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Wilhelm Tell Express

Wilhelm Tell Express

Accross the Lake & Over the Mountains

The Wilhelm Tell Express links two of Switzerland's most scenic regions: Central Switzerland and Ticino. Two daily connections from Central Switzerland to Ticino and in the opposite direction.

The trip starts in Lucerne as you board a nostalgic paddle steamer or motor vessel and cruise to Flüelen on Lake Lucerne in about 3 1/2 hours.

In Flüelen, only a few steps away from the pier, our guests board air-conditioned, first-class panorama cars of the Swiss Federal Railways. The trip continues through the awesome Reuss Valley with its deep ravines and precipitous cliffs. The world-famous Gotthard line swiftly climbs from 470 to about 1100 metres above sea level to finally enter the 15-kilometer long Gotthard tunnel in Göschenen, Europe's most important north/south gateway.

The Wilhelm Tell Express crosses breathtaking cantilevered bridges and passes charming villages on its way to Bellinzona. From here, the next leg is to Locarno or Lugano.

Journey Overview

Route: Luzern - Fluelen - Locarno/Lugano

This journey also travels in the reverse direction.

Duration: Just over 5 Hours


Summer Schedules - 3 April until 18 October 2015

Winter Schedules until 2 April 2015

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