Whether you arrive by public transport, car or plane, the Valais offers outstanding transport connections in all directions and, since the opening of the Lötschberg Base Tunnel, is even quicker to reach than before. Our advice: turn your journey to the Valais into an experience by using the excellent Alpine passes in summer and autumn. You will be amazed by the diversity of the region’s landscape and culture. We hope you have a good trip!

The main thoroughfare is Highway A9, which runs to Sierre in Valais. Valais can generally be reached from the north by way of Bern through Lötschberg (car shuttle train), from the east via Furka Pass and from the south via Simplon Pass. The Furka and Simplon passes offer the possibility to take the car shuttle train all year round. From Western Switzerland by way of Lausanne, along the Rhône Valley into the heart of Valais.

Alpine passes open throughout the year

Alpine passes open only in summer

  • Alpine Pass of Grimsel
  • Alpine Pass of Furka
  • Alpine Pass of Nufenen
  • Pass of Grand St-Bernard

Railway tunnels with vehicle transport

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Straight from Paris, Milano, Hamburg and Co. right to the heart of the Alpine nation – comfortably and several times daily. Most international trains offer dining cars or a bistro, power outlets and newspaper service. Thus, the visitor’s holidays in Switzerland begin in a perfectly relaxed manner.

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