Boarding Glacier Express- Starting from Zug/Lucern

Boarding Glacier Express- Starting from Zug/Lucern

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spani2011
spani2011
2 posts
new member
Aug 30, 2011 - 2:05 PM
Hi,

I would be visiting Switzerland along with my wife during Sep 2-8, 2011.

I would be arriving in Zurich on 2nd early morning. I would be staying in Zug for two nights(2nd and 3rd), Lucerne (4th Night) , Interlaken(5th and 6th) and Zurich(7th). Since we are arriving early morning in Zurich, I was thinking of dropping baggage at the hotel in zug and proceeding to board the glacier express at andermatt and travel all the way to chur/st. moritz. I did visit the glacier express website and tried to collect info on which section of the route i have to buy a ticket and on which sections I have to buy a reservation. I have a swiss pass for 8 days. I am still confused.

Would like to know if it would be feasible to travel from zug/lucerne to st. moriz/davos and back on the same day. While taking onward journey i can board at andermatt and travel till davos/st. moriz and come back to zug via-chur-zurich-zug/lucern.

Pl. advise on the reservations/ticket for boarding glacier express from andermatt coming from zug/lucern.

thanks.
Saty
dick1
dick1
88 posts
active member
Aug 30, 2011 - 9:04 PM
Saty
The section from Goschenen to Andermatt to Disentis is not covered by the Swiss Pass however you will get a discount. The Glacier Express requires seat reservations for all sections. There are also regional trains on the same route that do not need seat reservations and the scenery is the same. Check http://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html for schedule.

Dick
spani2011
spani2011
2 posts
new member
Aug 31, 2011 - 2:39 AM
Thanks.

I guess then that taking regional trains also mean that this particular section from Goschenen Andermatt to Disentis will require buying a ticket, although at a discount and covering all the way upto st. moriz may require one/two changes(of trains) along the way.

regards,
Saty
dick1
dick1
88 posts
active member
Aug 31, 2011 - 10:56 AM
Saty
Yes you will have to buy a ticket for Goschenen to Andermatt to Disentis. If you take the regional trains you will have to change in Andermatt, Disentis, and Riechenau.

Dick
Arno
Arno
7295 posts
expert &
moderator
Aug 31, 2011 - 12:30 PM
Hi,

Regarding tickets: a Eurail Pass would not cover Göschenen - Andermatt - Disentis, but a Swiss Pass allows free traveling there. Please see the map linked from the Swiss Pass page. So you do not need to buy tickets!

Have fun!
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM by Arno

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