a seamless onward journey. Connections are guaranteed in all places. Where no rail service is available, the journey continues by bus, boat or even mountain railway.

Surcharge No surcharge applies on national, InterCity or InterRegio trains within Switzerland. Panorama trains like the Glacier Express or the Bernina Express, as well as some PostBus lines (Palm Express), are usually subject to surcharge and / or require seat reservations. Train categories ■■ InterCity (IC) trains connect the larger cities without intermediate stops. ■■ InterRegio (IR) and RegioExpress (RE) trains connect the medium-­ sized centres in Switzerland. Regional trains serve all intermediate stations and additionally provide access to all branches of the network. ■■ Major urban centres have their own suburban railway (S-Bahn) network. The trains, specially marked with an “S”, optimally serve the urban and suburban areas with a high-frequency timetable. Seat reservations. ■■ In Switzerland, the majority of trains do not require seat reservations. Trains offering seat reservations are indicated with an “R” in the timetable on sbb.ch. ■■ For panorama trains with mandatory seat reservations, such as Glacier Express, reservations should be made at the earliest convenience. ■■ Information signs and loudspeaker announcements on the train notify travellers of reserved seats. Group reservations (10 or more persons) can be made via plabe.gruppen@sbb.ch.

Swiss Travel System tickets and passes. Our attractive Swiss Travel System ticket range provides ideal access to Switzerland’s public transport network. Thanks to Swiss Travel Pass & Co., clients enjoy almost limitless mobility by train, bus and boat.

The Swiss Travel Pass experience. A national transport network of train, bus and boat ■■ Unlimited use of all major railway and bus routes, boat lines and public transport services in more than 90 cities. Value for money ■■ Guests travel free of charge on the Glacier Express, the GoldenPass Line and all other premium panorama trains (surcharge and / or seat reservations excluded). ■■ 50 % discount on most mountain excursions (Jungfraujoch: 25 %). ■■ Free-of-charge travel to selected Swiss Alpine peaks: Schilthorn, Stanserhorn and Rigi. ■■ Free admission to more than 500 museums nationwide. Freedom of choice ■■ All Swiss Travel System tickets are available for 1st and 2nd class.

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Ideal tickets for any travel requirement and budget: Swiss Travel Pass Flex and Swiss Travel Pass Youth. The most attractive option: with the “Swiss Transfer Ticket” from any Swiss border station or airport to any vacation destination (within Switzerland) – and back again.

Family friendly ■■ Children under 6 years of age travel free of charge when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. ■■ Children from the age of 6 up to their 16th birthday accompanied by at least one parent travel free of charge with the complimentary Swiss Family Card. ■■ Children from the age of 6 up to their 16th birthday but not accompanied by at least one parent, receive a 50 % reduction off all Swiss Travel System tickets.

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The Swiss Travel System product range.

Swiss Travel Pass Coverage: unlimited travel by train, bus and boat including premium panorama trains and public transport in more than 90 cities. Validity: 3, 4, 8 or 15 ­consecutive days. Additional benefits: 50 % discount on most mountain excursions and free admission to more than 500 museums nationwide. Reductions: young travellers under the age of 26 receive a 15 % discount off the regular Swiss Travel Pass fare.

Swiss Travel Pass

Swiss Travel Pass Flex Coverage: unlimited travel by train, bus and boat including premium panorama trains and public transport in more than 90 cities. Validity: 3, 4, 8 or 15 ­individually selectable days within one month. Additional benefits: 50 % ­discount on most mountain excursions and free admission to more than 500 museums nationwide. Reductions: young travellers under the age of 26 receive a 15 % discount off the regular Swiss Travel Pass fare.

Journey with PostBus, Eigenthal, Central Switzerland

Swiss Transfer Ticket Coverage: free transfer from any Swiss border railway station or arrival airport to the guest’s vacation destination in Switzerland and back. Transfers to /  from the traveller’s destination must be via direct route but not necessarily to / from the same destination. Validity: two transfers within one month. ­Border railway stations: Basel Bad Bf / Basel SBB / EuroAirport Basel, Bern / Bern Belp, Buchs SG, Chamonix-Mont Blanc, Chiasso, Domodossola, Genève / Genève Aéroport, Koblenz (CH), Konstanz (D), ­Lausanne, Lugano /  Lugano Aeroporto (Agno), Romanshorn, Schaffhausen, St. Margrethen, Tirano (I), Zürich HB / Zürich Flughafen. Lavaux-Simplon-Centovalli Line near Cully, Lake Geneva Region

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Swiss Half Fare Card Coverage: up to 50 % discount off regular public transport fares all over ­Switzerland – whether by train, bus, boat or mountain railway. Validity: 1 month.

Dragon Ride Pilatus, Central Switzerland

Swiss Family Card Coverage: the complimentary Family Card offers free travel for children from the age of 6 up to their 16th birthday accompanied by at least one parent holding a Swiss Travel System ticket. Children travelling alone receive a 50 % discount on the entire Swiss Travel System ticket range.

Family travels without luggage

Booking Sales information on p. 72. For further information about our ticket range, please access mystsnet.com

Prices 2018 in CHF. Swiss Travel Pass

2nd class

1st class

Swiss Travel Pass Youth1)

2nd class

1st class

3 days

CHF 225

CHF 358

3 days

CHF 192

CHF 305

4 days

CHF 270

CHF 429

4 days

CHF 231

CHF 366

8 days

CHF 398

CHF 631

8 days

CHF 340

CHF 538

15 days

CHF 485

CHF 765

15 days

CHF 416

CHF 654

Swiss Travel Pass Flex

2nd class

1st class

Swiss Travel Pass Flex Youth1)

2nd class

1st class

3 days in 1 month

CHF 259

CHF 412

3 days in 1 month

CHF 221

CHF 351

4 days in 1 month

CHF 310

CHF 493

4 days in 1 month

CHF 265

CHF 421

8 days in 1 month

CHF 445

CHF 706

8 days in 1 month

CHF 380

CHF 602

15 days in 1 month

CHF 532

CHF 840

15 days in 1 month

CHF 456

CHF 718

Swiss Half Fare Card 1 month

CHF 120

Swiss Transfer Ticket 2)

2nd class

1st class

1 month

CHF 154

CHF 247

Swiss Family Card 1 month

free

1)

Valid for young travellers under 26 years of age (15 % discount) Not obtainable in Switzerland Subject to change. Net prices: Swiss Travel System tickets are available as net products for tour operators. Request to contact the responsible market manager for further information in case of interest (Page 72). 2)

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Swiss Travel Pass & Swiss Half Fare Card vs. Eurail and Interrail. The following table lists all reductions on Swiss public transport products available for your clients as holders of a Swiss Travel Pass or a Swiss Half Fare Card as compared to Eurail and Interrail passes.

Premium panorama trains

Swiss Travel Pass

Swiss Half Fare Card

Eurail1)  /  I nterrail 2)

Bernina Express 3) Chur / D avos / S t. Moritz – Poschiavo – T irano

100 %

50 %

100 %

Glacier Express 3) Zermatt – V isp / B rig – C hur – D avos / S t. Moritz

100 %

50 %

100 %

GoldenPass Line 3) Montreux – Zweisimmen – S piez – Interlaken

100 %

50 %

100 %

Gotthard Panorama Express 3) Luzern – b oat – Flüelen Flüelen – B ellinzona – L ugano

100 % 100 %

50 % 50 %

50 % 100 %

Scenic routes

Swiss Travel Pass

Swiss Half Fare Card

Eurail1)  /  I nterrail 2)

Lötschberg Mountain Route and Centovalli

100 %

50 %

100 %

Central Alps Passes PostBus Route, Palm Express and all Swiss PostBus routes

100 %

50 %

Voralpen-Express St.  Gallen  –  L uzern

100 %

50 %

100 %

Furka Steam Railway

Lago Maggiore Express

Mountain excursions

Swiss Travel Pass

Swiss Half Fare Card

Eurail1)  /  I nterrail 2)

Interlaken – G rindelwald / L auterbrunnen / Wengen

100 %

50 %

25 %

Rigi

100 %

50 %

50 %

Schilthorn

100 %

50 %

25 %

Stanserhorn

100 %

50 %

25 %

Rochers-de-Naye Montreux  –  H aut-de-Caux Haut-de-Caux  –  R ochers-de-Naye

100 % 50 %

50 % 50 %

– –

Brienzer Rothorn

50 %

50 %

First

50 %

50 %

25 %

Glacier 3000

50 %

50 %

Gornergrat

50 %

50 %

Harder Kulm

50 %

50 %

25 %

Matterhorn glacier paradise

50 %

50 %

Monte Brè

50 %

50 %

Pilatus

50 %

50 %

50 %

San Salvatore

50 %

50 %

Schynige Platte

50 %

50 %

25 %

Sunnegga  /  R othorn

50 %

50 %

Titlis

50 %

50 %

25 %

Grindelwald / Wengen – K leine Scheidegg – J ungfraujoch

25 %

50 %

25 %

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Public waterway services

Swiss Travel Pass

Swiss Half Fare Card

Eurail1)  /  I nterrail 2)

BLS  –  Lake Thun / B rienz

100 %

100 %

50 %

BSG – Lake Biel

100 %

50 %

50 %

CGN – Lake Geneva

100 %

50 %

50 %

LNM  –  Lake Neuchâtel / M orat

100 %

50 %

50 %

SBS – Lake Constance (Swiss side)

100 %

50 %

50 %

SGH – Lake Hallwil

100 %

50 %

SGV – Lake Lucerne

100 %

50 %

50 %

SGZ – Lake Zug

100 %

50 %

SNL – Lake Lugano

100 %

50 %

URh – Unterrhein

100 %

50 %

50 %

ZSG – Lake Zurich 3)

100 %

50 %

50 %

Urban public transport networks

Swiss Travel Pass

Swiss Half Fare Card

Eurail1)  /  I nterrail 2)

Public transport network in more than 90 cities, e.g. Basel, Bern, Genève, Lausanne, Luzern, Lugano, Zürich

100 %

50 %

1) 2) 3)

Available only to persons permanently resident outside Europe. Available only to persons permanently resident inside Europe. Certain trains / offers are subject to reservation fees and / or surcharge. Such fees are not included in the pass price.

Aerial cable car Weggis-Rigi Kaltbad, Lake Lucerne Region

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Point-to-Point tickets. The standard ticket For individual trips, single and return tickets are available for 1st and 2nd class. Standard tickets are available as different types: ■■ Single trip, return trip or round trip. ■■ Holders of a Swiss Half Fare Card are eligible for up to 50 % discount off the regular fare. Parents without a Swiss Travel System ticket can obtain a Junior travelcard at CHF 30 per child under 16 years of age. With this card, the child travels free of charge in the company of a parent. 1-day travel pass The 1-day travel pass can be obtained in combination with the Swiss Half Fare Card. It is the perfect companion for a day trip by train, bus and boat – as well as on trams and buses in most Swiss urban areas. 1-day travel passes are available for 1st and 2nd class.

PostBus, Brienz, Bernese Oberland

Groups Groups of ten or more persons are eligible for a group ticket at 20 % discount off the regular fare. Additionally, every tenth person travels free of charge. Single and return tickets are available for 1st and 2nd class. Standard group tickets are available in different types: ■■ Single trip, return trip, round trip. ■■ Holders of a Swiss Half Fare Card are eligible for up to 50 % ­discount off the regular fare.

Choosing the right ticket. Client requirement

What we recommend

Unrestricted travel throughout Switzerland

Swiss Travel Pass 3, 4, 8, 15 consecutive days

Flexible travel within 1 month

Swiss Travel Pass Flex 3, 4, 8, 15 selected days (1 month)

Ideal for skiing holidays

Swiss Transfer Ticket 2 transfers

Short-distance journeys

Swiss Half Fare Card and point-to-point tickets

Family travel

Swiss Family Card free travel for children up to their 16th birthday accompanied by at least one parent

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Luggage services. Thanks to innovative luggage services of Swiss public transport, international guests arriving at Zurich or Geneva airport get to the train without delay. Transport services include “Flight Luggage” and “Express Flight Luggage”, as well as “Express Luggage”. All offers come with a handy door-to-door (hotel-to-hotel) option. Another useful novelty: every piece of luggage is insured, providing coverage up to CHF 2,000 per item of luggage in the events of late delivery, damage or loss.

Travelling to Switzerland Flight Luggage (from foreign airport to Swiss railway station) From any airport around the world, the guests’ luggage travels seamlessly to its destination railway station in Switzerland, regardless of which airline they have chosen to use. Once passengers arrive in Switzerland, their luggage will automatically be forwarded. Thus, guests don’t have to waste valuable time waiting at the ­airport baggage claim. Selected railway stations*: arrival today before 23.00h, collection tomorrow by 18.00h. All other railway ­stations: arrival today before 23.00h, collection the day after ­tomorrow by 09.00h. Express Flight Luggage (from foreign airport to Swiss railway station) Given arrival before 11.30h or 13.00h respectively (depending on the destination station), luggage can be collected on the same day. This service is subject to a surcharge and is available at more than 30 selected Swiss railway stations.* Express door-to-door flight luggage (from foreign airport to Swiss Hotel) With this comfortable service, the passengers’ luggage is delivered –  similar to the offer of Express Flight Luggage – via Zurich or Geneva airport directly to the destination hotel. This service is available at the same destinations as Express Flight Luggage.

Baggage drop Flight luggage at the Check-in desk

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Travelling within Switzerland Express door-to-door luggage (hotel-to-hotel) With this service option, passengers’ luggage is picked up at their hotel and seamlessly transported to the next one on the same day. This service is provided exclusively in places with a railway station offering “Express Luggage”. Travelling home from Switzerland Flight Luggage (from Swiss railway station to foreign airport) The luggage is transported with priority from the departure railway station to Zurich or Geneva airport. It has to be handed over at the local railway station by 19.00h the day before flight departure. Travellers then collect their luggage at the SBB counter at the ­airport the next day (during opening hours) and take it to the checkin counter of their chosen airline. This service is available for more than 30 selected railway stations throughout Switzerland*. Express Flight Luggage (from Swiss railway station to foreign airport) This service is available on the morning of the flight departure ­(subject to express surcharge). However, this express option is only possible for flights scheduled to take off after 16.00h. Luggage check-in times may vary as they depend on the railway station’s distance from the departure airport.

Luggage pick up at the hotel

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Express door-to-door flight luggage (from hotel in Switzerland to foreign airport) Whether with or without check-in, both services are also available on the morning of the flight departure. The service is subject to express surcharge and provided exclusively in places with a railway station offering “Flight Luggage”. Also, this express option is only possible for flights scheduled to take off after 16.00h. Luggage check-in times may vary as they depend on the railway station’s distance from the departure airport. *F  or a final list of all “flight luggage service” railway stations in Switzerland, delivery deadlines and further detailed information, see under sbb.ch/luggage.

