Four Eco-Friendly reasons to take a train trip through Switzerland
If you think green, think Switzerland. It’s one of the world’s most environmentally conscious countries, and that no doubt explains why train travel there is so Eco-friendly. Since trains are more energy-efficient per passenger mile than planes or cars. And trains are less damaging to the environment than airplanes because train emissions are not released directly into the upper atmosphere.
Swiss trains are without a doubt the most Eco-friendly. Most of its trains use ultra-clean hydroelectricity, and some even generate energy-saving electricity when traveling downhill.
Now for the four reasons to take a train trip in Switzerland:
You may want take one or all four of these train trips, since they each offer a different, but interesting journey.
GoldenPass line stretches nearly 150 miles from Lucerne to Lake Geneva. You can enjoy unforgettable views of so many of Switzerland’s highlights from Montreux to Zweisimmen as you relax aboard panoramic trains.
William Tell Express:
WilliamTell is for you, if you are in search of breathtaking scenery and truly fun travel through Switzerland on both land and water. Your trip starts with a leisurely, gourmet lunch on three-hour boat cruise on Lake Lucerne. Then you hop a seamless transfer from the boat ride to a panoramic train trip that begins at Fluelen. Your journey continues as the train winds its way through the impressive Reuss Valley and ultimately climbs through St. Gotthard range and through the Gotthard railway tunnel.
BerniaExpress combines the unique sights of Switzerland and Italy on the Bernina Express train. It only takes 2 ½ hours to travel through a landscape from glaciers to palm trees from St. Mortiz to Tirano, Italy.
GlacierExpress is a wonderful way to travel from the eastern to the western Swiss Alps by train. The 7½-hour journey begins either in St. Moritz, Chur or Davos (summer only) and travels to Zermatt (or vice versa). Along the way, the train ventures across steep mountain passes and impressive viaducts. Your experience of the alpine wonders of Switzerland includes a travel through 91 tunnels and cross 291 bridges.
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