2-Day trip in and around Lucerne, which pass?

2-Day trip in and around Lucerne, which pass?

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k7aravind
k7aravind
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Aug 30, 2015 - 7:59 PM

Hi,

I will be travelling with my family (myself, wife and 2 kids - aged 2,5) to Basel. Would be reaching Basel Friday late night and will be returning from Basel on Sunday evening. I would like to go to Lucerne and Mt Titlis. Will it better for me to buy Swiss rail pass or Tell Pass. I think if I need get a Tell pass, then I need buy Basel to Lucerne train tickets separately. Also what are some interesting things to do and places to visit with kids in and around Lucerne. Thanks in advance.

Arvin.

Last modified on Aug 30, 2015 - 9:10 PM by k7aravind
Annika
Annika
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Aug 31, 2015 - 4:44 PM

Hi Arvin!

A 2 day Tell Pass would probably fit your needs, especially if you plan to use public transportation in the Lucerne area extensively during those two days. You'd indeed need regular tickets Basel-Lucerne and back for the adults. I'm not sure when you'll be traveling, but note that the Tell Pass is available up to October 31.

I suggest you compare this option with the Swiss Half Fare Card, that provides a 50% discount on all trips. So this will also include the trips Basel-Lucerne and Lucerne-Basel.

In both cases, your children will travel along for free as long as they're not older than 5 during your stay. Further information can be found here.

Day trip suggestions for the Lucerne region are listed at the Lake Lucerne activities page. I'm not sure if your children are fond of traveling. If not, I'd try to avoid long transfers. Scenic trips closer to Lucerne than the Titlis are Pilatus and Rigi. Both can be combined with a boat trip over the lake. If weather isn't great, definitely consider the Swiss museum of Transport.

k7aravind
k7aravind
6 posts
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Aug 31, 2015 - 6:50 PM in reply to Annika

Thank you Annika.

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