Voralpen Express Switzerland
The Voralpen Express Switzerland (or referred to as Pre-Alpine Express Train) takes travelers from Central Switzerland to Lake Constance in the East. The trip from Lucerne via Arth-Goldau and St. Gallen to Romanshorn takes almost 3 hours. It is not the fastest way to travel between these two Swiss regions, but rewarding for tourists. You will see lush forests covering beautiful foothills to the Alps in the Appenzellerland and Toggenburg.
The Pre-Alpine train is not a train of superlatives. It is more an insider tip for advanced travelers which wish to travel from Lucerne to Eastern Switzerland and Austria. Instead of traversing the Alps or mountain valleys, the Voralpen Express shows you the charm of the foothills of the Alps. Along the line you will find Einsiedeln and its Cathedral, St. Gallen and its famous Abbey Library and rugged rock faces and deep gorges. You will cross elevated viaducts and will be charmed by the Appenzellerland and the Toggenburg which will pass in front of your eyes.
The Pre-Alpine Express runs all year long and takes 2 hours 40 minutes from Lucerne to Romanshorn on Lake Constance.