Wilhelm Tell Express scenic train

Wilhelm Tell Express train, Switzerland

The Wilhelm Tell Express connects 2 of the prettiest parts of Switzerland by boat and by train: central Switzerland and the Italianate Ticino. There are daily connections from Lucerne to either Locarno or Lugano or vice versa.

Wilhelm Tell Express routes
Facilities and Services
Additional information

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Wilhelm Tell Express boat, Switzerland

Wilhelm Tell Express boat, Switzerland

View from Wilhelm Tell Express boat, Switzerland

View from Wilhelm Tell Express boat, Switzerland

Couple having dinner on Wilhelm Tell Express boat

Couple having dinner on Wilhelm Tell Express boat

Wilhelm Tell Express scenic train routes

 
Map with route of Wilhelm Tell Express
The Wilhelm Tell Express runs on the route:
  • Lucerne - Locarno
  • Lucerne - Lugano

Facilities and services

 
  • Disabled facilities

  • Power sockets

  • Restaurant/bistro

  • Shower/WC

  • Snack trolley


Facilities may differ per train and route.

Operated by:
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Additional information

 

Conditions for Eurail pass holders

Holders of a Eurail pass pay a surcharge for the Wilhelm Tell Express. 1st class pass holders pay 39 CHF (approx. € 26), 2nd class pass holders pay 86 CHF (approx. € 57). The fees include a welcome package (travel guide and a valuable souvenir), a 1st class seat reservation on the paddle steamer (or motor vessel) and the panorama train and a delicious meal in the 1st class restaurant on board of the boat.

 

Special features

Enjoy an excellent meal while tuckering along the impressive coastline of Lake Lucerne on a 1st class vintage paddle steamer. Once the boat has reached Flüelen, the crew will say good-bye. Step off the boat and onto the comfort of a 1st class panorama train that will whisk you via the spectacular Gotthard route to the Ticino, where Italian is spoken. The Wilhelm Tell Express operates all year long.

 

Wilhelm Tell Express Premium offer

If you decide to go for the Premium offer you'll receive a welcome package with a valuable souvenir. Then you are served an exquisite 3-course menu on the boat. On the train, you take your seat in the Salon Liberté – a very exclusive coach with swivel chairs. After a welcome drink you'll discover everything there is to know about the unique Gotthard surrounding in a multi vision show hosted by a multilingual travel guide.

 

More info at www.sbb.ch/en/tellexpress.

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