Tell Pass between Zurich and Lucerne

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supeng
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Jul 14, 2017 - 6:23 AM

Hi

I just got to know about Tell Pass Summer.

Can I ask if I am able to use this pass from Zurich to Lucerne and back to Zurich. I am thinking of going to Mount Titlis from Zurich. From the website, Tell Pass covers Mount Titlis cable car ride. What about the train ride from Lucerne to Engelberg and back to Lucerne?

Is it worthwhile using this pass as compared to taking a day tour from one of the tour operators? Is it doable to do Mount Titlis from Zurich?

Besides Mount Titlis, a friend has recommended Mount Rigi. Can I use this Pass to go Mount Rigi from Lucerne.

Your kind advice is much appreciated. Thanks.

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Jul 14, 2017 - 6:56 AM in reply to supeng

Hi supeng, and welcome to MySwissAlps!

>> I just got to know about Tell Pass Summer. Can I ask if I am able to use this pass from Zurich to Lucerne and back to Zurich.

Coming from Zürich, the Tell-Pass is valid from Baar (if your train stops there) or else Zug, so you need a separate ticket from Zürich to Baar or Zug.

You can download a map showing where the Tell-Pass is valid:

www.myswissalps.com/te llpass/validity

>> I am thinking of going to Mount Titlis from Zurich. From the website, Tell Pass covers Mount Titlis cable car ride.

Yes, free with the Tell-Pass, but you will need to present your Tell-Pass at the Titlis valley station ticket window to get a free bar-coded ticket for the gondola barrier gates.

>> What about the train ride from Lucerne to Engelberg and back to Lucerne?

Yes, free with the Tell-Pass.

>> Is it worthwhile using this pass as compared to taking a day tour from one of the tour operators?

In my opinion, definitely yes, if you make the best use of it. It is available for a minimum period of 2 consecutive days.

>> Is it doable to do Mount Titlis from Zurich?

Yes, it will take about 2.5 hours to get to the top of Titlis from Zürich. It would be much better to stay in Luzern so you can make the best use of the Tell-Pass by visiting other attractions without losing the travel time between Zürich and Luzern every day.

>> Besides Mount Titlis, a friend has recommended Mount Rigi. Can I use this Pass to go Mount Rigi from Lucerne.

Yes.

There is a lot to do in Luzern. Reading this page in conjunction with information about the Tell-Pass will help you discover more:

www.myswissalps.com/lu cerne

www.myswissalps.com/te llpass

Alpenrose

supeng
supeng
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Jul 15, 2017 - 3:06 AM in reply to Removed user

Hi Alpenrose

Thanks for the advice.

I understand that I need to get a separate ticket from Zurich to Baar or Zug and then I can start using the Tell Pass. Can I confirm that Zurich to Baar or Zug is the only train ticket I need? Other than this, I can use the pass to take train from Baar or Zug to Lucerne and explore the area and go up Mount Pilatus or Mount Rigi or Mount Titlis for free?

Also, is it possible to purchase the pass at Zurich International Airport or anywhere in Zurich City?

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Jul 15, 2017 - 5:30 AM in reply to supeng

>> Can I confirm that Zurich to Baar or Zug is the only train ticket I need?

Yes, and one for the return journey from Baar or Zug to Zürich as well. The validity map I linked to earlier shows all the places that are included, and you will get a brochure containing that map when you buy your Tell-Pass.

>> Also, is it possible to purchase the pass at Zurich International Airport or anywhere in Zurich City?

Yes, you can purchase it at the railway station at Zürich Airport, or at these other sales outlets:

www.tellpass.ch/en/sum mer/services/sales_out lets/

Alpenrose

Last modified on Jul 15, 2017 - 6:58 AM by Arno
supeng
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Jul 15, 2017 - 7:08 AM in reply to Removed user

Hi

Is it compulsory to book train ticket from Zug to Lucerne or Engelberg? How do I make use of the pass to book train ticket? Would it be possible that even with the pass, I might not be able to get a train ticket for a particular timing? What can I do then? I will be going in August and noted that it is a peak season.

At the mountains, do I just show the pass at the ticketing counter or exchange to a valid ticket?

Am I able to take the Golden Round Trip at Mount Pilatus using the pass?

Arno
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Jul 15, 2017 - 1:11 PM in reply to supeng

Hi Supeng,

The pass eliminates the need for tickets. Just board any train you like, and show your pass when requested. Indeed you will need to show your pass at the ticket counters of cableway stations. You'll find this explained in the "How to use" section of the Tell-Pass page Alpenrose gave you.

Yes, the Golden Round Trip is free with the Tell-Pass, and with the Swiss Travel Pass too (in 2017 anyway).

Last modified on Jul 15, 2017 - 1:13 PM by Arno

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