Transportation

Funicular in Ticino

Ritom Funicolare

In Piotta, Europe’s steepest funicular, with a gradient of 87.8%, heads up above the Strada Alta to Lago Ritom, a high dam from where walkers can head into the mountains. It's 56km north of Bellinzona on the A2.
Funicular in Fribourg

Funiculaire de Fribourg

Nowhere else in Europe does a funicular lurch up the mountainside with the aid of stinky sewage water; on certain days it smells as such, too. Constructed in 1899 and managed by the Cardinal Brewery until 1965 (when…
Bicycle Hire in Switzerland

SBB Rent-a-Bike

This super-efficient bike-rental service run by Swiss railways allows you to rent two wheels at 100-odd train stations in Switzerland. Bikes can be reserved online or by phone, and – for a Sfr10 surcharge – can be c…
Car Hire in Switzerland

Mobility

Mobility has some 2950 cars at 1500 points throughout Switzerland and you can use the cars from one hour to up to 16 days, although one-way travel is not permitted. Reserve a car online or by phone, collect it at th…
Boat in Bernese Oberland

BLS

Steamers ply both Brienzersee and Thunersee from late May to mid-September. There are no winter services on Brienzersee, whereas special cruises continue on Thunersee. For more information contact BLS. A day pass va…
Tickets in Bernese Oberland

Berner Oberland Regional Pass

It's worth investing in the Berner Oberland Regional Pass, which allows unlimited travel on most trains, buses, boats, mountain railways and cable cars, as well as discounts on local sights and attractions (for inst…
Ferry in Drei-Seen-Land

Navigation Lacs de Neuchâtel et Morat

From late April to mid-October, Navigation Lacs de Neuchâtel et Morat runs daily ferries between Neuchâtel and Estavayer-le-Lac (1¾ hours), Yverdon-les-Bains (2½ hours), Murten (1¾ hours) and Biel-Bienne (2½ hours).…
Cable Car in Engelberg

Mt Titlis Cable Car

Ascending Mt Titlis is an exhilarating three-stage journey. From Engelberg, glide up by gondola to Trübsee (1800m), board a second gondola to Stand (2450m), then transfer onto the revolving Rotair for the final head…
Bicycle Hire in Switzerland

PubliBike

If you're sticking around awhile, it's worth registering for this public bike-sharing scheme, with almost 100 'pick-up and return' stations dotted around Switzerland and a low yearly membership fee. You can also pur…
Train in Chur

Rhätische Bahn

The panoramic Rhätische Bahn is a staggering feat of early-20th-century engineering, traversing viaducts and tunnels and commanding wide-screen views of forested slopes, jewel-coloured lakes and snowcapped peaks. Se…