The Wilhelm Tell Express scenic train connects 2 of the prettiest parts of Switzerland: central Switzerland and the Italianate Ticino. There are 2 daily connections from Lucerne to either Locarno or Lugano or vice versa.
The Wilhelm Tell Express runs on the route:
- Lucerne – Lake Luzern – Flüelen – St. Gotthard – Bellinzona – Locarno
Conditions for Eurail pass holders
Holders of a Eurail pass pay a surcharge for the Wilhelm Tell Express. 1st class passholders pay 39 CHF (approx. € 26), 2nd class passholders pay 86 CHF (approx. € 57). The fees include a seat reservation, something to eat and a special souvenir.
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 only operates from May to October.
More info at www.wilhelmtellexpress.ch.