Swiss Pass & Golden Pass: Lucerne / Interlaken

Swiss Pass & Golden Pass: Lucerne / Interlaken

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txtravelers
txtravelers
1 post
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Aug 21, 2012 - 1:01 PM
Although I have read some of the other forum discussion on using Swiss Passes on the Golden Pass train, I have the inquiries below.
We are a group of 4 people that have purchased 4-day Swiss Passes (2nd class), and would like to travel round-trip between Lucerne and Interlaken in late September on a day trip from Lucerne.

From other forum discussions, I find that our Swiss Passes are good for travel on the Golden Pass train during our 4-day Swiss Pass, and that reservations are not required, but recommeded, correct?

Does the round-trip travel count as complete use of 1 of our 4 days on the Swiss Pass, excluding all other use of the Swiss Pass on that day? I ask based on other reading (not on this forum) that may suggest such a limitation.
Annika
Annika
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Aug 22, 2012 - 10:15 AM
Welcome to the forum, txtravelers! You're right about seat reservations for the Golden Pass. Trains may still be pretty occupied by late September, so if you want to be sure of good seats, I would arrange for reservations if I were you. As for the use of your Swiss Pass: the pass will cover the entire trip (except for the additional seat reservation fee). Making the trip doesn't exclude further traveling the same day. The Swiss Pass offers free traveling throughout the country during all full 4 days, and you can get wherever you want on the entire validity network (to be downloaded from the Swiss Pass page).
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM by Arno
du.duong
du.duong
8 posts
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Aug 22, 2012 - 5:51 PM
Hi,

Can you please let me know whether Swiss Pass covers the cable way up to Mt Rigi in Lucerne as I've seen in the Swiss travel system network map that the black line symbols for cable is free??
(http://www.swissrailways.com/download_sts/uebersichtskarte_en.pdf)

Also, Does Swiss Pass cover the trip by boat on the Lucerne Lake? I just want to get advantage of Swiss Pass, not only for the train within Switzerland.

Thanks a lot,

Duong
Arno
Arno
7728 posts
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Aug 23, 2012 - 2:34 AM
Hi Duong,

The lines are explained at the bottom of the map. The white lines are boats that allow unlimited use with your Swiss Pass. The black solid lines are cable cars for unlimited use as well (that indeed includes the Rigi). The black dotted lines are cable cars with a 50% discount.
It seems that you're looking at a slightly older version of the map in German only. I would recommend to download the latest one from our website like Annika explained. The lines are explained in English there.
Arno
Arno
7728 posts
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Aug 23, 2012 - 5:11 AM
Duong, may I request to open a new topic if you have further questions about this? Your question is not related to this topic. Thanks!
du.duong
du.duong
8 posts
new member
Aug 23, 2012 - 5:28 AM
Thanks mod,

I've got the answers already. If I have further question, I will need your help in new topic :-)

Many thanks again,

Duong

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