May 21, 2018 - 5:51 PM
I've been reading the train section and am a little confused. It seems that if I buy a Swiss travel pass in advance, I generally don't need separate tickets to get on a train. However, there are some scenic or special trains that do need a reservation. Is that correct? However, I couldn't find a simple listing of which trains these are. I am posting my itinerary below. Would someone please tell me if any of these routes need a reservation.
Thanks so much for your help.
Arrive Geneva airport on July 16 Take train to Montreux
Montreux – 4 nights (July 16-20)
likely day trips to Gruyere and Brac, Lavaux vineyards, Lausanne
July 20 Take train to Sion and bus or taxi to Nendaz
Nendaz – 2 nights (July 20-22)
International Alphorn Festival
July 22 Take train to Thun
Thun – 5 nights (July 22-27)
likely day trips to Bern, Lauterbrunnen (valley of waterfalls) and Jungfrau
July 27 Take train to Lucerne (There appears to be 2 possible routes- north via Bern or south via Interlaken. Do you recommend one or the other? Does either need a reservation?)
Lucerne – 4 nights (July 27-31)
Likely day trips to Mt. Pilatus, Mt Titlis, and Basel July 31 Fly out of Zurich Take train directly to airport from Lucerne