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Must knows about camping in Switzerland

  • camping is an affordable way to spend your holidays in Switzerland;
  • reserve your spot in advance: campsites can get busy in high season;
  • driving with a caravan or camper on Swiss mountain roads requires special skills;
  • wild camping is only allowed in certain areas and under strict conditions.
Tent dandelion field Grindelwald

Tent in a dandelion field near Grindelwald in the Jungfrau region.

Campsites in Switzerland

There are lots of campsites throughout Switzerland, providing an affordable base for your day trips to Swiss towns and mountains. You can either bring along your own caravan or camper, or rent your (mobile) accommodation at the spot. We’ve listed many practical tips for you here, as well as lists of the campsites we recommend.

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RENTAL ACCOMMODATION AT CAMPSITES

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LAKESIDE CAMPSITES

Find the campsites we suggest along Switzerland’s beautiful lakes.

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CAMPSITES NEAR A TRAIN STATION

These campsites are ideal starting points for your day trips, as they're in close proximity to a train station.

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WILD CAMPING

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DRIVING WITH A CARAVAN OR CAMPER

Driving in the mountains with a caravan or camper can be challenging. Get advice here.

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MANUALLY SELECTED CAMPSITES THROUGHOUT SWITZERLAND

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Arolla, Camping Arolla

Camping Arolla near Evolène is located at 1950 metres above sea level, making it the highest campsite in Europe! It's embedded in the amazing surroundings of the Val d'Hérens, south of the Upper Rhone valley. Those who don't have their own accommodation can rent simple tents, or luxury tents with a comfortable bed and a wood burning stove.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: campsite/caravan/tent at campsite
  • Location: scenic, riverside
  • Rail station Sion: 76 minutes (bus, on foot)
  • Subregion: Upper Rhone valley
  • Details & booking: Agoda.com
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Avegno, Piccolo Paradiso

Bring your own caravan or tent, or rent a comfortable chalet on campsite Piccolo Paradiso in the beautiful Maggia valley. The many services include a shop, modern sanitary facilities, a swimming pool, a minigolf course, a restaurant and much more.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: campsite/chalet/home at campsite
  • Location: scenic, riverside
  • Rail station Locarno: 30 minutes (bus, on foot)
  • Subregion: Lake Maggiore
  • Details & booking: Booking.com
  • More ways to book: Agoda.com
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Cinuos-chel, Chapella

This quiet and highly rated campsite near the river Inn provides easy access to the Swiss National Park. Rent a yurt if you don't have your own accommodation.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: 2-star campsite/caravan/tent at campsite
  • Location: forest, riverside
  • Rail station Cinuos-chel-Brail: 13 minutes (on foot)
  • Subregion: Lower Engadine
  • Details & booking: EuroCampings
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Cugnasco, Riarena

Riarena in the village of Cugnasco is the perfect spot for day trips to Lago Maggiore and Bellinzona. Guests can enjoy themselves at the campsite too, for example in the pool or in the on-site restaurant.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: 4-star campsite/caravan/tent at campsite
  • Location: rural
  • Rail station Riazzino: 19 minutes (bus, on foot)
  • Subregion: Lake Maggiore
  • Details & booking: EuroCampings
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Filisur, Islas

Filisur is a romantic village in the beautiful Albula valley. Explore the surroundings from campsite Islas, on a quiet location along the river Albula. If you don't have a caravan yourself, you can rent a charming little barrel-shaped apartment.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: 4-star campsite/chalet/home at campsite
  • Location: scenic, riverside
  • Rail station Filisur: 29 minutes (on foot)
  • Subregion: Albula valley
  • Details & booking: EuroCampings
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Interlaken, Lazy Rancho 4

You'll love the amazing mountain views, the refreshing pool and the easy access to Interlaken when staying at the wonderful campsite Lazy Rancho! You can rent a camping pitch or several types of bungalows, even with private bathroom and kitchen.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: campsite/chalet/home at campsite
  • Location: scenic, rural
  • Rail station Interlaken West: 20 minutes (bus, on foot)
  • Town: Interlaken
  • Details & booking: Booking.com
  • More ways to book: Agoda.com

