Switzerland Transportation

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    bus on the train
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    Inside a train (upstairs)
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Switzerland Transportation

  • Geneva Airport Train Station

    Geneva Transportation

    On arrival at Geneva airport, the simplest way to get to the city centre is use the train. It seems that every train from the airprot, travels for 6 minutes and then arrives at Geneva Railway station. There are automnated ticket machines, and a one way ticket is reasonably cheap, and at the time of writing it was around 3 ChF.

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  • Bus

    Geneva Transportation

    From the Bus Station (Gare Routiere) of Geneva, you can visit the beautiful French neighbor cities, such as Annecy, Chamonix, Megeve, Flaine, St. Gervais, Les Contamines. With the exception of Annecy (Lake and old city), others are popular ski cities in the French Alps. In the summer these cities have also beautiful mountains and lakes to visit and...

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  • Free Public Transportation

    Geneva Transportation

    If there's one great thing about visiting Geneva is that you receive a free transportation for the amount of days you stay in a hotel in Geneva .... even though the trolley, bus, and train to the airport is on the honor system, you DON'T want to get caught without a ticket ..... fines are big and you can get yourself in huge trouble .... when...

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  • Trains

    Geneva Transportation

    Geneva is well-linked by direct rail routes to a number of major European cities. There are high-speed trains to, for example, Milan, Paris, Lyon, and Barcelona. With one change of trains, it's possible to get to all major cities across the continent. Indeed, on my InterRail trip around Europe (almost a rite of passage) I made Geneva my base and...

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  • Trams

    Geneva Transportation

    Geneva offers an extensive public transports network named TPG. A good way to travel around Geneva without stress. The City is currently building a new tram line to Meyrin-CERN to solve the traffic congestion (2006-08). Driving by cars inside the city could be tricky due to traffic jam during peaks hours, to find a car park (quite expensive) or...

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  • Bicycles

    Geneva Transportation

    Photos: 1. Genèveroule lending point behind the main railroad station 2. Genèveroule lending point on the lakeshore 3. Genèveroule with the jet d'eau in the background Geneva is one of nine Swiss cities that lends out bicycles for free for up to four hours at a time, the others being Bern, Lausanne, Neuchâtel, Renens, Sion, Thoune, Vevey and...

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  • Geneva Airport

    Geneva Transportation

    Geneva's Airport (Code: GVA) is serviced by 67 airlines from Aer Lingus to Varig. Service to/from Geneva is available from a number of countries, including the USA, Canada, India, Thailand, Brazil, and Australia. The airport itself is located in the town of Cointrin, a very short distance from Geneva. Trains depart from the basement level Genève...

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  • Boats

    Geneva Transportation

    Photos: 1. Dock at Pâquis for route M2 2. Our skipper getting ready to cast off on the M2 3. Here she is steering the M2 across the harbor 4. The M2 with the Jet d'eau in the background This line goes straight across the harbor from Pâquis on the north shore to Eaux-Vives on the south.

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  • By Air

    Geneva Transportation

    In July 2008 we travelled to/from Switzerland with British Airways from London Heathrow, flying into Zurich and back out of Geneva a week later. The flight from Geneva to London was around 1 hour and 20 minutes. Geneva International Airport is located just 4-5km from the city centre. This modern airport is a port for around 50 different airlines,...

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  • Golden Pass

    Geneva Transportation

    Between Geneva and Lucerne (and onwards to Zurich), offers a breathtaking trip through the most picturesque parts of Switzerland.Travel aboard the GP Panoramic train (from Montreux) and pass along 10 lakes and view some of Switzerlands highest peaks. $some websites with information on places along the Golden Pass route: First, travel by regular...

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  • How to get in and out Geneva

    This is one the trips I do most often yet no photos and no tips;seems going on lately in the forum so here is my take on transports there.First I have come to Geneva by plane,train,and automobile for many years now. I love the road so it seems the best for me. The sites I have used other than a paper atlas from Michelin are the...

