The Swiss Travel System: a smooth experience

Switzerland is not only a popular holiday destination, but also an impeccable place for congress organisers from all over the world with its public transport network offering mobility solutions for every taste

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In MICE business, coordinating travel for a large group of people can be a hassle, but it doesn’t have to be if you plan wisely. Whether you have to organise a business meeting; an incentive trip; an industry congress; or specialised event – the Swiss Travel System ensures meetings and incentives start as soon as your guests arrive.

The perfectly coordinated public transport system brings guests from abroad from the Swiss airport or border station directly to the congress destination.

With its charter trains the Swiss Travel System offers a mobility solution for every taste and need.

Red Arrow “Churchill”

This legendary train was specially designed to mark the occasion of the Swiss National Exposition in 1939. It owes its nickname to the former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (1874-1965), who travelled across Switzerland on this train during his visit in 1946.

Even today, passengers can use it on individually selectable routes – just like the famous politician did – while enjoying culinary highlights or a relaxing Aperitif.

The Red Arrow “Churchill” train can accommodate 110 guests and is fitted with:

– 28 tables

– Air conditioning

– A fully stocked bar

– An on-board kitchen for catering

– Technical equipment compatible with other audio playback devices

– A wireless handheld microphone

Saloon Carriage “Le Salon de Luxe”

Passengers who want to use the travel time between the airport/border station and their destination for a first meeting travel in style in the charter coach Le Salon de Luxe – a conference room on wheels.

This coach is bookable in individual configurations specifically tailored to the client’s needs, e.g. with seating around a conference table, at tables of four, or in comfortable armchair and sofa seating configurations.

You will enjoy:

– Two roomy saloon carriages

– Air conditioning

– Armchairs, sofas, side tables, and chairs

– Customised interior designs and lighting

– A loudspeaker system

– Projectors and screens

– A wireless handheld microphone and headset

– A flip chart on request

– For meetings requiring a truly extraordinary ambiance, the Salon de Luxe can be integrated into a charter train including a dining car.

​Sitting coaches

​Another varied possibility onboard Swiss trains are sitting coaches. Offering superior comfort, they create an ideal setting for intimate meetings, and even catching up with work in a tranquil environment.

They can be added to the train as extra coaches, combined with other coaches or deployed as a special train, thus offering a sustainable mobility solution for up to 1,000 passengers.

Express group luggage door to door

Express group luggage door to door is available for groups of 10 or more persons (with a maximum of 50 luggage items) travelling in Switzerland by train, bus and boat.

The service is available between any two Swiss addresses including Zurich Airport. Luggage collection must be no later than 09.00, and will be delivered on the same day after 18.00. Booking, transport and payment are handled by SBB.

Price per transport: CHF 300 (net price without commission)

Things to note:

– Bookings are required no later than five working days prior to travel date

– Book online via, or via email

– Additional services on request at individualised rates

– Luggage drop-off also possible at foreign airport (for arrivals at Zurich Airport before 11.30)

Luggage insurance

Railways provide coverage of up to CHF2,000 per luggage item in case of damage, late delivery or total loss.

Apart from charter offers on board trains and an excellent luggage service at hand, Switzerland has several memorable charter experiences on boats and mountain railways as well.

Visit our B2B platform for more information on MICE offers and group travel onboard Swiss public transportation:

For detailed information about mobility solutions during your stay in Switzerland, email

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