Efficient, excellent and easy to choof along with. Here are five reasons to take the train in Switzerland. 

1. No need to drive

Switzerland’s 29,000-km transport network includes a superb rail system around the country and across the mountains. Travel on premium and panoramic trains for breathtaking Swiss lake and mountain scenery, and easy connections between cities and regions.

2. Forget tricky tickets

Select from a range of Swiss passes for effortless travel by train (also boat and bus) across Switzerland, with extras including entry to 500 museums. Trains run on Swiss precision time, a minute past the hour/half hour. 

3. Climb the Alps

The Glacier Express, known as the world’s slowest express, crosses the Alps on an epic eight-hour journey over 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels. The Furka Steam mountain railway trains puff along the same historic route.

4. Catch the Chocolate Train

Themed Swiss journeys include a first-class trip from Montreux to the Cailler-Nestle factory at Broc. Tip: Easy on the fondue lunch at Gruyeres before the chocolate degustation (just sayin’…)! Cheese-lovers choose the Train du Fromage.

5. Superlative Swiss service

Door-to-door luggage delivery is available between 20 destinations, so you don’t have to haul bags on and off trains as you travel. Bags can also be checked in at train stations direct to your home destination airport. 

Written by Alison Plumber. Republished with permission of MyDiscoveries.