Jul 29, 2015 - 8:36 AM
Hi Arno/Annika and other members,
I am planning to a travel from Lucerne to Milan on 29th August morning. After some research, I got to know the following routes possible:
1) Bernina Express: Lucerne - Chur (Intercity) - Tirano (Bernina Express) - Milan (Intercity) - Time:8hrs. Also, as per the SBB travel site, there is only one Bernina express mentioned leaving Chur at 8:32 Am. Is it only one Bernina express that runs daily? After that, all trains mentioned are regional trains. Please help so that I can plan leaving Lucerne in time to reach Chur before 8.32.
2) William Tell Express: Lucerne - Brunnen (Intercity to avoid cruise) - Bellinzona/cadenazzo (William Tell Express) - Lugano (intercity/Direct to - Milan central).
Or Direct train from Bellinzona - Milan central. Which is better? Is it okay to leave the last leg i.e Bellinzona - Locarno.
The problem is that I am not able to find Williamtell Express on SBB website from Brunnen to Bellinzona. Is any train going on this route is known as William Tell or there is a special train? Please help with the schedule (start time and travel time) so that I can plan my trip accordingly. How can I know the journey time from Brunnen to Bellinzona or Locarno (if the last leg is also scenic).
3) Lucerne - OLten - Milan Central (Direct train) - Is this route also scenic? It is definitely faster (4.15 hrs only) There is no mention about it on any site and route of direct train from Olten to Milan centrale. I believe they leave from Chiassio or Domossodola. Please correct me if I am wrong.
4) Luzern - Arth-Goldau - Milan (Direct train). - Is this route also scenic? There is no mention about it on any site and route of direct train from Arth Goldau to Milan centrale.I belive they leave from Chiassio or Domossodola. Please correct me if I am wrong.
I am planning to buy an additional day (3 day to 4 day) on swiss pass. I believe the pass cost will be best used if I take Bernina Express or William tell express. Please help me in deciding my travel from Lucerne to Milan.