Kandersteg, Rendez-Vous

You'll find campsite Rendez-Vous right next to the valley station of the cable car to the Oeschinen lake, in the beautiful Kander valley. You can enjoy the views of the surrounding mountains tops and dine in the on-site restaurant.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: 3-star campsite
  • Location: scenic, riverside
  • Rail station Kandersteg: 15 minutes (on foot)
  • Subregion: Kander valley
  • Details & booking: EuroCampings
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Lauterbrunnen, Jungfrau

Wake up to beautiful views of the Staubbach Fall on this popular campsite in Lauterbrunnen. Apart from camping pitches, you can rent caravans, mobile homes, bungalows, chalets and hostel rooms.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: 4-star campsite/chalet/home at campsite
  • Location: riverside, scenic
  • Rail station Lauterbrunnen: 15 minutes (on foot)
    Town center Lauterbrunnen: 10 minutes (on foot)
  • Town: Lauterbrunnen
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  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
  • More ways to book: Agoda.com, EuroCampings
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Losone, Melezza

This highly rated camping along the Melezza river is within easy reach of Ascona, a vibrant village along Lake Maggiore. If you don't have your own caravan, you can rent a charming little glamping bungalow. A camping shop, breakfast service and an Italian restaurant are available.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: campsite/chalet/home at campsite
  • Location: riverside, scenic
  • Rail station Locarno: 33 minutes (bus, on foot)
  • Subregion: Lake Maggiore
  • Details & booking: Booking.com
  • More ways to book: Agoda.com
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Saas-Grund, Am Kapellenweg

Campsite Am Kappellenweg is located along the beautiful chapel hiking path at the southern end of the Saas valley. Rental caravans are available, as well as a convenience store and a leisure room.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: 3-star campsite/caravan/tent at campsite
  • Location: riverside, scenic
  • Rail station Stalden-Saas: 37 minutes (bus, on foot)
  • Subregion: Saas valley
  • Details & booking: EuroCampings
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Sarnen, Seefeld Park

Can't choose between Lake Lucerne and the Bernese Oberland? The beautiful Seefeld Park Sarnen offers easy access to both regions, as well as a great lakeside location. The panoramic views from the restaurant and the luxurious heated swimming pool are unique!

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: 5-star campsite/chalet/home at campsite
  • Location: lakeside, scenic
  • Rail station Sarnen: 17 minutes (on foot)
  • Subregion: Lake Lucerne
  • Details & booking: Vacanceselect
  • More ways to book: EuroCampings

Tenero, Campofelice

This wonderful and modern campsite at a stunning location on Lake Maggiore has all you need: a wide range of rental accommodations, a bar, shop and private beach, boat rental and much more!

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Tenero, Tamaro Resort

You won't regret a stay in your caravan or in a modern rental bungalow on this beautiful campsite right on Lake Maggiore, with lots of comfortable facilities! The private beach with its great views over the lake and the mountains is very inviting; so are the restaurant and grillsite.

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Unterseen, Alpenblick

Unterseen is close to Interlaken, and a great base for day trips to the Lake Thun area and the Jungfrau region. Campsite Alpenblick offers a nice location right along the lake, only minutes away from the boat dock and a bus stop for quick access to Interlaken.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: 4-star campsite
  • Location: lakeside, scenic
  • Rail station Interlaken West: 13 minutes (bus, on foot)
    Town center Interlaken: 13 minutes (bus, on foot)
  • Town: Interlaken
  • Details & booking: EuroCampings
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Unterseen, Manor Farm

This is an excellent, comfortable campsite for visits to the Lake Thun area and the Jungfrau region, located right on the lake. Camping guests can travel to nearby Interlaken for free by bus or boat, and enjoy lots of fun water activities from any of the three camping beaches. Mobile homes and family tents can be rented.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: 5-star campsite/chalet/home at campsite
  • Location: scenic, lakeside
  • Rail station Interlaken West: 16 minutes (bus, on foot)
    Town center Interlaken: 16 minutes (bus, on foot)
  • Town: Interlaken
  • Details & booking: Vacanceselect
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Visp, Mühleye

Guests of campsite Mühleye in Visp appreciate the large camping plots, the restaurant and the generous outdoor pool. Cabins, yurts and tipi tents can be rented.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: 4-star campsite/chalet/home at campsite
  • Location: riverside
  • Rail station Visp: 12 minutes (bus, on foot)
  • Subregion: Upper Rhone valley
  • Details & booking: EuroCampings

