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Prachipurav
Prachipurav
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Oct 1, 2019 - 12:57 PM

Hi,

I would like to ask a question. We will be reaching Zurich , Switzerland on 21st Oct . We will be going to Ringgenberg for 21 to 23. And from Ringgenberg we will be in Luzern for 23 to 26. We are going to buy Tell-Pass. So they say Interlaken to Lucerne Golden Pass line will be free on Tell-Pass. So I want to know as I am travelling with 2 kids, if I want to reserve seats how to do that. Reservation will be free with Tell-Pass? And how much time will it take from Interlaken to Lucerne in Golden Pass?

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Oct 1, 2019 - 2:35 PM in reply to Prachipurav

Hello Prachipurav,

The Golden Pass route from Interlaken to Luzern is covered by the regular hourly Luzern - Interlaken Express.

You don’t need seat reservations.

By far the best way to check timetables is using the SBB Mobile app (bit.ly/2ICIUHi). In the unlikely event you don’t have a device capable of running the app then you can use the timetable on the SBB website (bit.ly/2HH1U7B). If you are not familiar with using the timetable it will pay to first read the instructions on this page - www.myswissalps.com/ti metable.

You can make reservations for the Golden Pass Line (www.myswissalps.com/go ldenpass) including seat selection at www.myswissalps.com/go ldenpass/packages or at bit.ly/2kaq6Rf. Click the "e" for English language top right of the page. (where it says "Sprachwahl: d i f e"). Then change the class of travel, date of travel and start/end points to suit. Reservations are not compulsory but are recommended on the Zweisimmen to Montreux leg (which is where the Panoramic and Belle Époque trains operate) during peak tourist season.

1960man
1960man
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Oct 2, 2019 - 12:06 AM in reply to Prachipurav

First of all, ignore the phrase Golden Pass in this instance.

Current tourist branding can be confusing

The Luzern - Interlaken railway is actually the Brunig Pass (the true Goldenpass is just the MOB railway Zweisimmen - Montreux).

The Luzern - Meiringen - Interlaken line is the Brünig pass line operated by Zentralbahn (ZB), which dubs the regular trains "Luzern - Interlaken Express'. Just take one of these trains, which run every hour throughout the day. They are normal trains used by normal travellers and have a good capacity - so you won't need to reserve.

Ildiko
Ildiko
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Oct 2, 2019 - 11:09 AM

Hi Prachipurav,

how old are your children? Make sure to read this, so you know if you need to pay a fixed rate for them, or they travel for free: www.myswissalps.com/te llpass/price.

You do not need to buy tickets from Interlaken to Lucerne if you have the Tell-Pass, but you can purchase your seat reservation for the Golden Pass at https://www.happyrail. com/en/pass/europe/swi tzerland/passholder-fares-golden-pass. You do not need seat reservations, although reservations are recommended on the Montreux to Zweisimmen leg, I would definitely reserve the seats, to make sure I sit with my children.

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Last modified on Oct 2, 2019 - 11:11 AM by Ildiko
Prachipurav
Prachipurav
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Oct 2, 2019 - 1:01 PM in reply to Ildiko

Thank u so much for reply lldiko.

I am having 2 and 6 year old girls. We 4 will be travelling.

I would like to ask you about Lauterbrunnen area as well. We are in Ringgenberg appartment for 2 nights and 2 days 21 and 22 oct. i have researched about murren and wengen and 2 famous waterfalls near Lauterbrunnen and Schilthorn mountain. Can we do these things in 2 days or like 1.5 days? How much time does it take to go around murren and wengen in cable car ways and as they are car free areas, i would like to know about restaurants etc also.

Ildiko
Ildiko
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Oct 3, 2019 - 11:45 AM in reply to Prachipurav

Hi Prachipurav,

the 2 years old travels for free, but you need to pay for the 6 years old a fixed rate of CHF 30 for Tell-Passes for children or you can buy a Junior Travel card for him/her (it is also 30 CHF), but it is valid for a bigger area: www.myswissalps.com/ju niortravelcard/validit y.

Yes, you can do these things in 2 days. Wengen and Murren are about 40 mins away from each other, you can check it in the timetable at www.myswissalps.com/ti metable. From Ringenberg to Schilthorn (www.myswissalps.com/sc hilthorn/gettingthere) it takes a bit less than 2 hours. But if you are going to visit not just the Lake Lucerne region, but also the Jungfrau region, you should consider buying the Swiss Travel Pass. Tell-Pass gives you free transportation only in the Lake Lucerne region: www.myswissalps.com/te llpass/validity (Make sure to download the validity map, it is very useful.). With the Swiss Travel Pass you can travel for free or discounted in the whole of Switzerland: www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/validity.

You'll find a useful guide with a calculation spreadsheet, which helps you to choose a rail pass in 5 steps at www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass. The downloadable spreadsheet also includes links to the “Where it's valid" page for all available passes, be sure to study it carefully. Please compare the passes with the help of that spreadsheet to make sure you buy the best rail pass according to your personal itinerary.

The 2 waterfalls are Staubbach and Trummelbach. This is a nice and easy walk, you can do it with your kids too: www.myswissalps.com/hi king/lauterbrunnen-stechelberg

There was a similar post regarding these falls at www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/schilthorn-trummelbach-falls-and-staubbach-falls.

Read more about Wengen at www.myswissalps.com/we ngen and about Murren at www.myswissalps.com/mu rren.

Check this to regarding the restaurant in Wengen: www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/wengen-restaurants

Last modified on Jan 27, 2020 - 11:19 AM by Arno
Prachipurav
Prachipurav
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Oct 3, 2019 - 11:54 AM in reply to Ildiko

Thank u so much for your detailed reply.

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