Gotthard Panorama Express : Prices/Overview

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Connects central Switzerland to the south of Switzerland on board a historic paddle steamer and panoramic train.

Route: Lucerne- Lake Lucerne - Fluelen - St Gotthard - Bellinzona - Lugano or Locarno

The Gotthard Panorama Express commences in Lucerne for a three hour cruise on board a first class historic paddle steamer on Lake Lucerne. Upon arrival in Fluelen, passengers board an air-conditioned first class panoramic train to Lugano or Locarno.

Period of operation:

Note: The Gotthard Panorama Express operates twice a day in each direction (North-South and South-North) from April to October between Lucerne and Lugano/Locarno. Passengers from/to Lugano must change trains in Bellinzona.



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Prices are in $AUD per person

Open ticket

    1st Class  
    Adult Child  
Lucerne to Lugano (Boat & Train) $229 $115
Lugano to Lucerne (Train & Boat) $229 $115

Seat reservations (for ticket & rail pass holders)

    1st Class  
    Adult Child  
Train reservations (Compulsory) $44 $44
Boat (Eurail Pass holders): Reservation not required. A supplement, however, is compulsory & bookable through Rail Europe. The supplement is 50% of the full price boat ticket. $54 $54
Boat (Swiss Travel Pass holders): Reservation not required. The boat is 100% included for Swiss Travel Pass holders. n/a n/a

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Prices will be subject to change on a weekly basis unless paid in full.
  • Prices are approximate, and subject to change
  • Boat reservations are not required. The boat is 100% included for Swiss Travel Pass holders. Eurail Pass holders pay 50% of the full price boat ticket
  • There are only 1st Class seats onboard the train
  • 2019 prices

Booking fee

  • A $30 per passenger booking fee will be applied to the total value of point-to-point and rail pass bookings

Fare types

  • Adult
  • Child