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Address: Brig, Switzerland
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Through the tunnel into Switzerland

We used the Simplon Tunnel from Italy into Switzerland as it was late on an Autumn afternoon and we were towing our caravan. Arriving at the station on the Italian side, all was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Plymouthtraveller8
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Plymouth
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134 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We used the Simplon Tunnel from Italy into Switzerland as it was late on an Autumn afternoon and we were towing our caravan. Arriving at the station on the Italian side, all was deserted, the customs post was empty, the ticket booth was empty and there were no signs of railway employees anywhere. The train runs ever hour in alternate... More 

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Cleveland, Oh
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936 reviews
415 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This is a classic and historic pass connecting two valleys in Switzerland and Italy. You can drive on the top or put the car on a train and cross on a tunnel. The latter may be an option in the winter but any other time the pass saves money, often time and it is very scenic. The new road has... More 

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Paris, France
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

We were in our car on the rail for 15 minutes under the mountain in a long tunnel. It was short, fun and felt a bit bumpy. Moving in your car when not driving is feally amusing.

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Thank Ellitimod R
Ayr
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

When you get to the top of the pass,the air air increases the appetite because the the food not only cooked while you wait but one course is enough, the quantity served is abundant ,leave a space for the coffee

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San Mateo, CA
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281 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We drove the Simplon Pass from Italy to Brig on a glorious sunny fall September day and were treated to wonderful views and vistas! Wow O Wow the views of the Alps and even the Matterhorn popped out for a peak. It was cold and windy at several stops. We also did the reverse trip back to Italy. Some reviewers... More 

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Heysham, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We travelled by road from Brig in Switzerland to Domodossola in Italy via the Simplon Pass. It passes through some spectacular scenery both on the ascent and descent we were lucky in the fact that the weather was blue cloudless sky and could see for miles. On the summit is the 8 meter high stone eagle a reminder of World... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The train scenery is fantastic with good scenes approaching Brig. The tunnel windows might hamper photography if you depend on the train only.

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Save the money on the tunnels and go over the top! When you get the top get out and walk around and look at the stunning views. Breathtaking and set you up nicely for the onward drive!

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We travelled through both the tunnel and pass. Good scenic views from the pass though spoiled a little by low cloud when we were there.

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Salisbury
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The scenery from the train is spectacular. The journey on the Eurocity service from Milan to Montreux is definitely one to do.

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