Jul 13, 2017 - 3:34 PM
in reply to Arno
<<"In general, except for such special panoramic trains, you do not need reservations on Swiss trains within Switzerland.">>
I understand the point. It is an interesting problem, and it is hard to imagine that the Swiss don't havwe a solution.
The approach through RailEurope ought to work well for mainline travel. I've not been happy with them for travel on secondary routes.
I can say that a few years ago we went to from Zürich to Vienna and return on the "Railjet" and booked reserved seats all the way, using the SBB ticket office. Also once to Bolzano and Merano, and return via Mals Venosta, through the Swiss National Park to Zernez and Samedan where we got our luggage and a rental car.
We booked those trips through the ticket office of the SBB, and got reserved seats where appropriate ( at least as far as Meran0).
Come to think of it, we used our Half-fare cards, so we had to buy tickets. Don't know how to handle the Swiss Travel Pass. I wonder if a note to the SBB would be helpful? They are quite responsive.
Last modified on Jul 13, 2017 - 3:36 PM by Slowpoke