Lake Lucerne boat cruise pricing

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travel2019
travel2019
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Apr 27, 2019 - 11:29 PM

Hello,

I am doing my research on pricing here:

www.myswissalps.com/bo atlakelucerne/packages

and noticed that the half fare rate (1st option) and regular rate (2nd option) have the same pricing. I don't see the half fare rate being 1/2 the price of the regular.

Also, some of the tickets are really cheap at CHF6 while others are CHF50. What's the difference in the boat rides?

Thanks!

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paddington
paddington
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Apr 28, 2019 - 1:16 AM

If you click on the fare you want on the right hand side of the page you will see "conditions" down the bottom (next to the "happy miles" orange logo). This tells you what the fare is about.

The second option on your selection (52CHF) is for a Saver Day Pass. You can buy that pass and have free travel for the day anywhere in Switzerland on just about any train, boat or bus.

The 6.40 CHF fare is a supersaver ticket price for one particular trip on one particular day. They are only available for a limited time until sold out.

Most of the prices listed are the swiss half fare card rate (see not above about the second option). Full fare is double these prices.

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rockoyster
rockoyster
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Apr 28, 2019 - 4:05 AM in reply to travel2019

Hello travel2019 and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

What Paddington said. And if you have a Swiss Travel Pass you can generally just hop on and off without tickets.

See www.lakelucerne.ch/en/ timetable-fares/prices-tickets/

Fares are distance related. If you look at the first table at www.lakelucerne.ch/fil eadmin/lakelucerne/con tent/Dokumente_Downloa ds_PDF/01_Fahrplan-Preise/02_Preise/2019/ 2019_Tarife_und_Kondit ionen_01.pdf it will tell you the kilometers between any two locations. Then look at the second table it translates kilometers into full-fare ticket prices. It's only in German I'm afraid but not too hard to fathom out.

You can also use the timetable on the SBB website (bit.ly/2HH1U7B) or the highly-recommended SBB Mobile app (bit.ly/2ICIUHi)to find prices. If you are not familiar with using the timetable it will pay to first read the instructions on this page - www.myswissalps.com/ti metable. For boats you need to use the advance search and deselect all modes of transport apart from "Ship".

Apart from the regular ferry services there are some speciality cruises like the MS Saphir which does special lunch and dinner cruises.

paddington
paddington
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Apr 28, 2019 - 8:48 AM

Rockoyster,

Thanks for those timetables. I really like timetables I can print out and see.

Great work.

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