Scenic trains in Switzerland an unforgettable experience

Scenic trains in Switzerland an unforgettable experience

Scenic trains in Switzerland an unforgettable experience

Who doesn’t want to visit Switzerland, a beautiful mountain destination in the Central Europe? Recently I visited the scenic trains in Switzerland and it was an unforgettable experience.

It’s a country surrounded by the snow-capped Alps. It is also home to beautiful flora fauna, lakes, villages and green meadows. Switzerland is a very famous tourist destination and one always dream of Switzerland travel and vacation.  Switzerland tourism is famous for its various attractions, mountain peaks, astonishing views and of course the scenic trains.

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This place is the synonym to heaven on earth and I agree. I saw views from this train which were breathtakingly beautiful and I am trying to share here as much I can.

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Switzerland has always been my preferred option to travel not only because of the Bollywood movies (Indian Movies like DDLJ we grew up watching those). After visiting Switzerland I totally understand why it is compared to Heaven because it totally lives up to Expectations.  Switzerland only gets better and better as you explore it if you want to know more then Read my post: My visit to Zurich!

The best mode for Switzerland is through train travel.


Switzerland train pass gave us an awesome opportunity to enjoy various train rides.

Depending on the destination you wish to cover, they can vary from few to a couple of hours.  I have not done a long journey at one stretch because every destination is unique in its own way and I wanted to explore it one by one.  In between various stations are some beautiful restaurants that one comes across and its flexible to get out from one train and get back in another if it is covered in the same pass.  Due to this flexibility travelers prefer stepping down from one train to enjoy scenic lunch with the views of Alps and then getting into another train. It is possible because of the “Swiss pass” which is valid for all modes of transportation and it gives you the flexibility to plan your rides.


As you can see in the video shared above that the green heaven is right in front of your eyes. The green meadows do not mean that you are passing through the wilderness as Switzerland is among of one of the most developed countries in the world and all the amenities are available here.You can see there are beautiful houses with all the luxurious facilities provided to them. You can see there are amazingly built roads and one of the high-end cars being driven on and off in front of your eyes. By sitting on the train and looking at the city surrounded by Green Meadows with the backdrop of beautiful snow mountains is nothing less than living the dream right in front of you.

That’s how Switzerland spoils you because it is one of the most developed and luxurious countries amidst nature.It is truly best of both the world.

Check out this picture where while sitting on the train I am wondering my option to go for a drive in a car or maybe take a bike and explore further!

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I always thought till now that to see the mountain beauty one need to hike up on the top of the Mountain. In Switzerland, I realized that you can reach on mountaintop including the top of Europe Jungfraujoch at your own comfort through these train rides.

All you need to do is to sit in a panoramic train and in few minutes you will reach one destination to another. You can witness beautiful waterfalls and green meadows, cows grazing grasses while crossing various villages and not to forget the snow peaks of the Swiss Alps, what else do you need in Life?

To make it even better when it comes to the comfort they offer number one comfort facilities with amazing sites. The windows are immensely large so that maximum beauty can be seen and they also offer best-in-class, meals with various food and wine to enjoy while you observe the views.


Since beginning train travel is one of my preferred options while traveling. I’ve never seen more beautiful train journey in my life as well as I have seen while visiting Switzerland. I’m eager to share my experience with all because this place is definitely a must visit for any traveler. The landscapes are amazing and also great for any photographer.

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There are various beautiful areas one can explore and I did the same however one of the most scenic drives was when I was returning from Interlaken to Lucerne. The Glacier Express is the preferred panoramic train but I bet all of the trains offers views as spectacular as one can imagine in their dreams. I enjoyed all the train journey I took hopping from one destination to another. Scenic train journey helped me reach from one of the Switzerland points of interest to another.

My favorite route was Interlaken to Lucerne, Map as below


The recommended options are the Glacier Express or take a train from Interlaken to Jungfraujoch or the Wilhelm Tell Express and Bernina Express. Further, there are various the panoramic train Journeys from Interlaken to Lucerne and from Mount Rigi to Lucerne, the list is endless. All you need is a Swiss Pass or booking in advance. Plan most of your travel from one point to other using the scenic trains.

Sometimes I really feel gratitude for people who worked hard to get these trains for taking us to various parts of the beautiful hilly place like Switzerland.

“Travelquartz recommendations – Add Switzerland to your bucket list now and experience these scenic train journeys as soon as you can !”

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Scenic trains in Switzerland an unforgettable experience



43 thoughts on “Scenic trains in Switzerland an unforgettable experience

  1. Marcie

    I’ve been wanting to visit Switzerland for a few years, but now I really want to take my boys! They LOVE trains and this seems like such a great way to experience the beautiful green scenery! It looks so relaxing!

  2. Hendrik

    Aaaah how nice. As someone who lives since a while in Switzerland it is always so nice for me to see such beautiful impressions from my new home country. To be honest, I didnt make many of such amazing train rides here in Switzerland yet, but I totally agree, they are beautiful and I heard already many great things about it. And yes, especially the Glacier Express is obviously one of the most spectacular. Your impressions area as fairytalish as the Swiss landscape truly is, very well done!

    • Travel Quartz Post author

      Thank you Hendrik for the positive feedback and encouragement esp from someone who belongs to this place. Your comment totally made my day 🙂 I hope you make a plan for experiencing these train rides real soon.

  3. Lisa

    I totally can see why these scenic train rides are some of the most beautiful in the world. I love train journeys, so I need to buy myself a Swiss pass and do this! Your photos are magical and show the beauty of the Swiss countryside too; maybe a travel plan for 2018!

