Switzerland: A Guide to Exploring the Country by Public Transport

Switzerland: A Guide to Exploring the Country by Public Transport

by Anthony Lambert

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ISBN-13: 9781784770464
Publisher: Bradt Publications UK
Publication date: 12/01/2017
Edition description: Sixth Edition
Pages: 408
Sales rank: 1,246,601
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

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 Magazine, New York Times, The Sunday Times and Wanderlust. He was consultant editor for the nine-volume part work, The World of Trains, and has travelled on the railways of over 55 countries.
Anthony’s part-time work for the National Trust reflects an interest in architecture and cultural history, and he is also a keen cyclist and walker. He has given talks on railways and travel to a wide range of audiences, including the Royal Geographical Society, of which he is a Fellow.

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

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