Here are the most important news regarding timetable, fares and the panoramic coaches of the Gotthard Panorama Express.

  • The Gotthard Panorama Express operates from 19 April (Good Friday) to 20 October 2019, from Tuesday to Sunday respectively (including major public holidays).
  • Passengers now exclusively travel in 1st class panoramic coaches. No 2nd class will be available on the train. Passengers with a 2nd class ticket need to buy a class upgrade for the train ride. The boat cruise continues to be available in 1st and 2nd class.
  • The surcharge remains mandatory. Since no reduced surcharges are offered for sections of the route anymore, a flat rate surcharge of CHF 16 is applicable for all passengers.
  • The photo coach is now situated in the middle of the train. It is no longer possible to reserve seats in the photo coach.

More information and highlights regarding Gotthard Panorama Express 2019 are available for download in the factsheet “Preview Gotthard Panorama Express 2019”.

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As part of the further development of the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland (GTToS), the current brand positioning, as well as the existing logo and route guidance, have been modified.

The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland has combined the most beautiful panoramic routes in Switzerland into a unique route. For the further development of the popular brand the following changes have been made:

  • The brand appears in a fresher and more modern look. As the re-designed Grand Train Tour of Switzerland logo now more closely resembles the Grand Tour of Switzerland logo, the brands can complement each other and benefit from one another as equals.
  • The main route of Grand Train Tour of Switzerland was established in 2015. Now it has been modified to include partial routes and the option of extending or shortening the route. This way a guest can only select certain sections or shorten the round trip depending on how much time he/she has available.
  • For the worldwide and national marketing communication of GTToS, partner platforms that target trade and media, as well as end customers, will be used. Therefore, primarily platforms of communication and distribution partners, as well as of offer providers along the route, will be used.

Additional information for use of the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland brand elements (logo, map, key visual), the map (distance and length of the route), as well as suggested communication texts, can be found in the new Brand Manual.

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Swiss Federal Railways have launched the full version of the SBB VR app on 14 August 2018 to enable users to experience Swiss tourism using virtual reality (VR).

The VR app is intended as a platform for inspiration (videos, stories, etc.) relating to Swiss destinations and the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland.

Experience Switzerland from home

The app provides customers with inspiration for leisure trips to a variety of destinations in Switzerland, all in virtual reality. Among others, it shows the spectacular railway journeys of the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland in 360 degrees.

For the moment, the following routes are included:

  • St. Gallen – Schaffhausen
  • Luzern – Interlaken – Montreux
  • Gotthard Panorama Express: Lugano – Flüelen – Luzern

Also, new adventures in Arosa, Luzern, Mount Pilatus, Zurich, Lugano and Zermatt have been added and there are ongoing plans to develop the app further. Glasses are not needed to use the SBB VR app. However, in order to experience the full range of features available, using Cardboard or Samsung Gear glasses is recommended.

Where to download the SBB VR app

The app can be downloaded for free in the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store and the Oculus Store. It is available in German, French, Italian and English.

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Regarding all other questions or requests, please contact our Media & Trade Team via the contact form.