Geneva to Lake Lucerne with a Swiss Pass

Geneva to Lake Lucerne with a Swiss Pass

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Yajna31
Yajna31
2 posts
new member
Nov 7, 2015 - 7:42 PM

Hi please can you inform me if the Swiss pass will cover a train trip from Geneva to Lake Lucerne. Which train would be covered for this trip? Also is it possible to purchase the pass at the Geneva airport?

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2645 posts
expert
Nov 8, 2015 - 8:12 AM in reply to Yajna31

Hi Yajna.

Welcome to the forum.

Arno and Annika are experts on the rail passes, but this will help get you started:

www.myswissalps.com/tr ain

The Swiss Travel Pass will cover that journey on any train. Other passes may be suitable for your travel. Depends on how long you will be inSwitzerland and what kind/how much traveling you will be doing. If you only will take one journey, a pass may not be as cheap as a single point to point ticket.

That link will help you decide where to buy. You can buy it at the rail stations in Geneva or at the Geneva aeroport. There may be cheaper options.

Look here for schedules:

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

Slowpoke

Arno
Arno
7707 posts
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moderator
Nov 8, 2015 - 11:21 AM in reply to Yajna31

Hi Yajna31,

As explained in the previous post, any train is covered. What matters is the route. All covered routes can be found here: myswissalps.com/ swisstravelpass/ validity. Basically all town to town routes in Switzerland are covered for free, including yours. Cable cars into the mountains are mostly not free but discounted. The pass is called Swiss Travel Pass. The Swiss Pass has been discontinued last year.

Purchase options are listed on myswissalps.com/ swisstravelpass/ price. As you can see you can either buy at the airport or online. Online is cheaper or saves you time at the airport, or both. I'm not sure when you'll be traveling, but if it's next year, you may want to consider buying the pass this year. I expect online prices to go up from January 1. That's based on experience and not a guarantee though.

Does this help you out?

Yajna31
Yajna31
2 posts
new member
Nov 8, 2015 - 11:25 AM in reply to Arno

Hi, thank you for all the information. I am flying into Geneva on Friday the 13th November 2015, I don't think the pass will be delivered to me in the Netherlands on time. Is the price difference significant from the airport and the online store.

Arno
Arno
7707 posts
expert &
moderator
Nov 8, 2015 - 12:53 PM in reply to Yajna31

Hi Yajna31,

Yes, the price difference is certainly significant. About € 24 on a 3-day pass or more for the other passes. The price page link I gave you shows all prices and links to further details (didn't it work for you?).

In your case I would order through www.treinreiswinkel.nl /treinpassen/zwitserla nd/swiss-travel-pass. I don't know exactly how long delivery takes, but it should be quick as they're based in The Netherlands too.

Another option is www.swissrailways.com/ en. They e-mail the pass in 2-3 days. It won't save you money, but it will save you time as you can board the train at the airport straight away rather than visiting the ticket office.

Enjoy your trip!

Last modified on Nov 8, 2015 - 12:55 PM by Arno

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