Traveling around Switzerland
For all your travel around Switzerland by train and bus. The infrastructure is fantastic in Switzerland and the majority of Swiss people use the train service. It’s clean, fast and frequent.
There are no long distance bus services.
traveling around switzerland
SBB Mobile App
I can recommend downloading this free app from Swiss railways to your smartphone. It is available in English. This awesome app will give you all the transport timetables in Switzerland. It helps plan your day from your location in Switzerland. (Trains, boats, trams, buses, etc.)
Half Price Travel Card
This card will give you a 50% discount on all of your travel around Switzerland. Including the majority of cable cars, etc. Purchase online before you travel to Switzerland. You will quickly save money. TIP: Check out the % sign when booking a ticket on the SBB app. It will give you a greater discount on your train ride. You must use the specified trains. Purchase online and download to your SBB mobile app.
Swiss Travel Pass
The Swiss Travel Pass for all of your travel by train, bus and some boats. Not for cable cars which might offer you a 50% reduction with a Swiss Pass.
Switzerland is a small country. You can easily travel around Switzerland. It might seem expensive to buy a Swiss Pass but it will save you lots of money. More information here. If you are based in Zürich, it’s easy to travel by train to Bern, Lausanne, Interlaken, Geneva, Lugano etc. for a day excursion from the main train station in Zürich.
Saver Day Pass – book earlier, benefit more.
The Saver Day Pass means that it is now even cheaper to spend a day traveling. And you can benefit from this offer even without a Half Fare Travelcard. The earlier you book, the more Saver Day Passes you will find. Saver Day Passes can easily be bought using the smartphone app or at SBB.ch.
Travelling from Interlaken around the Jungfrau region
It has been possible to purchase a 3 or more day “Jungfrau” pass for the Jungfrau region. Use the train and cable cars to travel around the Interlaken and Jungfrau region. Please note that many cable cars will close between the end summer of the winter season and the start of the summer season for maintenance. Please check.
Ask your hotel in Interlaken for a Guest Card. It will give you discounts and most of the time free travel on the local bus service. Use it to travel for free to Iseltwald. Grindelwald also has a guest card. There are also electronic version that can be downloaded to your smartphone.
If you have a problem, there is a Day ticket (Tageskarte) for the local bus service in Interlaken. The area it can be used includes Beatenburg and Iseltwald.
Take the Number 21 from Interlaken West or Ost railway station to “Unterseen Neuhaus”. Walk down past the Interlaken Golfclub or the Golf & Strand Hotel Neuhaus and enjoy a nice walk by the side of Lake Thun (Thunersee). Google Maps: 46.67732 7.81774
Also from Interlaken West bus station: Go up into the mountains and visit Beatenburg and Habkern.