True MG Ferrovia Monte Generoso/The Monte Generoso Railway

MG Ferrovia Monte Generoso/The Monte Generoso Railway

Having been closed for a number of years for maintenance, The Ferrovia Monte Generoso (Monte Generoso rack railway) is once again operating.

Trains travel between its station on the forecourt of 
Capolago-Riva San Vitale station and its summit station at Generoso Vetta - which has been equipped with a stunning new restaurant and viewing gallery.

The Monte Generoso railway has stunning views over Lake Lugano, particularly if you’re sat on the left on departure from Capolagao.

Some departures are by
steam trains (PDF) - higher fares are charged on the steam trains and no discount is available to Swiss Travel Pass users.

CONNECTIONS:


The Monte Generoso Railway has two stations in Capolago, the Lago station lives up to its name with a location on the shore of Lake Lugano, for easy connection to/from the lake cruise boats.

Capolago FS station is immediately in front of Capolago-Riva San Vitale station, which is served by local trains, that operate every 30 mins on the line S10 route Bellinzona – Lugano - Capolago-Riva San Vitale – Chiasso.

Connections are available at Chiasso into Regionale trains to Como and Milano.


TICKETS AND RAIL PASSES:

 

Eurail – no discount

InterRail – no discount

Swiss Travel Pass – 50% discount


Tickets between SBB stations and Generoso Vetta station can be booked on the SBB booking service.
MG does not sell tickets online.

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