Generally not required for stays of up to 90 days. Some non-European citizens require a Schengen Visa.
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Landlocked between France, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein and Italy, Switzerland is well linked, especially by train. Formalities are minimal when entering the country by air, rail or road, thanks to the Schengen Agreement.
Flights, cars and tours can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.
Switzerland’s fully integrated public-transport system is among the world’s most efficient. However, travel is expensive and visitors planning to use inter-city routes should consider investing in a Swiss Travel Pass. Timetables often refer to Werktags (workdays), which means Mondays to Saturdays, unless there is the qualification ausser Samstag ('except Saturday'). For timetables and tickets, head to www.sbb.ch.
Bicycle Switzerland is well equipped for cyclists. Many cities have free or inexpensive bike-hire schemes. Bicycle and e-bike rental is usually available at stations.
Bus Filling the gaps in more remote areas, Switzerland's postal-bus service is synchronised with train arrivals.
Car Handy for hard-to-reach regions where public transport is minimal.
Train Swiss trains run like a dream. Numerous discount-giving travel cards and tickets are available.