Question: Paris to Lucerne

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030887
030887
2 posts
new member
Mar 5, 2012 - 8:55 PM
Hi all,

I am planning to travel from Paris to Lucerne on April 7th and will be staying for 4 days 3 nights. We are planning to get 4days Swiss Pass.

Question 1: Now booking TGV and wondering if it would be wise to get tickets from Paris to Lucerne or Paris to Basel, then Basel to Lucerne. Does the Swiss pass cover that trip (Basel to Lucerne)? I couldn't find the exact schedules yet. The TGV train will be in Basel by 10ish am.

Question 2: We planning to go to Jungfraujoch too, but then, I don't quite know which will be the best place to stay at (in terms of convinence to go there). Is Lucerne ok? or should we stay around Interlake?

Thanks
Olga
Olga
460 posts
top member
Mar 6, 2012 - 4:38 AM
Hello 030887,

1 - The best thing you can do is buying a ticket from Paris to Basel. From Basel your trip will be covered by the Swiss Pass; there's an overview of the network on which the Swiss Pass is valid on the Swiss Pass page.

2 - Staying around Interlaken would certainly have my preference. Not only because you are closer to Jungfrau, but also because of the beautiful surroundings. A list of hotels can be found here.

I hope this answers your questions. Have a nice trip!
030887
030887
2 posts
new member
Mar 6, 2012 - 5:14 AM
Thank you.

How are the frequency and capacity of trains from Basel to Lucerne though? Do I need to book it before hand?
Olga
Olga
460 posts
top member
Mar 6, 2012 - 5:27 AM
You're welcome :-)!

To check the frequency (and expected occupancy) of trains you can check the Swiss Timetable. Booking in advance will not be necessary.

Enjoy your trip!

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