Golden Pass train tickets & reservations?

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bnsanthosh
bnsanthosh
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Apr 27, 2018 - 4:11 PM

Good Evening..

I have a Swiss half fare card. I Planned to travel From Interlaken to Montreux in Golden Pass train.

How should I buy tickets and make sear reservations of a seat? What all trains I need to book.

Thanks,

Santhosh

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Apr 27, 2018 - 11:03 PM in reply to bnsanthosh

Have you read this Golden Pass Line (www.myswissalps.com/go ldenpass).

The only leg on which reservations are normally recommended is Zweisimmen to Montreux. See www.mob.ch/en/reservat ion-procedure.

If you are travelling prior to 2 June you can’t book that leg anyway due to construction and short bus detour.

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bnsanthosh
bnsanthosh
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Apr 28, 2018 - 10:50 AM in reply to rockoyster

Thanks..

I am in Switzerland between May 25th and May 31.

If I want to travel from Interlaken to Montreux in Golden Pass train, what all trains should I book? I understand that there is no direct/single train .

I read that for Zweisimmen to Montreux leg, we need to travel in bus for short distance.

Lucas
Lucas
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Apr 28, 2018 - 11:06 AM in reply to bnsanthosh

You can book any train running the Golden Pass route if you wish:

Lucerne to Interlaken
Interlaken to Zweisimmen
Zweisimmen to Montreux (this section has construction on it with the bus transfer - until June 1 no reservations are possible)

Rockoyster left you the link to make reservations if you wish to.

bnsanthosh
bnsanthosh
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Apr 28, 2018 - 5:09 PM

So I just take trains between these 2 stations (book in trainline.eu)

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rockoyster
rockoyster
4585 posts
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Apr 28, 2018 - 7:58 PM

You really don’t need to “book”. Just buy tickets at Interlaken station. Tickets don’t sell out.

Lucas
Lucas
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Apr 29, 2018 - 12:12 AM in reply to bnsanthosh

Yes exactly.

During construction it is a bit of luck getting the panoramic trains between Zwesimmen and Montreux unfortunately - but they all follow the same route.

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Apr 29, 2018 - 12:21 AM in reply to bnsanthosh

Hi Santhosh,

You might want to check out this thread to improve your chances of getting a panoramic train from Zweisimmen.

bnsanthosh
bnsanthosh
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Apr 29, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Thanks..

So

Interlaken to Zweisimmen : buy tickets at Interlaken
Zweisimmen to Montreux : bu at Zweisimmen ?

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Apr 29, 2018 - 8:19 PM in reply to bnsanthosh

You can buy tickets at any station or on-line. You don’t need to buy at the station you depart from.

You only need a single ticket from Interlaken to Montreux via Zweisimmen. That ticket will be good for all day. You can stop anywhere along the route and recommence your journey on a later train if you feel like it.

bnsanthosh
bnsanthosh
15 posts
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Apr 30, 2018 - 4:40 AM

Thanks..

One more thing for any train journey.. E-ticket is fine?

Means If I show the ticket on mobile phone, is it fine? or a print out of the ticket is needed?

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Apr 30, 2018 - 4:57 AM in reply to bnsanthosh

If you buy the ticket with the SBB Mobile app it will be fine. It has a barcode to scan. I'm not 100% sure about displaying a PDF on the screen. There has been discussion in this before but I can't remember the outcome. I only ever used the SBB App.

Whatever the answer make sure your phone battery is well charged before you set off.🤓

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