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Contents Acknowledgements Introduction Why choose public transport?, Tourism and sustainable transport PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION Chapter 1 Practical Information When to visit, Highlights, Tourist information, Red tape, Embassies and consulates, Getting there and away, Maps, Health, Travelling with a disability, Electricity, Money, Budgeting, Accommodation, Drinking, Food and wine, Shopping, Exploring cities, Arts and entertainment, Language, Media and communications Chapter 2 The Swiss Travel System General advice, Trains, Postbuses, Car, Tourist offices Chapter 3 Special Trains Gotthard Panorama Express, Grand Train Tour of Switzerland, Golden Pass Line, Golden Pass Panoramic, Glacier Express, Palm Express, Bernina Express, Pre-Alpine Express/Voralpen Express, Chocolate Train, Cheese Train Chapter 4 Walking and Cycling SwitzerlandMobility, Walking, Cycling, Maps and guides for walking and cycling PART TWO THE GUIDE Chapter 5 Zurich Getting there and away, Getting around, Tourist information, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, What to see and do Chapter 6 Around Zurich Zurichsee (Lake Zurich), Zurich HB-Uetliberg, Zurich HB-Langnau-Gattikon, Zurich HB-Zug, Zug-Arth-Goldau, Zug-Zurich HB via Affoltern, Zurich HB-Brugg, Dietikon-Wohlen, Lenzburg-Rotkreuz, Zug-Luzern, Zurich Flughafen-Zurich HB-Ziegelbrucke, Ziegelbrucke-Linthal, Zurich HB-Rapperswil, Rapperswil-Pfaffikon-Arth-Goldau & Wadenswil-Einsiedeln, Rapperswil-Winterthur, Zurich Stadelhofen-Esslingen, Zurich HB-Hinwil/Rapperswil, Wetzikon-Effretikon, Zurich HB-Winterthur, Winterthur-Bulach-Koblenz, Zurich HB-Niederweningen/Bulach-Schaffhausen, Zurich-Baden Chapter 7 The Northeast Winterthur-St Gallen, St Gallen-Trogen, St Gallen-Wattwil-Rapperswil, St Gallen-Romanshorn, St Gallen-Gais-Appenzell, Gais-Altstatten Stadt, Gossau-Herisau-Appenzell-Wasserauen, St Gallen-Gossau-Sulgen-Weinfelden, Wil-Wattwil-Nesslau-Neu St Johann, St Gallen-Rorschach, Rorschach-Romanshorn, Rorschach-Heiden, Romanshorn-Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen-Erzingen, Schaffhausen-Thayngen, Schaffhausen-Winterthur, Winterthur-Etzwilen/ Stein am Rhein, Winterthur-Romanshorn, Frauenfeld-Wil, Lake Constance/Bodensee, Wil-Weinfelden-Kreuzlingen-Konstanz, Rorschach-Sargans, Rheineck-Walzenhausen Chapter 8 Bern Getting there and away, Getting around, Tourist information, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, What to see and do Chapter 9 The Eastern Bernese Mittelland Bern Fischermattelli-Bahnhofplatz-Worb Dorf , Bern- Worb Dorf , Bern-Solothurn, Solothurn-Moutier, Solothurn-Niederbipp-Oensingen-Langenthal, Solothurn-Olten, Oensingen-Balsthal, Solothurn-Burgdorf, Burgdorf-Konolfingen-Thun, Bern-Olten, Langenthal-St Urban Ziegelei, Bern-Luzern, Langnau-Burgdorf, Ramsei-Sumiswald-Grumen-Huttwil, Wolhusen-Huttwil-Langenthal Chapter 10 The Western Bernese Mittelland Bern-Biel/Bienne, Lyss-Buren an der Aare, Biel/Bienne-Neuchatel, Biel/Bienne-La Chaux-de-Fonds, Sonceboz-Sombeval-Moutier-Delemont, Biel/Bienne-Delemont, Biel/Bienne-Solothurn, Biel/Bienne-Ins, Lyss-Murten-Payerne-Palezieux, Fribourg, Bern-Lausanne, Flamatt-Laupen, Fribourg-Payerne-Yverdon, Romont-Bulle, Bern-Schwarzenburg Chapter 11 Bernese Oberland Bern-Belp-Thun, Bern-Thun-Spiez-Interlaken Ost, Interlaken, Lake Thun, Interlaken-Zweilutschinen-Lauterbrunnen, Wilderswil-Schynige Platte, Lauterbrunnen-Grutschalp-Murren, Lauterbrunnen-Kleine Scheidegg, Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch, Zweilutschinen-Grindelwald, Grindelwald-Kleine Scheidegg,Spiez-Zweisimmen, Spiez-Brig Chapter 12 Luzern Getting there and away, Getting around, Tourist information, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink , What to see and do Chapter 13 Around Luzern