Fare basis Optional services

Door-to-door flight luggage (from hotel in Switzerland to ­foreign airport) ■■ With check-in: flights operated by Swiss and Edelweiss Air. Travellers’ luggage is collected at the hotel the night before flight departure. When handing over their luggage, clients already receive their boarding card including seat number. This ensures a stressfree and timesaving start on the day of their return journey – without bulky baggage or long waiting times at check-in. ■■ Without check-in: flights operated by all other airlines. The guests’ luggage is collected at the hotel the night before flight departure and transported to Zurich or Geneva airport. Travellers then collect their luggage at the SBB counter at the airport the next day (during opening hours) and take it to the check-in counter of their chosen airline. Travellers are spared the bulky baggage hampering their journey to the airport.

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flat rate for “express” service CHF 30 flat rate for “door-to-door” service CHF 40 flat rate for “express door-to-door” service CHF 70

Market test: Express Group Luggage door-to-door Express group luggage door-to-door is available for groups of 10 to 50 persons travelling in Switzerland by train, bus and boat. This service can be offered between 400 service points in Switzerland including Zurich Airport and Geneva Airport. Luggage hand-over by 09.00h at the latest guarantees delivery by 18.00h the same day. Booking, transport and payment is handled by SBB. ■■ Price per transport CHF 200 (net price without commission). ■■ Booking is required at least five working days prior to transport date. ■■ Booking: online via sbb.ch/en/luggage-groups, per email baggage@sbb.ch or telephone +41 (0)51 285 30 00. ■■ Additional services on request at individualised pricing. Prices and services expressly subject to change during this market test.

Booking For further sales information, please refer to page 72.

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price per item CHF 12 / 22


Grand Train Tour of Switzerland.

Glacier Express on the Richleren bridge near Andermatt, Uri


Grand Train Tour of Switzerland. On the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland, all the fascinating highlights of the Swiss public transport network blend into the experience of a lifetime. Throughout the year, travellers can start their explorations from wherever they please to wherever their fancy takes them – there is no prescribed direction or duration for the journey. And best of all: the Swiss Travel Pass is the single, all-in-one ticket to the entire tour. All that passengers need to take care of is their seat reservations on the panorama trains.09:29 STS-P-GTT-XS-16-Karte3.pdf 1 02.10.15

Schaffhausen

Basel EuroAirport

Zürich Flughafen

Basel

Zürich The routes at a glance Zürich – St. Gallen (SBB) St. Gallen – Luzern (Voralpen-Express) Rigi Luzern – Montreux (GoldenPass Line) Luzern Neuchâtel Pilatus Montreux – Zermatt (SBB) Bern Stanserhorn Zermatt – ­St. Moritz (Glacier Express) Brienzer Bern Flughafen Engelberg Flüelen Rothorn St. Moritz – ­Lugano (Bernina Express) Fribourg/ Titlis Interlaken Freiburg Lugano – ­Luzern (Gotthard Schynige Platte ­Panorama Express) Andermatt Jungfraujoch Zweisimmen Schilthorn Lausanne Luzern – ­Zürich (SBB) Gstaad Montreux Genève-Aéroport

Suggestion 2 Day 1 Zürich – Schaffhausen – St. Gallen – Luzern Day 2 Luzern – Interlaken Day 3 Interlaken – Montreux – Martigny – Zermatt Day 4 Zermatt – Chur – Zürich Grand Train Tour of Switzerland in 8 days Day 1 Zürich – Schaffhausen – St. Gallen Day 2 St. Gallen – Rapperswil – Luzern Day 3 Luzern – Interlaken – Montreux Day 4 Montreux – Martigny – Zermatt Day 5 Zermatt – Chur – St. Moritz Day 6 St. Moritz – Lugano Day 7 Lugano – Luzern Day 8 Luzern – Zürich

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Appenzell Säntis

Chur Davos

St.Moritz

Rochers-de-Naye Glacier 3000

Visp

The Grand Train Tour of Genève Switzerland experience Martigny Starting point and duration Zermatt of the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland are for the guests to decide. To spark their imagination and help them along with the planning process, there are some ­suggestions for a 4-day or 8-day tour. A responsible Swiss Travel System market manager will be happy to assist with further ideas and travel options. Grand Train Tour of Switzerland in 4 days Suggestion 1 Day 1 Luzern – Interlaken – Montreux Day 2 Montreux – Martigny – Zermatt Day 3 Zermatt – Chur – St. Moritz Day 4 St. Moritz – Lugano – Luzern

St.Gallen

Brig

Bellinzona

Tirano

Locarno Gornergrat

Lugano

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Prices 2018* Swiss Travel Pass

2nd class

1st class

4 days

CHF 270

CHF 429

8 days

CHF 398

CHF 631

Swiss Travel Pass Youth1)

2nd class

1st class

4 days

CHF 231

CHF 366

8 days

CHF 340

CHF 538

* Price is for the rail pass only. Prices are subject to change 1) for travellers under 26 years of age

Logos for the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland Grand Train Tour of Switzerland logos and their usage guidelines can be accessed via our Trade- and Media-Platform on mystsnet.com/ grandtraintour. These logos can be incorporated into communication materials. Additionally, a key visual for the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland is available. Further information: mystsnet.com/grandtraintour


Premium Panoramic Trains.

Gotthard Panorama Express in FlĂźelen, Central Switzerland


Glacier Express. The Glacier Express is probably the world’s most famous panorama train. Within roughly 8 unforgettable hours, it takes travellers from Zermatt to St. Moritz – a delightful day’s journey across pristine Alpine landscapes and deep ravines, through quaint villages and gentle valleys. Visitors will pass through no less than 91 tunnels and cross 291 stately bridges. Good to know ■■ Multi-lingual passenger information system via earphones on all trains, with route information and fascinating stories in six languages (EN / GE / FR / IT / JP / CN). ■■ Lunch available at the seat (reservation required): 3-course menu: CHF 43, dish of the day: CHF 30, or à la carte. ■■ Panoramic coaches 1st and 2nd class, open-plan coach with tables, air conditioning, info channel. ■■ In the 1st class of each Glacier Express train, there is a wheelchair space as well as a restroom for passengers with limited mobility. Reservation of seat no 11 at the railway station counter or at the travel agency no later than 24 hours before start of the journey. ■■ Upon showing the ticket, a Glacier Express Certificate can be obtained at the railway stations Zermatt or St. Moritz. ■■ New: Short sections at a reduced surcharge, bookable for the summer season (also possible in the opposite direction): St. Moritz  –  Chur / Chur  –  Andermatt / Andermatt  –  Brig / Brig  –  Zermatt ■■ Animals are not permitted onboard. Sales information ■■ All Swiss Travel System tickets are valid. ■■ Valid ticket and seat reservations are required. Seat reservations are subject to a surcharge. ■■ Surcharge: –– Low season until 29 March 2018: long section CHF 23*, short section CHF 13*.

Basel Zürich

St.Gallen

Luzern

Neuchâtel

Chur

Bern Lausanne

Interlaken Montreux

Andermatt

Genève

Brig

St.Moritz

Locarno Lugano

Zermatt

Route: Zermatt > Brig > Andermatt > Chur > Davos / St. Moritz Duration: app. 8h

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–– Shoulder season, 30 March to 15 June 2018 and 17 September to 14 October 2018, long section: CHF 33*, short section: CHF 23*. –– High season, 16 June to 16 September 2018, long section: CHF 43*, short section: CHF 33*. Meal reservations: Rhätia Werte AG, Gürtelstrasse 14, CH-7001 Chur, Tel. +41 (0)81 300 15 15, Fax +41 (0)81 300 15 16, sales@ bahngastro.ch, glacierexpress.ch > Offers > Catering service.

* Surcharge only, fares without lunch

Further information mystsnet.com/glacierexpress Booking Sales information on p. 72.

Timetable winter (10 December 2017 to 09 May 2018) Zermatt  –  D avos / S t. Moritz Train

St. Moritz / D avos  –  Z ermatt 902

Train

903

Zermatt

dp

08.52

St. Moritz

dp

09.15

Brig

dp

10.18

Filisur 3)

dp

10.17

Andermatt

arr / d p 11.46 / 11.54

Chur

dp

11.26

Chur

arr / d p 14:15 / 14:32

Andermatt

arr / d p 13.52 / 13.54

Filisur 3)

arr

15.41

Brig

arr

15.40

St. Moritz

arr

16.40

Zermatt

arr

17.10

Timetable summer (10 May to 14 October 2018) Zermatt  –  D avos / S t. Moritz

St. Moritz / D avos  –  Z ermatt 901

903

9051)

St. Moritz

dp

07.02

09.15

10.19

14.10

Filisur 3)

dp

08.01

10.17

11.17

12.46 / 12.54

15.46 / 15.54

Chur

dp

09.26

11.26

12.26

14.15 / 14.32

15.15 / 15.32

18.26 / 18.58

Andermatt

arr / d p 11.52 / 12.08

13.52 /  14.08

14.52 / 15.082) 16.52 / 17.08

arr

15.41

16.41

20.00

Brig

arr

15.40

16.40

18.40

arr

16.40

17.40

20.58

Zermatt

arr

17.10

18.10

20.10

Train

900

902

9041)

Zermatt

arr

07.52

08.52

09.52

Brig

arr

09.18

10.18

11.18

Andermatt

arr / d p 10.46 / 10.54

11.46 / 11.54

Chur

arr / d p 13.26

Filisur 3) St. Moritz 1)

906

Train

13.40

01 May  –  14 October 2018  2) 01 May  –  09 May 2018 departs Andermatt 14.54  3) From / to Davos with change of trains in Filisur from / to regional trains There will be no Glacier Express trains running between 15 October and 09 December 2018.

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Route highlights. En route from Zermatt to St. Moritz the Glacier Express comprises the following highlights and excursion ­attractions:

Matter Valley. The Matter Valley between Zermatt and Stalden spans some 25 kilometres and offers a remarkable range of scenic splendours – eternal ice, deep ravines and rugged rockfaces; 29 4000-metre peaks and flowering Alpine meadows; the highest-altitude vineyards in Europe and superb ski runs. Running through the valley is the wild and foaming River Matter Vispa, which converges with the Saaser Vispa at Stalden before joining the Rhone at Visp.

Kipfen Gorge. Close to Kalpetran, the Glacier Express continues through the wild and romantic Kipfen Gorge along one of the route’s most scenic sections. The train line and the River Vispa run parallel at close quarters, and in the past flooding and avalanches have caused considerable damage. The flow of the Vispa is now regulated and the railway track protected by masonry to avoid ­further damage.

Andermatt. Andermatt is located at the foot of the 2,033-metre Oberalp Pass in the canton of Uri, along the 144-kilometre network of the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn. From here trains depart for Disentis / Mustér, Göschenen and Zermatt. Due to the ­already partly opened new ­tourism resort Andermatt Swiss Alps, Andermatt is developing into an attractive year-round vacation ­destination.

Oberalp Pass. The Oberalp Pass links Disentis / Mustér in Canton Graubünden with ­Andermatt in Canton Uri. At 2,033 metres, it is the highest point on the route of the Glacier Express. Located even higher to the south is Lake Toma (2,345 metres), recognized as the source of the River Rhine.

Rhine Gorge – the “Swiss Grand Canyon”. It began 10,000 years ago as the famous Flims landslide – now it is a unique natural backdrop. Over many centuries the River Rhine has carved a path through the bedrock. The result is a ­ravine renowned as the Swiss Grand Canyon, and one of Switzerland’s most impressive natural spectacles. The Rhine Gorge is a popular attraction for hikers, bikers and river-rafters – and can even be toured by train.

Landwasser Viaduct. The Landwasser Viaduct is the most spectacular construction on the 63-kilometre Albula stretch between Thusis and St. Moritz – and the most photographed feature of the entire Rhaetian ­Railway. It comes into view on the right shortly before the village of Filisur, is 142 metres long and rises impressively to a height of 65 metres. The natural stone viaduct extends in a curve over the rugged Landwasser Valley directly into a tunnel entrance on a vertical rock wall.

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Gotthard Panorama Express. A unique combination of boat and train, the Gotthard Panorama Express links two of the most attractive Swiss regions: Central Switzerland and Ticino. The leisurely cruise across beautiful Lake Lucerne is followed by a ­fascinating train ride in comfortable 1st class panorama coaches and 2nd class coaches (no panorama windows) along the historic Gotthard route to Bellinzona and Lugano. STS-P-XXS-17-GotthardPanorama.pdf

Good to know ■■ Cruise across Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Flüelen on a steamboat. ■■ Ride in the panorama train along the historic Gotthard route from Flüelen to Bellinzona and Lugano in Ticino. ■■ Change from steamboat to panorama train at immediately adjoining platforms (no level difference). ■■ The train is equipped with 1st class seating in panorama coaches with large panorama windows. 2nd class coaches do not have panorama windows. The train also has one non-air-conditioned 2nd class coach offering the possibility to open the windows (ideal for taking pictures). ■■ The journey between Flüelen and Bellinzona is enhanced by ­presentations about the history of the Gotthard route (auditive in G, E and I as well as visual). ■■ Multilingual tour guides on the panoramic train. ■■ Gastronomic offers on the steamboat and on the panoramic train. ■■ Online seat reservation possible. ■■ The App “Gotthard Guide” and the “Gotthard Panorama Express Travel Guide” provide detailed information about sights along the route as well as myths around the Gotthard region (4 languages: E, G, F, I). ■■ The journey can also be travelled in the opposite direction. Sales information ■■ All Swiss Travel System tickets are valid. ■■ In addition to a valid 1st class ticket, a surcharge for the panoramic train applies: CHF 24; for shorter sections CHF 12. Seat reservation on the train is included in this surcharge. ■■ There is free seating (no seat reservation) on the steamboat cruise.

Zürich

Boat Luzern

dp

Interlaken

Lausanne

Montreux

Genève

Flüelen

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09.56

10.51

dp

10.52

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Göschenen

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Flüelen

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24

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Luzern

St.Moritz

Bellinzona Lugano

Lunch on the boat (not included): Table reservation is recommended for individual travellers. For groups, advanced booking and menu selection are mandatory. +41 (0)41 367 67 67, reservation@lakelucerne.ch. Individual sections (via Göschenen / Andermatt) can be booked. These can easily be combined with the Glacier Express.

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14.41

Brig

Chur

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Zermatt

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St.Gallen

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Luzern

Neuchâtel

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Daily, 30 Mar to 02 Apr 2018 Tuesday to Sunday, 21 Apr to 14 Oct 2018

02.09.16

Basel

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Timetable north-south Luzern  –  Flüelen  –  Bellinzona  –  Lugano

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18 dp arr

14.47

12.00


Route Highlights. En route from Lucerne to Lugano, the Gotthard Panorama Express includes the following highlights:

Lucerne City. The city counting some 80,000 inhabitants is the starting point of the Gotthard Panorama Express. This popular tourist location thrives on the contrast between history and modern age. In ­particular, the Chapel Bridge, built in 1356, and the grand hotel buildings from the 19th century characterise the cityscape of Lucerne.

