Jun 14, 2010 - 4:00 AM
Hi bandit! Which pass is best for your journey, depends on the amount and length of train, bus and boat journeys you plan to make. If you'll be travelling quite intensively on most days of your stay, a Swiss Saver Pass
for both adults would be a good option. This allows free travelling in trains, buses and boats on a number of consecutive days. A Swiss Saver Flexi Pass
allows the same, but on a number of non-consecutive days within one month. On the days in between the first and last day of free travelling, a 50% discount applies. This is a good solution if you plan long trips on some days, and short/regional trips on other days. Your travel plans should be calculated to find out which pass is cost effective though. Instructions on this can be found in our rail FAQ
Both the Swiss Saver Pass and the Swiss Saver Flexi Pass (and the other passes of the Swiss Travel System
) can be supplemented with a free STS Family Card, which allows children to travel along for free. You can simply order your STS Family Card along with the your Swiss rail passes. Is this what you mean by the Swiss Rail Family pass you mention?
Seats should be indeed be reserved for both the Golden Pass and the Wilhelm Tell Express. Please review the information on seat reservation
. The links mentioned on this page will lead you to reservation options, where you can learn about reservation fees as well. As for your question on the boat leg between Lucerne and Flüelen: yes, this is definitely worth the extra time. Lake Lucerne is stunning and a boat ride across the lake is a beautiful experience, which will also make your trip more diverse. Please review the Wilhelm Tell Express timetables
(including a winter timetable) for more information.
Information on the train trip Lugano-Levanto can be found through the timetable of the Italian Railways
. The trip requires a change of trains in Milano. Information on the section Lugano-Milano can be found through the Swiss timetable
I hope this gets your started!
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM by Arno