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