Geneva Airport now part of SWISS Air Rail network

SBB trains at Lausanne railway station, source: SBB SBB

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS), Switzerland’s national airline and part of the Lufthansa Group, and the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) have further enhanced their collaborative SWISS Air Rail network by incorporating Geneva Airport into its service. This expanded network now enables SWISS customers to travel seamlessly and conveniently from New York to destinations like Lausanne, Fribourg, or Bern via Geneva.

Passengers of Swiss International Air Lines who are journeying through Lausanne, Freiburg, or Bern train stations can now opt for connecting flights either to Zurich or Geneva Airport. This is courtesy of the extension of the Air Rail route network achieved through a collaborative effort with SBB. Previously, the SWISS Air Rail network only extended to Geneva’s main station. In addition to the two airports, the network also connects 11 destinations including Lausanne, Fribourg, Basel, Bern, Lucerne, Interlaken, Lugano, and Bellinzona in Switzerland. Across the border, the network connects to Munich Central Station in Germany and Bregenz in Austria.

SWISS Air Rail network
SWISS Air Rail network

The collaboration between Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) and the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) has been steadily growing since their strategic partnership was established in October 2019. In addition to the network expansion, SWISS and the SBB are taking significant steps towards integrating their technical systems. They will offer SWISS Air Rail tickets with an SBB QR code, a move aimed at streamlining boarding pass checks and enhancing overall customer service. The newly introduced Geneva Airport SWISS Air Rail connections are available for immediate booking and use.

Additionally, Swiss is enhancing the accessibility of SBB’s Swiss Travel Pass through its online platforms, including its app, allowing international travellers to seamlessly explore Switzerland via train, bus, and boat for durations ranging from three to 15 days using a single pass. It covers over 90 towns and cities and grants free entry to 500 museums. It is only for non-residents of Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

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Author: Emma Dailey

Emma Dailey is an editor at RailTech.com and RailTech.be.

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