Lucerne to Chur train reservations?

Lucerne to Chur train reservations?

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jrmaronek
jrmaronek
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May 31, 2018 - 12:48 PM

I am planning on taking the 5:32 train from Lucerne to Chur on July 2oth to reach the Bernina express down to Lugano at 8:30. I am planning on purchasing the swiss travel pass for my stay. Since I am on a tight schedule, I wanted to make sure I had tickets ahead of time. I am trying to make seat reservations for the Lucerne to the Chur train ride, but am running into some confusion. I have looked at tickets on trainline and other train websites, but can't seem to make a reservation only.

Lucas
Lucas
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May 31, 2018 - 2:17 PM in reply to jrmaronek

Hi jrmaronek and welcome to MySwissAlps!

Reservations are not possible on that train (and most Swiss trains).I think you are looking at the 05:28 train? https://www.myswissalp s.com/timetable

It won't be a busy train at that time in the morning (a bit early for businessmen I think). I would not be concerned - you'll have a seat.

Reservations on the Bernina Express train (to Tirano) and bus (on to Lugano) are mandatory and can be made here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/berninaexpress/t ickets

Another nice option from Lucerne to Lugano is the Gotthard Panoramic Express (much quicker as well!)
https://www.myswissalp s.com/gotthardpanorama express

jrmaronek
jrmaronek
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May 31, 2018 - 3:13 PM in reply to Lucas

Thank you!

I plan on basing in Lauterbrunnen and go for gimmewal, schuzhorn, or jungfau, schnitzel platte/ Lauterbrunnen falls. I also plan on possibly going to the canyon walk.

With any of these plans would you advice booking anything prior to leaving?

Lucas
Lucas
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May 31, 2018 - 7:16 PM in reply to jrmaronek

Hi jrmaronek,

I'd wait unitl closer to your actual travel date to check the weather looks good/promising. We have links to buy tickets online for most mountains here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/activities/natur alsites

Do check your spelling as well:

  1. Gimmewal? = Gimmelwald
  2. Schuzhorn? = Schilthorn?
  3. Schnitzel platte? = Schynige Platte?
Last modified on May 31, 2018 - 7:16 PM by Lucas
1960man
1960man
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May 31, 2018 - 11:36 PM

You can't and dont need to reserve on main line Swiss trains. Luzern - Chur will be an easy walk-on sitaution especially so early in the morning.

You don't really need to reserve mountain railway trips, although there are sometimes queuing systems.

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