Swiss Travel Pass -Bernina Express reservations

Swiss Travel Pass -Bernina Express reservations

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bhende19
bhende19
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Apr 26, 2018 - 3:18 AM

Party of 4 have Swiss rail pass and want seat assignments on Bernina Express - How and Where to do this on line??? Thanks

bhende19
bhende19
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Apr 26, 2018 - 3:28 AM in reply to bhende19

I thought that Swiss rail pass allowed for 'free' travel on BEX - but when checking time table it seems to indicate that I need to buy a 24chf ticket for each passenger. I don't get it

Lucas
Lucas
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Apr 26, 2018 - 3:45 AM in reply to bhende19

Hi Bhende19,

Yes, everyone must make seat reservations on the Bernina Express. That is what the charge is for, but your Swiss Travel Pass covers the ticket cost.

You can make reservations for the Bernina Express here.

Alpenrose666
Alpenrose666
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Apr 26, 2018 - 12:10 PM in reply to bhende19

>> but when checking time table it seems to indicate that I need to buy a 24chf ticket for each passenger. I don't get it

As Lucas has explained, that charge is only for a seat reservation. Without your Swiss Travel Pass, if you were travelling from Tirano to Chur, the trip would have cost CHF 78 each.

If you would like a completely free trip, simply travel on a regional train instead. Regional trains don't have the panoramic windows, but the normal windows are prefectly fine for views and photos. Regional trains are free with the Swiss Travel Pass, no reservations are required, and they run more frequently.

Alpenrose

bhende19
bhende19
8 posts
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Apr 26, 2018 - 2:59 PM in reply to Lucas

when i go to this link it allows me to get tICKETS for the various times of departure tirano to chur at a cost of 22chf each passenger and collects the details of each traveler - but where do i select the date of travel

bhende19
bhende19
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Apr 26, 2018 - 3:20 PM in reply to bhende19

Man oh man - I just don;t get it - have swiss rail pass and want seat reservation

question 1 - www.happyrail.com/en/c art site allows booking for

Rail passThu, 17 May 2018

Passholder Fares - Bernina Express - Tirano | 14.26

14.26-18.20 | Tirano-Chur - 2nd class

Lee Thompson

Reference:

CHF22

4 HappyMiles

is this a seat reservation or a ticket without a seat on which train (BEX or regional)?

question 2 -- when i use the time table it shows ALL trains seats not possible - guess BEX is fully booked - but reigonal trains don't require booking so how to know if regional train has seats available???17.05.2018 at

Luna789
Luna789
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Apr 26, 2018 - 4:56 PM

As someone who just reserved Bernina Express seats in tandem with Swiss Passes let me say I think I understand some of the confusion!

1) in order to reserve seats you must pay (that should be written somewhere in the description of seat reservations because you think with the pass it will be free seat reservations).

2) to reserve seats you must proceed as if you are booking a ticket and then, during the ticket booking process, you are able to recieve a discount by entering that the passenger/s is/are a Swiss Pass holder.

Hope that helps!

bhende19
bhende19
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Apr 26, 2018 - 6:18 PM in reply to Luna789

On which web site are you refering to?? otherwise thank you for your assistance this seems clear to me

Luna789
Luna789
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Apr 26, 2018 - 7:41 PM in reply to bhende19

This site was recommended elsewhere on this forum:

www.rhb.ch/en/panorami c-trains/bernina-express#info

good luck! I’m overwhelmed with all the logistics too but this website is great!!!

Last modified on Apr 26, 2018 - 7:43 PM by Luna789
Lucas
Lucas
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Apr 27, 2018 - 2:42 AM in reply to bhende19

HappyRail will work for seat reservations, as will the site Luna posted above. Let us know if you are successful. You do need to pay for the seat reservations (everyone must no matter the ticket or pass they have).

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