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Zurich-St. Gallen scenic rail line Enjoy the highlights of eastern 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 Zurich-St. Gallen 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. 

route of the zurich-st. gallen scenic line

The Zurich-St. Gallen scenic line operates several services per day, throughout the year. 

Journey time is between 2 hours and 2 hours 15 minutes.

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

Prices based on half fare travel card which is included in all our holidays (except self drive)

We'll be pleased to create any Zurich-St. Gallen scenic line itinerary to suit you, incorporating your own selection of resorts, duration, hotels and excursions.

We can even help you build a Grand Tour, combining this route with other scenic rail routes such as the Pre-Alpine Express, Luzern-Interlaken Express and Gotthard Panorama Express. 

Call 0800 619 1200 for help with your planning and for prices.

Suggested two and multi centre holidays featuring the Zurich-St. Gallen scenic line


We can create several itineraries including the Zurich-St. Gallen scenic line



Combine the bright lights of Zurich with historic St. Gallen and memorable trips to Lake Constance and the Rhine Falls.    

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Arrive at Zurich airport and enjoy the Zurich-St. Gallen scenic route. Stay in St. Gallen then experience the Pre-Alpine Express en route to Lucerne.
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As above, but continue on the Luzern-Interlaken Express to Interlaken and explore the glorious Jungfrau region.  
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Build your own scenic rail itinerary

Request a quote here or call us to build your perfect holiday
  • Choose your scenic rail journey
  • Decide which resorts you would like to visit
  • Consider how many nights to be spent in each resort
  • Choose 3 or 4 star hotels
  • Add on excursions to explore the lakes and mountains
  • Include dinner on a half board basis
  • Upgrade your hotel room for even more beautiful views
  • Upgrade to 1st class rail for extra comfort
  • Add additional resorts - create your own Grand Tour

Fast Baggage: Transfer your luggage between resorts

To help you enjoy your scenic rail journey between many resorts, you can arrange 'Fast Baggage'. All you need to do is register your luggage at the station before 9am and then collect it at your destination on the same day any time after 6pm. There are a few stations where your luggage will not be available until the following morning when we would recommend carrying an overnight bag with you.

The cost of each luggage transfer is £9 per item plus an additional charge of £21 regardless of the number of items of luggage.

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