The gentle side of Switzerland: It’s not all 4,000-metre mountains and deep ravines. On the Voralpen-Express, visitors discover a different kind of Switzerland – undulating hills, picturesque villages and lovely orchards.

Voralpen-Express is the most appealing way to travel between Eastern and Central Switzerland. Starting from Eastern Switzerland’s urban centre of St. Gallen, whose Abbey district is a UNESCO world heritage site, the train traverses the 99 metre high Sitter viaduct and the rolling landscape of “Toggenburg”. Passing by Rapperswil and the impressive upland moor near Rothenthurm, the journey ends after a little over two hours in historic Lucerne on the shores of Lake Lucerne.

Leg: St. Gallen–Wattwil–Rapperswil–Arth Goldau–Luzern
Distance: 125 km
2h 15 min
Website: Voralpen-Express

Each Voralpen-Express train has a bistro coach with catering services

This route is fully covered by the Swiss Travel Pass (Flex) and GA travelcard

No seat reservation possible – free seating

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