Eurail train reservations
Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB)
Eurail and InterCity (IC). How to buy a reservation or can I travel for free. Train information, photos and videos.
Intercity trains operated by SBB (Swiss Railways) are the backbone of long-distance train travel in Switzerland. You will find them on all main lines throughout the country, running at speeds of up to 200 km/h. They provide fast and regular connections between all important cities, usually running every 30 minutes throughout the day.
Most Intercity trains are operated by push-pull rakes of single- or double-deck coaches. In 2nd class there are four seats per row (2+2 seats), in 1st class three seats per row (2+1 seats) in open-plan arrangement with all seats facing each other. Trains are air-conditioned and all seats have power sockets. On most trains you will find either a restaurant or bistro car serving a wide menu of drinks, snacks and meals. All trains have facilities for the disabled. Bicycles can be transported on all trains.
Zürich - Basel/Genève/St. Gallen/Brig/Bern/Chur/Lugano
reservation possible but not required
2nd class: CHF 5
1st class: CHF 5
Buy the reservation at a railway station. Reservations are usually available at stations in all countries where a particular train runs through. In many countries, especially in central and eastern Europe you can also buy reservations for trains in other countries. In some countries (for instance in the Netherlands or Spain) you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter.
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Eurail in Switzerland
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