Jun 25, 2018 - 4:34 AM
in reply to Removed user
>> Zermatt to Chur on the GEX July 7 arriving at 15:15h and planned on taking a regional train from Chur to Zürich. Please provide more details and advice as to reserving seats on panoramic cars from Chur to Zürich.
I'm sorry, I don't know too much about the panoramic carriages on this route. I understand they were introduced for the first time earlier this year to enhance the experience of the Gotthard-Bernina round trip package.
In response to Jenallan's post, I was simply conveying the information displayed in the Swiss Timetable for that particular departure.
On your travel date, the Swiss Timetable shows that panorama carriages with compulsory reservations leave Chur for Zürich at 14:39 and 18:39. There is also another train from Chur at 18:01 that connects with a panorama train at Sargans. This is a different panorama train though, the Transalpin, which is an international train travelling between Graz (Austria) and Zürich.
The SBB site does not offer reservations on the Chur-Zürich panoramic services, and the Rhätische Bahn only offers online reservations as part of a package (as far as I can tell), so anyone wanting to take one of the panoramic trains between Chur and Zürich will probably need to make further enquiries with the Rhätische Bahn, unless someone else on this forum knows more.
The route from Chur to Zürich is not one of the classic scenic routes, and can't compare with them, but there are some lake views as you travel along the Walensee (Lake Walen, with the almost vertical Churfirsten mountain range on the other side of the lake), and the Zürichsee (Lake Zürich). Sit on the right to enjoy the best views.
Last modified on Jun 25, 2018 - 4:37 AM by Removed user