Reserve Gotthard Panorama Express Luzern to Lugano

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Travelbug53
Travelbug53
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Apr 17, 2017 - 4:45 PM

Hello Moderators,

i am having difficulty making reservations for the Gotthard Panorama Express on July 10 from Luzern to Lugano. We are traveling with a Swiss Travel Pass. When I try through Rail Europe or Happy Rail, the date is not available.

Thank you for your help.

Welter
Welter
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Apr 17, 2017 - 9:37 PM in reply to Travelbug53

You can not buy ticket before 30 days of travel. Can only book seat.

Travelbug53
Travelbug53
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Apr 17, 2017 - 10:56 PM

Thank you for your quick reply Welter. I'm sorry I'm confused. What is the difference between a reservation and booking a seat, and which website do I go to for booking a seat on the Gotthard Panorama Express in July? Thank you.

Welter
Welter
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Apr 18, 2017 - 1:05 AM in reply to Travelbug53

If you have a swiss pass you only must make the seat reserve (FCH 54), using the SBB ticket shop. In the form write: origin trip: luzerne bahnhofquai. Destination: Bellinzona or Lugano. I'm sorry, but my english is bad. I hope you understand me.

Travelbug53
Travelbug53
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Apr 18, 2017 - 1:23 AM

Thank you so much. I appreciate your help.

Lucas
Lucas
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Apr 18, 2017 - 8:34 AM in reply to Travelbug53

Hi Travelbug53,

Have a look at our Gotthard Panorama Express page here. It has further information and links for reservations and tickets if needed.

Lucas

Travelbug53
Travelbug53
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Apr 19, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Thank you Lucas. I called Rail Europe USA and was able to reserve seats on theGotthard Panorama Express for July 7th. It cost $40 per person with Swiss Travel Pass. They are mailing the paper tickets.

Lucas
Lucas
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Apr 19, 2017 - 4:53 PM in reply to Travelbug53

Hi Travelbug53,

Great! That sounds about right for the reservations.

Lucas

Welter
Welter
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Apr 19, 2017 - 8:04 PM in reply to Travelbug53

It seems to me that Gotthard only works on weekends. And 10/07 is a Monday. To make the seat reservation by SBB you need to register (login), enter search, type day, departure point (Luzer Bahnhofquai). Place of destination (Bellinzona or Lugano), and time (11: 12h)

Travelbug53
Travelbug53
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Apr 19, 2017 - 8:26 PM

I think it runs everyday day starting July 3, 2017

Lucas
Lucas
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Apr 20, 2017 - 5:30 AM in reply to Welter

Yes, as Travelbug53 mentions, it runs daily as of July 3.

Lucas

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