Swiss Travel Pass & route from Lucerne to Venice

Swiss Travel Pass & route from Lucerne to Venice

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spring
spring
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Oct 25, 2016 - 9:04 AM

Hi,

Urgently need your help s will travel in the next few days to Switzerland.

Would like to check if I should buy the 4D Swiss travel pass based on following itinerary:-

1. Zurich airport to interlaken, from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen - by train

2. Lauterbrunnen to Murren ( stay 2 night at Murrren) - by train & cable car

3. From Murren will move back to Interlaken and go to Lucerne ( stay one night)

4. From Lucerne will go to Venice, italy

2. If i buy the swiss travel pass, when travel from Lucerne to venice, do I need to book the train online (eurotrain/italino train)? Should just hoop in to the train since I have the swiss travel pass based on the option below?:-

Option A:-

Lucerne to Arth Gldau (cover by swiss tvel pass?)

Arth Gldau to Milan (cover by swiss travel pass?)

Milan to Venice ( book via Italian train)

Option B:

Lucerne to Chiasso (Covered by Swiss pass? or I need to book via online?

Chiasso to Venice ( only book this route via sbb website internationla journey if i have swiss pass?)

Or kindly suggest what is the correct way to travel by train with swiss travel pass from Lucerne to Venice.I am getting confused how should i book the ticket to venice from lucerne, as it seems I might be double pay for the train tickets( not sure...)

Thanks so much!

Spring

Arno
Arno
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Oct 25, 2016 - 10:12 AM

Hi Spring,

Welcome to MySwissAlps! You can find details on the Swiss Travel Pass page. You can download the map to see what's covered, and read about how to deal with trips that are not completely covered, like the Italian leg in your case. You do not need tickets for legs covered by the pass. Just let us know if any questions remain after reading that.

The Swiss Travel Pass can be printed at home as you can see here. You will save waiting time at the airport that way. To do so, please visit www.swissrailways.com/ en. After filling out your address, they will show the delivery options. Pick "Online Ticket" from the bottom of the list. They will e-mail the pass (no delivery fees) within 1-3 business days. As you live in Malaysia you can also try www.raileurope.com.sg/ pass/swiss-travel-pass-82. They also sell the tickets for the Italian leg. I'm not sure when exactly you travel but right now you can still get passes for the 28th.

Last modified on May 17, 2018 - 11:42 AM by Arno
spring
spring
3 posts
new member
Oct 25, 2016 - 1:19 PM

Hi,

Thanks for your replied. I have checked the train coverage & information provided, would like to be sure that I can actually use Swiss travel pass for Lucerne to Chiasso but have to add on ticket from Chiasso to Venice, is my understanding correct?

Thank you.

Spring

Arno
Arno
11156 posts
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Oct 25, 2016 - 1:49 PM in reply to spring

Hi Spring,

Yes, that's correct. You can get the Chiasso to Venice ticket from any of the websites listed here and stay seated in Chiasso.

spring
spring
3 posts
new member
Oct 25, 2016 - 3:58 PM in reply to Arno

Thanks so much! This is very helpful.

Based on your replied, I tried to search the SBB train schedule from Lucerne to Chiasso to determine the checkout time from hotel. Noticed that there are several departure time and route ., Kindly confirm that swiss travel pass only cover the route that travel by Urban train, IC-tilting train, InterRegio, or Voralpen-Express? I should avoid to choose the route that connect via Eurocity, is my understanding correct?

Thank you.

Arno
Arno
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Oct 25, 2016 - 5:23 PM in reply to spring

Hi Spring,

The Eurocity trains are the ones going straight to Italy, so you should not avoid those. The Swiss Travel Pass works on all train types, please see the map page I referred to.

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