Change seat reservation in panoramic trip?

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roshan24
roshan24
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Jul 16, 2017 - 3:16 PM

Hi,

Me and my husband will be travelling to swiss for 7 days trip on july 19th.we are planning to take 2nd class swiss pass for 8 days .heard from one of our friend that seat reservation is must for gotthard and golden pano trip and we have done seat reservation for both the train but by mistake we did reservation in 1st class.

in sbb.ch its given that if we have 2nd class GA travel card/1 day travel pass then upgrade for one day with one specific route is possible.so is there any possiblity for us to travel in pano train in 1st class with 2nd class swiss pass as reserved?

www.sbb.ch/en/travelca rds-and-tickets/tickets-for-switzerland/class-upgrade.html

is swiss pass and GA travel card are the same?

if not any changes in seat reservation can be done from 1st class to 2nd class to not loss money?

i paid 48CHF for gotthard and 13CHF for golden.

suggestions pls.

Regards,

Roshan.

Lucas
Lucas
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Jul 16, 2017 - 3:31 PM in reply to roshan24

Hi Roshan and welcome to MySwissAlps!

Yes, you can upgrade to 1st class for just those 2 specific trips with no worries. You can do so at any staffed rail station in Switzerland or you can do so with the SBB (Swiss railways) mobile app. Another forum member laid out how to do so here.

The Swiss Travel Pass and the GA travel card aren't the same (one for tourists and one for residents) but they offer the same product so when looking for costs and discounts you can go by the GA price.

In the end I think it is less money and hassle to just upgrade for those two trains - you will enjoy first class on them for sure. :) Seeing as how you have the reservation already you can upgrade at any time (upgrades can't see out, just the seats).

Lucas

Last modified on Jul 17, 2017 - 5:44 AM by Lucas
roshan24
roshan24
5 posts
new member
Jul 16, 2017 - 3:36 PM

Wow great..thank u so much for ur quick reply..

All the stations are staffed or I have to go in particular ??.if so pls clarify ..

And for upgradation how much approximately I should pay?

Have any idea?

Thanks in advance.you are doing a great job.

Lucas
Lucas
3460 posts
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Jul 17, 2017 - 7:00 AM in reply to roshan24

Hi Roshan,

Almost all stations are staffed - it is just the small village stations that often aren't.

You pay the difference between a 1st class ticket and a 2nd class ticket on any train.
You can find details on ticket prices here:

Golden Pass
Gotthard Express

Lucas

roshan24
roshan24
5 posts
new member
Jul 17, 2017 - 7:25 AM in reply to Lucas

Hai Lucas,

Thanks for the link..now I have an idea..appreciate ur response..keep up the good work..

Roshan.

roshan24
roshan24
5 posts
new member
Jul 17, 2017 - 7:44 AM in reply to Lucas

One more clarification ..we are planning to travel from Basel to Paris by train..is there any discount using the pass??

Roshan.

Lucas
Lucas
3460 posts
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Jul 17, 2017 - 9:10 AM in reply to roshan24

Thanks Roshan,

No, there is no discount with any Swiss rail pass - 99% of that trip is in France and Swiss rail passes cover Switzerland only.

You can find tickets for this trip here though!

Lucas

Last modified on Jul 17, 2017 - 9:11 AM by Lucas
roshan24
roshan24
5 posts
new member
Jul 17, 2017 - 9:17 AM in reply to Lucas

Thanks a lot for ur kind reply!!

Regards,

Roshan.

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