Apr 25, 2018 - 8:20 AM
I've spent hours joyfully (and sometimes with a bit of frustration) planning my Swiss trip - Zurich, 2 days in Zermatt, Glacier Express, 2 days in St Moritz, Bernina Express, a night in Lugano and finally I was planning to take the Gotthard Express from Lugano to Fluen and then the boat to Lucerne.
As it happens I had planned to take the Gotthard Express northbound on a Monday but just heard from Happy Rails that this train doesn't run on Mondays (after their website took my booking).
So I'm asking myself (and the Forum) what to do now? I'm thinking of just taking a regular (or fast) train from Lugano to Fluelen and then taking the leg by boat to Lucerne. This would give me more time in Lucerne that day, which sounds great to me.
But I'm wondering, will the boat still run on Mondays? Will I need to make a seat reservation for my train from Lugano to Lucerne? Is there an alternative other than the fast train that would give me some of the experience of the Gotthard Express? Specific train names or numbers would be helpful. Also, is there some other option for that day that anyone could suggest? Something I'm missing?
This is Monday July 23rd that I'm talking about.