Rütli. The Rütli Meadow is the historic landmark where representatives of Switzerland’s three founding cantons met in 1291 to swear an oath of eternal alliance – “never to part in danger nor distress”. This scenic site overlooking Lake Lucerne is closed to traffic. But it is accessible by boat; or on foot along the Swiss Path (approximately one hour from Seelisberg or Treib).

Wassen Church. The train line which passes Wassen is unique in that – in order to gain height within a very restricted space – it has to make the climb in a tight double loop. Passengers are able to admire the village’s beautiful Baroque church no fewer than three times and from different angles – from below, close-up and from above.

Gotthard Tunnel. The existing 15-kilometre long Gotthard Train Tunnel between Göschenen and Airolo took 10 years to build (1872 to 1882) and was internationally acclaimed as a pioneering achievement for its time. The tunnel breakthrough took place on Sunday, 29 February 1880. Nearly 200 workers lost their lives during the tunnel construction.

Loop tunnels. The narrow valley of Airolo leads to the wider plain of Ambri-Piotta. It’s at Rodi-Fiesso that the most impressive section of the Gotthard southern ramp begins, with its two terrain levels (Piottina and Biaschina) totalling four loop tunnels. These facilitate the 650-metre descent in altitude difference between Rodi-Fiesso (942 metres) and Biasca (293 metres) – within half an hour.

Bellinzona Castles. After the Riviera Valley, the three imposing castles of Bellinzona come into view – the Castelgrande, Montebello and Sasso Corbaro. The castles were built in the 15th century by the Dukes of Milan and together comprise a unique UNESCO World Heritage site.

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GoldenPass Line. 8 lakes – 6 cantons – 3 mountain passes – 2 language regions: The GoldenPass Line spans Switzerland from Lake Lucerne in Central Switzerland to the gentle vineyards on the shores of Lake Geneva. Travelling in style, either in the VIP front seats of the GoldenPass MOB Panoramic train with open view of the route in front, or in the sumptuous seats of the GoldenPass MOB Belle Époque, passengers truly feel like they’re on top of the world. Good to know ■■ Change of train necessary in Interlaken Ost and Zweisimmen due to track gauge differences. ■■ In the GoldenPass MOB Belle Époque trains with coaches in the 1st and 2nd class seat reservations are possible including “dining at the seat”. ■■ Zweisimmen  –  Montreux, optional: reservation of an appetiser ­platter* with regional products. ■■ Bistro coach available on the route Luzern  –  Interlaken Ost. Sales information – expressly subject to change ■■ All Swiss Travel System tickets are valid. ■■ A valid ticket is required and seat reservations are recommended for individual passengers. For groups, seat reservations are required. ■■ Reservation fees for single travellers including surcharge: –– Luzern  –  Interlaken Ost: CHF 8 –– Interlaken Ost  –  Zweisimmen: CHF 5 –– Zweisimmen  –  Montreux: CHF 8 –– VIP front seat Zweisimmen  –  Montreux until 02 September 2018: CHF 15 (1st class ticket required), trains 2118, 2119, 2130, 2131 –– Belle Époque train including appetiser platter*: CHF 31, trains 2217, 2127, 2126 ■■ The various route stages have to be booked separately.

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Neuchâtel

Bern

Luzern Chur

Interlaken

Andermatt St.Moritz

Lausanne

Zweisimmen Montreux

Genève

St.Gallen

Brig

Locarno

Zermatt

Lugano

Route: Luzern > Interlaken > Zweisimmen > Montreux Duration: app. 5h

Further information mystsnet.com/goldenpass Booking Sales information on p. 72.

* meat, cheese, bread

Timetable (10 December 2017 to 08 December 2018 – expressly subject to change) Luzern – I nterlaken – M ontreux Luzern a) Interlaken

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arr dp

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09.08 5)

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15.08 5)

15.29 5)

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09.50

11.21

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15.50

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07.375)

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10.18 5)

11.375)

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10.19

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16.19

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Zweisimmen b)

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08.252)

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11.05 4)

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16.25 4)

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arr

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12.13

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11.442)

13.44 4)

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15.44 3)

17.532)

Montreux – I nterlaken – L uzern Montreux b)

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07.442)

Zweisimmen b)

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17.34

19.52

Zweisimmen

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09.38 5)

11.03 5)

11.38 5)

13.38 5)

15.38 5)

17.03 5)

17.38 5)

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Spiez

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11.47

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17.47

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20.45

Spiez

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12.05 5)

  |

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  |

18.05 5)

  |

21.36 5)

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18.28

18.49

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12.49

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Interlaken Ost a)

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11.041)

13.041)

15.041)

17.041)

19.041)

Luzern a)

arr

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14.55

16.55

18.55

20.55

1) 3) 4)

Luzern-Interlaken Express  2) GoldenPass MOB Panoramic GoldenPass MOB Panoramic with VIP-seats (until 02 September 2018) GoldenPass MOB Belle Époque (10 December 2017  –  07 January 2018 /  30 June bis 08 December 2018  5) Regular train

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Brienz  –  Interlaken Ost  –  Brienz: Rail replacement buses Château-d’Oex  –  Montbovon  –  Château-d’Oex: Rail replacement buses Château-d’Oex  –  Montreux  –  Château-d’Oex: No group transportation services Zweisimmen  –  Montreux  –  Zweisimmen: No seat reservation for single travellers


GoldenPass – MOB – Rail traffic information 2018. In the next two to four years, important adjustments in infrastructure and rolling stock will result in the MontreuxBerner Oberland Railway (MOB) not consistently using the same wagon material between Zweisimmen and Montreux as in the past. Official permits are still pending for some of the planned changes, so the following information is conditionally only: Large construction site Montbovon–Château-d’Oex: Obstructions from 19 March to 01 June 2018 Rail replacement busses Between Montbovon and Château-d’Oex guests will be transported in replacement busses. The large construction site allows no train traffic on this section. Seat reservation for individual travellers During the entire construction time, no reservations can be made for individual travellers between Zweisimmen and Montreux. Transportation of groups of 10 or more persons Group transportation services can be offered between Zweisimmen and Château-d’Oex only. The section between Château-d’Oex and Montreux will remain closed during the entire construction time. Some trains are planned to resume full-length route service starting 02 June. Unrestricted transportation with normal scheduled train service is estimated to resume on 05 June 2018. Renovation GoldenPass Classic The GoldenPass Classic with its recreated Belle-Époque coaches will be revised from 08 January to 29 June 2018. Starting 30 June, the three salon coaches will be put back into service. The name of the train composition will be changed to GoldenPass MOB Belle Époque. The renovation of the fourth Belle Époque coach with the wine cellar design will be more comprehensive. This coach will be ready for service by the end of August. During the renovation time, a scheduled train with conventional wagon material operates on the course.

Renovation GoldenPass MOB Panoramic VIP This composition will be taken out of operation on 03 September 2018 and completely overhauled. The renovation will be finished in the course of 2019. A date for its re-employment has not yet been determined. During the renovation period of the VIP Panoramic, a regular GoldenPass MOB Panoramic with panoramic coaches in 1st and 2nd class will be deployed. Cheese train Instead of classic coaches, the Cheese train will use GoldenPass MOB Panoramic 1st class coaches from 05 January to 11 March 2018. Chocolate train The Chocolate train resumes its operation on 01 May 2018. Due to construction work, passengers will have to change to a replacement bus in Montbovon. The bus takes the guests to Gruyères (dairy and castle village), to Broc (chocolate factory Cailler), and back again. This arrangement is likely to remain in place during the entire season until 31 October. This temporary program does not provide wheelchair access. Management and employees of the MOB will do their utmost to ensure trouble-free transportation and optimal support for their guests. Thank you for your understanding. We will be happy to answer any questions that may occur.

GoldenPass MOB Panoramic near Rossinière, Lake Geneva Region

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Luzern-Interlaken Express. Five crystal clear lakes, a view onto the Swiss mountains, impressive waterfalls: on this nearly two-hour train ride of superlatives (part of the GoldenPass Line) guests experience a pleasant and relaxing journey over the Brünig pass surrounded by a fantastic Alpine panorama. Since 1888, tourists have been transported in a truly elegant way from the centre of Lucerne to the most important departure points for excursions into the Swiss Alps. Enjoying the comforts of top modern trains, including large panoramic windows, guests travel in a pleasant and relaxing manner and arrive refreshed at their destination. Furthermore, delicious dishes are available in the rolling à la carte restaurant „Bistro“ during the train ride. Good to know LiveGuide app: With this digital travel companion, the train ride between Lucerne and Interlaken becomes an even more diverting adventure. Guests learn a lot about the highlights of the region. The map view allows travellers to follow the route live. Passengers always know exactly where they are and where to look for the next highlight. Tip: Download the LiveGuide app from zentralbahn.ch/ liveguide prior to the train ride already. Sales information Group prices for 10 or more persons: ■■ One-way ticket, including seat reservations. ■■ 2nd class. ■■ Every tenth person travels free of charge. Prices for individual travellers (FIT): ■■ Normal ticket prices (1 to 9 people). ■■ All Eurail and Swiss Travel Passes are valid without any restrictions. Reservation: E-Mail: goldenpass@mob.ch Timetable Interlaken Ost  –  Luzern Hourly from 07.04h to 20.04h Luzern  –  Interlaken Ost Hourly from 06.05h to 21.05h

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Neuchâtel

Bern

Luzern

Interlaken Lausanne

Montreux

Genève

St.Gallen

Brig Zermatt

Chur Andermatt St.Moritz

Locarno Lugano

Route: Luzern > Brünig-Hasliberg > Meiringen > Brienz > Interlaken Ost Duration: 1h 50 min

Further information mystsnet.com/luzerninterlakenexpress Booking Sales information on p. 72.


Bernina Express. The Rhaetian Railway’s spectacular Albula and Bernina lines most deservedly enjoy UNESCO World Heritage status. Operating on the world’s highest-altitude railroad, the Bernina Express traverses the Alps, thereby linking the north of Europe to the south. From February to November, the journey can be extended on board the Bernina STS-P-Sales-XXS-16_BEX.pdf 1 23.11.15 08:50 Express bus along beautiful Lake Como and through the picturesque villages between Lugano and Tirano (I). Good to know ■■ Passport or Identity Card required for the border crossing into Italy. ■■ No dining cars on Bernina Express trains; local snacks, beverages and souvenirs available on all trains; lunchtime in Poschiavo, Le Prese or in the small Italian town of Tirano. ■■ Bernina Express bus: operates between Tirano and Lugano from February to November. ■■ Operates from Thursday to Sunday from 15 February to 01 April and from 01 November to 25 November 2018. Operates daily from 02 April to 28 October 2018.

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St.Gallen

Luzern

Neuchâtel

Chur

Bern Andermatt

Interlaken Montreux

Lausanne Genève

Davos

St.Moritz

Brig

Locarno

Tirano

Zermatt

Lugano

Sales information ■■ All Swiss Travel System tickets are valid. ■■ Valid ticket and seat reservations are required. Seat reservations are subject to a surcharge. ■■ Surcharge (train and bus): –– Winter, 10 December 2017 to 9 May 2018  /  29 October to 8 December 2018: CHF 10 –– Summer, 10 May to 28 October 2018: CHF 14 Winter services In winter, additional panorama coaches are integrated into regional train compositions. From St. Moritz and Tirano, panoramic coaches with seats at a reduced surcharge of CHF 5 are regularly added to the regional trains.

Route: Chur / Davos / St. Moritz > Poschiavo > Tirano > Lugano Duration: 2h 30 min (St. Moritz-Tirano), 3h 40 min (Davos  –   Tirano), 4h 13 min (Chur-Tirano,) 3h (Bus Lugano-Tirano)

Further information mystsnet.com/berninaexpress, rhb.ch Booking Sales information on p. 72.

Timetable winter (10 December 2017 to 09 May 2018 and 29 October to 08 December 2018) Chur / S t. Moritz – ­T irano  –  L ugano Train

Lugano  –  T irano – ­S t. Moritz / C hur 9751)

951

Chur

dp

Bus 5950 2)

08.32

Lugano

dp

10.00

15.12

Tirano

arr

13.00

17.32

Train

St. Moritz

dp

Tirano

arr

12.49

Tirano

Tirano

dp

14.20

St. Moritz

Lugano

arr

17.30

Chur

arr

Bus

1)

59512)

9761)

950

dp

10.06

14.25

arr

12.37 18.20

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Timetable summer (10 May to 28 October 2018) Chur / D avos / S t. Moritz – ­T irano – L ugano Train

973

Chur

dp

Davos Platz

dp

951

Lugano – T irano – S t. Moritz / D avos / C hur 961

975

08.32 09.53

St. Moritz

dp

09.39

Tirano

arr

12.00

12.49

13.33

Bus 5950 2) Lugano

dp

10.00

Tirano

arr

13.00

15.12

Train

976

974

950

960

17.32

Tirano

dp

10.06

14.06

14.25

15.15

12.37

16.20

St. Moritz

arr

Tirano

dp

14.20

Davos Platz

arr

Lugano

arr

17.30

Chur

arr

Bus 59512)

2)

18.48 18.20

Thu-Sun, 15 February  –  01 April and 01 November  –  25 November 2018  /  Daily, 02 April  –  28 October 2018

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Regio Express Lรถtschberger, Kander viaduct near Frutigen, Bernese Oberland


Lake Lucerne Cruises. Not only the historical sites but also the breath-taking panorama around Lake Lucerne can be savoured from the perspective of a boat – admire attractions up close as well as in the distance! A trip to the origins of the confederation, a cruise to the foot of Rigi (“Queen of the mountains”), direct access to the world’s steepest cog railway up Pilatus, or a leisurely lunch cruise on a historic steamer: Those are among the many highlights on and around Lake Lucerne.

Good to know ■■ Boat cruises during 365 days a year. ■■ Several round cruises from / to Lucerne between 1 and 5.5 hours duration are available. ■■ Unlimited travel with Swiss Travel Pass on all scheduled boats; Discount on one-hour cruise on Panorama-Yacht Saphir with Swiss Travel Pass. ■■ Boats headed for Vitznau (Rigi) cast off from pier 1; boats headed for Alpnachstad (Pilatus) cast off from pier 2; the Panorama-Yacht Saphir casts off from pier 7 (“Schweizerhofquai”). ■■ Ticket and information counter is located near pier 1, opposite Lucerne main station. ■■ On motor vessels: 2nd class is located on the main deck (entrance) and 1st class on the upper deck; on steamboats: the salon at the stern also belongs to 1st class; no classes on the Panorama-­ Yacht Saphir. ■■ All scheduled boats have an on-board restaurant. Sales information ■■ For individual travellers (up to 9 persons) without catering no reservation is required. ■■ For groups (10 or more persons) reservation is required (no ­surcharge); prior menu selection (where applicable) is mandatory. ■■ Reservation required for Lunch Cruise / Lunch Steamer (before 11h) and Sunset Cruise (before 15.00h). ■■ Reservations via +41 (0)41 367 67 67 or reservation@lakelucerne.ch.

