Apr 25, 2018 - 7:34 AM
in reply to Chintanbhans
Hi Chintanbhans, and welcome to MySwissAlps!
I think you are confusing dotted red lines with dashed red lines.
Dashed red lines on the map are railway tunnels, all of which are on routes that are free with the Swiss Travel Pass.
The whole route Luzern to Melide is free with the Swiss Travel Pass.
The default route, which is the fastest route, goes through the Gotthard-Basistunnel for 57 km. If you would like to experience a more scenic option either on the way to Lugano or the way back, plan your trip to travel via Göshenen.
The route via Göschenen is a scenic route that tackles the mountains and transports you through stunning scenery instead of zooming underneath it in a very long tunnel. The scenic route takes about an hour-and-a-half longer than the Gotthard-Basistunnel route.
You can plan this trip using the Swiss Timetable:
(Use the one on the right with the red SBB logo.)