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Different routes, different modes of transport

The new Gotthard rail tunnel allows travelers to cross the Swiss Alps in just 20 minutes. But if you prefer a more leisurely pace, and learning more about the iconic Swiss massif, you could choose a different mode of transport – or even take on the old mountain road by foot. 

The new short crossing time is due to the almost straight route and trains that can reach 250 km/hour (155 miles/hour). Click on the animation below to compare the times needed via different modes of transport – old and new – to cross the Gotthard from Erstfeld to Biasca.

If you want to know more about the historic and symbolic side of the Gotthard, read our story about crossing the Gotthard on foot.


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