Do I need Golden Pass reservations?

Do I need Golden Pass reservations?

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charlotte5
charlotte5
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Jan 18, 2016 - 2:04 PM

I will be travelling from Luzurn to Montreux early March and note there are a few train changes. Is it necessary to reserve a seat, I have a swiss travel pass? If I reserve, do I reserve for all legs or just from Zweissman to Montreux. Can you take own food & drink? Any other useful information?

thanking you kindly

Charlotte

Annika
Annika
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Jan 18, 2016 - 2:37 PM

Hello Charlotte,

No, seat reservations aren't obligatory for the Golden Pass: www.myswissalps.com/go ldenpass/tickets. You can reserve seats if you want to, but March isn't high season for tourists, so you can just board and find a seat without reservation. Sure, you can bring along your own food and drinks. Further information can be found at our Golden Pass page.

charlotte5
charlotte5
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Jan 19, 2016 - 6:10 AM

Dear Annika,

Thank you. In regards to the Bernina Express, same questions apply? Travelling to Tirano.

many thanks.

Arno
Arno
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Jan 19, 2016 - 7:09 AM

Hi Charlotte,

There's a page about that as well: myswissalps.com/ berninaexpress/ tickets.

charlotte5
charlotte5
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Jan 19, 2016 - 7:35 AM in reply to Arno

Dear Arno

I have viewed this many times and am struggling to find where and how much to reserve a seat - not user friendly. if I have a swiss travel pass how do I also include this so I am not charged again. We will be travelling the return trip stopping off at ST MORITZ around 11.30am - how do we also reserve this?

kind regards

Arno
Arno
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Jan 19, 2016 - 9:57 AM in reply to charlotte5

Hi Charlotte,

The link under "More on other websites" takes you to the rhb.ch site. Is that the one you're struggling with? It indeed looks a bit complex, but I just tried it and all seemed to work fine. As you're entering your data you will also be asked for reductions. That's where you select the Swiss Travel Pass, so you will only pay the reservation fee of CHF 10 per person.

On the way back from Tirano to St. Moritz you can take any local train without reservations. That's what I would do, in order to be flexible. But if you want to book seats for that leg too, you can.

charlotte5
charlotte5
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Jan 19, 2016 - 10:27 AM in reply to Arno

Hello Arno,

I will try what you have suggested. The local train is that still covered in the SWISS TRAVEL PASS?

Arno
Arno
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Jan 19, 2016 - 10:44 AM in reply to charlotte5

Hello Charlotte,

Yes, all the trains are covered. All the routes on the map are covered, regardless of the type of train or company operating the train.

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