  4. Savannah

    I love that you can be lazy and take a train to the top instead of hiking lol. I always take the gondola whenever possible! Switzerland is SO beautiful! I agree with you about having luxury and nature hand-in-hand. It IS truly the best of both worlds.

    • Travel Quartz Post author

      Thankyou so much for reading the post and agreeing on the points shared 🙂 It motivates me to share more. I love Gondola rides too makes life much simpler lol

  5. Suzanne

    Wow! There are so many shades of green in your pictures. Switzerland is certainly as bucolic as it portrays itself in the movies and classics like Heidi. I guess that’s why Bollywood likes to film there so much! 🙂

    • Travel Quartz Post author

      Shades of green so true I am so glad I could share them with all. I need to watch Heidi soon now thanks for the tip Suzanne 🙂

  6. YUKTI

    Switzerland if my first visit apart from my homeland, so it hold a major significance in my life. Green meadows with grazing cows is so delightful. Flexi Swiss Pass is very good feature and it allows to get down in between for phtography and small stopover. Jungfraujoch is my favorite and not only DDLJ but many films are shot here. Even I got a chance to see one Boolywood shoot casting Bobby Deol and Karishma Kapoor in Swiss Alps.

    • Travel Quartz Post author

      So true many films but DDLJ tops my mind and that song ” Na Jaane Mere Dil Ko Kya ……. ” Lol left my heart in Switzerland its such an awesome place. So glad you have been there too Yukti and I loved a visit to Jungfraujoch too, got the opportunity to spend a day on top of Europe with snow activities.

  7. Lydia Smith

    Here we are, lovers of DDLJ. I’m sure every wagcger if the movie can relate to the beauty of Switzerland. I’ve never been there but it’s greenery and lushness never seems to amaze me each time I watch films shot in Switzerland. I think it’s high time I booked a train pass to view this beautiful landscape in person.

    • Travel Quartz Post author

      Haha yes DDLJ Lovers lol because the Bollywood movies in childhood made us virtually visit Switzerland so many times. You must book the train pass real soon both in summers and winters. It’s an awesome experience I am sure it will be memorable and awesome time. 🙂

  8. Karo

    Your article and video show the rich landscapes of Switzerland really well! It’s such a beautiful country and I find it totally calming to soak in those green sceneries. Thank you for sharing!

  9. Tyler

    I’ve been to switzerland and loved it. Its awesome to see how other people expierence countries you’ve been to and to see what things i may gaffe mess l missed in the countries i have visited.

  10. Ella

    Oh my gosh, Switzerland looks so lush and green! I’ve never seen such a vibrant green. It’s definitely somewhere I want to visit pretty soon. The views from those trains look incredible.

  11. James

    Just the name glacier express makes me want to take it. I agree with you about modern technology sitting alongside beauty. It makes it so much easier to appreciate these views being taken up by train through a scenic route.

    • Travel Quartz Post author

      Thank you for reading the post, glad you liked it. We are so lucky to use modern technology to see the best this world has to offer.

  12. A

    The landscape is so stunning. But somehow I am more fascinated by the colorful buildings of the capital city.

  13. Liz Gen

    This post brings me back to Switzerland. I remember how beautiful the country is. We actually passed the same route as you do. I hope to revisit Switzerland again.

    • Travel Quartz Post author

      So glad you have done this trip and appreciated the details here. Its always good to connect with travelers who have done the same journey as yours. Thanks for feedback.

  14. Lisa He

    Have you considered taking a train ride through Switzerland in the winter? I think that would make for a great post and it would also be incredibly beautiful!

    • Travel Quartz Post author

      Yes, Lisa actually I have been doing research on how awesome it is in winters. Its snow paradise with luxurious comforts. I need to revisit for sure 🙂 Thank you for reading the post, glad you liked it.

  15. Rachel Robinson

    This is a great post! You are so right, Switzerland really CAN spoil you. Trains are a great way to experience the sights, and this is a useful post! I will refer back to it the next time I go to Switzerland 🙂

    • Travel Quartz Post author

      Thank you for reading the post, glad you liked it and saving for future reference. Hope you have a great trip 🙂

  16. Yogita

    I love everything about Switzerland, After reading your blog and watching your youtube video, I realized there is so much more to see and do in Switzerland, I must go back sometime soon. Loved your photos.

    • Travel Quartz Post author

      Thank you Yogita for reading the post, glad you liked the pictures and details and will revisit. I am sure it will be awesome. I want to revisit too.

  17. Divya

    I have been waiting for a trip to Switzerland,thank you for such wonderful information. I need to make it there sometime sooner.

  18. The Wildest Tales

    I love your post! I was laughing reading about Bollywood movies – so when the actors think of paradise they think of Switzerland? This is so funny! It’s indeed a very beautiful country but not a lot of my friends go there (even though we are close) because it’s so expensive! I was only to Zurich (on a business trip) and I loved it!

    • Travel Quartz Post author

      Haha yes Bollywood loves Switzerland and I wanted to see is it as pretty in real life as in reel life and I must say it lives upto expectations its nothing less than heaven. Thank you for reading the post, glad you liked it. I love Zurich too it’s a great city.

  19. WhodoIdo

    The train journey through Switzerland looks absolutely amazing. I might have to do a rail trip through Switzerland for the beautiful mountains, meadows, lakes and the panoramic views. So much greenery there – it’s mesmerising!

  20. Agness of eTramping

    Switzerland is one of the most picturesque and astonishing travel destination I’ve ever visited and your pictures are so stunning. Travelling by train in Switzerland seems like a great idea!

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