Lake Constance Line scenic rail journey

Enjoy the highlights of north-eastern Switzerland

A delightful 2 hour journey across the top of Switzerland

Experience a scenic part of the country which is a well kept secret! From Zurich, the route takes you northwards past villages and meadows to Neuhausen. This is the home of the Rhine Falls, the largest waterfall in Europe and a spectacular sight. Shortly afterwards you will reach Schaffhausen, a historic merchant town on the Rhine. The rail route then follows the river out to Stein am Rhein, an atmospheric town with preserved medieval buildings. Eventually the river flows into Lake Constance, and the train gives views of this stunning lake as far as Romanshorn. Leaving the lake, you then head south to the fascinating city of St. Gallen, home to the magnificent Abbey and Cathedral - a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Lake Constance scenic route can be enjoyed as a day trip, with stops en route at points of interest. It can also be incorporated into a 2 centre holiday - perhaps combining Lucerne and St. Gallen, by linking up with the Pre-Alpine Express which is another scenic route through the picturesque Toggenburg region. 

Suggested two and multi centre holidays
Holidays can be enjoyed in reverse order and extended

Our suggested itineraries can be changed to fit your own requirements with higher grade hotels, upgraded rooms and additional centres. Other combinations are also available. Call us on 0800 619 1200.

Lake Constance Line details

There are frequent services per day on this line, throughout the year. Journey time is between 2 and 2¼ hours. 

Lake Constance Line costs

Seat reservations are not necessary.

Zurich to St. Gallen or vice versa 2nd class £21 per person, 1st class £37 per person 

Prices are a guide and will vary according to itinerary. They are valid only with the Half Fare Card (included with your holiday).

Express Luggage

Transfer your bags between resorts: simply register your luggage at the station before 9am and collect it at your destination on the same day any time after 6pm. There are a few stations where luggage will not be available until the following morning, so an overnight bag would be needed.

Each transfer costs £10 per item plus an additional one-off fee of £24

Lake Constance Line route

Planning your holiday

Call 0800 619 1200
  • Decide which resorts you would like to visit
  • Choose your scenic journeys
  • 1st or 2nd class rail travel in Switzerland
  • How many nights in each resort
  • Decide on bed & breakfast or half board
  • 3, 4 or 5 star hotel accommodation
  • Choose where to visit with your Half Fare Card
Holiday quotation