Break Swiss train journey: 1 or 2 tickets to buy?

Break Swiss train journey: 1 or 2 tickets to buy?

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Edsrepair2
Edsrepair2
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May 15, 2018 - 3:20 PM

I am traveling from Interlaken to Zurich and want to have a 2 hour stop in Lucern. I don't understand the Swiss timetable online booking for doing it on one ticket. Must I buy two tickets?

Thanks,

Ken

Chantal
Chantal
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May 15, 2018 - 4:22 PM in reply to Edsrepair2

Hi Ken,

You can just buy one ticket. On the timetable you fill in Interlaken to Zurich via Lucerne.

Edsrepair2
Edsrepair2
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May 16, 2018 - 2:16 AM

Is it not a problem if the ticket specifies a Lucern to Zurich train that has already left the Lucern station?

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May 16, 2018 - 2:21 AM in reply to Edsrepair2

Hi Ken,

>> Is it not a problem if the ticket specifies a Lucern to Zurich train that has already left the Lucern station?

If you are buying a standard ticket (not a Supersaver ticket), it will not be for a particular departure (regardless of what connection you choose during the ticket-purchase process). The ticket will be valid for any train on that route for the whole day.

For the purposes of getting a suitable set of connections (but irrelevant for ticket purchase), you can use advanced search to enter 2 hours as your stopover time when you put via Luzern into your timetable search.

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