GoldenPass booking & train switches

GoldenPass booking & train switches

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AdityaJosh25
AdityaJosh25
4 posts
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May 2, 2015 - 11:03 PM

Hello,

I was going to travel with family from Lucerne to Montreux (via Interlaken & Zweissimen of course).
While I would travel with Swiss Travel pass, I was looking to reserve the seats. I am traveling on a Sunday.

When I saw the timetables for the trains, I noticed that I had only about 13min at Interlaken and 5min at Zweissimen to switch trains. Is that even possible? I hope if I reserve, the trains are not delayed. And I am able to switch trains in time.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Aditya

Annika
Annika
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May 3, 2015 - 12:27 PM

Welcome to MySwissAlps.com, Aditya!

Golden Pass seat reservations are not obligatory but if you want to make reservations, you shouldn't worry about the times indicated for switching trains. 13 and 5 minutes are enough. Moreover, these trains serve one route together, so in most cases they'll wait for each other. I hope this reassures you!

AdityaJosh25
AdityaJosh25
4 posts
new member
May 3, 2015 - 12:36 PM

Thanks Annika for the info.

That means I won't be too worried about switching trains in such a short time. About the reservations, you said they are not obligatory. Does that mean that there usually are some seats even if no reservation is done?

Thanks,

Aditya

Arno
Arno
7722 posts
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May 3, 2015 - 12:49 PM

Hi Aditya,

Finding seats is usually no problem. I would not book them in advance, except for traveling in a large group or if you prefer the VIP seats between Zweisimmen and Montreux (see the link Annika gave you).

AdityaJosh25
AdityaJosh25
4 posts
new member
May 12, 2015 - 8:22 PM

Thanks a lot to both of you.

With my Swiss Pass, I know I dont have to pay for train tickets. But my concern still remains on how to get seats (for only 4 of us, not a big group):
- For Luzern-Engelberg-Titlis (50%) & back to Luzern.
- For Luzern-Interlaken-Zweissimen-Montreux-Geneva (above as you answered, I might reserve coz I see the seat availability has reduced in past 3 weeks for same date).

For Chocolate train, how do I get the 50% off with Pass (same question for Engelberg Titlis)?

Thanks for the replies & help.

Regards,

Aditya

Annika
Annika
4417 posts
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May 13, 2015 - 5:51 PM

Hi Aditya!

You don't have to book seats for the ride to Engelberg and the Titlis. It's not required for the trip from Lucerne to Geneva either. As Arno mentioned, it is only obligatory for special VIP seats on the Golden Pass trains. If you want to travel in regular seats, you don't have to book anything. If you do want to reserve seats just to be safe, please follow the link I included in my previous post.

You can get your discounts for the Titlis by showing your Swiss Travel Pass when buying the tickets. Titlis tickets can be purchased at the valley station in Engelberg. The Chocolate train excursion has to be booked in advance; please see here. During the booking process, you can choose the rate that applies to Swiss Travel Pass holders.

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