How to get to Zermatt from Milano by train?

How to get to Zermatt from Milano by train?

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tonpuson0
tonpuson0
3 posts
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Oct 5, 2016 - 2:48 PM

Hi.

I and my friend is planning to visit milan and then move to Zermatt by train.Our plan is like, EC from Milano Centrale to Brig and Regio or IR from Brig to Zermatt.

But there're some problems about ticket.

We are gonna use Swiss Travel Pass that is available from Domodossola to Zermatt.

Some websites say that we have to make a reservation in advance if we use EC cuz it has reserved seats.

So we need to make a reservation from Milano to Brig but I also have Swiss Travel Pass and I don't wanna pay for overlapping section of Domodossola to Brig.

How can I buy the ticket? Is it possible to buy the ticket from MIlano to Domodossora and wish nobody who reserve the seat where I'm sitting get on the train while Domodossola to Brig?

Hope someone gives me advice.Thank you.

Arno
Arno
9502 posts
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Oct 5, 2016 - 3:02 PM

Hi tonpusono, thanks for your first post here!

You only need a ticket from Milano Centrale to Domodossola. It will include a seat reservation if the train requires it. You can buy it from any of the websites listed on myswissalps.com/ traintickets/italy/ price.

It's highly unlikely, but theoretically someone could book the same seat from Domodossola to Brig. If that would happen and all seats would be taken, you'd have to stand for 30 minutes. I never heard of this issue from anyone yet. I would not worry about that. Your Swiss Travel Pass covers Domodossola to Brig to Zermatt.

tonpuson0
tonpuson0
3 posts
new member
Oct 7, 2016 - 8:27 AM in reply to Arno

Thank you so much!

Can I make reservation when I arrive Milano Centrale just before I get on the train?

Or should I buy it before I leave my country?

Arno
Arno
9502 posts
expert &
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Oct 7, 2016 - 8:54 AM in reply to tonpuson0

That's an option but there's no guarantee the train won't be fully booked. If you know your departure time it's more convenient to buy that ticket online (see the provided link). You can print it at home.

Enjoy your trip!

tonpuson0
tonpuson0
3 posts
new member
Oct 7, 2016 - 1:57 PM in reply to Arno

I appreciate your kindness:)

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