Transport in Switzerland

Getting around with Switzerland transport

By Air

Switzerland is connected to major international airlines through Bern, Geneva, and Zurich. The main airlines that serve Switzerland are Swiss International Airlines and Lufthansa.

By Train

Switzerland has an abundance of state and private railways that connect most towns, with frequent trains. Most trains are very comfortable, reliable and air conditioned. All state railways accept Eurail, Europass and Interrail.

By Bus

Switzerland has an abundance of government-run bus services. They are yellow-coloured coaches, that connect all the rural villages and towns that are not covered by the trains. Swisspasses are valid on most of the buses, but Eurail passes are not. Most busses are air-conditioned and they are fairly fast, reliable and inexpensive.

By Car

There are numerous car rental companies available in Switzerland, most of them are situated at the airports. Switzerland's roads are very well maintained and crews are always ready to remove snow at a moments notice. The speed limit of Switzerland is 50kph in towns and cities, 80kph on open roads, and 120kph on highways. Many of the small town will forbid any cars to enter, or they will require a special permit.

By Bike and Hike

Cycling is a very good way to see the countryside of Switzerland, although it can be exhausting. Most train stations rent bikes and allow you to return them at another train station. Hitchhiking is not recommended in Switzerland.


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