Reservation for Luzerne-Interlaken Express

Reservation for Luzerne-Interlaken Express

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seemajerath
seemajerath
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Jun 12, 2017 - 1:06 PM

My husband and I intend to take the Luzerne Interlaken Express to go from Luzerne to Interlaken on June 21,2017. We have a 2nd class Swiss Pass.

1.Do we need to reserve our seats.?

2.How much in advance do we reserve if at all?

3.Since we are still in India how do we reserve if we have to.?

4.What is the frequency of this train?

Thanks in advance

Seema

Lucas
Lucas
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Jun 12, 2017 - 3:56 PM in reply to seemajerath

Hi Seema and welcome to MySwissAlps!

  1. No - almost no trains in Switzerland are reservable - the only ones you have to worry about are these panoramic trains
  2. See above :)
  3. See above :)
  4. You can search the Swiss railways timetable here for all train schedules.

Cheers!
Lucas

seemajerath
seemajerath
4 posts
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Jun 12, 2017 - 4:39 PM in reply to Lucas

Thanks a lot Lucas for your response. My understanding is that the Luzerne -Interlaken Express IS a panoramic train. Thus the question about whether reservation is required.

I have checked at numerous places but couldn't get a satisfactory response.

Also will we get to see the Giessbach falls on this journey from Luzerne to Interlaken.

Thanks

Lucas
Lucas
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Jun 12, 2017 - 7:06 PM in reply to seemajerath

It is sort of a panoramic train yes (larger windows and has express in the name) but it isn't one of the official panoramic trains that reservations are mandatory for.

You do go by Giessbach falls on the route but I'm not sure if you can see them from the train (and it would be brief) - I haven't been on that route before.

Alpenrose666
Alpenrose666
1088 posts
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Jun 13, 2017 - 1:52 AM in reply to seemajerath

>> Also will we get to see the Giessbach falls on this journey from Luzerne to Interlaken.

I've travelled that route many times and never actually noticed them from the train! They are quite small, and on the opposite side of the lake from the train. You could keep a lookout for them across the lake shortly after leaving Brienz.

However, if you would like a close-up view, and the timing works out, you could travel the Brienz-Interlaken sector of your trip by boat, which will pass right by the falls.

I did this trip last year, and if you are interested, you can read about it in my post of Nov 3, 2016 - 12:54 PM on the page below. I also included a photo of the falls, taken from the boat.

www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/trip-report-late-august-to-mid-october-2016

Alpenrose

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