Switzerland: A Guide To Exploring The Country By Public Transport by Anthony LambertSwitzerland: A Guide To Exploring The Country By Public Transport by Anthony Lambert

Switzerland: A Guide To Exploring The Country By Public Transport

byAnthony Lambert

Paperback | December 1, 2017

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This thoroughly updated edition of Bradt's guide to Switzerland offers a unique perspective on getting the most from this mountainous country travelling only by public transport - a timely release with the Gotthard Base Tunnel transforming north-south train services. Switzerland boasts the world's finest public transport network, and the Swiss Travel System is a revelation. The comfort, efficiency and frequency of train, bus, boat and cable car services explain why so many Swiss don't own cars. Visitors cannot reach many of the finest Swiss sights by road, and there are over a dozen car-free resorts for experiencing the peace and clean air of the mountains. For walkers and cyclists, there are superbly managed networks of paths - almost 64,000 kilometres of footpaths and many surprisingly unhilly cycle paths beside lakes and rivers.Bradt's Switzerland is unique. No other guide book is devoted to Swiss public transport, which is the easiest, most enjoyable and responsible way to travel. The guide offers depth and breadth of coverage, encompassing culture, architecture, landscapes, walking and cycling, and fascinating facts for railway enthusiasts! There's a host of tips for reducing costs in a country known for being expensive, while a new section on food and wine includes a list of top restaurants.Switzerland has some of the world's most beautiful landscapes; though mountains and lakes cover most of the country's regions, each offers something quite different - and the four official languages add colour and variety.Switzerland's cities are among the world's most beautiful - and safest. Its capital, Bern, is a World Heritage Site with 6 kilometres of covered arcades, where even jaded shoppers will be enthralled by hundreds of independent shops. Luzern's lakeside setting is unrivalled, with mountains in every direction and the floodlit city walls providing a breath-taking backdrop to the historic centre. Lausanne and Geneva overlook Lac Léman, and Basel is enhanced by a broad sweep of the Rhine.With Bradt's Switzerland: a guide to exploring the country by public transport, you can enjoy all the qualities that help ensure Switzerland and its cities are consistently ranked as the most liveable in the world.
Anthony Lambert has been visiting Switzerland since childhood and has a deep affection for the country. He has written or contributed to half a dozen guide books and written 15 books about railways and travel. He has written about travel and railway journeys for such newspapers and magazines as The Daily Telegraph, Orient-Express Magaz...
