Swiss Travel Pass - Luzern to Como San Giovanni

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Jun 22, 2017 - 5:04 AM

Hi everyone,

I was hoping I would be able to figure this out on my own but it seems I'm just creating more confusion than anything else!

We've decided to get a Swiss Travel Pass - We'll be in Luzern for 3 days in July. From Luzern, we're heading to Lake Como (Bellagio) by train. Given that we'll have a Swiss Travel Pass, I presume we would need to buy our rail ticket in two parts - Is that right? The Swiss portion so that we can use the travel pass and then the Italian portion that we'll need to pay for.

I've also read that although it's not necessary to book in advance any travel on the Swiss trains, but its recommended on the Italian trains as they can book out. If this is the case, is anyone able to advise which station the Italian part of the journey would begin? We're looking to travel on either the 11.18am or 3.18pm out of Luzern via Arth Goldau.

Any advice would be most welcomed & appreciated.

Thank you

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Jun 22, 2017 - 9:35 AM in reply to alexisb

Hi alxisb,

Welcome to MySwissAlps.

If you have a Swiss Travel Pass you don't need any additional tickets for the Swiss portion of your journey.

Chiasso is at the border of Italy and Switzerland. You can check the timetables for Italian trains from there at

I doubt a reservation would be needed on a regional train, even an Italian one. Is there actually a station at Bellagio? Maybe you may need to take a bus?

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Jun 23, 2017 - 8:46 AM

Hi Alexisb,

The Swiss Travel Pass covers you to Chiasso. You need a ticket for the additional 4 minutes across the border to Como S. Giovanni. You can buy that online. Seat reservations are not required for the trains you mentioned.

From Como you'd take bus C30 to Bellagio: ntent/en/interurban-network-times. As far as I know you can get the bus ticket at the station in Como, before you board the bus.

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