Train from Italy to Lucerne - Swiss Travel Pass

Train from Italy to Lucerne - Swiss Travel Pass

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Jsully
Jsully
7 posts
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Aug 16, 2017 - 9:25 PM

Hello

We will be going to Lucerne from Lake Como. If we have the rail pass will we be able to use it or do we need to purchase that portion. Also we will be going to Grindelwald . not able to see times from Interlaken?? Site says unable to process

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
3610 posts
expert
Aug 17, 2017 - 1:56 AM in reply to Jsully

Hi Jsully-

<<"Also we will be going to Grindelwald. not able to see times from Interlaken?? Site says unable to process">> That trip takes bout 25 minutes, more or less.

Not sure what the problem is, but I often break down my trips into segments for clarity with the timetable.

Slowpoke

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Aug 17, 2017 - 2:07 AM in reply to Jsully

Hi Jsully,

Swiss Travel Pass (I'm assuming that's what you have??) covers your trip from Chiasso to Luzern. You only need to buy a ticket from Italy to get to Chiasso. If you have Eurail Pass covering Italy and Switzerland then you won't need to buy tickets for Lake Como to Luzern.

Jsully
Jsully
7 posts
new member
Aug 28, 2017 - 9:03 PM in reply to Jsully

hello

I am still having a difficult time with schedule and times for trains.....we will be leaving Como Italy going to Chiasso for a connection to Lucerne. I want to plan the Como departure so that we aren't sitting in train station for the Chiasso to Lucerne portion.

When I go to time table it continues to give me Zurich info ! We will be traveling 9/10/17...........help!!

Maybe I am on wrong site??

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
3610 posts
expert
Aug 28, 2017 - 9:20 PM in reply to Jsully

Check the timetable link that I gave in my earlier post. Use the Swiss timetable from the SBB).

Trains over the Gotthard Pass route that proceed onward into Switzerland all stop at Arth-Goldau. Alternate trains go to either Luzern and on to Basel, or to Zürich. The train for the other of those two routes is waiting on the other side of the same platform...you might have to get off and walk across if the e one that you pick is going to Zürich.

However, all of that is clear in the SBB timetable. Just start from Como and go to Luzern. The SBB timetable will give you the fastest route.

Slowpoke

rockoyster
rockoyster
754 posts
top member
Aug 28, 2017 - 9:35 PM in reply to Jsully

Hi jsully,

Attached is an example which goes via the fastest route. No change of train at Chiasso. If you want to avoid spending 57km of the trip underground in the Gotthard Base Tunnel then add "via Göschenen" to follow the scenic Gotthard Panorama Express route.

I'm using the legacy timetable at fahrplan.sbb.ch/bin/qu ery.exe/en

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