Title:Switzerland: A Guide To Exploring The Country By Public TransportFormat:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 5.37 × 5.37 × 0.8 inPublished:December 1, 2017Publisher:Bradt Travel GuidesLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionWhy choose public transport?, Tourism and sustainable transport PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION Chapter 1 Practical InformationWhen to visit, Highlights, Tourist information, Red tape, Embassies and consulates, Getting there and away, Maps, Health, Travelling with a disability, Electricity, Money, Budgeting, Accommodation, Drinking, Food and wine, Shopping, Exploring cities, Arts and entertainment, Language, Media and communicationsChapter 2 The Swiss Travel SystemGeneral advice, Trains, Postbuses, Car, Tourist officesChapter 3 Special TrainsGotthard Panorama Express, Grand Train Tour of Switzerland, Golden Pass Line, Golden Pass Panoramic, Glacier Express, Palm Express, Bernina Express, Pre-Alpine Express/Voralpen Express, Chocolate Train, Cheese TrainChapter 4 Walking and CyclingSwitzerlandMobility, Walking, Cycling, Maps and guides for walking and cycling PART TWO THE GUIDEChapter 5 ZürichGetting there and away, Getting around, Tourist information, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, What to see and do Chapter 6 Around Zürich Zurichsee (Lake Zurich), Zurich HB-Uetliberg, Zurich HB-Langnau-Gattikon, Zurich HB-Zug, Zug-Arth-Goldau, Zug-Zurich HB via Affoltern, Zurich HB-Brugg, Dietikon-Wohlen, Lenzburg-Rotkreuz, Zug-Luzern, Zurich Flughafen-Zurich HB-Ziegelbrucke, Ziegelbrucke-Linthal, Zurich HB-Rapperswil, Rapperswil-Pfaffikon-Arth-Goldau & Wadenswil-Einsiedeln, Rapperswil-Winterthur, Zurich Stadelhofen-Esslingen, Zurich HB-Hinwil/Rapperswil, Wetzikon-Effretikon, Zurich HB-Winterthur, Winterthur-Bulach-Koblenz, Zurich HB-Niederweningen/Bulach-Schaffhausen, Zurich-BadenChapter 7 The NortheastWinterthur-St Gallen, St Gallen-Trogen, St Gallen-Wattwil-Rapperswil, St Gallen-Romanshorn, St Gallen-Gais-Appenzell, Gais-Altstatten Stadt, Gossau-Herisau-Appenzell-Wasserauen, St Gallen-Gossau-Sulgen-Weinfelden, Wil-Wattwil-Nesslau-Neu St Johann, St Gallen-Rorschach, Rorschach-Romanshorn, Rorschach-Heiden, Romanshorn-Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen-Erzingen, Schaffhausen-Thayngen, Schaffhausen-Winterthur, Winterthur-Etzwilen/Stein am Rhein, Winterthur-Romanshorn, Frauenfeld-Wil, Lake Constance/Bodensee, Wil-Weinfelden-Kreuzlingen-Konstanz, Rorschach-Sargans, Rheineck-WalzenhausenChapter 8 BernGetting there and away, Getting around, Tourist information, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, What to see and do Chapter 9 The Eastern Bernese Mittelland Bern Fischermattelli-Bahnhofplatz-Worb Dorf , Bern-Worb Dorf , Bern-Solothurn, Solothurn-Moutier, Solothurn-Niederbipp-Oensingen-Langenthal, Solothurn-Olten, Oensingen-Balsthal, Solothurn-Burgdorf, Burgdorf-Konolfingen-Thun, Bern-Olten, Langenthal-St Urban Ziegelei, Bern-Luzern, Langnau-Burgdorf, Ramsei-Sumiswald-Grumen-Huttwil, Wolhusen-Huttwil-Langenthal Chapter 10 The Western Bernese MittellandBern-Biel/Bienne, Lyss-Buren an der Aare, Biel/Bienne-Neuchatel, Biel/Bienne-La Chaux-de-Fonds, Sonceboz-Sombeval-Moutier-Delemont, Biel/Bienne-Delemont, Biel/Bienne-Solothurn, Biel/Bienne-Ins, Lyss-Murten-Payerne-Palezieux, Fribourg, Bern-Lausanne, Flamatt-Laupen, Fribourg-Payerne-Yverdon, Romont-Bulle, Bern-SchwarzenburgChapter 11 Bernese OberlandBern-Belp-Thun, Bern-Thun-Spiez-Interlaken Ost, Interlaken, Lake