Swiss pass and EuroCity from Spiez to Domodossola

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vasu1264
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Mar 31, 2018 - 7:47 AM

Hi,

Can you advice if reservation is mandatory for this ljourney with euro city express?

Am planning to take this ride first and follow that with centovalli express to Locarno tomorrow.

hope both the rides are cover Wd with Swiss pass without needing a reservation

thank you

rockoyster
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Mar 31, 2018 - 9:02 AM in reply to vasu1264

Yes that route is covered by the Swiss Travel Pass and reservations are not necessary.

vasu1264
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Mar 31, 2018 - 10:55 AM in reply to rockoyster

Thank you very much

vasu1264
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Mar 31, 2018 - 7:38 PM

Also, the castles in bellinzono and Locarno lake cruise .. are they covered by Swiss pass?

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rockoyster
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Mar 31, 2018 - 8:19 PM in reply to vasu1264

Bellinzona Castles and Locarno boats are not covered. Lugano boats are free.

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Apr 1, 2018 - 12:32 AM in reply to vasu1264

>> Can you advice if reservation is mandatory for this ljourney with euro city express?

Because this is an international express train heading for Milano, chances are that second class (at least) will be very busy, and most passengers will have boarded before Spiez.

If it were me, I would spend the small amount required to get a reservation.

Which particular train (date, time) are you planning to catch?

Alpenrose

vasu1264
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Apr 1, 2018 - 4:05 AM in reply to Removed user

Will be going today at 7 30 am from spiez till domodossala... thanks

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Apr 1, 2018 - 4:18 AM in reply to vasu1264

>> Will be going today at 7 30 am from spiez till domodossala

Sorry, I missed that you had already mentioned the date above, but it helps to see your departure time.

There is no EuroCity departure from Spiez at 7:30. Are you perhaps connecting to it from the 7:29 train from Interlaken Ost to Spiez?

If so, the EuroCity leaves Spiez at 8:05, and occupancy in both 1st and 2nd class is predicted to be low, so you should be fine without a reservation.

It would be good if you could let us know how it worked out after you get to Domodossola :-)

Alpenrose

vasu1264
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Apr 1, 2018 - 6:31 AM in reply to Removed user

Thank you very much... your suggestions are spot on..we boarded the 8:05 train and it is Low on occupancy luckily So far ....thanks for ur help 😀😀

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vasu1264
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Apr 1, 2018 - 6:52 AM

Can you suggest what is covered with Swiss pass in Locarno and bellinzono? And the must visit places which shouldn’t be missed?

thank you very much for your help ...this is a great place which helped plan my trip tonperfection

Lucas
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Apr 1, 2018 - 6:56 AM in reply to vasu1264

Hi vasu1264,

Have you seen the PDF map for the Swiss Travel Pass? Most towns are covered as well as part of the cost of Lugano's funiculars.

rockoyster
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Apr 1, 2018 - 7:02 AM in reply to vasu1264

Aah, so that's where you were headed when you set off to Domodossola. How was the Cenotvalli?

Well the Swiss Travel Pass mainly covers public transport and it will do all that around those places.

If you go to www.museumspass.ch/wp-content/uploads/2018/0 2/smp-museumspass-booklet_2018-V-März-lowres.pdf and scroll down until you find Tiicino you will see some museums that offer free entry.

You may get a discount on the funicular (www.ascona-locarno.com/en/commons /details/Funicolare-Locarno-Madonna-del-Sasso/992.html) to Sacred Mount Madonna del Sasso (www.ticino.ch/en/commo ns/details/Sacred-Mount-Madonna-del-Sasso/2693.html) in Locarno. I'm not 100% sure about that. There is a black dotted line on the validity map which Luces referred to which I think goes there.

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Apr 1, 2018 - 11:52 AM in reply to vasu1264

>> we boarded the 8:05 train and it is Low on occupancy

Terrific! Many thanks for reporting back :-)

I hope you had a great trip today and enjoy the rest of your stay!

Alpenrose

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Apr 1, 2018 - 12:00 PM in reply to rockoyster

>> You may get a discount on the funicular ... to ... Madonna del Sasso ... in Locarno. I'm not 100% sure about that.

When I did that trip in Sep 2016, the fare with the Swiss Travel Pass was CHF 5.40 return, which was a 25% discount on the full fare.

Alpenrose

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