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St.Gallen

Olten

Neuchâtel

Luzern

Bern

Lake Lucerne Chur

Interlaken Andermatt Lausanne

St.Moritz

Montreux

Brig Genève

Locarno

Zermatt

Further information mystsnet.com/lakelucerne, lakelucerne.ch Booking Sales information on p. 72.

Lugano


Highlights.

One-hour tour on the Panorama-Yacht “Saphir” During this one-hour cruise, passengers lean back on the comfortable and generous ­seating areas and savour the fantastic views of lake, city and mountainscape – including professional audio guide in 11 languages. Discount with the Swiss Travel Pass.

Sunset Cruise A touch of sunset romance with the most ravishingly beautiful sunsets on Lake Lucerne! These culinary evenings can be enjoyed daily during summer. Tuesday to Saturday, the cruise is carried out by steamboat, Sundays and Mondays on the state-of-the-art motor vessel MS Diamant. The Swiss Travel Pass is valid in the respective class.

Lunch Cruise and Lunch Steamer Lunch extraordinaire. Delicious creations of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes make the Lunch Cruise a particularly delightful experience. The cruise takes place daily and year-round. During the summer timetable, passengers enjoy the ride on a historic paddle steamer. The Swiss Travel Pass is valid in the respective class.

Connections to valley stations of Pilatus, Rigi and Bürgenstock From the city to the mountain. Right from the city centre, boats take visitors to the stations in Vitznau (Rigi Railways), Alpnachstad (Pilatus Railways), and Bürgenstock (KehrsitenBürgenstock Railways). Enjoy the unique combination of these different forms of transportation and unwind on the way to your destination! The Swiss Travel Pass is valid on all scheduled boats.

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Furka Steam Railway. This memorable trip on the Furka Steam Railway is also a trip back through history towards the golden age of steam trains in Switzerland. The nostalgia train sets out at Realp (Canton Uri) and takes passengers along the historic Glacier Express route through the magnificent mountain scenery of the Central Alps towards Oberwald (Canton Valais), reaching its highest point at 2,160m / 7,087ft during the brief stopover at the Furka station. STS-P-Sales-XXS-16_Furka.pdf

Top attractions ■■ Rides on meticulously restored vintage trains: experiencing train rides as they used to be 100 years ago. ■■ Discovering the high Alpine world of the Rhone glacier and grandiose mountain scenery. ■■ Crossing the watershed between the Northern Sea and the Mediterranean.

Sales information ■■ Seat reservations are required via dfb.ch. ■■ Children up to their 16th birthday accompanied by a parent travel free of charge. Further information mystsnet.com/furka Booking Sales information on p. 72.

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Bern

Genève

St.Gallen

Luzern

Neuchâtel

Lausanne

Good to know ■■ Operates from 23 June to 07 October 2018. ■■ Runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 23 June to 07 October 2018 and daily from 09 July to 19 August 2018. ■■ Optional stopover in Gletsch. ■■ Wide range of refreshments (food and beverages) available at the Furka mountain restaurant during stopover at Furka station. ■■ Early and late trains for hikers and bikers.

1

Montreux

Chur Interlaken

Oberwald Brig

Andermatt St.Moritz

Realp

Locarno

Zermatt

Route: Realp > Furka > Gletsch > Oberwald Duration: app. 2h

Lugano


Lago Maggiore Express. The Lago Maggiore Express is an unforgettable excursion by rail and boat. This day trip on Lake Maggiore and through Centovalli (Hundred valleys) as well as the Val Vigezzo can be embarked upon from any stage of the round trip in either direction. STS-P-Sales-XXS-16_Lago.pdf

Good to know ■■ Passport or Identity Card required for the border crossing into Italy. ■■ Operates from 25 March to 07 October 2018 (daily except Wednesdays). ■■ On board restaurants on some boats (reservation required before departure).

Further information navigazionelaghi.it lagomaggioreexpress.com

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Basel Zürich

Bern

Genève

St.Gallen

Luzern

Neuchâtel

Lausanne

Sales information ■■ Seat reservations are recommended for individual travellers and required for groups. ■■ For group reservations, please contact labiglietteria@centovalli.ch. ■■ A surcharge applies for passages by hydrofoil craft.

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Chur Interlaken

Montreux

Andermatt St.Moritz

Brig

Domodossola Zermatt

Locarno Lugano

Arona

Route: Locarno > Domodossola > Arona > Boat > Locarno Duration: app. 8h

Booking Sales information on p. 72.

Boat on Lake Lago Maggiore, Ticino

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Lötschberg Mountain Route and Centovalli. On many enjoyable roundabout routes, the RegioExpress Lötschberger and the Centovalli railway carry travellers off to marvellous scenes and destinations. The impressive Kander viaduct, the horseshoe bends around the Felsenburg and the lovely view of the Rhone valley – these are just a few of the unique views passengers can only experience on the RegioExpress Lötschberger along the century-old Lötschberg route. From Brig, ­Domodossola in the Italian Piemont region – starting point of the Centovalli railway line to Locarno – is within easy reach. The Centovalli railway takes you through the territory of the Locarnese national park project. There is much to marvel at during the ride along 50km / 31miles of this narrow gauge line: some 83 bridges and viaducts, light chestnut forests, and not least the delightful Merlot del Ticino vineyards. STS-P-Sales-XXS-16_LoetschCentovalli.pdf

Good to know RegioExpress Lötschberger ■■ Large panorama windows in 1st and 2nd class. ■■ Low-floor access and electric power outlets in 1st and 2nd class. ■■ No refreshments on the train. ■■ Wheelchair-access compartment with toilet facility for handicapped passengers. Centovalli Railway ■■ Valid travel documents required for border crossing into Italy. ■■ Operates almost hourly, year-round.

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09:04

Basel Zürich

Neuchâtel

Bern

Luzern Chur Interlaken

Zweisimmen Lausanne Genève

Montreux Zermatt

St.Gallen

Andermatt St.Moritz

Brig Locarno Domodossola

Lugano

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All Swiss Travel System tickets are valid. Seat reservations for individual travellers are possible but not required (CHF 5 per seat and route section).

Centovalli Railway ■■ On the panorama trains, a seat surcharge applies for the Italian section (Domodossola-Camedo). For groups, seat reservations are required for the whole section. ■■ The surcharge (EUR 1.50 / CHF 1.50) is payable on board.

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Route 1: Bern > Spiez > Kandersteg > Goppenstein > Brig: 1h 45 min Route 2: Brig > Domodossola > Locarno: ca. 2h 40 min

Further information mystsnet.com/bls mystsnet.com/centovalli Booking Sales information on p. 72.


Palm Express. A journey rich in contrast from St. Moritz to Lugano. Behind the Maloja Pass, the street winds its way down into the Bregaglia Valley. At Castasegna, the bus crosses the border and arrives little later at the Italian city of Chiavenna. The journey draws to its close at the Ticino urban centre of Lugano. STS-P-Sales-XXS-16_Palm.pdf

Good to know ■■ Passport or Identity Card required for border crossing into Italy. ■■ Audio guide available via PostBus app for this route. ■■ Route is served year-round, does not run daily; for further information about travel dates and validity: postauto.ch/en/leisure/ palm-express. ■■ No bicycle transportation available on this route; wheelchair access not guaranteed. ■■ All Palm Express buses equipped with luggage storage facilities. ■■ Connections cannot be guaranteed in case of delays.

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23.11.15

08:55

Basel Zürich

St.Gallen

Luzern

Neuchâtel

Chur

Bern Lausanne

Interlaken Montreux

Genève

Brig

Andermatt

St.Moritz Locarno

Zermatt

Lugano

Sales information ■■ All Swiss Travel System tickets are valid. ■■ Seat reservations are required. ■■ Seat reservations are free of charge and should be made no later than 08.30h on the day of travel: postauto.ch/en/ leisure-click or Monday through Friday during office hours via +41 (0)58 341 34 92.

Route: St. Moritz > Chiavenna > Menaggio > Lugano Duration: 4h

Further information stmoritz@postauto.ch mystsnet.com/palmexpress Booking Sales information on p. 72.

PostBus passing Lake Sils, Upper Engadine, Graubünden

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Central Alps Passes PostBus Route. Pure Alpine magic: tackle four of the most impressive Alpine pass roads and negotiate a staggering total of 10,366m / 34,000ft of altitude by PostBus – all in one single day. This 4-passes-route of PostBus is the ultimate experience for Alpine enthusiasts! On Grimsel, travellers trundle past glittering reservoir lakes and enjoy many arresting views. Nufenen Pass, Switzerland’s highest Alpine transition negotiable by vehicle, truly gets pulses racing. The Gotthard, nicknamed “King of Mountain Passes”, has been an important north-south trans-Alpine connection since the times of the Roman Empire. En route to the Susten Pass, the tireless PostBus crosses no fewer than 25 bridges – and passes through just as many tunnels. STS-P-Sales-XXS-16_Paesse.pdf

Good to know ■■ The Central Alps Passes PostBus Route operates June through October. ■■ Limited wheelchair-access in PostBuses; further information: +41 (0)58 448 20 08.

Further information Please contact PostAuto Schweiz AG, Region Berne / Central Alps +41 (0)58 448 20 08, zentralalpen@postauto.ch. mystsnet.com/central-alps Booking Sales information on p. 72.

PostBus at Furka pass with a view to Grimsel Pass road, Valais

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10:23

Basel Zürich

Neuchâtel

Sales information ■■ All Swiss Travel System tickets are valid. ■■ Reservations are required for bicycle transport. Reservations have to be made via +41 (0)58 448 20 08 before 16.00h the day prior to the trip. Transport of electric bicycles and bicycle trailers is not possible. ■■ Seat reservations are required for groups of 10 persons or more. Reservations have to be made via postauto.ch/en/leisure-click or +41 (0)58 448 20 08 before 4pm the day prior to the trip.

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Bern

Luzern

Meiringen Lausanne Genève

Interlaken Montreux

Brig

Zermatt

St.Gallen

Chur Andermatt St.Moritz

Locarno Lugano

Route: Meiringen > (Grimsel) > (Nufenen) > (Gotthard) > (Susten) > Meiringen Duration: 8h 45 min


Voralpen-Express. The Voralpen-Express is the most appealing way of travelling between Central and Eastern Switzerland. After a last lingering glance onto the picturesque scene of Lucerne and its beautiful lake, travellers move on to the impressive Rothenthurmer upland moor and charming Rapperswil. The journey continues over the gently ­undulating Toggenburg hills and the Sitter viaduct – at 99m / 325ft height regarded as Switzerland’s highest ­railway viaduct – finally arriving at St. Gallen, one of Eastern Switzerland’s urban centres. The beautiful city’s Abbey district is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. All aboard to explore the Voralpen on rails! STS-P-Sales-XXS-16_VAE.pdf

Good to know ■■ Operates at hourly intervals. ■■ All trains equipped with a bistro coach and vendor machines for refreshment. ■■ Large panoramic windows in 1st class. ■■ Bicycle transport possible; up to 3 bicycles in coaches specifically marked with a bicycle pictogram (self-loading, subject to surcharge, please refer to page 71). Sales information ■■ All Swiss Travel System tickets are valid. ■■ No seat reservations are available for individual travellers (free choice of seating). ■■ Seat reservations are available free of charge for groups of 10 or more passengers. Further information mystsnet.com/voralpen-express voralpen-express.ch, info@voralpen-express.ch

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23.11.15

10:13

Basel Zürich

Luzern

Neuchâtel

Bern Lausanne

St.Gallen

Chur Interlaken

Montreux

Genève

Brig Zermatt

Andermatt St.Moritz

Locarno Lugano

Route: Luzern > Arth-Goldau > Rapperswil > Wattwil > St. Gallen Duration: 2h 15 min

Booking Sales information on p. 72.

Voralpen-Express near Lichtensteig, Eastern Switzerland

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Theme routes.

Kambly Train, Bernese Oberland


Kambly round trip. The Kambly round trip connects Switzerland’s capital Berne with Lucerne at the Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Lucerne) and Interlaken in the heart of the Bernese Oberland. A visit to the Kambly biscuit factory’s adventure tour in Trubschachen is a special treat well worth one’s time. STS-P-Sales-XXS-16_Kambly.pdf

Good to know ■■ Route: BLS-RegioExpress Bern  –  Emmental  –  Entlebuch  –  Luzern, Zentralbahn Luzern  –  Brünig  –  Interlaken. Return trip to Bern. ■■ Cruise option includes boat trip Brienz  –  Interlaken Ost. ■■ Round trip ticket valid for 10 days, available for 1st and 2nd class. Sales information ■■ All Swiss Travel System tickets are valid. ■■ The round trip can be started at every stage along the route in either direction. ■■ No seat reservations are available.

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23.11.15

10:26

Basel Zürich

Neuchâtel

Trubschachen

St.Gallen

Luzern Chur

Bern Lausanne Genève

Interlaken

Montreux

Brig Zermatt

Andermatt St.Moritz

Locarno Lugano

Further information: mystsnet.com/kambly Booking Sales information on p. 72.

Route: Bern > Trubschachen > Luzern > Interlaken > Bern Duration: app. 5h (only travel time, without recommended stops along the route)

Kambly train between Konolfingen and Tägertschi, Bernese Oberland

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Cheese train. This truly singular day trip from Montreux or Zweisimmen to Château-d’Oex explores the fascinating world of cheese production. Highlights include a delicious cheese fondue and a visit to the Museum “Vieux Pays-d’Enhaut” with its fascinating, extensive collection of intricate, traditional paper cuts. STS-P-Sales-XXS-16_Kaese.pdf

Good to know ■■ Operates Fridays to Sundays from 05 January to 11 March 2018 from Montreux or Zweisimmen. ■■ Journey in 1st class panoramic coaches. ■■ Ticket includes: 1st class return trip Montreux / Zweisimmen ­Château-d’Oex  –  Montreux / Zweisimmen, welcome drink, guided tour of the “Chalet Bio” show dairy, cheese fondue at the restaurant “Le Chalet” (beverages excluded), free admission to the Museum Vieux Pays-d’Enhaut. Sales information All Swiss Travel System tickets are valid. ■■ Seat reservation is mandatory and includes a surcharge for ­additional services:

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23.11.15

10:25

Basel Zürich

Luzern

Neuchâtel Bern

Château-d’Oex

Lausanne Genève

St.Gallen

Chur Interlaken

Zweisimmen Montreux Zermatt

Brig

Andermatt St.Moritz

Locarno Lugano

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Cheese train prices

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Swiss Travel Pass 1st class

CHF 39

Swiss Travel Pass 2nd class

CHF 49

Swiss Half Fare Card

CHF 69

Adults without reduction

CHF 89

Children with Swiss Family Card

CHF 29

Children without Swiss Family Card

CHF 59

A maximum of 30 numbered seats are available. Seat reservations for groups are available via goldenpass@mob.ch.

