Feb 17, 2018 - 1:13 AM
in reply to Travelgamma
>> How do they know I have the swiss travel pSs??
When you are making the reservation, you will come to a page with the heading Travellers - train ticket / reduction selection.
As well as putting in your personal details, you select one of the options in the Reduction box. If you intend to get a Swiss Travel Pass, you select Swiss Travel Pass - (-Flex, -Youth, -Youth Flex) as your reduction type.
Selecting this option means you will only be charged for a reservation, not for a full ticket. They don't care whether you already have the Swiss Travel Pass or not, but you will need to present both the pass and the reservation to the conductor on the train.
You will also need to present your class upgrade for the whole trip to the conductor, showing your entitlement to occupy seats in first class seats if your Swiss Travel Pass is only for second class. The class upgrade will cost you 50% of the difference between the 1st and 2nd class fares for your journey. You can buy that at any staffed railway station in Switzerland.
Here are the phrases for change of class for a sector in three of the national languages of Switzerland:
- German: Klassenwechsel für eine Strecke
- French: Surclassement pour un trajet
- Italian: Cambio di classe per una tratta
Last modified on Feb 17, 2018 - 1:15 AM by Alpenrose666