Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is intensifying its collaboration with Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) to expand its intermodal rail/air travel product under the new name of SWISS Air Rail, previously known as ‘Airtrain’.
SWISS Air Rail will launch its first international rail/air connection on July 1. The route is set to connect Munich Hauptbahnhof and Zurich Airport. The service is a first-class mobility network which allows guests to travel to and from selected train stations both within Switzerland, and now with neighbouring countries.
The new Munich-Zurich Airport route joins the existing services between Zurich Airport and the SBB stations of Basel SBB, Lugano and Geneva which have been gradually established over the past few years under the ‘Airtrain’ name.
The timetable for the new SWISS Air Rail service between Munich and Zurich offers travellers a choice of six trains a day in each direction. Trains may also be boarded or left in Bregenz, Austria, en-route. The rail ticket is included in the SWISS air fare, and can be booked together with the flight ticket. As on all of its other routes, SWISS offers users of the service guaranteed connections in the event of a delay.
The range of SWISS Air Rail options in Switzerland is to be even further expanded, together with the SBB. The plans include selected new intermediate stops on existing SWISS Air Rail routes from summer 2022.
The Geneva-Zurich Airport service will allow travellers holding a SWISS flight ticket to join or leave the train in Lausanne, Fribourg or Bern; and the Lugano-Zurich Airport service will offer a similar boarding/leaving option in Bellinzona. SWISS and the SBB further also plan to introduce improved baggage collection and delivery services for users.