Does the Swiss pass cover trains from interlaken to engelberg?

I am planning on taking the train from interlaken to engleberg and then from engelberg to Lucerne. Is this route covered by the swiss pass?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) July 05, 2013 18:14
    Hi,

    Yes, a Swiss Pass does cover connections from Interlaken to Engelberg and Engelberg to Lucerne.

    A connection from Interlaken to Engelberg involves changing trains once in Hergiswil along the way.

    There are then direct trains from Engelberg to Lucerne.

    If you will be doing the trip up to Mount Titlis while you're in Engelberg, then you would have to purchase the Mount Titlis Pass. You can purchase the Mount Titlis mountaintop excursion here:
    http://www.raileurope.com/activities/... .

    Since you'll be traveling with the Swiss Pass, you would purchase the 'Engelberg-Mt Titlis/Swiss Pass' option of this pass.

    For planning purposes, you can check schedules for trains from Engelberg to Lucerne by clicking on 'Find Fares & Schedules' on the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com. In contrast, schedules for trains from Interlaken to Hergiswil and Hergiswil to Engelberg are not able to be viewed on our website. If you'd like to inquire about actual schedules for these trains, then you would call us at 1-800-622-8600.
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  • Thank you.
    Do we need to buy Mt Titlis excursion in advance or can we buy in Engelberg, since it all depends on the weather.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) July 05, 2013 19:25
    That or a similar ticket would be able to be purchased locally in Engelberg.
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  • what is the difference between swiss pass and swiss card
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  • Hi Malathi,

    A Swiss card is valid from any airport or boarder station to a single destination and return from that destination to any airport or boarder station. You would also receive discounts on any other ticket purchased locally with the Swiss Card.

    The Swiss Pass is valid on all trains, boats, buses and some cable cars. Others would be discounted with the pass. The Swiss Pass also allows you entrance into over 450 museums throughout Switzerland.

    You can view the information on the Swiss Pass and Swiss Card by clicking on the following link: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-ticket...

    Thank you,
    Jen
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  • Thanks Jen. We are thinking of visiting Interlaken and spending 6 nights there. We are not sure if we can do glacier express for atleast a short distance, just to get the experience of panoramic train. How does that compare to golden express ? we are debating whether if we should just take a day trip to montreux from Interlaken just to ride the train and be back. But from the pictures , it feels like the glacier express is much more luxurious. do u recommend any short distance travel in glacier express from Interlaken, just to be completed in a day?
    • Jeff (Official Rep) May 27, 2014 18:32
      Hello,

      The Golden Pass Line and the Glacier Express are both scenic routes, and it would be difficult to distinguish between the two to say which one is better. While the Glacier Express trains might be more luxurious, Golden Pass trains still provide nice accommodations and both offer stunning views. It would just be a matter of preference. The entire route of the Glacier Express offers spectacular views. The closest location to Interlaken along the Glacier Express route would be Visp. A rail connection from Interlaken to Visp would take about an hour in duration and involves changing trains once in Spiez en route. You can use your Swiss Pass to take these trains to meet up with the Glacier Express in Visp.

      You would purchase reservations for the Glacier Express by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com.

      Due to high demand, the Glacier Express does sell out very quickly, so it would be recommended that reservations be purchased as soon as possible. The Glacier Express can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended date of departure.

      If nothing displays as a result of your search and you would like to verify the availability, please call us at 1-800-622-8600.
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