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GoNico
GoNico
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Jun 26, 2019 - 2:22 AM

Hi - I promise I've read the forum FAQ and all the pages on the so-called Golden Pass trains/routes -- here and elsewhere. While I know reservations are possible but not necessary for these trains -- I would like to book a reservation for one of the two daily Belle Epoque trains from Montreux-Zweisimmen. On the MOB site, the static schedule shows trains leaving Lausanne and arriving in Lucerne. It shows the Belle Epoque trains leaving from Montreux only at 08:44 and 13:44. BUT when I go to their linked page to make a reservation, the earliest time available is the 09:44 out of Montreux. Any ideas what's going on? Is the static schedule out of date?

Thank you for a great site and resource.

Nico

Spshah 8863
Spshah 8863
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Jun 26, 2019 - 2:25 AM

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GoNico
GoNico
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Jun 26, 2019 - 3:13 AM

Thanks for your reply. I forgot to mention that I did find the 08:44 train on the SBB site. However, this problem/question remains -- probably an easy one and I hope not clearly answered elsewhere:

- The train is clearly marked Reservations Required. But there seems only to be an option of purchasing tickets. I've gone most of the way through the process -- up until you must put in a credit card -- and see no other option. I have a Swiss Travel Pass for 3 days and so won't need to purchase a ticket, just a seat reservation. This was possible for the Glacier Express; I was able to purchase it through the site of the individual train company rather than SBB itself.

Arno
Arno
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Jun 26, 2019 - 7:09 AM

Hi Nico,

Welcome to MySwissAlps! Thanks for your compliments :-) What's your travel date?

Last modified on Jun 26, 2019 - 7:09 AM by Arno
GoNico
GoNico
3 posts
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Jun 26, 2019 - 4:00 PM in reply to Arno

Hello Arno!

My mom and I are traveling in Switzerland from July 19th - 23rd (not very long!) -- we're coming from France and heading to Germany. I'm looking at the Belle Epoque trains on the 20th.

Arno
Arno
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Jun 27, 2019 - 6:30 AM

Hi Nico,

I'm not sure if it was different yesterday, but I just tried and the train shows up (see the attachment). Only a few seats are left. That doesn't mean it's actually full, but the seats they allow reservation for are nearly all taken. The link on www.myswissalps.com/go ldenpass/tickets under "More information" get you to their reservations system.

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