Neuchâtel and the lake named after the city are easily reached from Zurich on smart and fairly frequent trains.
Connect in Neuchâtel for La Chaux-de-Fonds.
Final Destination: Geneve-Aeroport or Lausanne
This is route IC 5.
All trains also call at: Biel/Bienne
From Zurich HB station:
At Zurich HB these trains will depart either from the platforms/tracks (gleis 3 - 18) which can be accessed from the street level concourse, OR from gleis 31-32 in the lower level of the station.
From Zurich Flughafen/Airport:
There is 1 x direct train per hour from Zurich Flughafen/Airport to Neuchatel, the trains typically depart from the airport station 21 mins before they depart from the city centre station - Zurich HB
2 x trains per hour
Book early and save: Yes - If you book Supersaver tickets (more info is available on the the SBB ticket guide below).
You may need to search through the departures to find these 'Supersaver' tickets using the ‘earlier’ and ‘later’ buttons. So try and be flexible with your departure and arrival times.
Online bookings open: up to two months ahead of the travel date
Seat reservations are optional on Swiss IC trains, so seats won't be assigned when booking online.
You can book reservations online for journeys by these IC trains, AFTER you have booked a ticket, by using the SBB (Swiss national railways) seat reservation service OR request a reservation when booking at a station ticket office.
Travelling with a rail pass:
Rail pass users can jump on any train, without having to make reservations.
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Sit on the left of the train when facing the direction of travel, to see the views over the lakes between Biel/Bienne and Neuchatel.
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