Lugano to Lucerne - Boat and Train?

Lugano to Lucerne - Boat and Train?

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jojofiorito
jojofiorito
6 posts
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Jul 25, 2015 - 3:52 PM

We are planning to take the train from Milan Italy to Lugano and from there take the William Tell Express

As I understand it this is a combination of Train and Boat. If I go to SBB.CH and ask for the Lugano - Lucern route - is that just the train? or is it both

This is very confusing to me.

Arno
Arno
7713 posts
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Jul 25, 2015 - 4:59 PM

Hi jojofiorito, welcome to MySwissAlps,

It looks like you have not found our Wilhelm Tell Express page yet. All you need to know about it, including a link to the timetable, is there. Basically it's a train to Flüelen, then a boat to Lucerne.

myswissalps.com/wilhel mtellexpress

Just let us know if you have further questions.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2648 posts
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Jul 25, 2015 - 5:05 PM in reply to Arno

<<"All you need to know about it, including a link to the timetable, is there. Basically it's a train to Flüelen, then a boat to Lucerne.">>

It' worth adding that those are both very scenic parts.

The Gotthard Pass in a train is very impressive, and the boat ride on the lake includes my favorite part....the section from Flüelen to approx. Brunnen or Treib.

Slowpoke

jojofiorito
jojofiorito
6 posts
new member
Jul 25, 2015 - 5:25 PM in reply to Arno

I found the page, thanks!

So if the boat arrives at Fluelen at 12:50pm how far is the port from the train station? There is a train to Milano at 13:14 - will I make it?

rubenahameed
rubenahameed
20 posts
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Jul 25, 2015 - 5:33 PM

Planning a day trip to lugano from lucerne .while returning back from lugano to lucerne how can we have some section of scenic route

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2648 posts
expert
Jul 25, 2015 - 6:10 PM in reply to jojofiorito

<<"So if the boat arrives at Fluelen at 12:50pm how far is the port from the train station? There is a train to Milano at 13:14 - will I make it?">>

Yes.

Follow this link:

map.geo.admin.ch/?topic=geol&X=195776.57 &Y=688828.68&zoom=5&la ng=de&bgLayer=ch.swiss topo.pixelkarte-grau&layers_opacity=0& layers=ch.swisstopo.ge ologie-geocover

Zoom in on Flüelen and turn on the aerial photograph version. See for yourself.

Slowpoke

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2648 posts
expert
Jul 25, 2015 - 6:15 PM in reply to rubenahameed

<<"while returning back from lugano to lucerne how can we have some section of scenic route">>

You would have a hard time avoiding it. ;-) Next year there will be a very long tunnel beneath the Gotthard Pass, but right now, you get a very scenic train ride higher up.

The boat ride is really nice, too.

Check out the William Tell Express Route, as discussed in this thread. Follow the link that Arnold gave.

Slowpoke

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2648 posts
expert
Jul 25, 2015 - 6:19 PM in reply to jojofiorito

<<"If I go to SBB.CH and ask for the Lugano - Lucern route - is that just the train? or is it both">>

Once you have the first response from SBB.CH for travel from Lugano to Luzern, then expand the stations list to show intermediate stops. Go deeper and you can get a route map for the particular train.

Some of the intermediate stops will pretty clearly be boats.

Slowpoke

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