Jul 28, 2015 - 6:02 AM
I am travelling to Lucerne, Switzerland from Paris for three nights. I have planned to take early morning train from Paris till Basel. and then activate my swiss pass for travel between Basel to lucerne. I a planning to take 3 days swiss travel pass. I will use the pass as follow:
1) Day 1 : Activate the pass and travel from Basel to Lucerne. Evening trip from Lucerne to Mt.Rigi (I belive boat and cog wheel - round trip) are covered. Use pass for local sight seeing by metro/buses.
2) Free Lucerne to Engelberg (Mt. Titlis) return trip with 50% on Cable car.
3) Free Lucerne to Jungfrauch via Interlaken and wengen on Golden Pass scenic train (I belive this is free) Any reservation required?. Also, as per the map, 25%-50% on cog wheel trains above wengen.
I am not sure how pass works on direct international trains. Eg. Lucerne to Milan direct train Will my pass be valid on this train?
On Day 4, I want to travel from Lucerne to Milan. I am little confused here. If I take 4 days pass and use it to travel till Tirano or Domodossola. There are direct trains available (I want o leave early morning and reach as soon as possible) from Lucerne to Milan. However, if I use my Swiss pass, will that train will ne covered? As this is a direct train, will my Swiss pass not valid on this train? Is it better to use Swiss pass day (only for this travel) or take point to point tickets?
Please correct if I have any incorrect understanding. Please help in deciding if Swiss 3 days pass will be good for the above itinerary. If Lucerne to Milan is feasible with day 4 using pass, is it better to use pass or buy point - point.
Please help so that I can buy 3 day or 4 day Swiss pass.