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Experience the Gotthard Panorama Express with Swiss Travel Pass: A Unique Swiss Journey

Discover Switzerland’s essence aboard the Gotthard Panorama Express with the Swiss Travel Pass. It’s a journey through scenic landscapes and rich heritage.

The Gotthard Panorama Express offers a unique Swiss experience, blending nature and history. From Ticino’s Mediterranean feel to Lucerne’s iconic landmarks, it’s a captivating ride. Every traveler is promised a memorable Swiss adventure.

Ticket staff conversing with passengers on the Gotthard Panorama Express Train.
Dedicated staff ensuring a memorable journey aboard the Gotthard Panorama Express.
Two passengers leaning out of an open window, enjoying the summer breeze on the Gotthard Panorama Express Train.
Embracing the summer vibes: Passengers soaking in the scenic beauty and fresh air.

Gotthard Panorama Express: A Historic Odyssey

Embark on a transformative journey with the Gotthard Panorama Express, where travel becomes an adventure. Spanning 182 km in approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes, this route offers a personal voyage by boat and train between Central Switzerland and Ticino.

From South to North and Vice Versa

  • Starting Point: The journey can begin in Lugano or Bellinzona, immersing travelers in the Mediterranean ambiance of the south.
  • End Point: Conclude in Lucerne, the heart of Switzerland, or opt for the reverse journey.
  • Historic Tunnel: Traverse the heart of Switzerland via the 1882 Gotthard tunnel, ascending over the Alps. The Wassen church, visible from three angles due to the railway’s ingenious design, stands as a testament to engineering marvels.
  • Lake Lucerne: Transition onto a steamboat or modern motor vessel at Flüelen, sailing across Lake Lucerne. Historical landmarks like Rütliwiese, Schillerstein, and Tell Chapel accentuate the journey.
A couple enjoying a meal and each other's company on a steamboat during the Gotthard Panorama Express journey.
Moments of togetherness: A couple cherishes the serene ambiance and delightful cuisine aboard the steamboat.
A steamboat cruising on Lake Luzern as part of the Gotthard Panorama Express journey.
Navigating the tranquil waters of Lake Luzern: An integral leg of the Gotthard Panorama Express experience.

Travel Details/Swiss Travel Pass

  • Swiss Travel Pass: The entire journey is fully covered by the Swiss Travel Pass.
  • The train offers an exclusive first-class experience. Those with a 2nd class pass must upgrade upon boarding.
  • Booking: Don’t miss out on this unparalleled Swiss journey. Secure your spot on the Gotthard Panorama Express. Book your Swiss Travel Pass now and embark on a trip of a lifetime!

Additional Information

  • Food & Beverage: On the boat, enjoy delicious meals, snacks, and beverages. The train offers snacks and beverages with seat service. Souvenirs are available on both.
  • Timetable: The train operates from 15 April to 22 October 2023, from Tuesday to Sunday, including national holidays.
  • Reservation: A CHF 16 surcharge applies on the train between Flüelen and Lugano. Those with a 2nd class ticket also need a class upgrade.

FAQs about Gotthard Panorama Express

Q: Which side of the Gotthard Panorama Express offers the best views?

The views are slightly more impressive from the right side of the train.

Q: When is the best time to experience the Gotthard Panorama Express for optimal climate diversity?

A: Traveling from April to early June offers the most diverse climate experience between Lucerne and Lugano.

Q: Is there a luggage service available on the Gotthard Panorama Express?

A: Yes, there are luggage storage areas on the train. For an additional fee, some stations also offer a service where your luggage can be sent ahead to your destination.
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