How can I make reservation of Golden Pass/VIP Seat

How can I make reservation of Golden Pass/VIP Seat

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AslamHabib
AslamHabib
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Jun 5, 2017 - 6:37 PM

I would like to make reservation for Golden Pass and VIP seats on my travel from Montreux to Wengen (Montreux to Zweismmen and Zweismmen to Interlaken Ost.). Couldn't find the sites. Would appreciate if you please share the link. I have purchased STP Family Card. Will there be additional charge for reservations?

Alpenrose666
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Jun 6, 2017 - 3:38 AM in reply to AslamHabib

>> I would like to make reservation for Golden Pass and VIP seats on my travel from Montreux to Wengen (Montreux to Zweismmen and Zweismmen to Interlaken Ost.)

Do you have a first class or second class Swiss Travel Pass? If you have a second class Swiss Travel Pass, you will need to purchase an upgrade to first class for this trip if you wish to reserve VIP seats.

As far as I know, there are only two departures daily in each direction with the VIP seats. From Montreux these are at 9:44 and 15:44. At Zweisimmen you change trains, and there are no VIP seats on the train from Zweisimmen to Interlaken Ost, so you only need to upgrade and reserve for the Montreux to Zweisimmen sector. You can purchase a class upgrade if necessary from any staffed railway station in Switzerland.

If you want to reserve for the Zweisimmen to Interlaken Ost sector, just make second class reservations.

>> Couldn't find the sites. Would appreciate if you please share the link. I have purchased STP Family Card. Will there be additional charge for reservations?

I assume you mean you have purchased a Swiss Travel Pass for all adults and any children aged 16 or over, and have the free Swiss Family Card to cover any children aged 6 to 15?

Reservations for VIP seats cost CHF 15 for each seat, including those occupied by your child/children. Normal reservations cost CHF 8 for each seat. Reservations can be made on the site below:

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Alpenrose

Lucas
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Jun 6, 2017 - 9:05 AM in reply to AslamHabib

Also, to search for all train schedules on any route use the Swiss railways timetable here.

and read more about the Golden Pass train here.

Depending on the day there are several panoramic trains operating from Montreux to Zweisimmen. On the timetable you want the train listed as "MOB Panoramic". The other panoramic train is listed as "Belle Epoque" which, while panoramic, does not offer those VIP seats you want.

It will be clear on the reservation link Alpenrose gave you as well - there is a seat map to choose the front facing VIP seats when available

Lucas

Last modified on Jun 6, 2017 - 9:06 AM by Lucas
AslamHabib
AslamHabib
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Jun 6, 2017 - 12:18 PM in reply to Lucas

Thanks Alpenrose and Lucas for your inputs. Yes, I have STP Family Pass for 2 adults and 3 kids. Can I upgrade it onboard?

Lucas
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Jun 6, 2017 - 12:35 PM in reply to AslamHabib

No, you will need to upgrade at the station before boarding the train.

AslamHabib
AslamHabib
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Jun 6, 2017 - 5:13 PM

In BEX and GEX also, I made seat reservation in the first class with 2nd class STP. Someone told me that I can upgrade those onboard in BEX/GEX. Is it correct? or do I need to upgrade at the station for BEX/GEX as well?

Lucas
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Jun 7, 2017 - 6:31 AM in reply to AslamHabib

No, you will need to upgrade at a train station (you can't board a train without the correct ticket for the correct class - they fine you for that (and then will upgrade you) :). Although you could get a very nice train conductor who won't fine you and just do the upgrade...but why take the chance.

You can upgrade your ticket at any station in Switzerland - no need to leave it to the last minute!

Lucas

Last modified on Jun 7, 2017 - 6:31 AM by Lucas
AslamHabib
AslamHabib
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Jun 7, 2017 - 2:02 PM

Thanks Lucas. I will upgrade in advance. As I understand from your mail, I can upgrade all such tickets like BEX, GEX and Golden Pass all at a time in advance in any Swiss Station, correct?

I will enter Switzerland through Tirano from Milan. So I will upgrade tickets of all three trains at Tirano.

Thanks:)

Lucas
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Jun 7, 2017 - 8:04 PM in reply to AslamHabib

Yes, make sure you reserve the 1st class seat in advance, but the upgrade to 1st class can be done at any time at any rail station office before boarding.

Have a great trip!

Alpenrose666
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Jun 8, 2017 - 3:07 AM in reply to AslamHabib

>> I will enter Switzerland through Tirano from Milan. So I will upgrade tickets of all three trains at Tirano.

Just be aware that there are two stations at Tirano - they are adjacent to each other. You will arrive at the Italian station (a yellow building) and need to transfer to the adjacent station (a white building), from where the Bernina Express leaves. You should do your upgrades in the Bernina Express station (see attached screenshot from Google Maps).

Alpenrose

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