Cheese train near Château-d’Oex

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Route: Montreux > Château-d’Oex > Montreux Duration: 5h 31 min Montreux departure 10.53h, open return journey Route: Zweisimmen > Château-d’Oex > Zweisimmen Duration: 5h 47 min Zweisimmen departure 10.25h, open return journey

Further information and timetable mystsnet.com/cheesetrain Booking Sales information on p. 72.


Chocolate train. Savour the sweet taste of characteristic Swiss traditions – as well as Swiss landscapes – on board the Chocolate train. In nostalgic, 1st class “Belle Époque” or more modern panorama coaches, passengers travel in style and comfort from Montreux into the heart of the Gruyère region. During a tour of the charming, historic small town of Gruyères, travellers may already start to look forward to visiting the chocolate factory Nestlé-Cailler in Broc. STS-P-Sales-XXS-16_Schokolade.pdf

Good to know ■■ Ticket includes: coffee and croissant on the train, free admission to the cheese dairy ”La Maison du Gruyere” and to the chocolateadventure tour at Nestlé-Cailler in Broc. ■■ Operates every Monday to Thursday in May /  J une, daily in July /  August and every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in September /  October. ■■ Free admission to Gruyères Castle with Swiss Travel Pass. ■■ Due to construction work, passengers will have to change to a replacement bus between Montbovon  –  Gruyères  –  Broc ­Fabrique  –  Montbovon. ■■ This temporary program does not provide wheelchair access. Sales information ■■ All Swiss Travel System tickets are valid. ■■ Seat reservations are required; a surcharge for seat reservations and additional services applies: Chocolate train prices

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Swiss Travel Pass 1st class

CHF 59

Swiss Travel Pass 2nd class

CHF 69

Swiss Half Fare Card

CHF 69

Adults without reduction

CHF 99

Children with Swiss Family Card

CHF 49

Children without Swiss Family Card

CHF 69

Groups

CHF 69

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23.11.15

10:20

Basel Zürich

Luzern

Neuchâtel Bern Lausanne Genève

St.Gallen

Chur Interlaken

Broc-Fabrique Montreux

Brig

Zermatt

Andermatt St.Moritz

Locarno Lugano

Route: Montreux > Montbovon > Gruyères > Broc factory / return Duration: 9h, Montreux departure 09.02h / arrival 17.52h

Further information mystsnet.com/chocolatetrain Booking Sales information on p. 72.

Seat reservations for groups are available via goldenpass@mob.ch.

Chocolate train between Montreux and Broc

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Mountain Excursions.

Gornergrat Bahn near Zermatt, Valais


Rigi – Queen of the Mountains. This ideal day trip destination rewards visitors with a breathtaking 360° panoramic view over 13 lakes, the majestic Alps and even as far as the Black Forest in neighbouring Germany. Two cog railways – one from Vitznau (this being Europe’s very first mountain railway) and one from Goldau – together with the areal cableways from Weggis and Kräbel (above Goldau), allow for interesting travel combinations between them. More actively inclined guests may pick and choose from a network of roughly 120km / 75miles of hiking trails. STS-P-Sales-XXS-16_Rigi.pdf

Top attractions ■■ Queenly round trip: Luzern  –  V itznau  –  Rigi Kulm  –  Arth Goldau  –   Luzern (by boat, cog railway and train). ■■ Nostalgic steam engine rides in historic salon coaches. ■■ Guided culinary hiking tours with local guides and regional dishes. ■■ Sunrise and sunset rides. ■■ Mineral bath and SPA in Rigi Kaltbad.

Sales information ■■ Holders of a Swiss Travel Pass or a Swiss Travel Pass Flex travel free of charge on validated travel days, Swiss Half Fare Card holders are eligible for a 50 % discount. ■■ Children from the age of 6 up to their 16th birthday travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one parent with the Swiss Family Card.

Rigi Railway in summer, Rigi, Central Switzerland

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10:52

Basel Zürich

Luzern

Neuchâtel

St.Gallen

Rigi Chur

Bern Lausanne

Good to know ■■ Arrival: by boat or bus in Vitznau, then by cog railway to Rigi Kulm; by train or bus in Goldau, then by cog railway to Rigi Kulm; by boat or bus in Weggis, then by aerial cableway to Rigi Kaltbad. By railway to Kräbel, then by cableway to Rigi Scheidegg. ■■ Travel time to Rigi Kulm: from Vitznau, 33 min; from Goldau 37 min; from Weggis, 10 min to Rigi Kaltbad (connection to cog ­railway to Rigi Kulm). ■■ In 6 min from Kräbel to Rigi Scheidegg with subsequent ­ panorama hiking tour to Rigi Kaltbad (app. 1.5h) and on to Rigi Kulm (app. 1h). ■■ Open 365 days a year (regular interval timetable for all lines). ■■ Various accommodation and catering facilities.

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Interlaken

Montreux

Genève

Brig Zermatt

■■

■■

Andermatt St.Moritz

Locarno Lugano

For groups of 10 persons and more, reservations are required via welcome@rigi.ch. Choice of restaurants and accommodation.

Further information mystsnet.com/rigi Booking Sales information on p. 72.


Mountain highlights. Hiking – rich in variety. A broad hiking network of 120kilometers / 75miles is made available to Rigi guests and offers spaciousness away from the hectic hustle and bustle. From a comfortable, barrier-free walk to easy hikes to a strenuous climb. Anyone who would like to challenge the mind alongside the feet should visit the popular theme trails.

Relaxation at the spa. Muscles tired from hiking can wonderfully regenerate in the mineral bath & spa on Rigi ­Kaltbad during a relaxing bath in the spacious indoor and outdoor pools, in the spa with sauna and resting area or even during a massage.

Culinary highlights. If you get hungry after bathing and hiking, the next “pub” on Rigi is never too far away. From fondue with Rigi Alpine cheese in the Alp Chäserenholz, the terroir food concept of Hotel Edelweiss where only local products are processed, to the Gault Millau restaurant Bergsonne. Further smaller and larger restaurants with comfortable terraces invite you to linger and enjoy.

Winter inspiration. Winter hiking. Boasting some 35kilometers / 22miles of perfectly groomed winter hiking trails, from easy alpine strolls to two-hour panorama hikes, Mount Rigi offers a wide range of possibilities to enjoy the wonderful winter scenery and the breathtaking views. Looking for a very special experience off the beaten (snow) path? Then the three self-guided snowshoe trails (1.1 to 3.5 km / 0.7 to 2.2miles) are just perfect.

Sledging fun. The five toboggan runs are rather fast and busy. On Rigi Kulm, from Staffel­ höhe and Rigi Burggeist children, families, tobogganers of every age will have lots of fun through the snow-covered landscape of Rigi.

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Schilthorn – Piz Gloria. The 2,970m / 9,750ft Schilthorn lures guests not only with a magnificent panoramic view of the “Swiss Skyline” –  including Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau – but also with a delicious meal in the unique 360° restaurant Piz Gloria. Visitors don’t want to miss the exciting, interactive exhibition “Bond World 007”. Indeed, neither do they want to miss following in James Bond’s footsteps on the “007 Walk of Fame”. Amazing – and truly bottomless – perspectives open up on the “Skyline Walk” platform and the cliff pathway “Thrill Walk” at mid-station Birg. STS-P-Sales-XXS-16_Schilthorn.pdf

Top attractions ■■ Interactive exhibition Bond World 007. ■■ 007 Walk of Fame. ■■ Cliff pathway Thrill Walk at mid-station Birg.

Sales information ■■ Holders of a Swiss Travel Pass or a Swiss Travel Pass Flex (on ­validated travel days) travel free of charge to Schilthorn – Piz Gloria. ■■ Children from the age of 6 up to their 16th birthday travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one parent with the Swiss Family Card.

Mount Schilthorn drone shot

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Basel Zürich

Bern Lausanne Genève

St.Gallen

Luzern

Neuchâtel

Good to know ■■ Arrival: from Interlaken Ost by train to Lauterbrunnen, then by PostBus to the lower terminus Stechelberg. ■■ Operates year-round. ■■ Section Mürren-Schilthorn closed for maintenance from 23 to 27 April 2018 and from 12 November to 07 December 2018. ■■ Cableway departs from Stechelberg and Mürren every 30 minutes. ■■ Travel time to summit: 32 min from Stechelberg. ■■ Newly renovated Piz Gloria, including 360° restaurant, Top Shop and Take Away.

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Chur Interlaken

Schilthorn Montreux

Brig

Zermatt

Further information mystsnet.com/schilthorn Booking Sales information on p. 72.

Andermatt St.Moritz

Locarno Lugano

10:59


Mountain highlights.

Skyline View. Perfect – before and after the mountain exploration. Within 45 minutes, the 360° restaurant Piz Gloria completes one full rotation while the breathtaking panorama – a genuine natural spectacle with 200 mountain summits –  glides past in silence. The restaurant serves to the table and offers a wide range of delicious food, from snacks to regional dishes.

Bond World 007. The interactive exhibition BOND WORLD immerses visitors in seven key scenes from the James Bond movie “In Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. The tour allows guests to experience the film up close. They get detailed information about the Making-of, see the original screenplay and may even test their own James Bond skills: from the expert hat-toss in Miss Moneypenny’s office, via a helicopter simulator, to an exciting bobsleigh chase.

Thrill Walk. A veritable adrenaline rush awaits visitors on the THRILL WALK: The 200 meter / 220 yards cliff walk starts at the viewing platform, passes below the ­cableway station – over steel rope, glass floor and grid – back towards the station Birg. An unforgettable adventure with unmatched views.

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Brienzer Rothorn. Since 1892 the Brienz Rothorn Railway has been steaming it’s way up the Brienzer Rothorn Mountain. The stretch is 7.6km / 4.7miles long and has a maximum gradient of 250 per mille. This steam cog railway negotiates a difference in a ­ ltitude of 1,678m / 5,505ft and passes through ten tunnels. A nostalgic locomotive burns some 350 kilos of coal and produces 2,000 litres of steam per return journey. At a maximum speed of 9 km / h / 5.6 mph, the locomotives huff and puff towards the Rothorn summit at 2,351m / 7,712ft altitude. STS-P-Sales-XXS-16_Rothorn.pdf

Top attractions ■■ Steam railway. ■■ Mountain restaurant Rothorn Kulm with panorama terrace. ■■ Steam Sausage Express – boiler sausages out of the steam kettle. ■■ Workshop visits. ■■ Salon Rouge. ■■ Rides in the driver’s cabin.

Sales information ■■ 2 children up to their 16th birthday travel free of charge per accompanying adult. ■■ Holders of a Swiss Travel Pass, a Swiss Travel Pass Flex (on validated travel days) or Swiss Half Fare Card are eligible for a 50 % discount. ■■ Free ride on one’s birthday. ■■ Steam Sausage Express: Wednesdays at 10.00h, starting June.

Brienz Rothorn Bahn view “hohe Mauer”, Bernese Oberland

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23.11.15

10:58

Basel Zürich

St.Gallen

Luzern

Neuchâtel

Brienzer Rothorn

Bern Lausanne

Good to know ■■ Operates daily to Rothorn Kulm from 02 June to 21 October 2018. ■■ Scheduled rides from 08.36h to 17.40h (last descent). ■■ Limited service to Planalp only: 10 May to 01 June and 22 October to 04 November 2018; no steam operation on 26 October 2018. ■■ Travel time to summit: app. 60 min. ■■ Arrival at Brienz by boat or train, then app. 3 walking minutes to lower terminus. ■■ Summit restaurant with accommodation. ■■ Steam Sausage Express: Wednesdays at 10.00h, starting June. ■■ Panoramic view onto 693 mountain peaks from Rothorn Kulm. ■■ Hiking trails rich in variety.

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Interlaken

Montreux

Genève

Brig Zermatt

Further information mystsnet.com/brienzerrothornbahn Booking Sales information on p. 72.

Chur

Andermatt St.Moritz

Locarno Lugano


CabriO Stanserhorn. Travelling on the world’s very first open-top CabriO areal cableway allows for the ultimate fresh air experience. Stanserhorn, the scenic outpost of the Lucerne region, offers a fascinating vista onto some 100km / 60miles of Alpine landscape and 10 Swiss lakes. On a leisurely 30-minute summit tour, visitors pass by a marmot corral and meet the Stanserhorn ranger. In a truly beautiful symbiosis, the Stanserhorn trip combines the historic ­tradition of the funicular of 1893 with the state-of-the-art CabriO areal cableway of 2012. Stanserhorn railway celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2018. STS-P-Sales-XXS-16_Stanserhorn.pdf

Top attractions ■■ A world first: the double-deck, open-top areal cableway. ■■ Revolving, 200-seat restaurant on the summit (1,898m / 6,227ft). Good to know Operates from 14 April to 18 November 2018. ■■ Operates daily between 08.15h and 17.15h (last ride), starting 08.30h departure at 30-minute intervals, Fridays and Saturdays until 23.00h. ■■ Travel time to summit: app. 24 minutes. ■■ Wheelchair access available. ■■ Reservation for groups of 10 persons or more via +41 (0)41 618 80 40 or info@cabrio.ch. ■■ To avoid waiting time, boarding passes available online via cabrio.ch. ■■ Railway adventure: combination with Luzern-Engelberg Express.

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10:50

Basel Zürich

Chur

Bern Lausanne

St.Gallen

Luzern

Neuchâtel

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Sales information ■■ Holders of a Swiss Travel Pass or a Swiss Travel Pass Flex travel free of charge on validated travel days, Swiss Half Fare Card ­holders are eligible for a 50 % discount. ■■ Children from the age of 6 up to their 16th birthday travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one parent with the Swiss Family Card.

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Interlaken

Montreux

Genève

Stanserhorn

Brig Zermatt

Andermatt St.Moritz

Locarno Lugano

Further information mystsnet.com/cabrio Booking Sales information on p. 72.

Aerial cable car CabriO, Stanserhorn, Lake Lucerne Region

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Glacier 3000 – Les Diablerets – Gstaad. Cableway, architecture, mountain scenery and adventure – travellers will experience all of it and then some on this fabulous journey to a unique glacier world. Guests arrive at the summit to a spectacular view of the summit station “Glacier 3000” designed by architect Mario Botta. Then, the revelation of a stunning panorama of no fewer than 24 snow-capped 4,000m / 13,000ft mountain giants will leave them breathless. Among the surrounding peaks are Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau, the Matterhorn, Grand Combin and even Mont Blanc in the distance. STS-P-Sales-XXS-16_Glacier3000.pdf

Top attractions ■■ Peak Walk by Tissot – first suspension footbridge spanning two peaks. ■■ Alpine Coaster – adventurous toboggan run up to 6 metres above the ground, sporting a 520° circle, steep curves, surges and jumps. ■■ Sledge dogs, snow bus, all-year glacier hiking trails, climbing park Gemskopf, cross-country ski trail (loipe) October to June. ■■ Unique glacier ski area at some 3,000m / 9,850ft with the challenging. ■■ Watch & souvenir shop at 3,000m / 9,850ft.

