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Thapasya
Thapasya
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Jul 11, 2022 - 12:49 PM

Hi I am planning a Trip to Switzerland in August and wanted to know how and where should I book the free boat cruises included in the Swiss Travel Pass for lake Brienz, Lake Thun and lake Geneva?

Thank you!

Anna
Anna
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Jul 11, 2022 - 2:29 PM in reply to Thapasya

Hi Thapasya,

Welcome to MySwissAlps.

There is no need for reservation for a regular boat trip. You simply get on board and you are free to sit anywhere you like. Ticket inspections are usually carried out randomly on the boats and all you need to do is flash your Swiss Travel Pass upon request: https://www.myswissalps.com/swisstravelpass/validity

You can find more information about boat trips on the various lakes from the following links:

Do take note that reservations are required for special cruises (such as Sunset cruises, usually offered with special meals and events).

Regards,

Anna

Last modified on Jul 12, 2022 - 10:01 AM by Arno
Joejax
Joejax
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Jul 11, 2022 - 3:21 PM in reply to Anna

Anna,

I am going to add to the question posed by Thapasya. I have been using the SBB Mobile to track the schedules of all of the trains. How do you get the schedules for the boats. Is there an app I can put on my phone like the SBB mobile

Joejax

Last modified on Jul 11, 2022 - 3:22 PM by Joejax
EASW
EASW
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Jul 11, 2022 - 3:34 PM in reply to Joejax

Hi Joejax—the boat timetable is also in the SBB app. When you are doing a search, tap on the filter link (three little lines at the top right) and it will bring up all the available modes of transport. Make sure that the ship option is enabled (and disable the train/bus options) and you should be able to see the boat timetable.

Last modified on Jul 11, 2022 - 3:36 PM by EASW
Anna
Anna
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Jul 11, 2022 - 9:21 PM

Hi Joejax.

EASW is right. You can use the advanced mode and select ships/boat as you mode of transport to display only boat schedules. The steps are explained on this page under Further Options.

Regards,

Anna

Joejax
Joejax
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Jul 11, 2022 - 10:00 PM in reply to Anna

EASW and Anna,

it’s as easy as that. Once you explore and push enough tabs and buttons ( which I usually don’t), it’s right there in front of you. The schedule refers to Boat 20 or Boat 30, etc. I know I was encouraged to take the steam paddler that leaves at 14:00 the day I am traveling from Fluelen to Lucerne. Is there a legend of what type Boat it is based on their number?

Thanks again for all your help.

Joejax

Anna
Anna
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Jul 11, 2022 - 10:22 PM in reply to Joejax

Hi Joejax,

If a paddle steamer is operating on the route, this is usually reflected on the timetable. When you click on a connection, a short notes appears just above the legends - Dieser Kurs wird in der Regel mit einem Dampfschiff geführt (this route is usually operated by a steamship).

regards,

Anna

Joejax
Joejax
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Jul 11, 2022 - 11:10 PM in reply to Anna

Thank you Anna

Joejax

Arno
Arno
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Jul 12, 2022 - 10:01 AM in reply to Joejax

Hi Joejax,

In addition: you'll find links to specific boat timetables (often in downloadable PDF format) at the "Route" sections of our boat pages (www.myswissalps.com/activities/scenictrips/boat). An example is www.myswissalps.com/boatlakethun/gettingthere.

Last modified on Jul 13, 2022 - 11:01 AM by Arno

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