Gotthard Panorama Express - Question

Gotthard Panorama Express - Question

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MiguelSilva
MiguelSilva
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Jan 23, 2017 - 12:53 PM

Hello,

First of all, congratulations on your website. It is helping me a lot and i can see i am not the only one!

Me and my girlfriend wanted to go the Gotthard Panorama Express somewhere between 22-25 Abril, and we need some help:

1. Can we buy the ticket now or do we have to wait for some specific date?

2. What is the ticket we should buy? Is there a specific ticket or does the 1 day travel pass serve aas a ticket to the Gotthard Panorama Express? Just to make sure, i am reffering to this one: www.sbb.ch/en/travelca rds-and-tickets/tickets-for-switzerland/1-day-travelpass/1-day-travelpass-for-the-half-fare-travelcard.html

Thanks in advance,

Miguel

Lucas
Lucas
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Jan 23, 2017 - 5:56 PM in reply to MiguelSilva

Hi Miguel,

Online tickets are not yet available for this train. Take a look here for information on buying tickets.
Please note this train only operates on weekends in from April 14 to July 1 (then daily until Oct.22).

The one day travel pass only works in conjunction with a Swiss half-Fare Card - so it would cover the route just fine if you have the half-fare card as well.

Regards,
Lucas

Last modified on Jan 23, 2017 - 6:34 PM by Arno
MiguelSilva
MiguelSilva
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Jan 23, 2017 - 6:07 PM in reply to Lucas

Thank you lucas for your reply.

Does this mean i can buy a ticket now, just cant buy it online? I have a friend living in switzerland could i ask him to buy a ticket for me?

What exactly is the name of the ticket i should ask him to buy (sorry but i am afraid that if i dont give him clear instructions he ends up buying something else).

Thanks,

Miguel

Lucas
Lucas
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Jan 23, 2017 - 6:28 PM in reply to MiguelSilva

Hi Miguel,

It shouldn't be a problem buying the tickets now. Its the Gotthard Panorama Express, take a look at our information page to read up on the whole process and what is included (route etc). Part of the trip is by boat and then train. You can do both or just one. Up to you. :)

Cheers,
Lucas

Arno
Arno
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Feb 1, 2017 - 11:47 AM

Hi Miguel,

Seat reservations for the Gotthard Panorama Express are available online now: myswissalps.com/gottha rdpanoramaexpress/pack ages.

LeVoyageur
LeVoyageur
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Feb 2, 2017 - 1:14 AM in reply to Arno

I also want to reserve seats for the Gotthard Express. I have tried the link you provided but I didn't see where to enter the departure station I want. I'm not quite sure if it is completely operational for this specific panoramic train. Thanks in advance for your help!

Arno
Arno
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Feb 2, 2017 - 5:37 PM in reply to LeVoyageur

Hi LeVoyageur,

You are right, they had a problem on their site. It's fixed now, please see www.happyrail.com/en/p ass/europe/switzerland /panoramic-trains.

Last modified on Feb 2, 2017 - 5:38 PM by Arno
LeVoyageur
LeVoyageur
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Feb 2, 2017 - 6:30 PM in reply to Arno

Merci Arno!

One last question on this. Is it worthwhile to be in 1st class for this trip? I have noticed that the reservation fee is the same for both the 1st and 2nd class. We will have a Swiss Travel Pass Flex 2nd class and I have read on your site that it is possible to purchase an upgrade. I am wondering how and when to buy this upgrade? Of course I do realize that with this 1st class idea in mind, if I will have to buy a 1st class reservation but I'm wondering how the link will be made with the upgrade... Sorry if I'm confusing in my question!

Arno
Arno
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Feb 2, 2017 - 7:13 PM in reply to LeVoyageur

Hi LeVoyageur,

The upgrade to 1st class can be purchased at any time at a Swiss train station. Unlike the seat reservations, upgrades don't sell out. In 1st class you'll get panoramic windows. There are regular windows in 2nd class (exceptions may apply).

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