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The Gotthard Panorama Express is a journey that turns into a great experience and where history comes alive: a unique combination of boat cruise and train ride on the route between Central Switzerland and Ticino.

Switzerland and its panoramic trains are very much in-demand and proving to be popular with holiday guests. The Gotthard Panorama Express offers great value, a unique travel experience and plenty of availability in both directions.

Recommend a journey on the award-winning Gotthard Panorama Express to your customers for their summer 2023 holiday, and let them discover the historic city of Lucerne, the lake of Lucerne and the Mediterranean flair of the Ticino region. Plan your customers’ Summer 2023 holiday in advance and give them the most memorable Swiss holiday experience!

Do you organise group travel? Then ask us about how you can receive up to 30% discount for your group.

Quick Facts

  • Great seat availability for FIT and groups thanks to it’s high-capacity both directions on the boat and train
  • Operates from 15 April – 22 October 2023 every Tuesday to Sunday (including public holidays)
  • Reserved seat in a 1st class panoramic carriage. There is now a total of 216 seats in four panorama coaches.
  • Exceptional value with a supplement of only CHF 16 per person for the railway section. The supplement includes the compulsory seat reservation. Option to upgrade to 1st on the boat sector is possible.
  • Onboard Travel guide walking through the coaches providing information on sights of interest along the route including route description


«The Gotthard Panorama is easy to book, even when arrangements were last minute and still a great experience for our clients. Without doubt the Gotthard Panorama impresses each time.» Our Swiss Rail Expert Diana Slavova

The Gotthard Panorama Express route options

Gotthard Panorama Express (boat and train) – the most popular route.

From Lucerne by steamboat along Lake Lucerne to Flüelen where the train will be waiting. Travel in a 1st class carriage to Bellinzona/Lugano. - The journey can be combined with an excursion via cog railway to the Rigi and by boat from Vitznau.

Duration: From Bellinzona to Lucerne approx. 5 h. From Lugano to Lucerne approx. 5 h 30 min.

Gotthard Panorama Express (train only) 

Arth-Goldau by train to Bellinzona/Lugano. This opens other travel combination options to travellers: Mount Rigi, the internationally known mountain excursion in Central Switzerland or change to the Voralpen-Express to Lucerne and St. Gallen. Long-distance trains towards Lucerne, Basel, Zurich or back to Ticino via the Gotthard Base Tunnel also connect here.

Duration: From Arth-Goldau to Bellinzona approx. 2 h 40 min. From Arth-Goldau to Lugano approx. 3 h 15 min.

The journey can also be travelled in the opposite direction.

Karte vom Gotthard Panorama Express.


The Gotthard Panorama onboard team are ready and waiting to welcome your clients on a journey where the only requisite requirement is to sit back, relax, and enjoy the extraordinary scenery on the best way from Central Switzerland to Ticino.

Do you want more information on how to add the Gotthard Panorama Express to your clients holidays? Get in touch with us today.

Nick Robb – General Manager

Switzerland Travel Centre, UK & Ireland

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