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Jun 25, 2015 - 10:52 AM

2 ladies (84 and 73) leaving Lucerne on 5th October 2015 after spending 3 days there and including trip to Mt. Pilatus - travelling to St. Moritz for 3 day stopover, (either by Glacier Express or Regional trains) then leaving on Bernina Express on 8th October to Tirano and onwards to Venice - to arrive Venice late afternoon 8th October. Would like some advice as to whether it's better to buy some form of Swiss Pass to cover these rail journeys or use the regional trains from Lucerne to St. Moritz instead of the Glacier Express to cut costs. Also,does a Swiss Pass finish at Tirano? and would we have to buy point to point tickets from there through to Venice? Many thanks.

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Jun 26, 2015 - 8:43 AM

Hello Winnis!

An 8 day Swiss Travel Pass may suit your plans. If would cover all regular train journeys and provide discounts for mountain trains and cable cars. As you don't have to buy additional tickets for your train trips, it's a very relaxed and convenient solution. Whether it's the cheapest option should be calculated, based on the exact details of your itinerary, as explained in your previous topic.

The Glacier Express is covered by your Swiss Travel Pass, so you don't have to travel by regional trains. You'll only have to pay a small additional fee for seat reservations. Please note that it requires quite a detour though to do the Glacier Express route between Lucerne and St. Moritz; the quicker connections run via Landquart or Thalwil/Chur.

The validity of the pass indeed ends in Tirano, so you'd need regular tickets Tirano-Venice.


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