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By Rail: UK to Graz, Austria

Slow Travel from the UK to Graz

Our slow travel partner Byway specialises in journeys by train, bus, boat, and bike. To get you from the UK to the start of your Sustainable Journey with us, and or back home again we will connect you with Byway, who will arrange the appropriate travel and accommodation to ensure a hassle-free experience getting you to and from your Journey with us with all the support you need. By clicking on the link below you will be taken to a Byway ‘blueprint’ for you to provide the dates and details to get a plan and price for your travel to and from your Journey with us. It is important to remember that Byway is not part of Sustainable Journeys so any booking you make with Byway is subject to a separate agreement between you and Byway, which is your own responsibility and by clicking the link provided you accept this fact. Please see more about Byway here and follow the link below to explore how to slow travel to connect with this Sustainable Journey. Air travel, if that is your preference, is bookable with Sustainable Journeys or you can make your own arrangements.

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Embark on an unforgettable rail journey, the low-carbon way, from London through the heart of Europe as we kickstart our Sustainable Journeys adventure en route to Graz, stopping in Zurich, Switzerland, before arriving in Graz, Austria.

Day 1 – Depart London St Pancras to Zurich, Switzerland (approx. 6 hours and 20 minutes).

Board the Eurostar at St Pancras International Station, at your booked time, heading under The Channel to Paris, France – approx. 2 hours and 16 minutes; then from Paris, France to Zurich, Switzerland – approx. 4 hours and 4 minutes.

Upon arriving in Zurich, make your way to your hotel, which is a short 6-minute walk away.

Check-in at Swiss Chocolate by Fassbind or similar.

Breakfast included.

At the northern tip of the lake that shares its name, Zurich is Europe’s leading economic hub. However, scratch beneath the surface of Zurich’s financial reputation and you’ll find an attractive Altstadt (old town) and, to the west, a post-industrial district filled with cool bars, art collectives and fashion upstarts.

The architecture and decoration of the Swiss Chocolate hotel is inspired by the story of the Swiss Chocolate industry and includes a chocolate fountain by the front desk. The rooms are bright and modern, and the main train station is a 6-minute walk away. The hotel has a bar and offers free of charge access to nearby fitness centres.

If time allows, head out on a boat trip on Zürichsee, the city’s namesake lake, or a flat bottomed boat tour of Limmat river from Landesmuseum station. Spend some time wandering round Zürich’s old town, along the historic streets of Rennweg and Augustinergasse, home to pretty buildings, shops and cafés, or walk to Lindenhof for views over the river and city.

There’s so much to do, so leave what time you can to explore Zurich.

Day 2 – Zurich, Switzerland to Graz, Austria (approx. 9 hours and 37 minutes).

Rail from Zurich, Switzerland to Innsbruck, Austria – approx. 3 hours and 41 minutes; then from Innsbruck, Austria to Graz, Austria – approx. 5 hours and 56 minutes.

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Find out more about Graz, Austria. Please click here for more details.