Glacier 3000 Peak Walk by Tissot, Col du Pillon near Gstaad, Bernese Oberland

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02.12.15

08:54

Basel Zürich

Bern Lausanne

St.Gallen

Luzern

Neuchâtel

Genève

Good to know ■■ Arrival: PostBus from Gstaad or Les Diablerets to Col du Pillon, then aerial cableway to summit station Glacier 3000, operates daily from 09.00h to 16.30h at 20-minute intervals, travel time: 15 minutes. Closed for maintenance from 24 September to 02 November 2018. ■■ Peak Walk by Tissot: suspension footbridge of 107m / 351ft length, open year-round, free of charge. ■■ Glacier ski area open from end of October to beginning of May. ■■ Alpine coaster open daily from May to October, from 09.15h to 16.30h, depending on weather conditions. Toboggan run may be closed in case of heavy snowfalls, rains or strong breeze. ■■ Summit restaurant with unique panoramic view on majestic Alpine scenery. ■■ Groups: restaurant Botta (summit station) with 300 seats, terrace with bar, modern conference facilities.

1

Gstaad

Chur Interlaken

Andermatt St.Moritz

Montreux

Brig Glacier 3000 Zermatt

Locarno Lugano

Sales information ■■ Holders of a Swiss Travel Pass, a Swiss Travel Pass Flex (on validated travel days) or Swiss Half Fare Card are eligible for a 50 % discount. ■■ Children from the age of 9 up to their 16th birthday travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one parent with the Swiss Family Card. Further information mystsnet.com/glacier3000 Booking Sales information on p. 72.


Gornergrat – Meet the Matterhorn. Every 24 minutes, Europe’s highest open-air cog railway departs from Zermatt and some 30 min later arrives at the sun-drenched, year-round accessible Gornergrat viewing platform. At an altitude of 3,089m / 10,135ft, the visitor is surrounded by a grandiose mountain panorama of no fewer than 29 4,000m / 13,000ft snow-capped peaks like the Dufourspitze and the majestic, distinctive Matterhorn – one of Switzerland’s most famous landmarks. No less impressive is the view of the third-longest glacier of the Alps. Indeed, an unparalleled, truly ­sublime experience! STS-P-Sales-XXS-16_Gornergrat.pdf

Top attractions ■■ 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat: at 3,100m / 10,170ft the highest ­situated hotel in Switzerland. ■■ World-famous Matterhorn reflexion in the Riffelsee (Lake Riffel). ■■ Unique mountain panorama of 29 4,000m / 13,000ft peaks. Good to know ■■ Lower terminus of Gornergrat railway located opposite Zermatt railway station. ■■ Gornergrat Railway operates daily, year-round, at 24-minute ­intervals (high season). ■■ Travel time to summit: 33 min. ■■ Shopping mall and restaurant on Gornergrat. ■■ Railway adventure: Gornergrat in combination with Glacier Express. ■■ Matterhorn PhotoShop. Sales information ■■ Holders of a Swiss Travel Pass, a Swiss Travel Pass Flex (on validated travel days) or Swiss Half Fare Card are eligible for a 50 % discount. ■■ Children from the age of 6 up to their 16th birthday travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one parent with the Swiss Family Card.

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Neuchâtel

Chur

Bern Lausanne

Interlaken

Montreux

Genève

Brig Zermatt

Andermatt St.Moritz

Locarno Lugano

Gornergrat

Further information mystsnet.com/gornergrat Booking Sales information on p. 72.

Gornergrat Bahn near Zermatt, Valais

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Grindelwald-First – Top of Adventure. “First” is an ideal starting point for excursions – action-packed adventures included: on the free “First Cliff Walk by Tissot” with a breathtaking view onto the Eiger north face, on the First Flyer over a distance of 800 metres, on the First Glider – soaring through the air at a speed of up to 83 km / h – rushing to Schreckfeld in a mountain cart or riding a trottbike scooter down into the valley – adrenaline rushes and thrill of speed are guaranteed! Children may frolic around on the 700 square-metre Alpine playground at the intermediate station Bort. The idyllic area around Lake Bachalpsee offers some peace and quiet. STS-P-Sales-XXS-16_First.pdf

Top attractions ■■ Free-of-charge First Cliff Walk by Tissot. ■■ Lake Bachalpsee. ■■ First Flyer from First to Schreckfeld. ■■ First Glider from Schreckfeld to First and back. ■■ First MountainCart from Schreckfeld to Bort. ■■ Trottbike scooter from Bort to Grindelwald. ■■ Adventure playground at Bort station. Good to know ■■ Operates daily from 25 November 2017 to 28 October 2018. ■■ Arrival: train from Interlaken Ost to Grindelwald, then on foot (10 minutes) to lower station of First aerial cableway. ■■ Accommodation at the Mountain Restaurant First. ■■ Marmot Educational Trail with family adventure barbecue area. ■■ Souvenir shop at the Mountain Restaurant First. ■■ Tip: hiking trail from upper terminal First to Bachalpsee (50 minutes). Sales information ■■ Holders of a Swiss Travel Pass, a Swiss Travel Pass Flex (on validated travel days) or Swiss Half Fare Card are eligible for a 50 % discount. ■■ Children from the age of 6 up to their 16th birthday travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one parent with the Swiss Family Card.

Cliff Walk, Grindelwald First, Bernese Oberland

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Interlaken Lausanne Genève

Grindelwald Montreux

Brig

Zermatt

Further information mystsnet.com/first jungfrau.ch, info@jungfrau.ch Booking Sales information on p. 72.

St.Gallen

Chur

First

Andermatt St.Moritz

Locarno Lugano


Harder Kulm – Top of Interlaken. In just ten minutes, the panorama funicular takes guests from Interlaken up to the Harder Kulm. Following a ­leisurely stroll to the Panorama Restaurant, visitors reach the viewing platform “Two Lakes Bridge” with a ­spectacular view of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau as well as Lakes Thun and Brienz. This view is best savoured together with a delicious meal or a beverage on the terrace of the Panorama Restaurant. STS-P-Sales-XXS-16_HarderKulm.pdf

Top attractions ■■ Panorama funicular Interlaken – Harder Kulm. ■■ Perfect panorama view including Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau as well as Lakes Thun and Brienz. ■■ Viewing platform Two Lakes Bridge. ■■ Hiking tours and theme trails starting at Harder Kulm. ■■ Panorama Restaurant with spacious terrace. ■■ New, spacious panoramic pavilion with up to 130 seats. Good to know ■■ Operates daily from 14 April to 25 November 2018. ■■ Arrival: on foot (500m) from Interlaken Ost station to lower terminal of Harder Railway. Harder funicular leaves every 30 minutes: –– 14 April to 28 October 2018 from 09.10h to 20.55h, last descent 21.40h. –– 29 October to 25 November 2018 from 09.10h to 17.40h, last descent 17.55h. ■■ Daily night rides from 14 April to 28 October 2018: last passage from Interlaken at 20.55h, last descent from Harder Kulm 21.40h. ■■ Panorama Restaurant open daily: –– 14 April to 28 October 2018 from 09.30h to 21.30h. –– 29 October to 25 November 2018 from 09.30h to 17.40h. ■■ Tip: passage up with panorama funicular to Harder Kulm, viewing platform Two Lakes Bridge, followed by the probably largest ­Cordon-Bleu of the Bernese Oberland on the terrace of the ­Panorama Restaurant Harder Kulm with the mountain backdrop of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

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St.Gallen

Chur Interlaken

Harder Kulm Montreux

Brig

Zermatt

Andermatt St.Moritz

Locarno Lugano

Sales information Holders of a Swiss Travel Pass, a Swiss Travel Pass Flex (on validated travel days) or Swiss Half Fare Card are eligible for a 50 % discount. ■■ Children from the age of 6 up to their 16th birthday travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one parent with the Swiss Family Card. ■■

Further information mystsnet.com/harderkulm jungfrau.ch, info@jungfrau.ch Booking Sales information on p. 72.

Harder Kulm, Bernese Oberland

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Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. It is undeniably one of the highlights of any trip to Switzerland: the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. For more than 100 years now, the Jungfrau railway has been making its journey up to the highest-altitude railway station in Europe. At 3,454m / 11,332ft altitude, it is right at the heart of the UNESCO World heritage site “Jungfrau-Aletsch”. From the viewing terraces “Sphinx” and “Plateau”, or from the Aletsch glacier itself, an amazing, high Alpine wonder world of eternal snow and ice reveals itself. The “Ice Palace” with its sculptures and its enchanted flair is also well worth a visit. For more background on the history of the century-old Jungfrau railway, the “Alpine Sensation” adventure tour is a must. STS-P-Sales-XXS-16_Jungfrau.pdf 1 02.12.15 09:07 Top attractions ■■ Station Eismeer and Jungfrau panorama ■■ Sphinx viewing terrace at 3,571m / 11,716ft altitude. ■■ Adventure tour Alpine Sensation and the Ice Palace. ■■ Chocolate adventure shop Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven. ■■ Aletsch glacier – the Alps’ largest and longest glacier. ■■ Snow Fun Park – adventurous cool-down time. Good to know ■■ Operates 365 days a year, regular interval timetable (every 30 ­minutes). ■■ Change of train necessary in Grindelwald / Lauterbrunnen and Kleine Scheidegg. ■■ Travel time to summit: app. 2h from Interlaken Ost. ■■ Refreshments available in several restaurants on the Jungfraujoch (e.g. Bollywood Indian Restaurant, self-service restaurant Aletsch). Sales information ■■ Holders of a Swiss Travel Pass or a Swiss Travel Pass Flex are ­eligible for a 25 % discount on validated travel days. ■■ Holders of a Swiss Half Fare Card are eligible for a 50 % discount. ■■ Children from the age of 6 up to their 16th birthday travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one parent with the Swiss Family Card.

Sphinx and Aletschgletscher, Jungfraujoch, Bernese Oberland

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Luzern

Neuchâtel Bern Lausanne

St.Gallen

Chur Interlaken

Jungfraujoch

Montreux

Genève

Brig Zermatt

Further information mystsnet.com/jungfrau Booking Sales information on p. 72.

Andermatt St.Moritz

Locarno Lugano


Matterhorn glacier paradise. The Zermatt Bergbahnen AG takes visitors to Europe’s highest-altitude aerial cableway station at 3,883m /  12,739ft altitude. The scenery is stunning, including not only the largest glaciers of the Alps but also no fewer than 38 breathtaking, snow-capped Italian, French and Swiss Alpine mountain giants. The Mont Blanc, highest mountain of the Alps, seems almost near enough to touch. Visitors are very close to Italian territory now and able to look at the “endearing rear” of the famous Matterhorn. Below at the foot of the mountain, there is Europe’s largest all-year ski region (open 365 days a year). STS-P-Sales-XXS-16_Matterhorn.pdf

Top attractions ■■ Highest-altitude viewing platform in Europe. ■■ 360° panorama view of glaciers as well as Europe’s highest ­mountains. ■■ Cinema lounge with thrilling film scenes focusing on Zermatt. ■■ Available upon request: VIP cableway car with Moët Champagne between Zermatt and Trockener Steg. ■■ The world’s highest glacier palace with ice sculpures and ice slide. Good to know ■■ 365 days of real snow adventure at up to 3,899m / 12,792ft altitude. ■■ For operating times, see official timetable Zermatt Bergbahnen AG (ZBAG): matterhornparadise.ch/timetable. ■■ Travel time to summit: 45 minutes. ■■ Restaurant with local cuisine, Matterhorn peak shop with exclusive souvenirs, glacier palace. ■■ Railway adventure: great in combination with the Glacier Express. Sales information ■■ Holders of a Swiss Travel Pass, a Swiss Travel Pass Flex (on validated travel days) or Swiss Half Fare Card are eligible for a 50 % discount. ■■ Children from the age of 9 up to their 16th birthday travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one parent with the Swiss Family Card. ■■ Group reservations are possible via info@matterhornparadise.ch.

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St.Gallen

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Neuchâtel

Chur

Bern Lausanne

Interlaken

Montreux

Genève

Brig

Andermatt St.Moritz

Locarno Lugano

Zermatt

Matterhorn glacier paradise

Further information mystsnet.com/matterhornparadise Booking Sales information on p. 72.

Aerial cable car Trockener Steg  –  Matterhorn glacier paradise, Zermatt, Valais

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Pilatus. Close to Lucerne and easily accessible by public transport, the Pilatus (2,132m / 6,995ft) is the ideal “adventure mountain” for the whole family. Among its many cool and exciting highlights are: the world’s steepest cog ­railway, two aerial cableways and Central Switzerland’s biggest rope park. Additionally, five restaurants and two hotels provide much needed refreshment and welcome accommodation, as well as great workshop and banquet facilities, in this wonderfully scenic location. STS-P-Sales-XXS-16_Pilatus.pdf

Top attractions ■■ The world’s steepest cog railway (48 % gradient) from Alpnachstad to Pilatus Kulm (May to November). ■■ Historic mountain hotel Pilatus-Kulm at 2,132m /  6,995ft. ■■ Golden round trip Kriens  –  Fräkmüntegg  –  Pilatus Kulm  –  Alpnachstad  –   Luzern  –  Kriens (by areal cableway, cog railway, boat and bus). Good to know ■■ Access via Kriens by areal cableway or via Alpnachstad on the world’s steepest cog railway (48 % gradient). ■■ Access from Luzern station to Kriens / Zentrum Pilatus by bus no 1. ■■ Areal cableway: year-round operation from Kriens, except from 22 October to 09 November 2018 (revision). ■■ Travel time to summit: app. 40 minutes. Sales information ■■ Holders of a Swiss Travel Pass, a Swiss Travel Pass Flex (on validated travel days) or Swiss Half Fare Card are eligible for a 50 % discount. ■■ Children from the age of 6 up to their 16th birthday travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one parent with the Swiss Family Card.

Aerial cable car Dragon Ride Fräkmüntegg-Pilatus Kulm, Mount Pilatus, Lake Lucerne Region

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Neuchâtel

Interlaken

Montreux

Genève

Brig Zermatt

Further information mystsnet.com/pilatus Booking Sales information on p. 72.

