Gotthard Panorama Express weekends only in April?

Print this page
Create an account to receive an e-mail when someone replies to this thread
Posts: 5
This thread is closed. You are welcome to log in and submit a new thread.
Wallaby Bob
Wallaby Bob
65 posts
active member
Mar 8, 2017 - 10:03 AM

Hello All,

I am planning trip through Switzerland during April 2018. A trip on the above Train from Lucerne to Lugarno would be nice but I understand that it only runs of a weekend throughout this period. I have temporary accommodation organised at Lucerne which at this stage is a Saturday and Sunday night, thinking that a journey could be taken on the Monday.

Some information would be appreciated.

Sydney Australia

Lucas
Lucas
9602 posts
expert &
moderator
Mar 8, 2017 - 4:24 PM in reply to Wallaby Bob

Hi 4bcoytwo and welcome to MySwissAlps!

Yes, you are correct, the Gotthard Panorama Express trains operate on weekends and holidays only from April 14 to July 2 - then daily.
It will be operating on Monday April 17 as that is Easter Monday - is that the weekend you are here by chance?

More details on this route can be found on our information page here.

Lucas

Wallaby Bob
Wallaby Bob
65 posts
active member
Mar 9, 2017 - 1:42 AM in reply to Lucas

Thanks Lucas,

We will be in that vicinity 1 week earlier and will now hopefully change our accommodation dates at Lucerne to check out on Saturday or Sunday April 9th 2018. Note here, we are travelling next year not 2017.

A further question here though, will a Swiss Rail Pass allow us to use the Gotthard Express, including the boat or is this a private rail outfit where ticket purchases are made elsewhere.

Regards Bob

Annika
Annika
4993 posts
expert &
moderator
Mar 9, 2017 - 3:12 PM in reply to Wallaby Bob

Hi Bob,

If the official Gotthard Panorama Express isn't possible while you're there, mind that you can easily travel the exact same route by regular (regional) trains. It's explained at our Gotthard Panorama Express page, the one Lucas linked to.

Yes, the Swiss Travel Pass fully covers this route. Please see the Swiss Travel Pass validity overview. The only additional costs would be the seat reservations, but if you travel the route by regular trains, these too won't be necessary.

Wallaby Bob
Wallaby Bob
65 posts
active member
Mar 9, 2017 - 8:17 PM in reply to Annika

Thanks Annika,

It's always nice to now there is a plan B. Much appreciated,

Regards Bob

More about Swiss trains and rail passes

More on MySwissAlps.com

Swiss tips in your mailbox

Sign up to receive our newsletter and the latest forum messages. The best way to prepare for your trip!

Sign up

Get a customized itinerary for your trip

Let Swiss travel consultants create a customized itinerary. They will book your entire trip.

More
© MySwissAlps.com 2002-2018