Knowing which side of Glacier Express I am booking

Knowing which side of Glacier Express I am booking

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MelindaE
MelindaE
8 posts
new member
Apr 3, 2017 - 9:44 PM

Hi, I have been advised to book on the right hand side for our trip on Glacier Express for our trip from Brig to Chur. When looking at the carriage on booking screen can someone tell me if seat at top of carriage are on the left or right side? I have attached a screen shot if that helps

Thanks for any help with this

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mystmao
mystmao
2 posts
new member
Apr 4, 2017 - 2:46 AM

I have the same confusion as well. I've written an email to glacier express info email, hoping to have a reply soon.

So if going from Brig to Chur, which side would have better views?

rockoyster
rockoyster
1041 posts
top member
Apr 4, 2017 - 5:51 AM

Hello MelindE and mystmao,

The recommended side to sit on varies - see here www.myswissalps.com/gl acierexpress/gettingth ere

I'm just an amateur but from my investigations for a trip in late May I concluded it is not possible to predict which side of the train you'll end up on when you make bookings. I have stopped stressing about it.

The experts may have a different opinion.

Lucas
Lucas
3460 posts
expert &
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Apr 4, 2017 - 8:05 AM in reply to MelindaE

Hi MelindaE and welcome to MySwissAlps!

Yes, on this train it really is unknown what side you are booking. Both sides have great views I think. It isn't always fully booked so feel free to move around!

Lucas

Lucas
Lucas
3460 posts
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Apr 4, 2017 - 8:06 AM in reply to mystmao

Hi Mystmao welcome also to MySwissAlps!

Please let us know what they say to your email - very interesting to hear!

Cheers,
Lucas

mystmao
mystmao
2 posts
new member
Apr 4, 2017 - 2:35 PM

They replied my email. Given that I'm travelling from Chur to Brig, the bottom seats are the left side(what I selected on and took a screenshot and sent to them).

Here is the reply:

"At the moment you are on the left side. But as our trains and wagons can be changed it is never guaranteed that you are on this side.

The Glacier Express is running with panoramic wagons with huge windows. You have a wonderfull view from every seat.

We thank you for your booking and wish you a wonderfull journey."

Lucas
Lucas
3460 posts
expert &
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Apr 4, 2017 - 3:51 PM in reply to mystmao

Ah ok good to know.

So bottom seats may be left....but no guarantee of course....and really the views are good on both sides!

Lucas

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