Advance reservations for VIP seats on Golden Pass

Advance reservations for VIP seats on Golden Pass

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sartajsasson
sartajsasson
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Feb 4, 2016 - 9:33 AM

I understand that Advance reservation is not required on the Golden Pass. However it is recommended if we want to travel in the leading VIP car of the Panoramic train. I have 2nd Class Swiss Travel passes for me and my wife for April 2016 and I was trying to upgrade and reserve for this car from Interlaken/Zweissimen to Montreux but was unable to find the link on Goldenpass.ch. Can you please help? Is it also true that to upgrade to 1st class I have to pay half the difference between the 1st and 2nd class?

Arno
Arno
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Feb 4, 2016 - 10:56 AM

Welcome to MySwissAlps!

The VIP seats are only available in first class and between Zweisimmen and Montreux. So for that leg, you indeed you need an upgrade ticket and pay half the price difference. You can buy that at any staffed rail station, e.g. Interlaken Ost. The seats can be booked through the link on our Golden Pass page (under "More on other websites").

sartajsasson
sartajsasson
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Feb 4, 2016 - 12:57 PM

Thank you Arno, I found the website and the link. However I cannot figure out which are the VIP seats. Are these VIP seats available in 2nd class too? And the cost mentioned from Zweisimmen to Montreux is only for reservation. Do I pay for upgrade from 2nd to 1st only at the time of the journey or can I do it in advance?

Arno
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Feb 4, 2016 - 2:33 PM in reply to sartajsasson

No, first class only. You need to buy the upgrade at any station, see my previous post. The seats are in the front of the train and more expensive than the other seats. If you can't find them please share your travel date and time.

sartajsasson
sartajsasson
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Feb 4, 2016 - 3:14 PM in reply to Arno

Me and my wife from Zweisimmen to Montreal on 9 April 2016 by train No. 3115 or earliest thereafter. Thankyou.

Arno
Arno
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Feb 4, 2016 - 3:26 PM in reply to sartajsasson

That train indeed does not have VIP seats. It's supposed to have normal panoramic carriages, but no VIP seats. Train 2119 at 12h25 does have them. All places are still available. Good luck!

sartajsasson
sartajsasson
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Feb 4, 2016 - 3:51 PM in reply to Arno

My reservation in VIP seats is done . Thank you.

A suggestion. Wherever mention is made of VIP seats in Golden Pass, pls provide a link to the reservation site. Also in search columns of the reservation site, please provide option of "Do you want VIP seats Yes/No"so that only those trains with VIP seats would show in results.

Thank you once again for providing solutions and that too in real time.

Arno
Arno
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Feb 5, 2016 - 8:46 AM in reply to sartajsasson

Hi sartajsasson,

I'm glad it worked out! I understand your first suggestion, but there's a technical reason for not linking from lots of places. These links to other websites tend to change a lot, and it's much more efficient maintenance wise to just provide one link on the page. As for the reservation site itself: please let them know about your suggestions. It's not our website so we can't do anything there, but I like your suggestion.

Enjoy the ride!

sartajsasson
sartajsasson
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Feb 5, 2016 - 9:10 AM in reply to Arno

Thanks. Who is the person/site to inform for this?

Arno
Arno
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Feb 5, 2016 - 10:42 AM in reply to sartajsasson

It's the site you were on: www.goldenpass.ch. Just click to Contact.

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