Golden Pass train VIP seats Interlaken to Montreux

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rshah1
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Mar 10, 2017 - 2:53 PM

Hi

on 6/6 I would like to take golden pass train from interlaken most to Montreaux. i have a 2nd class swiss travel pass. I want to do a vip seat reservation for this trip. do i need a 1st class ticket to do this booking? how do i go about doing this reservation.

thx

Rika

Lucas
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Mar 10, 2017 - 5:55 PM in reply to rshah1

Hi Rika,

Yes, the VIP seats are in the 1st class section. Reservation information can be found here. If you have the Swiss Travel Pass then it is best to do the class upgrade at any Swiss railway station office.

Cheers,
Lucas

Last modified on Mar 10, 2017 - 5:56 PM by Lucas
rshah1
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Mar 10, 2017 - 8:13 PM in reply to Lucas

Hi Lucas

Is the VIP seat available from Interlaken to Montreaux? seems like I have to upgrade my ticket first before I can reserve VIP seat. How can I find out the cost of the upgrade.

Thanks

Rika

Arno
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Mar 10, 2017 - 8:22 PM in reply to rshah1

Hi Rika,

VIP seats are available on part of that route: Zweisimmen to Montreux. See here for how to book. The upgrade to 1st class can be purchased in Switzerland. They don't sell out; only the seats sell out.

Last modified on Mar 10, 2017 - 8:22 PM by Arno
munish
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Mar 11, 2017 - 11:38 AM

Hi RIka,

You can do your reservation for Golden Pass train on www.goldenpassline.ch/ en/. and as mentioned by Lucas and Arno you can do point to point upgrade at Swis Railway station. I am also doing the same. I have 4 days Swiss travel pass 2nd Class. I have bought VIP 1 class tickets. www.sbb.ch/en/travelca rds-and-tickets/tickets-for-switzerland/class-upgrade.html

Thanks

Munish

rshah1
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Mar 11, 2017 - 3:53 PM in reply to munish

thx that was very helpful

Rika

rshah1
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Mar 11, 2017 - 4:55 PM

I just checked the link you sent for ticket upgrade but it does not have option for VIP seats. Also it seems like first class seat cannot be booked 3 months in advance. I want to know what is the cost of 1st class upgrade from Weisemann to Montreaux. How do I find this info?

Please advice.

Rika

Arno
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Mar 11, 2017 - 5:19 PM in reply to rshah1

Hi Rika,

For train information and explanation about how to find prices, you can check the timetable. With a Swiss Travel Pass you will pay half the difference between 1st and 2nd class, so that's CHF 12.50 for the upgrade. Note that the town names are Zweisimmen and Montreux. The seats can be booked through the link at the bottom of the page I gave you in my last post: myswissalps.com/golden pass/tickets. But beware, only a few trains have VIP seats. Most trains don't have them.

rshah1
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Mar 12, 2017 - 7:17 AM

Hi

I checked all the links you all suggested. I am finding all the details for Interlaken to Zweisimmen. It shows cost for seat reservation $15. when go to book seat from Zweisimmen to Montreaux there is no fee but it does not have a buy option. Does that mean it is sold out?

On a different link the calendar does not open beyond 4/11.

This is very difficult your help will be appreciated

Thx

Rika

Lucas
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Mar 12, 2017 - 11:36 AM in reply to rshah1

Hi Rika,

I can see there are still VIP seats available for chf 15, on June 6 at 12:25 or 18:25 departures.

Use the link Arno has above, click on the Goldenpass.ch link at the bottom and and enter your dates and towns. Click on the trains for the times I mentioned and you can select seats in the VIP section.

Lucas

rshah1
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Mar 16, 2017 - 4:42 AM in reply to Lucas

HI Lucas

I found the VIP seats on train #2119 for 12:25. The only train from Interlaken ost to Zweisimmen is at 9:05 reaching at 10:19. That means I will have to wait 2 hours at the train station for train #2119 with the VIP seat.

I can take regular train #3115 leaving at 10:25 which allows me only 6' to change trains. is that enough time and how far is the other track?

Your suggestions are very helpful

thanks

Rika

Arno
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Mar 16, 2017 - 7:26 AM in reply to rshah1

Hi Rika,

Zweisimmen is a small station, 6 minutes is plenty of time to change trains.

rshah1
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Mar 16, 2017 - 5:56 PM in reply to Arno

Hi

Is there a later train from Interlaken ost to Zweisimmen that reaches around 12pm, I still would prefer to train # 2119 so I can get VIP seats? This way I do not have to wait for 2 hrs at the station

Thx

Rika

Arno
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Mar 16, 2017 - 7:26 PM in reply to rshah1

Hi Rika,

You can find all trains in the timetable. Just fill out Interlaken Ost and Zweisimmen and you'll see all options.

rshah1
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Mar 20, 2017 - 3:27 AM

I tried the link you suggested earlier for booking golden pass seat reservation but the link does not open. You had suggested another option to a different person to use MOB link. I did do my seat reservation from Interlaken ost to Montreux via Zweisimmen. The route from Interlaken to Zweisimmen is showing as standard and to Montreaux is showing panorama. I paid $5 for 1st part and $8 for 2nd part. I hope i did my reservation correctly.

I thought both routes are supposed to be panoramic.

train leaves Interlaken at 9:08 to 10:19

Zweisimmen to Montreaux leaves at 10:25 to 12:13

I hope the seat reservation i did are correct.

Please advice

Rika

munish
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Mar 20, 2017 - 4:56 AM in reply to rshah1

Hi Rika,

Attached is the Golden Pass Timetable. Please check in this table. I think it is correct

Regards

Munish

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Lucas
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Mar 20, 2017 - 7:26 AM in reply to rshah1

Hi Rika,

The panorama train runs between Zweisimmen and Montreux and the Interlaken to Luzern Express is also Panoramic. I checked the MOB website and your times look good!

Lucas

rshah1
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Mar 20, 2017 - 2:45 PM in reply to Lucas

thank you for your response.

I am assuming the leg between Interlaken & Zweisimmen is not panoramic but standard

Thx

Rika

Lucas
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Mar 20, 2017 - 5:35 PM in reply to rshah1

Hi Rika,

Yes, it is not a special panoramic train on that leg of the route.

Lucas

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