Tickets for the Wilhelm Tell Express

Tickets for the Wilhelm Tell Express

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About tickets and reservations

The Wilhelm Tell Express offers luxurious traveling and is therefore 1st class only. You need a 1st class ticket or a 1st class rail pass. On top of that, it is required to pay a surcharge. You can best book the surcharge well in advance because it includes seat reservations and can be sold out. The supplement also gets you a souvenir, a meal in the ship restaurant and a travel guide book.

If you have a 2nd class rail pass, you can buy an upgrade ticket to 1st class.

You're not required to travel the full stretch from Lucerne to Locarno/Lugano or vice versa. The surcharge is fixed, and needs to be paid for each trip and traveler, regardless whether you complete the trip or not. We do recommend to travel all the way though!

Online tickets for the Wilhelm Tell Express

www.raileurope.com/ william-tell-express/how-to-book.html: point to point tickets, including the surcharge
www.raileurope.com/ point_to_point/ triprequest.htm: just the surcharge, for pass holders
Be sure to enter "Lucerne-Boat Wmtell, Switzerland" as your point of departure or arrival.

Get a discount with your rail pass

Swiss Travel Pass discounts

  • Boat from Lucerne to Flüelen and train from Flüelen to Locarno: free
    Please note: 1st class pass required, or an upgrade ticket

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Swiss Travel Pass Flex discounts

  • Boat from Lucerne to Flüelen and train from Flüelen to Locarno: free
    Please note: 1st class pass required, or an upgrade ticket

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Swiss Half Fare Card discounts

  • Boat from Lucerne to Flüelen and train from Flüelen to Locarno: 50% off

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Tell-Pass Summer discounts

  • Boat from Lucerne to Flüelen and train from Flüelen to Göschenen: free
    Please note: upgrade ticket to 1st class required

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Tell-Pass Winter discounts

  • Boat from Lucerne to Flüelen and train from Flüelen to Göschenen: free
    Please note: upgrade ticket to 1st class required

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Eurail Select Pass discounts

  • Boat from Lucerne to Flüelen and train from Flüelen to Locarno: free
    Please note: 1st class pass required, or an upgrade ticket

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Eurail Global Pass discounts

  • Boat from Lucerne to Flüelen and train from Flüelen to Locarno: free
    Please note: 1st class pass required, or an upgrade ticket

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Interrail Global Pass discounts

  • Boat from Lucerne to Flüelen: 50% off

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Interrail Switzerland Pass discounts

  • Boat from Lucerne to Flüelen: 50% off

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More information

  • www.sbb.ch: Wilhelm Tell Express timetable and surcharges
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