Geneva

Switzerland has a reputation for outstanding public transport, and there are clearly innumerable fantastic train rides which can be taken out of Zürich. However, Geneva is surrounded on three sides by French territory, and is also the gateway for many French ski resorts. So, are the trains as good as they are further east, or […]

Zürich

Is anywhere more iconic of Switzerland‘s obsession with clockwork precision timed trains than Zürich‘s Grand Central Station (Hauptbahnhof)? So why would anyone even consider hiring a car in Zürich? (Read our advice below before booking Swiss Rail passes)   Costly trains — trains in Switzerland, and particularly in and around Zürich might well be superb, […]

Bern

The Swiss capital is often overlooked by people who just want to change trains and head for the ski resorts, but this is a great shame as this tightly packed UNESCO world Heritage city has so much to offer. Having said that, this is of course the capital or Switzerland, so public transport is naturally […]

Basel

Basel is perhaps served by the most multinational airport in the world — not only can you arrive in either Switzerland or France (Mulhouse); the airport also markets itself as serving the city of Freiburg in Germany. This makes it tricky to offer advice about whether or not to pick up a hire car, as […]