Seat reservation for Chiasso-Lugano?

Seat reservation for Chiasso-Lugano?

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IGG13
IGG13
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Jun 16, 2018 - 11:06 PM

Hi!

We are traveling from Florence to Lugano and throughout Switzerland. We have already a SwissPass (8D Flex Pass). We booked a one way trip from Florence to Chiasso with Trainline. We are planning to use the SwissPass from Chiasso to Lugano. Question: Do we need seats for that leg of the trip (and if yes do we buy them when we get in the train) or the SwissPass will suffice without the need to buy seats? Thank you.

Luissa

1960man
1960man
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Jun 16, 2018 - 11:27 PM in reply to IGG13

you don't need seat reservations Chiasso - Lugano, there are many trains. In any case, coming from Florence you will come via Milan and will possibly already be on a through train to Lugano.

The vast majority of main line Swiss trains are 'just walk on and sit down' - especially if you already have a valid normal ticket or Swiss Pass

Last modified on Jun 16, 2018 - 11:27 PM by 1960man
IGG13
IGG13
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Jun 16, 2018 - 11:28 PM in reply to 1960man

Awesome! Thank you!!!

Annika
Annika
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Jun 17, 2018 - 8:23 AM

Hi IGG13! That's correct, your Swiss Travel Pass Flex (not SwissPass, that's a product for Swiss residents only) will cover the journey: www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpassflex/vali dity. Seat reservations are only required for special panoramic trains and some longer international routes: www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/reservations.

1960man
1960man
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Jun 17, 2018 - 11:33 PM in reply to Annika

I have a Swiss Pass and am not resident in Switzerland.

Arno
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Jun 18, 2018 - 4:35 AM in reply to 1960man

Sure, it is possible to have a SwissPass for people who visit Switzerland frequently, e.g. to store their one year Half Fare-travelcard on. It's not something that most tourists need to look into though.

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