Glacier Express reservation for Sept 15

Glacier Express reservation for Sept 15

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spaulus69
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Jun 29, 2018 - 7:13 PM

I purchased a seat reservation for the Glacier Express for Sept 15 at 8:52 am, it is too early to purchase a train ticket, but again there won't be a problem buying a ticket once I get to Zermatt as long as I have the reservation correct?

Planning of taking Glacier Express 1st Class from Zermatt to Filisur.

Lucas
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Jun 29, 2018 - 7:42 PM in reply to spaulus69

Correct. Train tickets do not sell out on Swiss trains and can be purchased online or at a station. Although with the Glacier Express you can't get on the train without a reservation - normally you can just stand worse-case scenario. In this case you are all set. :)

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spaulus69
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Jun 29, 2018 - 8:29 PM

Thank you Lucas.

My next leg of this trip is on Bernina Express from Davos Platz 1st class to Tirano and bus from Tirano to Lugano. I purchase reservation and ticket for this leg. Reservation for 1st class train was $14, reservation for bus was $14 and ticket from Davos Platz to Lugano is $57.50 for total of $85.50.

I will be staying in Filisur, so my plan is to get up that morning and take train from Filisur to Davos Platz before the Bernina Express @ 09:53 am.

Lucas
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Jun 30, 2018 - 7:53 AM in reply to spaulus69

Sounds like you are all set - enjoy the trip!

Arno
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Jun 30, 2018 - 9:05 AM

Hi Steve,

You mentioned a ticket from Davos Platz to Lugano for $57.50. Note that a standard ticket is valid for the shortest or quickest route to reach Lugano, so not the Bernina Express route. I did a quick check and found a price of CHF 143 including reservations (1st class regular price if you don't have a pass). Just want to make sure you are buying the right ticket.

spaulus69
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Jun 30, 2018 - 2:04 PM

Arno, I posted a snippet of my reservation/ticket...am I missing something?

Thank you

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manashpoddar
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Jun 30, 2018 - 2:51 PM

I plan to buy Swiss travel Pass for my upcoming trip to switzerland from 28th July 2018. But before that, i plan to buy reservations for Glacier Express and Bernina express, lest they should get sold out. But before doing that, I want to know whether these reservations are refundable in case of cancellation of my trip. please help.

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Jul 1, 2018 - 1:50 AM in reply to spaulus69

Your ticket from Davos Platz to Lugano is based on your having a Swiss Half Fare Card (it says that just before your name).

You mentioned on another thread that you intended to buy a Swiss Half Fare Card, so as long as you have it with you when you use this ticket, you will be fine.

Alpenrose

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Jul 1, 2018 - 1:58 AM in reply to manashpoddar

>> I want to know whether these reservations are refundable in case of cancellation of my trip

No, reservations are not refundable. If you have travel insurance, you could check the policy wording to find out which (if any) cancellation costs are covered, and under what circumstances.

If you have any follow-up questions, please start your own thread here:

www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/rail

Alpenrose

spaulus69
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Jul 1, 2018 - 12:56 PM

You are correct Alpenrose666, when I made my reservation i selected "half fare card" and intend on getting it before the trip. I think I read that tip on myswissalps.com.

Thank you for the confirmation.

Steve

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