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  • Main railway station in Lucerne

    The train station in Lucerne is a typical Swiss railway station with lots of shops at the basement and eateries on the first floor. The train station has three levels with all 14 platforms at the ground level. Ticket office and luggage storage area are at the basement. The train station was designed by the famous Spanish architect Santiago...

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  • Boat trip at Rhinefalls

    If and when you visit Rhinefalls in Neuhausen near Schaffhausen north of Zurich, make it a point to take a boat trip to the Rock in the middle of the scenic Rhinefalls. You will certainly be rewarded with a commanding and amazing view of the waterfalls from the top of the Rock. It is certainly worth the 8.00 CHF per adult boat charges. We took lots...

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  • Zurich International Airport

    Zurich International Airport is the largest airport in Switzerland. It is located just 12 kilometers north of the main railway station in Zurich. It opened to the public in the middle of the last century. It handles approximately 25 million passengers per year. Zurich International Airport has three piers, i.e. dock A, B and E. Dock A is used for...

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  • Cruise on Lake Zurich

    No trip to the city of Zurich is complete without taking a boat cruise on the scenic Lake Zurich (Zürichsee). You have the alternative of taking a short round trip lasting 90 minutes (free-of-charge for holders of Zurich Card) or the longer trip lasting 4 hours. However we were told that it is quite boring to take the longer trip. All boats leave...

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  • By trains to and around Zurich

    While in our stay in Switzerland, we travelled by SBB trains to the city of Lucerne and S-bahn trains between the main railway station (HB) of Zurich and Zurich International Airport as well as to the top of Uetliberg Mountain for the view. Travelling by S-bahn trains between HB and Zurich International Airport takes approximately 10 minutes and...

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  • Limmat River boat trip

    Limmat River boat trip in the city of Zurich is an interesting means of public transportation. You view the city skyline from the comfort of a river boat. The view of the towers of Grossmünster and Fraumünster Cathedrals from the river boats are certainly amazing. All the river boats have glass top to view the sky especially at night. The weather...

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  • By trams in the city of Zurich

    The city of Zurich has probably one of the best tram networks in Europe or perhaps in the world. The trams here are certainly very modern, clean and efficient. Travel by trams in the city of Zurich is considered one of the major means of transportation in the city as there are no subway or underground trains in Zurich. The other main means of...

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  • tramways and buses at Basel

    The tramways are all over here, sometimes I thought they create a traffic jams but they come and go easy and almost noiseless.The station in front of the train station seems to be central as many lines pass by it and stop there.A nice way to see the city quickly on and off style.they are actually two operators there including the bus service at...

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  • train station SBB Basel

    This is a very nice train station Inside and even better outside. The choices of transport are big, and service to Paris is nice on the Lyria, the one I took. Gare de Lyon Paris to Basel on TGV Lyria.Great service, and only about 3h , the station is fully stock with grocery stores like Migros, plenty of shops, restaurant ,bakeries, and a huge hall...

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  • bikes in Bern

    part of the bike system there getting better, a bit slow on German speaking areas catching up from French/Italian but getting cover.The city of Bern is now 100th station of the Swiss bike-sharing scheme PubliBike with the new station at 37 Belpstrasse The first station was put into operation in Lucerne in August 2011. the orig website is below...

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  • The funicular to Muottas Muragl

    The funicular to Muottas Muragl close to Pontresina is a lot of fun for the whole family, I had been there in August, but this funicular is also working in wintertime. There is a large carpark next to the station of this funicular and the parking there is totally free of charge. On the top you will find a hotel and restaurant, read more about it on...

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  • 4 Passroads in a day

    Vierpässerundfahrt :4 passroads in a day :Grimsel–Nufenen–Gotthard–Sustenthat is an offer by the postbuses and they are leaving in summer from Meiringen. So park your car somewhere and leave the driving to your chauffeur, you serve a lot of nerves, a lot of extra-gasoline and can enjoy the scenery !From Meiringen you will first get over the...

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  • San Gottardo / The Gotthard-Pass &...

