Lugano to Zürich on Palm Express or other option?

Lugano to Zürich on Palm Express or other option?

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chum444
chum444
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Mar 3, 2018 - 4:15 PM

What is the best way to train from Lugano to Zürich ? We want to include the bus route along Lake Como. Also would appreciate thoughts about using Palm Express as an alternative to the Bernina express.

Many thanks

Lucas
Lucas
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Mar 3, 2018 - 5:29 PM in reply to chum444

Hi chum44,

When will you be traveling? The Palm Express is a good option to St. Moritz but doesn't operate year-round. Read more about it here: https://www.postauto.c h/en/excursion-tips/palm-express

Another option that could work (depending on your travel date) is the Gotthard Panorama Express to Luzern (via a lake cruise on Lake Luzern from Flüelen. But wouldn't include anytime on Lake Como.

chum444
chum444
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Mar 3, 2018 - 5:43 PM in reply to Lucas

This leg of our trip will be in early July.

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Mar 4, 2018 - 2:33 AM in reply to chum444

Howdy Chum,

I can't comment on the Palm Express but I've heard it is quite spectacular at the Majola Pass especially. It follows the same route as the Bernina Express Bus as far as Sorico at the NE end of Lake Como.

The Bernina Express is a great train ride. The bus trip from Lugano to Tirano is pretty exciting as far as Sorico but a bit dull after that. Try to get the front seats on the right hand side of the bus for the best views of the lakes and the crazy narrow roads.

I did the trip in the reverse direction. See www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/the-reluctant-travellers-swiss-adventure-part4.

chum444
chum444
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Mar 4, 2018 - 4:15 PM in reply to rockoyster

Thank you rockoyster. Your trip description was very helpful even though you did it in the direction opposite what we will do.

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