In cooperation with the SBB, the airline Swiss is expanding the so-called Air Rail route network. Interlaken and Lucerne are connected to the flight offer from Zurich-Kloten. Through tickets can already be booked for travel from December 11, 2022.
Swiss and the Swiss Federal Railways have been working closely together in the area of feeder services for some time. For example, the former Lugano-Zürich flight route has been relocated to rail. In the summer of 2022 you have with Munich for the first time an international destination included in the Air Rail network. Eleven entries and exits are now offered.
“As part of our strategic partnership with SBB, we are gradually expanding our network connections, now also with the integration of attractive tourist destinations. This allows our passengers from Europe and all over the world to travel quickly and easily to some of the most beautiful places in Switzerland. This is seamless intermodality in the interests of our guests,” says Swiss CCO Tamur Goudarzi Pour.
With the effective date of the Europe-wide timetable change in rail traffic on December 11, 2022, Swiss passengers can also use selected SBB trains from Lucerne and Interlaken as feeders to their flights from Zurich. The reverse way is also possible. The train ticket is already included in the flight price.
“The expansion of the route network makes it even more attractive for passengers to continue their journey in Switzerland comfortably and without congestion by train. Thanks to direct train connections without changing trains, Interlaken and Lucerne can be reached with just one change from Tokyo, New York or São Paulo,” says Véronique Stephan, Head of the Passenger Transport Market at SBB.