Thursday 5 February 2009

Trains from Zurich to Davos, Switzerland

Sleek double-decker trains run every 30 minutes from Zurich's central station to Landquart from where more antiquated trains run every hour up to the ski resorts of Klosters and Davos. As you glide out of Zurich, you are treated to fine views across the cold, clear waters of Lake Zurich to the hills and towns on the east bank. After an hour or so travelling along the valley floor, you reach Landquart, where you will need to wait 10 or 40 minutes for the hour-long picturesque ride up through this heavily-wooded part of the Alps. The steep climb up from Klosters to the three Davos stations, taking in sweeping mountain views, is especially beautiful. You can make the return journey for a reasonable 102 Swiss francs. 8/10