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 $NZD per person


    1st Class  
    Adult Child  
Train Reservation (Compulsory) $37 $37
Boat Supplement: Eurail Pass holders receive a 50% discount $59 $59
Boat Supplement: Swiss Travel Pass holders receive 100% discount n/a n/a

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    1st Class  
    Adult Child  
Open dated ticket: Lucerne to Lugano (Boat & Train) $249 $125
Open dated ticket: Lugano to Lucerne (Train & Boat) $249 $125

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Prices will be subject to change on a weekly basis unless paid in full.

Booking fee

  • A $30 per passenger booking fee will be applied to the total value of point-to-point and rail pass bookings
  • 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
  • 2020 Prices

Fare types

  • Adult
  • Child