Switzerland Travel Centre
STC offers a programme of active trips all year, including railway passes, city breaks and ski holidays during the winter season. Independent hiking and biking tours run over the summer months. For example, on the Hiking Tour of GraubÜnden, discover the beauty and hidden treasures of Eastern Switzerland and enjoy the facilities of the 4-star Sunstar Hotels in Davos, Arosa and Lenzerheide.
Price: from £718pp for 8 or 5 days.
Great Rail Journeys
Enjoy travelling through spectacular mountain scenery while letting the train do all the hard work! Various packages aboard the Bernina and Glacier Express are available throughout the year.
Inghams is a Lakes and Mountains holiday expert but also offers superb skiing holiday packages to resorts around Graubünden.
Powder Byrne runs luxury holidays to GraubÜnden’s top resorts. Specialising in families, Powder Byrne specialises in offering exceptional service and activity programmes at a wide range of resorts.
Ski Solutions is Britain’s original tailor-made ski tour operator. They have a wide range of made-for-you ‘solutions’ for GraubÜnden.
Swiss Travel System
The Swiss Travel System offers 26,000 kilometres of public transport. Visitors to Switzerland are offered a choice of travel tickets which covers the entire country with trains, buses and ships to take you in comfort to your desired destination. Take advantage of exclusive ticket offers, fare reductions on mountain railways and panoramic routes, as well as many attractive extras that come with the passes.
Pass: from £124.
Graubünden is easily reached by car. If using Swiss motorways, you will need a vignette (motorway toll sticker) for your vehicle. This costs 40CHF (£28), and can be bought from border posts, Swiss post offices and petrol stations.
Driving time from Calais is approx 9hrs 30mins.
Zürich Airport (119km from Chur) is ideally connected to the public transport network for onward journeys to Graubünden. You can also fly to Basel (206km), Friedrichshafen in Germany (124km), and Innsbruck in Austria (216km).
SWISS is Switzerland’s national airline and has several daily flights to Zürich from London (City and Heathrow), Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester.
British Airways fly to Basel and Zürich.
Monarch Airways fly to Friedrichshafen.
The Graubünden Express private transfer service operates from most resorts to Friedrichshafen and Zürich airports and from some resorts to Innsbruck.
Sample fares, based on 3 people travelling together: Zurich to St Moritz CHF 800 return; Friedrichshafen to Davos/Klosters EUR 120pp return.
It is also possible to travel on Swiss Federal Railways/Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB) trains from different airports. Within Graubünden, transport from Chur is exclusively on the Rhaetian Railway/Rhätische Bahn or on PostAuto buses.
Swiss Transfer Ticket and Swiss Travel Pass
A return Swiss Transfer Ticket from Zurich or Basel Airport to St Moritz costs CHF 141, which is a saving of up to 29% on the standard fare.
The Swiss Travel Pass is your all-in-one ticket for travel by railway, bus and boat throughout Switzerland. You get...
• Unlimited travel
• Free travel on most scenic routes
• Free admission to over 480 museums
• 50% discount on most cable railways
Passes are valid for 15, 8, 4 or 3 consecutive days.
With a GraubündenPASS, you can enjoy unlimited travel on public transport.
These are available in two formats: for travel on 2 days out of 7 or on 5 days out of 14. You can choose which region you would like to travel in (1 zone), or buy one ticket to cover the whole of Graubünden (all zones).
Prices range from CHF 67 per adult for 2/7 days in one zone (2nd class) to CHF 240 per adult for 5/14 days, all zones (1st class)