Graubünden Tourism

Travelling to Graubünden

In order to make planning your journey to Graubünden as easy as possible, we have listed different travel options for you. Use the route planners and timetables for information on the shortest and fastest journey to Graubünden. We look forward to your visit and wish you a pleasant and safe journey.

Travelling to Graubünden

Travelling by Car

Reaching Graubünden by car is an excellent way to get into the holiday mood. The route planner shows you the fastest and shortest way to reach your holiday destination.

Flüela pass in Davos Klosters

Car Shuttle Trains

There is almost no quicker way to get from the Prättigau to Engadine than with the Vereina car shuttle train. In winter, the Oberalp Pass between Andermatt and Sedrun is traversed most easily by train. The Rhaetian Railway and the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn bring you safely and reliably to your destination.

Motorway Tolls

The usual price for a vignette (motorway toll stickers) is 40.00 CHF (26 EUR). The vignette is valid from 1st December of the previous year to 31st January of the following year (printed on the vignette). If you have a trailer or a camper van, you are required to purchase an additional vignette. The autobahn vignette can be obtained from border posts, Swiss post offices, petrol stations, etc.

Travelling by Train

Switzerland’s public transport network is amongst the best in the world, getting you from A to B quickly, punctually and reliably. Best of all, a train journey through Graubünden is the perfect intro to your holiday in the mountains, carrying you past towering peaks, quaint little villages and through lush green valleys. Over spectacular viaducts and through loops tunnels, the journey on the Rhaetian Railway takes you through our majestic mountain scenery.

Landwasserviadukt (@Rhätische Bahn)

Timetable

The SBB (Swiss Federal Railways/Schweizerische Bundesbahnen) makes it easy to reach your travel destination in Graubünden using public transport. Please note that some seat reservations are necessary.

Luggage and Ski Transport

The SBB (Swiss Federal Railways/Schweizerische Bundesbahnen) and the RhB (Rhaetian Railway/ Rhätische Bahn) both offer luggage transport throughout the year as well as ski equipment transport in the winter.

Bicycle Transport

Two things are essential if you want to take your bike across borders on a train: booking a free space for the bike and an international bicycle card, which costs 20 CHF or 10 EUR in the Eurozone. Cycle cards can be obtained from nearly every train station and are valid all the way to the destination station.

Your journey to Chur

Straight from Paris, Milano, Hamburg & Co. right to the heart of the Alpine nation – comfortably and several times daily. Most international trains offer dining cars or a bistro, power outlets and newspaper service. Thus, the visitor’s holidays in Switzerland begin in a perfectly relaxed manner.

Arrival from Italy

Indulging in wanderlust and taking a break from everyday routine – from neighbouring Italy, many of the most scenic Swiss cities are only a comfortable train ride away. With the commissioning of the Gotthard Base Tunnel, Italian guests now arrive in Switzerland in significantly shorter time and an even more relaxed state. From Milan, it actually takes travellers less than 3 1/2 hours to get to Zurich.

Guests who have a Swiss Travel System ticket receive discounts on travel tickets from Italy.

Arrival from France

The briefer the journey the better – is that really true? Speed, precision, competence, a warm welcome, excellent catering and 1st class service: the high-speed train service TGV Lyria combines the very best of French and Swiss cultures. TGV Lyria is a subsidiary of SBB and SNCF and is responsible for the marketing of TGV trains operating between Switzerland and France.

Guests who have a Swiss Travel System ticket receive discounts on travel tickets from France.

Arrival from Germany

In the comfortable ICE trains of German Railways (DB), travellers enjoy direct and quick connections to many Swiss cities. Berne, Thun, Interlaken, Zurich and Chur are served over the Rhine Rail via Basel. In classic InterCity and EuroCity trains, guests reach Zurich from Munich, Stuttgart or Hamburg without having to change trains.

Arrival from Austria

The fleet of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) transports passengers to Switzerland in a swift and most comfortable manner. Night trains link the old imperial city of Vienna, as well as Graz and Villach, to Zurich, which allows passengers to arrive the next morning in a completely rested state. Also, ÖBB’s premium
rail service “Railjet” takes travellers from Vienna, Salzburg or Innsbruck to Zurich in 2-hour-intervals on a daily basis. As usual, perfect connections from Zurich hub to the rest of Switzerland are guaranteed.

Travelling by Plane

Zürich Airport is one of Europe’s air traffic hubs and is served by numerous airlines. Additionally, it is ideally connected to the public transport network, guaranteeing you a seamless post-flight journey to Graubünden. There are numerous other airports in and around Graubünden, such as Friedrichshafen (DE)Innsbruck (AUT)St. Gallen-AltenrheinBasel or even in Samedan near St. Moritz at 1,707 metres above sea level.

Swiss airplane

Transport from the Airport

In addition to the shuttle bus and the Graubünden Express detailed below, it is also possible to travel on Swiss Federal Railways/Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB) trains from different airports. Within Graubünden, transport from Chur is exclusively on the Rhaetian Railway/Rhätische Bahn or onPostAuto buses.

Shuttle Buses

With the Laax Airport shuttle, you can travel directly from Zürich Airport, Friedrichshafen, and Memmingen to LAAX and back again.

Every weekend from the middle of December to around the end of March (as well as Christmas Day and New Year), you can pre-book a place on the Engadin Express between Zürich Airport and the Engadine.

Graubünden Express

The Graubünden Express is your direct connection from Zürich Airport and Friedrichshafen to your hotel in Arosa, Brigels, Chur, Davos/Klosters, Disentis-Sedrun, Flims/Laax, Lenzerheide, Obersaxen, Pontresina, Savognin, Scuol, Sils Maria and St. Moritz.

Travelling by train, bus and boat in Switzerland

The Swiss Travel System is the perfect way to discover the delights of Switzerland. Whether fascinating panoramic routes such as Glacier Express, Bernina Express and Gotthard Panorama Express or the public transport network in more than 90 Swiss towns & cities, whether free admission to over 500 exciting museums throughout the country or the most breathtaking mountain excursions at half price – visitors can experience all of it and then some with only one single ticket: the Swiss Travel Pass. Children from the age of 6 up to their 16th birthday accompanied by at least one parent holding a valid Swiss Travel System ticket travel free of charge with the complimentary Swiss Family Card.

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