I'm reserved on the Glacier Express from Zermatt to Andermatt, but would like to switch to Gotthard Panorama Express & the steamboat from Fluelen to Lucerne. Is this possible?

On June 18 2017 I am travelling on the Glacier Express from Zermatt to Andermatt departing at 9.52am from Zermatt arriving in Andermatt at 12.46 using the Swiss Travel pass and have reserved seats as well on the Glacier Exp but wonder if it is possible to connect to part of the gotthard panorama exp and the steamboat at Fluenen to travel to Lucerne. Can someone explain how to do this.ThanksJudy
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) May 18, 2017 15:05
    Hi Judy,

    Conveniently, Andermatt happens to be the station along the Glacier Express line from where you would be able to connect to the Gotthard scenic route. From Andermatt, you would connect to the Gotthard scenic route by taking a short train to Goeschenen. Trains from Goeschenen to Andermatt depart twice every hour throughout the day, and the ride only takes 15 minutes.

    Heading north, the 'Gotthard Panorama Express' scenic route would consist of a train from Goeschenen to Flüelen and then the steamboat from Flüelen to Lucerne (across Lake Lucerne).

    In June, the actual 'Gotthard Panorama Express' trains, which run direct from Goeschenen to Flüelen and feature panoramic windows, only operate on weekends (this is the case for dates from April 14th to July 2nd of 2017). Therefore, the actual 'Gotthard Panorama Express' trains will be running on your intended travel date of June 18th.

    As a supplement to a rail pass, 'Gotthard Panorama Express' trains do require reservations. To purchase reservations for this journey, you would click the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (www.raileurope.com) and then you would have to be sure to type 'Lucerne-Boat Gotthard' (instead of just 'Lucerne') in the field for the arrival city. Therefore, your search would be from 'Goeschenen' to 'Lucerne-Boat Gotthard'. Reservations for this happen to be inclusive of the steamboat as well.

    With regard to departures out of Goeschenen, there may be an error preventing this from being able to be booked on our website. If nothing displays when you do your search, then you would have to call us to book the reservations. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.
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