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Gotthard Panorama Express Scenic Train

The Gotthard Panorama Express connects 2 of the prettiest parts of Switzerland by boat and by train: central Switzerland and the Italian-speaking Ticino. There are daily connections from Lucerne to either Locarno or Lugano or vice versa.

Gotthard Panorama Express route

Map with route of Gotthard Panorama Express

The Gotthard Panorama 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.

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Additional information

Conditions for Eurail Pass holders

Holders of a Eurail Pass pay a surcharge (reservation fee and class difference) for the Gotthard Panorama Express. All seats on the panorama train are exclusively 1st class, meaning that 1st class Pass holders only have to pay the reservation, while 2nd class Pass holders also have to pay the class difference.


Gotthard Panorama Express fees

1st class:

  • Reservation fee: 16 CHF (approx. €16)

2nd class:

  • Reservation fee: 16 CHF (approx. €16)
  • Class difference: 73 CHF (approx. €73)

Pass holders get a 50% discount on the fare of the boat trip across Lake Lucerne. You can make your reservations for the Gotthard Panorama Express on the Swiss Railways website.


Travel on a commuter train

You can also travel on normal commuter trains on the same route. These trains have both 1st and 2nd class compartments which allows Eurail Pass holders to travel without any surcharge.