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  • Rail holidays to the Alps

    Glacier Express, Switzerland

    Matterhorn, Switzerland

    View from the Bernina Express in the snow

    Walking trails in the Austrian Alps

    Rail holidays to the Alps 

    Travelling by train to the Alps and rail holidays within the Alps make for a great way to view the mountain scenery. Getting to and from the Alps from the UK is usually on high speed services covering great distances in relatively short times. Expressions Holidays can tailor-make your rail holiday to the Alps, we cover the Swiss, Austrian, Italian and French Alps. We will select the most convenient and comfortable options for your rail holiday. We offer a range of hotels such as luxury five star and charming boutique hotels.


    How you travel to the Alps by train

    The train journey to the Alps usually starts with by taking the Eurostar from London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet to Paris Gare du Nord. You might like to start the holiday with a night or more in Paris, or with a straightforward change of station in Paris you can connect straight onwards to the mountains. For Switzerland, high-speed TGV travels from Paris Gare de Lyon station to Zurich. There are trains too from Paris to Geneva and Lausanne. For the Austrian Alps, there are a few options. You can travel overnight by comfortable sleeper train from Paris to Munich and then continue the next day by train into Austria. Alternatively, you may wish to visit Switzerland visit, then travel by train from Zurich to Salzburg or elsewhere in Austria. Particularly within Switzerland, there are a number of high scenic special trains such as the Glacier Express and Bernina Express. These trains take in the very best of the mountain views.

    Swiss and Austrian cities

    In addition to time spent exploring the Alps, you may wish to include time in some of the Swiss and Austrian cities. For example, Vienna, Salzburg and Zurich all combine well with holidays by train to the Alps.

    Suggested holidays

    We have assembled some suggestions for rail holidays to the Alps. These include journeys by train to Switzerland, Austria and into Italy. A particularly good itinerary is to travel to Italy breaking the journey on the way in Switzerland. We can tailor-make rail holidays using any of our hotels. You can travel one or both ways by train, or return by air if you prefer. A combination of countries often works well in this area, and may include France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria or Italy.

    Train schedules

    A rail holiday to the Alps will usually start with the Eurostar to Paris. Here are some sample timings to give an idea of how your rail journey could work. They are by no means the only rail journeys we can arrange, but simply a selection of commonly used routes
    LONDON TO ZURICH BY TRAIN
    London 0917 / Paris Nord 1247 / Eurostar
    Paris Lyon 1423 / Zurich 1835 / TGV
    LONDON TO BAD GASTEIN BY SLEEPER TRAIN
    London 1601 / Paris Nord 1917 / Eurostar
    Paris Est 2005 / Munich 0710 / City Night Line
    Munich 0827 / Bad Gastein 1141 / Eurocity
    LONDON TO LAUSANNE BY TRAIN
    London 1025 / Paris Nord 1347 / Eurostar
    Paris Lyon 1557 / Lausanne 1947 / TGV
    LONDON TO SALZBURG BY TRAIN
    London 1601 / Paris Nord 1917 / Eurostar
    Paris Est 2005 / Munich 0710 / City Night Line
    Munich 0727 / Salzburg 0857 / Railjet
    EXAMPLES OF ONWARD CONNECTIONS WITH NO CHANGE OF TRAIN
    Zurich to Milan – 3 hours 40 minutes
    Lausanne to Venice – 6 hours 20 minutes
    Zurich to Vienna – 8 hours
    Zurich to Salzburg – 5 hours 20 minutes

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