Switzerland by Train On The Cheap!


See Switzerland by train on the cheap and do it in style. A truly memorable and thoroughly enjoyable way to see the stunning beauty of the Swiss Alps. The lush green mountains, valleys and vineyards are simply breathtaking. There are plenty of routes to choose from and you might have a hard time deciding!

Depart on the journey of a lifetime through Switzerland with Eurail. Choose from one of the fabulous packages, whether it be an idyllic Switzerland route or a multi-country route. You can choose a pass to suit your needs and timeframe. The trains are fully equipped and family friendly. With panoramic windows, it is bound to be a trip you will never forget.

A once in a lifetime experience, seeing Switzerland by train on the cheap is finally an option! You don’t have to go on the Orient Express to feel like royalty and see the beautiful alpine rail route.

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Here are some options worth checking out –

The Bernina Express

Route – Chur > Dans/St Moritz > Tirano (Italy)

Chur Mountain village Switzerland
Chur – mountain village Switzerland

The fabulous alpine landscape includes 196 bridges and viaducts and 55 tunnels! 

Meandering through mountain ranges, you even take in a UNESCO world heritage site  along the way.

Switzerland’s capital is filled with centuries-old tradition and modern-day flair. From the Gothic 15th century cathedral Münster of Bern (Berner Münster), which took more than 460 years to complete, to the high street shopping and current fashion, Bern is a traveler’s best-kept secret. Be sure to visit the historic old town, with the Zytglogge clock tower. The old town, built in the 15th century, is now a UNESCO Heritage Site.

Bern, Switzerland
Bern, Switzerland

The complete journey is 76 miles and can be done in as little as 4 hours!

At the highest point, you will find yourself resting at 7392 ft above sea level.

St Moritz, Switzerland
St Moritz, Switzerland

Note: Spring is considered the best time of year to observe the breathtaking landscape. If you travel in winter though, you will experience the frozen lakes and snow-capped mountains. Dreamy!

You are welcome to stop at the many charming and traditional Swiss villages along the way. 

The Golden Pass Scenic Train

This epic journey begins in historic Lucerne > Montreaux 

Lucerne, Switzerland
Lucerne, Switzerland

Taking in the tall mountains and overlooking rolling green valleys and plentiful vineyards, it is a fabulous and picturesque experience.

It is a perfect scene in Spring and you can avail of generously discounted boat trips on this pass.

Montreaux Lake, Switzerland
Montreaux Lake, Switzerland

Why not make the most of the scenery by gliding along the water while enjoying every minute of your once in lifetime holiday.

A wonderful time of year during Spring and highly recommended, is the Lucerne festival. From March 17th – 25th.

Book ahead to avoid disappointment as it is a popular time to embark.

Zermatt, Swiss Alps
Zermatt, Swiss Alps
The Glacier Express

Begins in St Moritz > Zermatt

Be enchanted by the Alpine haven heartland as you travel from Eastern to Western Alps.

If you enjoy the idea of being up close to the snowcapped summits of the alps, then this is the one for you.

Don’t forget your camera whatever you do!

Here are the hotspots you can travel to by train for some inspiration –

Bern, Lausanne, Interlaken, Basel, Lugano, Poschiavo, Albula railway, Geneva and Zurich.


Global Pass(on sale now)

2 Country Pass

3 Country Pass

4 Country Pass

NOTE : Global Pass sale prices are cheaper than many popular Select Pass options! 37% off until Monday 4th June ONLY!!!

Ps. As if that wasn’t enough, children under 11 go free on a Family Saver pass!

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Switzerland by train on the cheap

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  1. Emily
    June 7, 2018 at 1:45 am

    Switzerland has been on my travel list for so long but I’ve heard it is soooo expensive! I love the idea of exploring Switzerland by train and the fact that it is cheap makes it a MUST DO! Thanks for sharing!

    • blognewser
      June 7, 2018 at 11:18 am

      Hi Emily, me too I really want to go so badly!!! I think this is a great option and also so relaxing with the best views. Dream holiday for sure!

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