Fear of full boat Lucerne to Alpnachstad

Fear of full boat Lucerne to Alpnachstad

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waktravel
waktravel
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Jun 7, 2017 - 9:11 PM

In search for a single seat I spent hours looking at every July Glacier Express from St. Moritz. I found only 3, yes I have one reserved. I intend to enjoy Mt. Pilatus via boat, cog, trams, etc. I have read just show up at the dock with my 1st class Swiss Travel Pass but after my Glacier Express experience I worry. I am unable to find the ability to make reservations for July 14. I hope you know of a way for me not to be left on the dock. Many thanks for all advice and experience you share. I have enjoyed reading so many postings.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jun 8, 2017 - 1:03 AM in reply to waktravel

Hi waktravel-

<<"I intend to enjoy Mt. Pilatus via boat, cog, trams, etc. I have read just show up at the dock with my 1st class Swiss Travel Pass but after my Glacier Express experience I worry. I am unable to find the ability to make reservations for July 14. I hope you know of a way for me not to be left on the dock.">>

Not to worry. The GEX has very limited capacity and is widely promoted. Seats are hard to reserve.

In contrast, the boat from Luzern to Alpnachstad does not allow you to reserve a place, because the capacity is well above the number of people who make that trip. Those boats hold a lot of people!

And, it is a short trip and most people will be wandering around looking at the scenery, not using the seats provided ( not reservable.)

The way not to be left on the dock is to show up on time, or perhaps 5 minutes early.

In July, the returns on the cograil may have a line waiting at busy times. . Have you also looked at returning via Kriens?

Slowpoke

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