Jun 9, 2017 - 5:16 PM
in reply to Lucas
Thank Lucas! We all plan to purchase the ticket together at the train station on the day of departure. We will all get a half-off card except one student, who will travel with a Europass. Her mom wants to book a ticket for her in advance using the Europass and wants to make sure that she still ride on the same train for all the connections with us between Lugano and Zermatt.
When I book the Bernina Express I was able to select the train #, seat # before I proceed to pay. I found that I am unable to do this with the itinerary between Lugano and Zermatt unless I pay online, maybe because this is a regular itinerary. This means that I am unable to tell the mom which train # we will likely ride on that day, except a rough time frame (like departing between 6:30-7am).
My new question is, is the Google itinerary, which shows various connections along the way, accurate? Is it safe to use it as our reference when making decisions? Next, what if we miss the 4-min connection? Does that void the rest of our trip, or we can wait for the next available connection? We will travel with luggage and somehow the short connection makes me nervous. Sorry for the extensive replies!