Chur

Pilatus

Bern Lausanne

St.Gallen

Andermatt St.Moritz

Locarno Lugano


Rochers-de-Naye. In this wonderful location, travellers experience a unique panoramic view spanning the Swiss and French Alps from Eiger to Mont-Blanc and further to Lake Geneva. At 2,000m / 6,560ft altitude, visitors enjoy beautiful hikes with attractions like colonies of lovely marmots from three continents and hundreds of plants from around the world. Oh, and what many don’t know: in December, Father Christmas resides on the Rochers-de-Naye! STS-P-Sales-XXS-16_RochersdeNaye.pdf

Top attractions ■■ Free admission to Marmot Paradise and La Rambertia, a botanic Alpine garden (open only during summer). ■■ Father Christmas welcoming children on the summit during Christmas season, at special price – limited number of seats. Good to know ■■ Open year-round. ■■ Travel time to summit: 49 minutes; hourly departures from ­Montreux between 08.17h and 15.17h, from Rochers-de-Naye between 09.11h and 16.11h, later rides available in summer. ■■ 2 summit restaurants. Sales information ■■ Holders of a Swiss Travel Pass or a Swiss Travel Pass Flex travel free of charge from Montreux to Haut-de-Caux on validated travel days and are eligible for a 50 % discount from Haut-de-Caux to Rochers-de-Naye. ■■ Children from the age of 6 up to their 16th birthday travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one parent with the Swiss Family Card.

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St.Gallen

Luzern

Neuchâtel

Chur

Bern Lausanne Genève

Rochersde-Naye

Montreux

Interlaken

Brig Zermatt

Andermatt St.Moritz

Locarno Lugano

Further information mystsnet.com/rochersdenaye Booking Sales information on p. 72.

Cogwheel railway, Rochers-de-Naye, Lake Geneva Region

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Rothorn, Zermatt. Viewed from the Rothorn summit, the Matterhorn – along with numerous other four-thousand-metre-peaks as well as impressive glaciers – presents itself at its most stunning. The theme walk “Peak Collection” around the recently renovated Restaurant Rothorn is one of a kind. This extraordinary outdoor exhibition, displaying 18 sculptures, connects visitors on an artistic level to the Alpine world of Zermatt. The world-renowned Lake Stellisee at 2,537m / 8,323ft altitude reflects the iconic Matterhorn on its glassy surface and is Zermatt’s most photographed mountain lake.

Top attractions ■■ Unique view of the Matterhorn. ■■ Starting point to numerous themed hiking trails (z.B. Peak Collection, Path to Freedom, Flower Walk). ■■ “Rothorn sunrise” in summer – visitors experience a flamboyant natural spectacle as the sun rises over a mountain world still fast asleep. ■■ New mountain carts from the Rothorn to Blauherd. Good to know ■■ Altitude: 3,103m / 10,178ft. ■■ Arrival: by train from Brig / V isp to Zermatt, on foot or by local bus to valley station Sunnegga-Rothorn. ■■ Travel time: 25 minutes from Zermatt. ■■ Timetable: operates year-round (revision 23 April to 29 June 2018 and autumn 2018). ■■ Mountain restaurant Pizzeria-Ristorante Rothorn with Italian ­specialities. ■■ Sunrise rides including alpine breakfast buffet every Tuesday ­during summer. Sales information ■■ Holders of a Swiss Travel Pass, a Swiss Travel Pass Flex (on ­validated travel days) or a Swiss Half Fare Card are eligible for a 50 % discount.

Aerial cable car Blauherd  –  Rothorn, Zermatt, Valais

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Children from the age of 9 up to their 16th birthday travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one parent with the Swiss Family Card. Group reservations available upon request.

Further information mystsnet.com/zermatt-rothorn, matterhornparadise.ch Booking Sales information on p. 72.


Schynige Platte – Top of Swiss Tradition. Guests visiting the Schynige Platte (1,967m / 6,450ft) by cog railway feel carried back to the “Belle Époque”. This one and only nostalgia railway of its kind in Switzerland negotiates the stretch of seven kilometre in 52 minutes. The wooden benches in the train coaches and the rolling stock dating from the 19th century are reminiscent of a bygone era and the pioneer spirit of the Bernese Oberland. STS-P-Sales-XXS-16_SchynigePlatte.pdf

Top attractions ■■ Perfect panorama view including Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau as well as Lakes Thun and Brienz. ■■ Botanic Alpine Garden – free admittance and roughly 650 plant species. ■■ Daily musical entertainment by Alphorn blowers. ■■ Easy circular walks (0.5 to 2.5 hours). ■■ Mountain hotel with restaurant and spacious sun terrace. Good to know ■■ Operates daily from 26 May to 28 October 2018. ■■ Arrival: by train from Interlaken Ost to Wilderswil, change to cog railway; Schynige Platte railway leaves from Wilderswil every 40 minutes (07.25h to 16.45h). ■■ Nature cinema and small railway exhibition inside Schynige Platte station. ■■ Accommodation as in Granny’s days in the mountain hotel ­Schynige Platte. ■■ Barbecue area and comfortable panorama circular walks (0.5 to 2.5 hours). ■■ Nostalgic steam rides: Operation dates at jungfrau.ch/ dampffahrten, steam surcharge applies additionally to valid ticket (available online at jungfrau.ch or at the stations of Jungfrau Railways). ■■ Tip: hike from Schynige Platte to intermediate station Breitlauenen with coffee and cake at the small and authentic buffet of Breitlauenen (limited offer).

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Montreux Brig Zermatt

Locarno Lugano

Sales information Holders of a Swiss Travel Pass, a Swiss Travel Pass Flex (on validated travel days) or a Swiss Half Fare Card are eligible for a 50 % discount. ■■ Children from the age of 6 up to their 16th birthday travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one parent with the Swiss Family Card. ■■

Further information mystsnet.com/schynigeplatte jungfrau.ch, info@jungfrau.ch Booking Sales information on p. 72.

Schynige Platte cog railway, Bernese Oberland

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Sunnegga, Zermatt. The “suntrap” at the heart of the Matterhorn paradise is a popular excursion destination for explorers young and old. It is also an ideal starting point for the onward trip to Blauherd and Rothorn. At Lake Leisee – a small mountain lake right next to the mountain railway station – families enjoy an adventure playground and various pleasant barbecue areas. While youngsters explore the play area with its merry water feature, parents relax on the comfortable wooden sun loungers and enjoy the amazing view of the unique M ­ atterhorn.

Top attractions ■■ Unique view of the Matterhorn. ■■ Wolli adventure park at Lake Leisee with playground and comfortable barbecue areas. ■■ Starting point to numerous themed hiking trails (e.g. Marmot Trail, Flower Walk, Five-Lakes-Walk). ■■ Kickbike ride from Sunnegga to Zermatt. Good to know ■■ Altitude: 2,288m / 7,507ft. ■■ Arrival: by train from Brig / V isp to Zermatt, on foot or by local bus to valley station Sunnegga-Rothorn. ■■ Travel time: 4.5 minutes from Zermatt. ■■ Timetable: operates year-round (revision in spring and autumn). ■■ Several chalet-style mountain restaurants offering local dishes in Sunnegga and Findeln. Sales information ■■ Holders of a Swiss Travel Pass, a Swiss Travel Pass Flex (on validated travel days) or a Swiss Half Fare Card are eligible for a 50 % discount. ■■ Children from the age of 9 up to their 16th birthday travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one parent with the Swiss Family Card. ■■ Group reservations available upon request.

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Titlis. The excursion up the Titlis – one stretch by “Rotair”, the world’s first revolving areal cableway – is a real treat: Stunning Alpine scenery around the 3,000m / 9,850ft summit, tempting restaurants, sun terraces and a “Glacier Cave” (free admission) all blend into an outstanding Swiss Alpine experience. The “Titlis Cliff Walk”, Europe’s highest suspension footbridge, is not for the faint of heart. The airy chairlift “Ice Flyer” takes visitors high above the Titlis glacier to the “Titlis Glacier Park” to enjoy its many free attractions. STS-P-Sales-XXS-16_Titlis.pdf

Top attractions ■■ Titlis Cliff Walk – Europe’s highest suspension footbridge. ■■ Chairlift Ice Flyer – slides over impressive, up to 10m / 33ft deep crevasses. ■■ Titlis Rotair – the world’s first aerial cableway revolving 360° around its own axis. Good to know ■■ Operates daily from 08.30h to 16.40h, except from 05 to 16 November 2018 (closed for maintenance); section ­Engelberg-Trübsee is served without interruption. ■■ Travel time to summit: app. 30 minutes. ■■ Free of charge: return trip to Titlis Glacier Park on the Ice Flyer chairlift, admission to Glacier Cave and access to Titlis Cliff Walk. ■■ Summer fun slide park, open May to July. ■■ Winter fun slide park on Trübsee, open December to April. ■■ Railway adventure: combination with Luzern-Engelberg Express. Sales information ■■ Holders of a Swiss Travel Pass, a Swiss Travel Pass Flex (on validated travel days) or Swiss Half Fare Card are eligible for a 50 % discount. ■■ Children from the age of 6 up to their 16th birthday travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one parent with the Swiss Family Card.

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Luzern

Neuchâtel

Titlis Interlaken

Montreux

Genève

Chur

Engelberg

Bern Lausanne

St.Gallen

Brig Zermatt

Andermatt St.Moritz

Locarno Lugano

Further information mystsnet.com/titlis Booking Sales information on p. 72.

Panorama gondola Titlis Rotair, Mount Titlis, Central Switzerland

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Regional Passes.

SkylineWalk Birg, Schilthorn, Bernese Oberland


Coverage ■■ Unlimited travel or reductions as per colours and routes on the synoptic map. ■■ Unlimited travel within area bordered by Bern, Luzern, Brig and Gstaad on 4, 6, 8 or 10 consecutive days, including many ­mountain railways / cableways, boat lines and PostBuses (e.g. Grimsel- / Susten pass). ■■ Unlimited travel to major mountain destinations: Brienzer Rothorn, First, Harder Kulm, Kleine Scheidegg, Niesen, Männlichen, ­Planplatten, Stockhorn, Schynige Platte. ■■ Unlimited travel on Lakes Thun and Brienz. ■■ 50 % discount on Schilthorn, Titlis, Glacier 3000, mountain pass excursions by PostBus, Montreux and more. ■■ 25 % discount on Kleine Scheidegg  –  Jungfraujoch.

Basel Zürich

Bern

Luzern

Entlebuch

Engelberg

Thun Spiez Zweisimmen

Lausanne

Montreux

St.Gallen

Interlaken Göschenen Jungfraujoch

Lenk i.S.

Brig

Genève Lugano

Chur

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Regional Pass Berner Oberland.

Sales information ■■ The season lasts from 21 April to 31 October 2018. ■■ The Regional Pass is personal and non-transmittable. ■■ No partial refunds are granted. Further information mystsnet.com/regional-passes regionalpass-berneroberland.ch

Regional Pass Berner BerneseOberland Oberland 4 days consecutive

6 days consecutive

8 days consecutive

10 days consecutive

2nd class

1st class

2nd class

1st class

2nd class

1st class

2nd class

1st class

Adults

CHF 250

CHF 300

CHF 310

CHF 372

CHF 350

CHF 420

CHF 390

CHF 468

Reduced price1)

CHF 188

CHF 226

CHF 235

CHF 282

CHF 265

CHF 318

CHF 295

CHF 354

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Niesen funicular near Thun, Bernese Oberland

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Regional Pass Lake Geneva-Alps. Avenches Coverage Interlaken Spiez Ste-Croix Payerne ■■ Unlimited travel as per colours and routes on the overview map. Bulle Vallorbe Yverdon Zweisimmen ■■ 5-day Regional Pass: unlimited travel on two individually selectable Broc (Fabrique) Orbe Metsch Bercher Gruyères Rellerligrat L'Isle Moléson-Village days, 50 % discount on the remaining three days. Le Brassus Palézieux Rinderberg Lenk Schönried Echallens Horneggli Châtel-St-Denis Le Moléson ■■ 7-day Regional Pass: unlimited travel on three individually selectable Betelberg Puidoux-Chexbres Rougemont Gstaad Apples Les Pléiades Château-d'Oex Bière Turbach Sonloup Lausanne Mt-Pèlerin days, 50 % discount on the remaining four days. Wasserngrat Chamby Eggli Montbovon Ouchy Blonay Morges Les Avants Vevey Höhi Wispile La Cure ■■ No surcharges from / to Geneva airport, boat lines on Lake Geneva La Braye 2) Rolle La Glion Caux Videmanette St-Cergue Lauenen Montreux Col-des-Mosses Lauenensee and GoldenPass trains. Territet Chillon Rochers-de-Naye Nyon Isenau ColKuklos ■■ Surcharge chocolate train (reservation required): CHF 59 on unlimSt-Gingolph Villeneuve Evian Le Sépey du-Pillon Le Bouveret Reusch Thonon Leysin Yvoire Les Diablerets ited travel days and CHF 69 on 50 % discount days for holders of 1) uniquement, nur, only, solo, sòlo Cabane-des-Diablerets Ollon M2 Lausanne - Ouchy Aigle Glacier 3000 a 1st class Regional Pass. 2) sans, ohne, without, senza, sin Bretaye Bus Vevey - Villeneuve Genève Monthey Bex Villars ■■ Surcharge for VIP front seat GoldenPass MOB Panoramic train: Planachaux Genève St-Maurice Champéry CHF 15. 1)

Sales information ■■ The offer is valid year-round. Please check seasonal operating /  opening hours. ■■ The Regional Pass is personal and non-transmittable. ■■ No partial refunds are granted. Further information mystsnet.com/regional-passes goldenpass.ch

Regional Pass Lake Geneva-Alps 5 days

Adults

7 days

2nd class

1st class

2nd class

1st class

CHF 105

CHF 155

CHF 130

CHF 190

Swiss Travel System1)

CHF 85

CHF 125

CHF 105

CHF 150

Children (6–15.99 years)

CHF 50

CHF 75

CHF 65

CHF 95

1) Swiss Half Fare Card Prices valid throughout 2018 Subject to change

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Marbach

12

Meggen

14

Kastanienbaum

Rigi Kulm

Greppen

Alpnachstad

Stans

Kerns

Klewenalp

Brienzer Rothorn

Stanserhorn Sarnen Sachseln

Lungern

Turren

3

Twing

4

Brienz

Käserstatt

Mägisalp

Reuti

Alpentower

15

Stöckalp MelchseeFrutt

BannalpChrüzhütte Oberrickenbach Bannalpsee

Engelberg Gerschnialp

BrünigPass

Niederrickenbach

Wirzweli Wolfenschiessen

FlüeliRanft

Brunni Ristis Herrenrüti 30' Fürenalp Stäfeli

Trübsee

Engstlen

Stand Jochpass

Innertkirchen

Muotathal

Fronalpstock

Klingen- Bisisthal stock

Sisikon Tellsplatte

Isenthal Stockhütte

Sahli

Flüelen

Seedorf Attinghausen

Altdorf 1

Brüsti

Eggberge Ruogig Ratzi Klausen Biel-Kinzig Passhöhe

5

Bürglen

Spiringen Urigen

10

Golzern

Amsteg

Ice Flyer

Ried

16

Stoos

Isleten

Erstfeld

Bristen Göschenen

Titlis Realp

Meiringen

Bonuspartner bonus partner

Morschach

Äbnet

Bonistock 40'

Rotenflue Oberiberg Schwyz SBB Rickenbach Schwyz Post Schlattli Illgau 6 Brunnen

Treib

Rütli Seelisberg Niederbauen 8 Bauen Emmetten Gitschenen

9

Einsiedeln 7

19

Rotschuo Gersau

Dallenwil Sörenberg

Urmiberg

Biberbrugg

Sattel

Mostelberg

35

Ennetbürgen Stans- Bürgenstock stad Buochs Obbürgen Beckenried

11

Pilatus Kulm

Giswil

Kräbel Lauerz

Rigi 18 Kaltbad

Hammetschwandlift

Kehrsiten

Unterägeri Oberägeri Raten

Morgarten Arth-Goldau

Arth Seebodenalp

Vitznau

Hergiswil

Schüpfheim

Rossweid

17

Zugerberg

Cham

Küssnacht

Weggis

Fräkmüntegg

Marbachegg

Buchrain Ebikon Merlischachen

Kriens Sonnenberg

Sales information ■■ This offer is valid from from 01 November 2017 to 31 March 2018 (winter) and 01 April to 31 October 2018 (summer). ■■ Please check seasonal operating / opening hours. ■■ The Tell-Pass is personal and non-transmittable. ■■ The Tell-Pass is only available in 2nd class. ■■ A children’s Tell-Pass is available at CHF 30 / child, for children under 16 and over 6 years of age accompanied by an adult. ■■ Attractive discounts are available for additional up to 20 destinations. Interlaken Ost

e 10

13

Tropenhaus

Kemmeriboden

on

Luzern

Wolhusen

Trubschachen Escholzmatt

30'

Pfäffikon

20

Langnau i.E.

