How to upgrade to 1st class on a 2nd class STP

How to upgrade to 1st class on a 2nd class STP

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Reppalc
Reppalc
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May 17, 2018 - 2:48 AM

How much extra in US$ would it cost to upgrade from 2nd to 1st on the Glacier Express from Zermatt to Chur and could it be done online at the time of booking?

Thanks, Reppalc

rockoyster
rockoyster
3366 posts
expert
May 17, 2018 - 2:54 AM in reply to Reppalc

Do you mean you are travelling with a 2nd Swiss Travel Pass and want to upgrade to 1st Class?

The yes and it will cost you half the difference between the 1st and 2nd class fares. You can find the fares using SBB Timetable (www.myswissalps.com/ti metable).

When you make a reservation you make it for 1st class.

You can buy a route specific class upgrade at any Swiss station prior to boarding the GEX. Or you can buy on line at bit.ly/2JJxcrF or using the SBB Mobile App.

Last modified on May 17, 2018 - 2:55 AM by rockoyster
Alexodash
Alexodash
5 posts
new member
May 17, 2018 - 8:49 AM in reply to rockoyster

thank you very much for your response...

and for bernina express from chur to tirano, does any one knows if it worths? what is the real difference?

thank you!

Lucas
Lucas
5525 posts
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moderator
May 17, 2018 - 6:17 PM in reply to Alexodash

Hi Alexodash,

Both are great but I think they are somewhat similar trips. The Glacier Express is twice as long as the Bernina Express if that has any impact on your choice.

Have a read through the link above to get a fuller description of the trips and what you will see.

rockoyster
rockoyster
3366 posts
expert
May 17, 2018 - 8:45 PM in reply to Alexodash

Did you mean the difference between GEX and BEX or difference between 1st and 2nd Class?

Last modified on May 17, 2018 - 8:45 PM by rockoyster
Alexodash
Alexodash
5 posts
new member
May 17, 2018 - 11:38 PM

yes, the difference between 1st and 2nd class? because the price is almost the double....

thank you very much

rockoyster
rockoyster
3366 posts
expert
May 18, 2018 - 12:00 AM in reply to Alexodash

Well the views are much the same. In 1st Class you get some more space. Whether it is worth it will depend person to person. I travelled in 1st Class when I did the BEX and enjoyed it very much.

How much is the price difference as a percentage of your overall Swiss visit budget. Probably not much I would guess. And if you have a Swiss Travel Pass the price difference is not that much really.

Maybe read this thread.

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