Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

What you have to know about the Tell-Pass!


What is the Tell-Pass?

The Tell-Pass is the regional excursion ticket for the Lake Lucerne Region. Unrestricted rail, bus and boat travel, as well as numerous aerial cableways – plus great savings with many Bonus Partners.

Who is eligible for the Tell-Pass?

Everyone! Visitors from abroad as well as residents of Switzerland.

Where can I get the Tell-Pass?

The Tell-Pass is available from more than 80 sales outlets throughout the Lake Lucerne Region (boat landing stages, tourist offices and hotels). It can also be bought online from the Ticketshop (print(a)home). The Tell-Pass is also available from several Swiss Federal Railways stations in Switzerland.

What does the Tell-Pass cost?

The Winter Tell-Pass starts at CHF 120, the Sommer Tell-Pass starts at CHF 190 for two days of unrestricted travel.

And what's more: the more the days, the cheaper it gets! The 10-day Pass in summer costs just CHF 32 a day, in winter CHF 24 a day for unrestricted travel on trains, buses, boats and aerial cableways. Click HERE for pricing details.

Does the Tell-Pass have to be used all at once?

Yes, the Tell-Pass must be used 'en bloc', i.e. the selected number of days must be used one after the other without a break.

And the children...?

Children aged 6-16 travel for a fixed price of just CHF 30 for anything from two to ten days' unrestricted travel! Kids under the age of 6 are travelling for free. The children's offer is only valid with adults in the family context. Further information

How about dogs?

The holder of a Tell-Pass has the opportunity to buy a dog-ticket for just CHF 30. Further Information

Where is the Tell-Pass valid?

The Tell-Pass offers virtually unrestricted rail, bus, boat and aerial cableway travel throughout the Lake Lucerne Region. Click HERE for details of the route network.

Are reservations required with the mountain railways?

In principle, reservations are not required for the mountain railways. In the high season and when there are a lot of guests, a reservation is recommended for larger cable cars such as the Brienz-Rothorn cable car or the Stanserhorn cable car. The extra charge for a reservation is not included in the Tell-Pass ticket. You will find information on the reservation options on the websites of the individual railway companies.

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Is the Tell-Pass valid for the trip from Zurich Airport to Lucerne?

The Tell-Pass only covers part of the journey from Zurich Airport to Lucerne. Means that you will need an additional, regular ticket from Zurich (Airport) to Zug and continue the journey from there by Tell-Pass to Lucerne.

How do I use the Tell-Pass?

Purchase the Tell-Pass and climb aboard – it's as easy as that. No need to have the ticket stamped or validated. You simply show your Tell-Pass and a valid ID document when asked to do so.

Is the Tell-Pass transferable?

No, the Tell-Pass is non-transferable and bears the holder's name.

Are there reductions for groups?

The Tell Pass is a discounted offer, so there are no further discounts for groups. School classes are not entitled to the Children's Tell Pass; the children's offer is only valid with adults in the family context.

Can I save money with the Tell-Pass?

Of course! You save quite a lot compared to buying individual single tickets. And that's not all: the Tell-Pass allows you complete flexibility when planning your excursions in the Lake Lucerne Region.





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