Legendary Swiss Trains


Switzerland prides itself on its excellent rail network with  the highest rates of public transport use in Western Europe and one of the most technically advanced transportation systems in the world.  Traveling by the Swiss trains is very comfortable, allows you to see the spectacular scenery easily and you get to observe and interact with Swiss locals first-hand. As certified Swiss Transportation Systems & Swiss Travel Experts, we know how to plan  the most efficient and scenic Swiss itineraries utilizing trains to connect  you to cable car & cog-wheel valley stations so you easily reach the mountain summits to enjoy the awesome views of the Swiss Alps.

Echo Trails certified swisstainableAs a Swissstainable certified company, 100% of all our tours are on public transportation. We use the rail network in Switzerland for our ECHO Rails & Trails small group custom Rail Tours – our 12 Day Grand Train Tour of Switzerland, and also for  our day & multi-day tours and hikes in the most popular Swiss destinations like Lucerne, Zermatt & St. Moritz.
In every town and village, Switzerland has a fantastic rail network with the rail stations the hub for the areas shops and local bus connections

We also are fortunate to have a number of Swiss Railway company executives as members of our  Swiss Travel Experts Board to guide us in our planning such as Annemarie Meyer, CEO, Glacier Express and Renato Fasciati, CEO, Rhaetian Railway, Switzerland’s largest private railway company.

Our own Thomas Aschwanden, is our Swiss Public Transportation “ÖV” expert. When he isn’t guiding one of our Via Alpina multi-day hikes, he’s directing the Canton of Uris’ local bus, train and road schedules.


Here’s an excerpt review by a retired Railroad Conductor

“After working on a mountain railroad for some 21 years, I thought I knew about trains. The trains on this trip were such an unexpected treat. In over 15 days we rode 54 trains! Electric, luxury, steam, cable cars, funiculars, cog wheels both vertical and horizontal, almost every train on time!

All of this with the grandeur and beauty of the Swiss country side all around us. Rene and Suzanne have crafted an exceptional tour through the Swiss Alps”

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Legendary Railways of Switzerland

Click on any of the following for more information:

Bernina Express Railway

Brienz Rothorn Railway

Centovalli Railway

Furka Steam Railway

Glacier Express

GoldenPass Line

Jungfrau Railway

Mt. Pilatus Cogwheel Railway

Mt. Rigi Cogwheel Railway

Voralpen Express

Zermatt Gornergrat Railway