    San Gotthard-Passtake the tunnel or drive the old passroadWhen you listen to the radio you will always get the information that the tunnel at Gotthard has a waiting-time of 30 minutes or even some hours and then it might make sense to take the old passroad over the Gotthard, because there is almost no cartrafic at all, the road is perfect, not...

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  • Take the Postbus

    The Swiss Post-Buses area great way to explore Switzerlandand you will find them going almost anywhere. You might come to the San Bernardino-pass or the Gotthard-pass like I did and you or your car might be not feel fit enough to drive the old scenic route over the steep passroads, just take the tunnel, park your car and take the Postbus, thats a...

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  • Interlaken OST for the Jungfrau, Brienz...

    The trainstation Interlaken OST is for the Jungfrauregion,for Brienz & Luzern Interlaken OST is the train-station that you will take, when you intend to explore the Jungfrau-region (Wilderswil - Lauterbrunnen - Grindelwald - Wengen - Muerren - Schilthorn - Gimmelwald -) or plan to go to Brienz, Brienzer Rothorn or to Luzern via the scenic...

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  • Interlaken WEST is for international...

    The station Interlaken WEST is for international trainsand to Zuerich (over Bern!)This station has ONLY rails for the international size, so the cog-wheel-trains can never go there.In a short distance of just a few meters (BUT in a walking-distance of about 400 meters through different tunnels you will get from the station Interlaken WEST to the...

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  • Rotair to Titlis

    Rotair to Titlisa revolving cablecar Titlis is a glacier high above Engelberg (south-east of Luzern) and skiing is possible there all year long. 3 different cablecars will take you up and the very last one will have a floor that is slowly turning around while you go up the mountain. This does not really make a lot of sense in my opinion, as you...

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  • Niesen -the Swiss Pyramide

    Niesen - the Swiss Pyramide& the longest stairsThe funicular to Niesen will start at Muehlenen, a small village close to Spiez. From the top of Niesen you will be able toenjoy an excellent panorama of Eiger - Moench - Jungfrau,Schilthorn and a lot more peaks of 4000 meters hight.Please click here for a panorama from Niesen--- --- ---Click here for...

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  • Engelberg : the cablecar to Brunni

    The cablecar to "Brunni" in Engelbergis great in summer & winter !Dont miss the Kitzelpfad in summertime !The station of the Brunni-cablecar is in a walking-distance of maybe 10-15 minutes from the Engelberg trainstation and you will pass by the famous monastery. First there is a cablecar to Ristis and then there is a chairlift from Ristis to...

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  • Pilatus : the best panoramaview of...

    Pilatus : excellent panorama &the world's steepest cogwheeltrainPilatus is a massive single mountain in the south-west of the city of Luzern and from there you will get the best panoramaview in Switzerland including Lake Lucerne / Viewaldstaettersee, Luzern and all surrounding mountains.The Cogwheeltrain to Pilatus starts in Alpnachstad and most...

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  • Tell ticket - a great prepaid train-pass

    Tell Ticket for yourvacation around lake LucerneWhen you stay in Luzern / Lucerne for more than 3 days and intend to go to Pilatus, Rigi, Buergenstock & to take the ships and trains around the lake Lucerne Tell-Pass is the perfect ticket for that area! The ticket is available for 7 or for 15 consucutive days and it includes 2 or 5 days of totally...

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  • Trotti Bikes: you'll find them only in...

    Trotti Bikes are a Swiss inventionand they are scooter-bikes, that are not only ment for children, but also for grown-ups and you can rent them at various places where you find cablecars : in Bort/Grindelwald , a the middle-station of the First-cablecar you will find them or at the Titlisbahn. Hundreds of Trottibikes are waiting there for customers...

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  • The funicular to Reichenbachfall in...

    The funicular to Reichenbachfall in Meiringen dates back to 1899 In Meiringen, just a few km from Bienz, you will find this interesting, old funicular and it will take you to the place, where Sherlok Holmes died. The Reichenbach-funicular dates back to 1899 and recently all of the old wagons and also the track were modernized. The track is just 714...

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  • Take Jungfrau + Corcovado & you pay just...

