Scenic trip Lugano to Luzern by Gothard Express

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Jul 4, 2017 - 12:27 AM

We need to get from Lugano to Luzern on 29th July and would like to take in as much of Switzerland as we can. We were thinking of catching the Gotthard Express from Lugano and doing the scenic trip shown on the website tthardpanoramaexpress/ gettingthere

What is the best way to book a ticket and find out the time the train will leave from Lugano?

We will be staying the Switzerland for 5 days and also traveling to Interlaken and Zurich, so not sure which train pass to buy?

Appreciate any assistance, thanks!

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Jul 4, 2017 - 2:40 AM in reply to Zinzan

Hello Zinzan and welcome to MySwissAlps,

The Gotthard Panorama Express is a very nice trip and you have already found the right page on this site. Just read tthardpanoramaexpress/ tickets carefully and then click the “On-Line Tickets” button to make reservations.

You can check timetables and fares at metable

The train departs Lugano at 11:11am. See attached screen shot from timetable enquiry.

Whether or not a Swiss Travel Pass is economical for you will depend on what trips you plan to take. Have a read of this page ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass

Apart from potential savings the big benefit of the Swiss Travel Pass is convenience - you don’t need to buy tickets. You just hop on any train you like and off you go. You still have to make reservations on the Gotthard Panorama Express though.

You can read about my recent experience on the Gotthard Panorama Express at rum/topic/the-reluctant-travellers-swiss-adventure-part-6

Enjoy your Swiss travels.

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Jul 4, 2017 - 6:24 AM in reply to rockoyster

Thanks you Rock Lobster, I really appreciate you coming back to me so quickly!

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