Thun, Interlaken-Zweilutschinen-Lauterbrunnen, Wilderswil-Schynige Platte, Lauterbrunnen-Grutschalp-Murren, Lauterbrunnen-Kleine Scheidegg, Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch, Zweilutschinen-Grindelwald, Grindelwald-Kleine Scheidegg,Spiez-Zweisimmen, Spiez-BrigChapter 12 LuzernGetting there and away, Getting around, Tourist information, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink , What to see and doChapter 13 Around LuzernLake Luzern (Vierwaldstattersee), The Swiss Path, Vitznau-Rigi, Arth-Rigi, Luzern-Lenzburg, Luzern-Olten-Basel, Zofingen-Lenzburg, Luzern-Stans-Engelberg (LSE), Luzern-Meiringen-Interlaken, Alpnachstad-Pilatus, Meiringen-Innertkirchen, Luzern-Meiringen-Interlaken, Brienz-Rothorn, Luzern-Airolo-Lugano-ChiassoChapter 14 Basel and the NorthwestBasel, Basel-Rodersdorf, Basel-Delemont, Delemont-Porrentruy-Boncourt, Porrentruy-Bonfol, Basel-Olten, Liestal-Waldenburg, Sissach-Olten, Olten-Brugg, Aarau-Schoftland, Aarau-Menziken, Basel-Brugg-ZurichChapter 15 Neuchâtel and JuraNeuchatel, Neuchatel-Boudry, Neuchatel-La Chaux-de-Fonds, La Chaux-de-Fonds-Le Locle, Le Locle-Les Brenets, La Chaux-de-Fonds-Glovelier, Le Noirmont-Tavannes, La Chaux-de-Fonds-Les Ponts-de-Martel, Neuchatel-Travers-Buttes/Pontarlier, Neuchatel-Yverdon-Les-Bains, Yverdon-Les-Bains-Ste-Croix, Yverdon-Les-Bains-Lausanne, Chavornay-Orbe, Lausanne-Cossonay-Vallorbe, Vallorbe-Le Day-Le BrassusChapter 16 Geneva and LausanneGeneva, Lac Leman, Coppet-Geneva-Annemasse-Evian, Geneva-La Plaine-Bellegarde, Geneva-Lausanne-Brig, Nyon-La Cure, Morges-Biere/L'Isle-Mont-la-Ville, Lausanne, Ouchy-Les Croisettes, Lausanne Flon-Echallens-Bercher, Lausanne-VeveyChapter 17 Vevey and MontreuxVevey, Vevey-Mont Pelerin, Vevey-Puidoux-Chexbres, Vevey-Les Pleiades, Blonay-Chamby, Geneva-Vevey-Montreux-Brig, Montreux, Montreux (Territet)-Glion, Montreux-Rochers-de-Naye, Montreux-Gstaad-Zweisimmen-Lenk, Montbovon-Gruyeres-Bulle-Palezieux, Bulle-Broc, Geneva-Montreux-Aigle-BrigChapter 18 Southeast Vaud and the ValaisAigle, Aigle-Leysin, Aigle-Les Diablerets, Aigle-Champery, Geneva-Aigle-Martigny-Brig, Bex-Bevieux-Villars, Villars-Col-de-Bretaye, Sion-St Maurice-St Gingolph, Martigny-Vallorcine-Chamonix-St Gervais, Martigny-Orsieres/Le Chable, The Great St Bernard, Geneva-Martigny-Brig, Brig-Domodossola, Brig-Zermatt, Zermatt-Gornergrat, Brig-Andermatt, Realp-Gletsch-Oberwald, Andermatt-Goschenen, Oberwald-Meiringen, Oberwald-Airolo, Airolo-Andermatt, Andermatt-Furka-OberwaldChapter 19 Ticino Airolo-Lugano, Lugano, Lake Lugano, Around Lugano, Lugano-Ponte Tresa, Lugano-St Moritz, Luino-Cadenazzo-Bellinzona, Bellinzona-Locarno, Locarno, Lake Maggiore, Around Locarno, Locarno-Domodossola, Lugano-Chiasso-Milan, Lugano-Stabio-Malpensa, Capolago-GenerosoChapter 20 GraubündenAndermatt-Chur, Disentis-Biasca, Chur-Bellinzona, Chur-Arosa, Chur-St Moritz, St Moritz-Scuol-Tarasp, The Swiss National Park, St Moritz/Samedan-Tirano, Filisur-Davos-Chur, Chur-Ziegelbrucke-Zurich Appendix 1 LanguageAppendix 2 Useful AddressesAppendix 3 Railway and Postbus Routes by Timetable NumberAppendix 4 Further InformationIndex

Editorial Reviews

This guide to Switzerland by all forms of public transport is the most detailed and reliable on the shelf.