Menzingen 2

Zug

Seelisbergtunnel

Willisau

Baar Steinhausen

Rotkreuz

Z

Coverage ■■ Unlimited travel as per colours and routes on the overview map. ■■ Unlimited travel on 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 consecutive days throughout Central Switzerland. ■■ Unlimited travel on railways, buses, boats and many mountain ­railways / cableways. ■■ 20 to 50 % discount on additional services (bonus partners).

Neuheim

STRECKENNETZ / ROUTES TELL_PASS (1.4.–31.10.2017)

Andermatt Sedrun

Gurschenalp go to the map WWW.TELL-PASS.CH Tgom Gemsstock Tell-Pass route network winter tellpass.ch/de/winter/infos_tipps/streckennetz

Tell-Pass route network summer tellpass.ch/de/sommer/infos_tipps/streckennetz

Further information mystsnet.com/regional-passes tellpass.ch

Te l l - P a s s – S t r e c k e n p l a n VERSION : SOMMER 2017 v1.00

Tell-Pass   –   C entral Switzerland Adults

2 days

3 days

4 days

5 days

10 days

Winter

CHF 110

CHF 140

CHF 160

CHF 170

CHF 220

Summer

CHF 180

CHF 210

CHF 230

CHF 240

CHF 300

Prices valid throughout 2018 Subject to change

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Family at the counter with luggage


Services at the station. Passengers with limited mobility SBB offers special services for persons with limited mobility or visual impairment. The SBB Call Centre Handicap provides information on accessibility of stations and trains. It also gives recommendations on the selection of suitable trains and offers boarding and disembarking services at larger stations. Requests for boarding or disembarking services should be made no later than 1 hour prior to travel start. Most express trains offer a wheelchair-accessible compartment.

At the station Larger Swiss railway stations are also attractive shopping, information and service centres. Your clients enjoy delicious food prior to their sightseeing tours or they meander through the arcade and benefit from a wide range of shopping facilities. sbb.ch/en/station-services SBB Change At some 180 railway stations in Switzerland, more than 90 currencies can be changed into Swiss Francs. Larger stations offer evening and weekend services at their currency exchange counters. sbb.ch/change Lost and found Something got lost on the train or at the station? The item may soon be found and some honest finder may hand it in. A report of loss can be filed online and the passenger is notified as soon as the item has been recovered. sbb.ch/en/lostandfound

Further information Call Centre Handicap Tel. +41 (0)51 225 78 44 E-Mail: mobil@sbb.ch, sbb.ch/handicap

SBB WiFi – free of charge surfing at the station No fewer than 80 SBB stations throughout Switzerland offer free Internet access. Thus, travellers can surf the Internet while waiting for their train or check a few emails with their first cup of coffee and delicious croissant. High Internet speed, continually adapted to the clients’ needs, is provided. Very importantly, data privacy and security take top priority for SBB: whoever logs into the free of charge Internet at the station does not have to fear being swamped by ads or having their data forwarded to third parties. Overview ■■ 60 minutes free of charge Internet access per SBB station. ■■ Easy configuration. ■■ Once-only registering. Further information sbb.ch/wifi

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Services on the train. Onboard catering On certain trains guests enjoy SBB restaurants offering a choice of select dishes. Classics like Kalbsgeschnetzeltes Zürcher Art as well as varying seasonal meals are on offer at a flat rate. SBB restaurants are indicated on timetables by the symbol O. There is an SBB bistro on the lower deck of most InterCity double-deck trains. Guests enjoy speciality coffees, delightful pastries, cold and hot snacks as well as refreshing drinks – either directly in the bistro coach or to go at their seat. SBB restaurants and SBB bistros are open from 06.30 to 21.00h. sbb.ch/catering

Quiet zone For passengers who prefer to remain undisturbed during their journey, the quiet compartment of 1st class is the right place to go. Here travellers can read, work or simply relax and enjoy the scenery of the journey without interruptions by unwelcome noise. Quiet zones are indicated “RZ” on timetables. sbb.ch/en/station-services/on-thetrain/on-board-service Business zone InterCity trains offer workspaces ­complete with power supply, optimised data transfer, amplifiers for mobile phone reception and large work surfaces in 1st class. Trains with business zone are indicated “BZ” on timetables. sbb.ch/en/station-services/on-thetrain/on-board-service

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Family coach “Ticki Park” – a playground on wheels All InterCity double-deck trains are equipped with a jungle style family coach marked “FA”. Mid-upper deck, these offer a playground with fanciful jungle motives for children to play and frolic around as much as they please. Additionally, exciting board games such as “Jungle Hunt” and “Snake Game” have been installed on the upperdecks of family coaches. The playing pieces for those board games can be obtained from SBB restaurant / bistro. sbb.ch/en/station-services/on-thetrain/family


Car and bicycle transport.

Individual, accompanied bicycle transport in Switzerland ■■ On many SBB trains, bicycle transport is possible. Train coaches offering transport facilities for bicycles are marked with a bicycle pictogram. Exceptions are indicated on the timetable. From March to October, a reservation surcharge of CHF 5 per bike applies in on certain InterCity lines. ■■ Prices: normal fare day ticket CHF 20; with Half Fare Card or Swiss Travel System ticket CHF 13; for children with a Junior travelcard accompanied by at least one parent with a valid ticket, bike transport is free of charge. sbb.ch/velo Shipping bicycles within Switzerland ■■ Bicycles can be handed over and collected at any railway station with a ­luggage counter. Bicycles handed over by 19.00h can be collected the day after the next from 09.00h onwards. Please check opening hours of luggage counters. ■■ Groups of 10 or more persons: at least ■■ 5 working days of advanced notification prior to travel start is required. ■■ Prices (valid ticket required): bicycles / bicycle trailers CHF 18. special bicycles (tandems, recumbent bicycles, etc.) CHF 36. ■■ Bicycle transport is also possible on many PostBus lines. sbb.ch/velo, postbus.ch

Car transport Vereina railway tunnel Winter: 01 December 2017 to 30 April 2018. Klosters Selfranga – Sagliains (Engadin) Departure times: 05.20, 06.20, then every 30 minutes until 20.50, afterwards 21.50, 22.50 and 23.50. Sagliains (Engadin) – Klosters Selfranga Departure times: 05.50, 06.20, then every 30 minutes until 20.20, afterwards 21.20, 22.20, 23.20 and 00.20. Summer: 01 May to 30 November 2018. Klosters Selfranga – Sagliains (Engadin) Departure times: 05.20, 06.20, then every 30 minutes until 19.50, afterwards 20.20* and 20.50. Sagliains (Engadin) – Klosters Selfranga Departure times: 05.50, 06.20, then every 30 minutes until 19.20, afterwards 19.50*, 20.20 und 21.20. *Friday to Sunday only

Duration of passage through Vereina r­ ailway tunnel: 18 min. ■■ Passengers stay in their vehicles during the journey. rhb.ch/vereina ■■

Car transport Lötschberg railway ­tunnel ■■ From Kandersteg: every 30 minutes from 05.50 to 21.50, afterwards 22.50 and 23.50. ■■ From Goppenstein: every 30 minutes from 05.50 to 22.20, last passage 23.20. ■■ Additional trains according to demand. ■■ Duration of passage through Lötschberg railway tunnel: 15 min. ■■ Passengers stay in their vehicles during the journey. bls.ch/autoverlad Car transport Furka railway tunnel From Oberwald*: ■■ Winter: daily 05.35 to 21.35, every 30 or 60 minutes. ■■ Summer: daily 05.35 to 18.35 / 20.35, every 30 or 60 minutes. From Realp*: ■■ Winter: daily 06.05 to 22.05, every 30 or 60 minutes. ■■ Summer: daily 06.05 to 19.05 / 21.05, every 30 or 60 minutes. ■■ Duration of passage through Furka railway tunnel: 15 min. ■■ Passengers stay in their vehicles during the journey. * Detailed timetable

mgbahn.ch

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Sales information. Swiss Travel System offers a unique range of tickets and passes for guests from abroad. Around the world, a network of various distributors is responsible for the sale of the entire product range. In Switzerland, Swiss Travel System tickets can be obtained at all SBB points-of-sale as well as numerous travel agencies. Moreover, print@home tickets are available online via sbb.ch and MySwitzerland.com/tickets.

Distribution channels Overseas For travellers from North and South America, Asia, Oceania, the Middle East and Africa, all Swiss Travel System products are available through the distribution partner Rail Europe. Rail Europe is one of the leading distributors for railway travel in Switzerland and Europe. It provides seamless services for the entire Swiss railway experience, from inspiration and planning to booking. Rail Europe offers their agents the lowest online prices, tools for research, and the possibility to choose one’s own service fee for the distribution. The associates of Rail Europe show a high level of commitment and not only assist individual travellers but also offer their professional support for group tours of 10 or more persons. Rail Europe acts both as wholesaler for General Sales Agents and as individual distributor through their independent website. They have company offices in the United States, Japan, South Korea, India, South America, Australia, Hong Kong, China, Singapore and the UAE.

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Contact Rail Europe Tickets can be purchased over the broad network of General Sales Agents: raileurope.fr/wheretobuy For more information, please contact ­Florence Pasquier (Sales Director): sales@raileurope.com Distribution channels Europe The Swiss Travel System ticket range is available in all European markets through numerous distribution channels. Find the point-of-sale most suitable for your personal needs via mystsnet.com/ wheretobuy or consult our market managers. The market managers will be happy to inform you in detail and assist you with finding the distribution channel that is best for you (contact data on page 74).


Staying informed. The various information channels of Swiss Travel System AG offer easy access to information and allow keeping abreast of new developments. Its key subjects are tailored to the needs of trade and media. Thus, finding relevant news about products and offers is easy – year-round.

Media & Trade Platform mystsnet.com The platform mystsnet.com, newly launched in 2017, provides comprehensive contents for the daily needs of trades professionals. The platform offers simple access to information about products, prices and sales. The heart of the site is the Download Centre with factsheets about the product range, as well as maps, pictures, logos and sales manuals like the Swiss Travel System Sales Manual. Materials can be easily downloaded and used according to need. The News area allows our partners to stay abreast of all current developments and to receive the latest information in real-time. In the Company Communication section, overviews of stockholders and the Swiss Travel System AG team are available. Vacancies and the annual report are also part of this section. mystsnet.com Trade Newsletter Four times each year, the Trade Newsletter provides information about the latest sales and product developments around the Swiss Travel System. Sign up via: mystsnet.com/en/distribution-newsletter

E-learning programme – Switzerland Tourism Academy The e-learning programme by Switzerland Tourism consists of six basic modules. After successful completion, additional modules of specialisation can be signed up for, among others also about the Swiss Travel System.

Swiss Travel Pass SuperStar In several overseas markets, Swiss Travel System AG, Rail Europe and Switzerland Tourism have launched the SuperStar ­programme. This is a unique six-month-­ programme in which agents are trained and rewarded for their sales.

With this free-of-charge Switzerland Tourism Academy e-learning programme, you can be certified as a Switzerland expert. By completing the programme, you receive the following benefits: ■■ Certificates of expertise, attesting your qualifications ■■ Specialisation in various fields ■■ The right to use your Expert Logo on your stationary, brochures, websites and email signatures ■■ Ordering of brochures ■■ Further advantages such as educational trips and personal support myswitzerland.com/academy

Social Media Follow us on our Social Media channels and discover the Swiss Travel System from a different side. Notify us of your posts by tagging us and using our hashtag #swisstravelsystem. @SwissTravelSystem @Media_STS @SwissTravelSystem Swiss Travel System AG @swisstravelsystem

Swiss Travel Pass SuperStar Event 2016, Rochers-de-Naye

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About us.

Contact us.

Swiss Travel System AG is a Zurich-based marketing company, co-founded in 2011 by Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), Switzerland Tourism and five Swiss public transport providers.

Head of Market Management Overseas Fausto Zaina fausto.zaina@SwissTravelSystem.com

Swiss Travel System AG’s mandate is to bundle and purposefully direct the marketing of Swiss public transport abroad. Its core tasks include the worldwide marketing of domestic traffic and of the incoming ticket range as well as the promotion of cross-border traffic from neighbouring countries.

Market Manager Australia, Brazil, Japan, South Korea & UAE Andreas Nef andreas.nef@SwissTravelSystem.com

Sales & Marketing Manager Greater China Una Jing Sun una.sun@SwissTravelSystem.com

Swiss Travel System AG is headquartered in Zurich, right next to the main station. Sales & Marketing Manager North America Martin Oester martin.oester@SwissTravelSystem.com

Head of Market Management Europe Thomas Hoffmann thomas.hoffmann@SwissTravelSystem.com

Market Manager Europe South & West Matteo Spiller matteo.spiller@SwissTravelSystem.com

Head of Market Management Incoming CH & Market Services Nabil Bahous nabil.bahous@SwissTravelSystem.com

Market Manager Austria & Germany Christoph Leu christoph.leu@SwissTravelSystem.com

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Icons. At Switzerland’s railway, bus and boat ­stations as well as on the trains, there are many symbols which help travellers to find what they are looking for. Below you find a detailed list showing the main icons and a description.

Train

Bus

Boat

Tram

Gondola

Cable car

Track number

Track sector

SBB Change

Ticket counter

Ticket machine

Waiting room

Meeting point

Waste

Restroom

Bicycle coach

Family coach

Luggage dump

SBB luggage lockers

Check-In at the rail station

Luggage service

Left-luggage office

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