Wengen to Lugano - William Tell Express

Wengen to Lugano - William Tell Express

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helenfrank
helenfrank
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Mar 29, 2015 - 7:31 PM
In September we will be in Wengen and will then travel to Lugano. Is it feasible to get from Wengen back to Luzern in time to catch the William Tell Express, or will it be more sensible to just catch a regular train from Luzern to Lugano ? We will hold Swiss Travel passes.
Annika
Annika
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Mar 31, 2015 - 4:28 AM

Hi helenfrank,

It's doable, but quite a long trip. The Wilhelm Tell Express departs from Lucerne at 11:12 AM, so you'd be leaving Wengen around 8:00 at the latest.

Another option is the Centovalli Railway between Domodossola (Italy) and Locarno (Switzerland). It's completely covered by your Swiss Travel Pass. Both routes are wonderful.

helenfrank
helenfrank
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Mar 31, 2015 - 7:14 AM in reply to Annika
Thank you Annika. We are already booked to stay in Lugano after Wengen. If we took the second option (via Domodossola) what would likely travel time be all the way from Wengen to Lugano (how many train changes?). Your advice is most appreciated.
Arno
Arno
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Apr 1, 2015 - 5:32 AM

Hi helenfrank,

The other option suggested by Annika takes 6 hours, or a bit more in some cases. You can fill out "Wengen to Lugano" in the timetable. You'll first see the quickest standard route. Click "advanced search" and fill out the via-stations Domodossola and Locarno to see the suggested route.

Arno

helenfrank
helenfrank
9 posts
new member
Apr 1, 2015 - 6:49 AM in reply to Arno
Thank you Arno

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