Lake Luzern (Vierwaldstattersee), The Swiss Path, Vitznau-Rigi, Arth-Rigi, Luzern-Lenzburg, Luzern-Olten-Basel, Zofingen-Lenzburg, Luzern-Stans-Engelberg (LSE), Luzern-Meiringen-Interlaken, Alpnachstad-Pilatus, Meiringen- Innertkirchen, Luzern-Meiringen-Interlaken, Brienz-Rothorn, Luzern-Airolo-Lugano-Chiasso Chapter 14 Basel and the Northwest Basel, Basel-Rodersdorf, Basel-Delemont, Delemont-Porrentruy-Boncourt, Porrentruy-Bonfol, Basel-Olten, Liestal-Waldenburg, Sissach-Olten, Olten-Brugg, Aarau-Schoftland, Aarau-Menziken, Basel-Brugg-Zurich Chapter 15 Neuchatel and Jura Neuchatel, Neuchatel-Boudry, Neuchatel-La Chaux-de-Fonds, La Chaux-de-Fonds-Le Locle, Le Locle-Les Brenets, La Chaux-de-Fonds-Glovelier, Le Noirmont-Tavannes, La Chaux-de-Fonds-Les Ponts-de-Martel, Neuchatel-Travers-Buttes/Pontarlier, Neuchatel-Yverdon-Les-Bains, Yverdon-Les-Bains-Ste-Croix, Yverdon-Les-Bains-Lausanne, Chavornay-Orbe, Lausanne-Cossonay-Vallorbe, Vallorbe-Le Day-Le Brassus Chapter 16 Geneva and Lausanne Geneva, Lac Leman, Coppet-Geneva-Annemasse-Evian, Geneva-La Plaine-Bellegarde, Geneva-Lausanne-Brig, Nyon-La Cure, Morges-Biere/L'Isle-Mont-la-Ville, Lausanne, Ouchy-Les Croisettes, Lausanne Flon-Echallens-Bercher, Lausanne-Vevey Chapter 17 Vevey and Montreux Vevey, Vevey-Mont Pelerin, Vevey-Puidoux-Chexbres, Vevey-Les Pleiades, Blonay-Chamby, Geneva-Vevey-Montreux-Brig, Montreux, Montreux (Territet)-Glion, Montreux-Rochers-de-Naye, Montreux-Gstaad-Zweisimmen-Lenk, Montbovon-Gruyeres-Bulle-Palezieux, Bulle-Broc, Geneva-Montreux-Aigle-Brig Chapter 18 Southeast Vaud and the Valais Aigle, Aigle-Leysin, Aigle-Les Diablerets, Aigle-Champery, Geneva-Aigle-Martigny-Brig, Bex-Bevieux-Villars, Villars-Col-de-Bretaye, Sion-St Maurice-St Gingolph, Martigny-Vallorcine-Chamonix-St Gervais, Martigny-Orsieres/Le Chable, The Great St Bernard, Geneva-Martigny-Brig, Brig-Domodossola, Brig-Zermatt, Zermatt-Gornergrat, Brig-Andermatt, Realp-Gletsch-Oberwald, Andermatt-Goschenen, Oberwald-Meiringen, Oberwald-Airolo, Airolo-Andermatt, Andermatt-Furka-Oberwald Chapter 19 Ticino Airolo-Lugano, Lugano, Lake Lugano, Around Lugano, Lugano-Ponte Tresa, Lugano-St Moritz, Luino-Cadenazzo-Bellinzona, Bellinzona-Locarno, Locarno, Lake Maggiore, Around Locarno, Locarno-Domodossola, Lugano-Chiasso-Milan, Lugano-Stabio-Malpensa, Capolago-Generoso Chapter 20 Graubunden Andermatt-Chur, Disentis-Biasca, Chur-Bellinzona, Chur-Arosa, Chur-St Moritz, St Moritz-Scuol-Tarasp, The Swiss National Park, St Moritz/Samedan-Tirano, Filisur-Davos-Chur, Chur-Ziegelbrucke-Zurich Appendix 1 Language Appendix 2 Useful Addresses Appendix 3 Railway and Postbus Routes by Timetable Number Appendix 4 Further Information Index

About the Author

Anthony Lambert has been visiting Switzerland since childhood and has a deep affection for the country. He has written or contributed to half a dozen guide books and written 15 books about railways and travel. He has written about travel and railway journeys for such newspapers and magazines as The Daily Telegraph, Orient-Express Magazine, New York Times, The Sunday Times and Wanderlust. He was consultant editor for the nine-volume part work, The World of Trains, and has travelled on the railways of over 55 countries.


Not many books in any genre get into so many repeat editions. This is a testament to the careful and well-researched nature of Anthony's work. Use it well and your travels around Switzerland will be more enjoyable. Swiss Express This guide to Switzerland by all forms of public transport is the most detailed and reliable on the shelf. The Bookseller The most comprehensive guide to Switzerland's transport system and the best reading. The Times This book should be in the pocket or day-pack of all English-speaking visitors to Switzerland. Swiss Express

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