Zweisimmen, Vermeille

This highly rated campsite, located along the Simme river and the Golden Pass train line, offers lots of facilities for a comfortable stay: modern sanitary, a kiosk and bar, free access to the fitness club and a heated pool.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: 4-star campsite
  • Location: scenic, riverside
  • Rail station Zweisimmen: 14 minutes (bus, on foot)
  • Subregion: Simmen valley
  • Details & booking: EuroCampings
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Chur, Camp Au

Choose between camping pitches in the forest or on grasslands, or rent a bungalow at Camp Au in Chur, along the beautiful river Rhine. Extensive sports facilities, including a pool, are right next to the campsite, and you can dine in the on-site restaurant.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: 3-star campsite/chalet/home at campsite
  • Location: town, riverside
  • Rail station Chur: 17 minutes (bus, on foot)
  • Subregion: Albula valley
  • Details & booking: EuroCampings
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Chur, Casa Dorma Bain

Located along the river Rhine, in the outskirts of the charming town of Chur, you'll find Casa Dorma Bain: a small site offering 4-bed units, a shared kitchen, laundry facilities, a terrace and a restaurant.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: campsite/chalet/home at campsite
  • Location: town, riverside
  • Rail station Chur: 17 minutes (bus, on foot)
  • Subregion: Albula valley
  • Details & booking: Booking.com
  • More ways to book: Agoda.com
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Frutigen, Grassi

Amidst the nature of the romantic Kander valley you'll find the Grassi campsite, close to the village of Frutigen and along the Engstlige river. Rental caravans and bungalows are available.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: 4-star campsite/chalet/home at campsite
  • Location: scenic, riverside
  • Rail station Frutigen: 15 minutes (on foot)
  • Subregion: Kander valley
  • Details & booking: EuroCampings

Gudo, Isola

At a central location on the lush green plains between Locarno and Bellinzona, campsite Isola offers an outdoor pool, a shop and an on-site restaurant.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: 4-star campsite
  • Location: rural
  • Rail station Riazzino: 19 minutes (bus, on foot)
  • Subregion: Lake Maggiore
  • Details & booking: EuroCampings
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Le Prese, Cavresc

Enjoy the Italian-like surroundings of the Poschiavo valley from campsite Le Prese, only 5 minutes away from the rail station along the Bernina Express line. Bungalows can be rented. Dine in the restaurant or barbecue on one of the designated spots.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: 3-star campsite/chalet/home at campsite
  • Location: riverside, scenic
  • Rail station Poschiavo: 5 minutes (on foot)
  • Subregion: Poschiavo valley
  • Details & booking: EuroCampings
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Leukerbad, Sportarena

Campsite Sportarena is only 300 metres from the town center of Leukerbad and its famous thermal baths, but also offers many on-site facilities for a great family holiday such as a restaurant, lots of sports options, a minigolf course and a playground. You can rent small, barrel-shaped bungalows.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: campsite/caravan/tent at campsite
  • Location: scenic
  • Rail station Salgesch: 52 minutes (bus, on foot)
  • Subregion: Upper Rhone valley
  • Details & booking: Booking.com
  • More ways to book: Agoda.com
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Melano, Monte Generoso

Camping Monte Generoso is located 10 km south of Lugano and right along the banks of the lake, offering magnificent views of the water and the green hills of the Ticino. A shop and rental caravans are at your disposal, and you can easily hop on the train to Monte Generoso.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: 3-star campsite/caravan/tent at campsite
  • Location: scenic, lakeside
  • Rail station Maroggia-Melano: 7 minutes (on foot)
  • Subregion: Lake Lugano
  • Details & booking: EuroCampings

Melano, Paradiso-Lago

Enjoy dinner in the on-site restaurant, stand-up paddling on Lake Lugano or a ride up to the wonderful views of Monte Generoso from the comfortable lakeside camping Paradiso-Lago.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: 4-star campsite
  • Location: scenic, lakeside
  • Rail station Maroggia-Melano: 15 minutes (on foot)
  • Subregion: Lake Lugano
  • Details & booking: EuroCampings
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