Jul 8, 2014 - 5:57 PM
Welcome to our website! This trip is too much for one day. The timetable provides insight in what can be done. You will reach Lugano around 17:30. That's too late to do the Wilhelm Tell route (train + boat) to Luzern. You can still reach Luzern by train, but it's a very long day of traveling. Too hectic to my taste, but that's a personal preference.
The Bernina Express needs to be booked in advance. The rest of the trip is free with your Swiss Pass, including the boat, see here. This assumes you won't be using the special Wilhelm Tell Express (see the above link), but the regular trains and boats on the same route.
The best way to do this is spending the night in Lugano. That leaves you with plenty of time to enjoy the train and boat to Luzern the next day. You may even want to include Mount Rigi along the way, which is also free with your Swiss Pass.
A hotel near the rail station in Luzern would be comfortable. You can find suggestions here.
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 12:55 PM by Arno