Cost of seat reservations on Bernina express

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Oct 10, 2012 - 3:09 PM
I live in the UK and am visiting Switzerland October 27th - November 1st. I have bought a 1st class Swiss Rail Pass. I plan on taking the Bernina express trip - from Chur to Tirano and back to Chur.I am looking to make a seat reservation. I have looked on and their price is £20.50 per person (with 1st class swiss pass). The cost on the site is 18.00CHF each (1st class) Do you know why is there would be such a difference in price? I am unsure of which site to purchase the reservation from - the obvious choice seems to be the cheaper one - but am I actually comparing like for like?

Just to clarify my question. Because the prices seemed so different, I was wondering if the seat reservation sold by was different from the seat reservation sold by the site I am so confused by the different web sites. Am I correct in thinking that what I need to travel on the Bernina express is my Swiss Rail Pass and a seat reservation. (and it doesn't matter where I get that seat reservation from?)
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Oct 12, 2012 - 6:19 AM
Hello Pinky! Prices can always differ per reseller, depending on (for example) exchange rates. You can just go for the cheapest option. We don't work with, so I can't provide information on their reservations.

Anyway, you need your Swiss Pass and your additional seat reservation for the Bernina Express trip indeed, and it doesn't matter where you got your reservations from - as long as they're for the exact train and couch number you're entering.
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM by Arno
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Oct 12, 2012 - 8:28 AM
Thanks for the clarification!

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