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Why are there less departure times to Weggis with the Swiss Travel Pass?

We are trying to travel to lucerne after a tour and get to weggis. When I select the pass the times for the train are limited.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) May 08, 2019 20:20
    Hi Shelly,

    The vast majority of trains in Switzerland do not even accept reservations. Therefore, the Swiss Travel Pass is actually you'll need when traveling in Switzerland. That is why schedules don't display when you click the 'I have a rail pass' box for travel in Switzerland.

    With that said, Weggis does not even have a rail station, so I'm not sure how you'd be seeing any schedules from Lucerne to there on our website. To get from Lucerne to Weggis, you would take a boat on Lake Lucerne. A bonus with the Swiss Travel Pass is that it covers boats in Switzerland. Therefore, you can use the Swiss Travel Pass to take the boat from Lucerne to Weggis.

    Otherwise, to get from Lucerne to Weggis by land, you would have to take a train from Lucerne to Kussnacht am Rigi and then a bus from Kussnacht am Rigi to Weggis. The trains from Lucerne to Kussnacht am Rigi do not accept reservations, so the Swiss Travel Pass is all you would need to board. Conveniently, the Swiss Travel Pass would also be valid on the bus from Kussnacht am Rigi to Weggis.

    Schedules from Lucerne to Kussnacht am Rigi are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, these trains depart 2-4 times every hour throughout the day, and the ride only takes about 20 minutes. The buses from Kussnacht am Rigi to Weggis depart every half hour throughout the day, and the ride takes another 20 minutes.

    For the Swiss Travel Pass itself, you would click here: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934.

    For the most comfortable experience, 1st class is recommended.
    • Jeff (Official Rep) May 08, 2019 20:28
      If you'll be spending time in Lucerne, keep in mind that you can use the Swiss Travel Pass toward nearby mountain excursions in the immediate area. When traveling with a Swiss Travel Pass, the excursions to Mount Pilatus and Mount Titlis are discounted by about 50% and 45%, respectively, while the Mount Rigi and Stanserhorn excursions are fully covered.

      Mount Pilatus

      The excursion to the Mount Pilatus summit starts with a steamboat across Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Alpnachstad. Once you get to Alpnachstad, the ascent continues by cog railway up to Mt Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm). After reaching Pilatus Kulm, you would make your descent by taking a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and then a gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens. To get back to Lucerne, you would take a bus from Kriens.

      The Swiss Travel Pass is valid for you to get from Lucerne to Alpnachstad (either by train or by the steamboat across Lake Lucerne) and also valid on the bus ride from Kriens back to Lucerne.

      On the cog and cable car/gondola segments (Alpnachstad-Pilatus Kulm and Pilatus Kulm- Fräkmüntegg-Kriens), the Swiss Travel Pass would enable you to receive a 50% discount. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Pilatus Alpnachstad or Kriens to Mt Pilatus for Swiss Travel Pass Holders’ option of the pass for ‘Mount Pilatus’ here: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus

      The pass for ‘Mount Pilatus’ will cover you on the cog railway from Alpnachstad to Mount Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm), the cable car from Pilatus Kulm to Fräkmüntegg and the gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens.

      Mount Titlis

      The excursion from Lucerne to nearby Mount Titlis consists of a train from Lucerne to Engelberg, a cable car from Engelberg to Trübsee, a second cable car from Trübsee to Stand, and then the 'Titlis Rotair' gondola from Stand to Klein Titlis. The 'Titlis Rotair' is the world's first 360 degree revolving gondola, offering spectacular panoramic views. Off the station at Klein Titlis, you have access to the 'Titlis Cliff Walk', the 'Ice Flyer' chairlift, the Titlis Glacier Park, and a wondrous illuminated cave known as the 'Glacier Grotto'. The 'Titlis Cliff Walk' is a pedestrian suspension bridge (the highest suspension bridge in Europe) from where you can enjoy more incredible views. There is also a panorama restaurant.

      The Swiss Travel Pass is valid to cover you on the train between Lucerne and Engelberg. On the cable cars between Engelberg and Titlis, the Swiss Travel Pass enables you to receive a discount of about 45%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Titlis Engelberg to Mt Titlis for Swiss Travel Pass Holder’ option of the pass for 'Mount Titlis' here: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165 . This pass also includes a ride on the 'Ice Flyer' and entrance to the 'Glacier Grotto'.

      Stanserhorn (seasonal)

      The Swiss Travel Pass is valid to cover the full excursion between Lucerne and Stanserhorn.

      From Lucerne, you would take a short train to the nearby village of Stans. In Stans, you would board an 1893 vintage funicular to the intermediate station of Kälti. In Kälti, you board the CabriO cable car to the Stanserhorn summit. The CabriO cable car is the world’s first double decker open-air cable car. From the summit, you would experience incredible views of the surrounding Alps and 10 different lakes. There is also a revolving restaurant called the Rondorama and a marmot park.

      In 2019, the funicular from Stans to Kälti and the Cabrio cable car from Kälti to the Stanserhorn summit only run from April 13th to November 17th.If your Swiss Travel Pass is a ‘flexipass’, it would require the use of a ‘travel day’ to make this trip.

      Mount Rigi

      There are 2 different routes between Lucerne and Mount Rigi, both of which are fully covered by a Swiss Travel Pass.

      The route via Arth Goldau involves taking a train from Lucerne to Arth Goldau and the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Arth Goldau to Rigi Kulm.

      The route via Vitznau involves taking a boat on Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Vitznau, and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm.

      If your Swiss Travel Pass is a ‘flexipass’, it would require the use of a ‘travel day’ to do either of these routes.
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