Cab-view ride Gotthard Panorama Express

Ride up front!

Experience the Gotthard Panorama Express in a completely different way: live your dream or surprise someone special with a cab-view ride. In the engine driver’s cab of the Re 420, which pulls the Gotthard Panorama Express, you’ll travel from Arth-Goldau through the breathtaking Gotthard massif to Lugano or vice versa.

The following services are included in the cab-view ride:

  • Journey in the engine driver’s cab with an expert guide on the Re 420 locomotive at the front of the Gotthard Panorama Express.

  • Companion to introduce you to the world of rail during the journey, explaining the technology in the engine driver's cab and pointing out highlights along the route.

  • Written route description with signalling explanations.

Travel to and from the cab-view ride is not included.

Cab-view rides will be offered in both directions on Fridays from 14 June 2024 to 18 October 2024:

  • Start in Lugano at 9am, arrive in Arth-Goldau at around midday.

  • Start in Arth-Goldau at 1pm, arrive in Lugano at around 4.45pm.

Important information:

  • Spaces subject to availability. Due to the limited space in the locomotive, the cab-view ride can only be booked for one person.

  • Good physical condition and good health are needed for the cab-view ride. You must be able to climb up into the locomotive yourself. The locomotive is not wheelchair accessible.

  • The minimum age is 16 years.

  • The offer is available in German, Italian and English.

  • Bookable up to 3 days in advance.


  • CHF 760 includes VAT and the ticket for the journey in the driver’s cab

  • The general terms and conditions of the webshop at gotthard-panorama-express.ch apply.

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