Exchange Glacier Express for half day in Lucern

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Jul 4, 2017 - 11:23 PM

Hi Moderators!!

im planning to spend 2 or 3 nights in Zermatt and 2 or 3 nights in Lucern!

Im in doubt between stay the third night in Zermatt - to take the glacier express to Andermatt and then go to Luzern , arriving there around 2pm or going directly to luzern by the end of the previous day. The first option I would take 3 hoursof the panoramic train and would stay 2 days and a half in Lucern. The second one i would stay 3 completedays in Lucern. What would you recommend?I would appreciate some suggestions


importants info: in Lucern, I would like tô visit Pilatus, Rigi, boat ride around the city and the transport museum .Do i get to do all these things in 2,5 days in a unhurried way?

I have the Swiss Travel Pass!



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Jul 5, 2017 - 10:19 AM in reply to Lucasss1986

Hi Lucas,

Yes, those activities can be done in Luzern in 2,5 days - click here to read more about those activities in Luzern.

As for taking the Glacier Express to Andermatt or not...that is a tougher decision. You can take a regular train or the Glacier Express to Visp and then transfer on to Luzern. But if you want to experience a bit more time on the Glacier Express you can stay on until Andermatt - I think I would go straight to Zermatt on a regional train I think.


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