Feb 7, 2018 - 4:52 AM
That is really interesting information about using your "pass'. Bit like paying for an annual membership to the Qantas Club, but you can only use it if you are travelling that day! Good to know.
Yes, Rock, I think the tricky bit with the Gotthard Express is the train/boat combo! I read somewhere else its important to fill out the 'via' fields to ensure you are on a panorama train not a local train. You can use local trains to take the Gotthard route, just use the 'via' fields to ensure you don't get a direct train and end up in a tunnel - fast but not very scenic.
As we are in Luggano for five days (and staying near to the main train station) I am thinking we (the royal we) will go into the station and do the upgrade and book seats at the ticket window on day one. Do you think five days in advance will be enough in September? 13th of September to be exact. We will be in Chur a few days earlier - I presume it can be done at any ticket window? I will have hopefully booked and upgraded the Bernina Express before we get to Switzerland.
Lucas mentioned the SSB app. Has anyone downloaded and used that? I will probably be travelling with an iPad not a phone and relying on free wifi rather than a sim card.