Oct 4, 2016 - 8:44 AM
in reply to Kaitlin
Tickets do not guarantee a seat. Seat reservations are separate, but very uncommon in Switzerland. No need to have them, except on a few special tourist trains.
A trip to Milan is a bit different because Italy is not covered by the Swiss Half Fare Card. It's explained on the Swiss Half Fare Card page. Basically you buy discounted tickets to the border (Domodossola) for the adults, and no tickets for the children. You can buy those tickets at any time in Switzerland; they do not sell out. From the border to Milan, you can buy tickets in advance for all travelers through any of the websites listed here. These tickets will have seat reservations included.
Last modified on Oct 4, 2016 - 8:45 AM by Arno