Swiss Travel Pass and Gotthard Panorama Express

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new member
Jun 5, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Hi, first thank you very much for this website, it is really helpful.

I have few questions about Gothard Panoroma express and Swiss travel pass.

Me and my 3 friends are planing to buy Swiss travel pass on 1st of July for 8 days. And we plan to take the Gothard panorama express on 3rd of July from lucerne.

1. Do we need to book seats for Gothard Panoroma express after we buy the Swiss travel pass ? ( it is written that we should book 15 days before travel.) or is it necessary to book ? Or do you advice to book before ?

2. Could we buy the Swiss travel pass when we come to the Genova airport ?

Thabks for your interest.

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active member
Jun 5, 2017 - 4:24 PM in reply to hasancem


1) I'm not sure if it's necessary to reserve them 15 days before the trip (I personally don't think it is, someone else will confirm, though), but yes, you do need to make reservations. And even though you have your swiss travel pass, reservations have an extra charge. So make sure you reserve the seats :)

2) Yes you can

Hope this helps! :)

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Jun 5, 2017 - 4:24 PM in reply to hasancem

Hi hasancem and welcome to MySwissAlps!

  1. Yes, reservations are mandatory on the Gotthard Panorama Express with any rail pass or ticket - click here for help making them. I would make the reservations as soon as you are set on your date of travel as it does get busy.
  2. Yes, you can buy the Swiss Travel Pass at any Swiss Railways office (SBB); however I would recommend buying the pass online here. It can be emailed to you and then you can print it at home - that way there is no waiting to buy a pass at the train office, just hop on the train you want and go!


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new member
Jun 5, 2017 - 8:17 PM in reply to Lucas

thank you very much !

we will buy tickets online

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