    Combine the Corcovado with Jungfrau & you get a 50% reduction This is really an interesting and funny deal and also a good way to save some money at the most expensive mountain-railway in Switzerland : All former visitors to Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro (that is the summit with the giant monument of Jesus Christ), who are showing a ticket of their...

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  • Great cruises on Brienzersee & Thunersee

    Cruising is great atBrienzersee & Thunersee Brienzer See and Thuner See are the largest lakes in the Berner Alpen and cruising them is a lot of fun because both lakes can be done easily within a day, especially when you always stay on the cruiseships or choose the stations carefully, where you are leaving the ships, explore lovely places like...

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  • Ballenberg Bahn - a museum-steam-train

    The Ballenberg Bahn :a museum-steam-train at the station Interlaken OST This is a train that you can see inside a shed in Interlaken OST at the end of track #4, they are open forvisitors each friday at 02.00pm !During the summer you can still take a ride over the Bruenigpass at special dates with that historical train.Ballenberg-Bahn is a...

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  • The old funicular to the Grandhotel...

    The old funicular to the Grandhotel Giessbach is just 345 meters longThe old-fashioned funicular that will take you from Brienzersee to Grandhotel Giessbach is waiting for the cruise-passengers in Giessbach, whenever a ship arrives there. The total rail-track is just 345 meters long and takes you up 90 meters in height. This funicular dates back to...

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  • Electrified since 1914 : The Schynige...

    Schynige Platte Bahnwas electrified already in 1914The cog-wheel-train to Schynigge Platte starts in Wilderswil, a small village at 3 km from Interlaken . At first you take the ordinary train from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen and change to the cog-wheel-train to Schynige Platte in Wilderswil.The train to Schynige Platte dates back to the year...

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  • The cablecar to FIRST in Grindelwald

    FIRST is a great peakhigh above GrindelwaldFIRST (pronounce it like Feerst) is another highlight of your vacation in the area around Interlaken and Grindelwald. Unfortunately it is mostly neglected by many tourists. From First you can take a wonderfull fullday-tour to Schynigge Platte and get down again by another mountain-train to Wilderswil and...

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  • The trains to Kleine Scheidegg

    Kleine Scheidegg :a great view of Eiger, Moench & JungfrauKleine Scheidegg is quite a popular and cheap place to get a great view of Eiger, Moench and Jungfrau and a great place for hiking in summer and skiing in wintertime. The trains to Kleine Scheidegg are free for holders of most train-passes . The cog-wheel-train to Kleine Scheidegg existed...

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  • Jungfraubahn - the highest trainstation

    Jungfraubahn is the highest trainstation in Europe:the "Top of Europe"The Jungfraubahn is a Must in perfect weather-conditions BUT in bad weather it is quite expensive for a train with the ordinary price in 2nd class of 190 sfr (=130 euro) from Interlaken Ost. In any case the Jungfrau is for most of the tourists certainly the main reason to come to...

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  • Rigi & Schilthorn: "Best views of...

    "Best views of Switzerland"a great combi-ticket forRigi & Schilthorn !That is an interesting ticket-combination of 2 special mountain-peaks, that I can really recommend to you :1)Schilthorn / Piz Gloria, a spectacular cablecar takes you up in 4 different sections starting in Stechelberg to a hight of 2970 meters and to a place that had an important...

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  • The cablecar to Piz Gloria / Schilthorn

    The cablecar to Schilthornnot only for James Bond-fans !Piz Gloria is the name that the Schilthorn , close to Muerren and Interlaken, got in a James Bond-movie. Besides the fact that you can of course also hike up to Schilthorn from Muerren, you will have 2 different ways to choose from , in order to get to the top of Piz Gloria / Schilthorn :1)You...

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  • Brienzer Rothornbahn - my favorite...

    Brienzer Rothornbahnis my favorite steamtrainThe Brienzer Rothornbahn is certainly one of the most charming railways that you can find in Switzerland and it dates back to the year 1891 and many of the trains of the time of the 19th century are still in use nowadays. In the 19th century the Rothorn-Kulm used to be the highest train-station in the...

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