The train is king in Switzerland. Fast, functional and with impeccable infrastructure, this means of transport is the most comfortable and fastest way to move within the country.In addition, traveling by train is the best way to appreciate the beauty of the country. The trips are comfortable and the beautiful landscape is guaranteed. However, as we said before, it is quite expensive.And in Switzerland you can use the Swiss Travel Pass, which are tickets that entitle you to a certain number of train journeys in a given period of time. The zermatt boutique hotel is the perfect option there.
Use the train to travel around Switzerland
There are several different types and prices vary according to the class chosen – first or second class. You must purchase the Swisspass in advance and choose a pass lasting 3, 4, 8 or 15 days.
Is it worth buying the Swiss Travel Pass?
As the cheapest pass costs almost R $ 1,000, many people wonder if it is worth investing in a Swiss Travel Pass. Well, it depends.
- If you plan to make at least two tourist train journeys, those that pass through scenic places like Jungfraujoch (the highest train in Switzerland) or are going up the Schilthorn cable car, then the pass will help you save some money.
- If your trip is just from Zurich to Geneva, for example, then a normal ticket is more worthwhile. In that case, you can take a look at the Eurail website and make the comparison.
- But remember to buy the ticket in advance because on the day they can cost three times as much.
For those who want to save money, traveling by bus is usually the best alternative. Many cities are accessible by bus, but be aware that in some there will only be a train option. For bus tickets, take a look at the website, which has great prices.
For those who enjoy driving or prefer to have freedom in their itinerary, the best option is to rent a car. We traveled a lot through Switzerland and it was definitely worth it. To rent a car, we recommend Rentcars, a website that works as a price comparison and always indicates the lowest price it is still possible to pay in dollar, up to 12x interest-free and without IOF.
Where to stay in Switzerland
Now that you’ve concluded that traveling to Switzerland can be really expensive, we imagine that you should be thinking of taking a tent and camping in any corner out there. It’s really scary.But don’t panic. Just dedicate yourself to research to find more economical (but not so much) and comfortable accommodations.We have selected some hotels and hostels in some of the main destinations in Switzerland:
The City Backpacker Biber is very close to the center of Zurich and has great value for money rates.