As an individual service between seaport and inland terminal or as part of a multi-modal solution for the first or last mile, Schweizerzug combines efficiency, cost advantage and sustainability. Our customers benefit from frequent departures, flexibility and short transit times. Wherever your cargo is headed, you can rely on Schweizerzug’s rail services and connections with key regions throughout Europe and Asia to ensure your goods arrive safely and on time.

Product overview

Schweizerzug’s product portfolio connects the largest industrial regions in Switzerland with Europe and Asia by rail.

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Rotterdam / Antwerp «» Frenkendorf / Niederglatt

We offer regular connections to Europe’s most important container ports in Rotterdam and Antwerp from our terminals in Frenkendorf near Basel and Niederglatt near Zurich. Our transport hub is Neuss (Germany).

Your benefits:

  • 11 roundtrips/week Neuss – Rotterdam
  • Direct services to all deep-sea terminals in Rotterdam
  • 3 roundtrips/week Neuss – Antwerp
  • Direct to DP World Antwerp Gateway and MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET in Antwerp (all other terminals reached via barge)
  • Door-to-door solution in Switzerland

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Hefei / Xian «» Frenkendorf / Niederglatt

Twice as fast as ocean freight, our weekly connection to the Chinese industrial locations of Hefei and Xian is offered in partnership with RTSB Schweiz AG. With this rail link, we provide a reliable and cost-effective alternative to air freight for urgent or valuable cargo.

Your benefits:

  • 5 weekly departures via hubs Neuss/Duisburg
  • Short transit times: 15 days to Xian, 18 days to Hefei
  • Door-to-door solution in China and Switzerland

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Key benefits of Schweizerzug rail


Reduced supply chain costs

With single trains able to carry 50 truckloads worth of cargo, rail reduces the number of people needed to manage transport, lowering costs and improving efficiency. At Schweizerzug, no Currency Adjustment Factor (CAF) is added to our tariffs – our customers do not have to pay any surcharges to compensate for exchange rate fluctuations.


Sustainable and eco-friendly solution

Rail transport has a much lower environmental footprint than road transport or air freight. In addition, we’re doing our utmost to consolidate freight to reduce empty trips during combined transport, lowering greenhouse gas emissions from end to end. 


Reliability and flexibility

Able to avoid bottlenecks and operate even during times of crises, our rail services offer reliable point-to-point connections. No intersections, traffic jams or time losses. For maximum flexibility, we offer same-day booking and departure for export cargo. Any container booked by 12 pm can start its export journey on the same day, provided there is still capacity.


Time to market

For shipping between China and Europe, rail reduces transit times by 10-15 days.


Complimentary storage

Schweizerzug customers receive four free days of storage at any Swissterminal facility prior or post-departure.

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