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Mar 26, 2016 - 2:18 PM


I am visiting Switzerland with my family in April first week. We will use Swiss Travel Pass. Could you help me out for the below queries:

1. Can we deposit luggage at Engelberg train station ? If yes, how much does it cost ?

2. We have booked reservation seat on Glacier Express from Zermatt to St.Mortiz. Can we board Glacier express from Visp instead of Zermatt ? Which trip has better scenic views in the first week of April - Glacier express or Golden Pass ?

3. What is the best time (afternoon or evening) to visit Mount Rigi ? How much time (minimum) is required to enjoy Rigi Kulm ? Is the route Lucerne - Vitznau (by boat at 9:12 am) - Rigi Kulm (by cogwheel) , Return: Rigi kulm - Arth-Goldau (by Cogwheel) – Lucern - Basel SBB fine? Is Cogwheel travel covered in Swiss Travel Pass ?

4. We are visiting Mount Titlis for sure. So, we have a doubt that Mount Rigi trip is worth going?

5. Can we buy Swiss Travel Pass at main train stations like Basel SBB or Interlaken West etc ? Any discount is available for Swiss Travel Pass 2nd class ?

Your answers to our queries are much appreciated and will help us in a better planning.

Thanks in advance.



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Mar 26, 2016 - 5:33 PM

Hi Shiv,

1. Yes, you can. I don't know the costs.

2. You can board in Visp although I think the official rule is that they can assign your seat to someone else if there's demand and you don't show up. To be 100% sure you can ask at any staffed rail station whether this is ok, or if they can change your reservation to start from Visp.

3. It mostly depends on the weather of the day. In general the sky is clearer in the mornings and clouds start to form from midday. The trip is covered by the Swiss Travel Pass: myswissalps.com/ swisstravelpass/validi ty.

4. Both are worth it because they're very different. Please see for yourself:

5. You can buy it locally although it's easier and more efficient to buy the pass online and print it at home. You can start using it right away without waiting for a ticket office. Simply go to www.swissrailways.com/ en, and pick "Online Ticket" when asked for a delivery preference. You'll receive the passes through e-mail in 2-3 working days. Please see here for other purchase options and here for any discounts (if currently available for your country of residence).

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