Trip Planning FAQs
Is travelling by train in Switzerland easy and convenient?
Yes. Switzerland has the densest rail network in Europe and the highest rails usage in the world. Swiss trains are conveniently connected to other transportation modes including flights, buses, trams, etc. It is the most popular way to explore this country not only for its vast network, but it's also the most relaxing and scenic way to appreciate the amazing landscapes. With modern facilities and first class services, trains can get you to almost every super place.
If you plan a Switzerland vacation package, the Swiss Travel Pass may be the best value, as you can always get good discounts on most of the mountain excursions, trains and buses. You can also get free entry into many museums. You can buy it directly at the airport or train station, or your travel agency may already prepare it for you.
What is the best time to visit Switzerland?
Actually, Switzerland is worth visiting all year round and you can plan your Switzerland trips according to your schedule. Every season is special and beautiful. During the whole summer and the golden autumn, namely the months of June to October, it is ideal for hiking, strolling, seeing the Alps and sunbathing at the lakes. While winter from December to March is fantastic for snow sports.
What happens if the mountain weather is bad? Can I postpone the climbing trip?
The weather condition indeed plays an important part in the mountain excursions. For safety reasons, if the weather is bad or you meet a windy day, most of the cable cars and ropeways will be closed and the tickets are refundable. You can reschedule the trip according to your duration in the place. If it is a guided Switzerland tour, your guide will check the weather forecast beforehand and make proper arrangements.
What language is spoken in Switzerland?
There are four official languages in Switzerland: German, French, Italian and Romansh.
Do I need to tip in Switzerland?
Tipping in Switzerland is not mandatory, but it is customary to tip in proportion to the quality of the service you received.