Apr 16, 2018 - 12:23 AM
in reply to buck000
>> The problem is that with HappyRail, we have to enter the start/end point and times (see attached), where our previous experience with them was that they allowed us to select the time. I assume we just look at sbb.ch and figure out the correct Montreux-Zweisimmen times...? I wasn't sure if another website would be a little easier to use to reserve this leg ... we're going from Lausanne to the Berner Oberland via Interlaken Ost
The most straightforward way to make reservations for the Golden Pass route is on their official website:
reservations.mob.ch/re servation/reservation/ reservation/reservatio n/reservation/reservat ion/reservation/reserv ation/reservation/rese rvation/f?p=151:1:31926850106125 ::NO:::
You can make reservations up to 90 days in advance of your travel date.
As you are starting out from Lausanne, I would first do a timetable search in the Swiss Timetable to find the connections that suit you best (for your full trip from Lausanne to wherever you are headed). Make sure to include via Montreux and via Zweisimmen in your search to avoid connections via Bern (which is not the Golden Pass route).
If you want to try getting the VIP seats between Montreux and Zweisimmen, you will need to select connections that include the 9:44 or 15:44 departure from Montreux to Zweisimmen. Only those departures from Montreux include the carriage with VIP seats. For the 9:44 departure on 13 July 2018, there are only 2 VIP seats left in the front row, and they are not together. All VIP seats in the second row are still available though. All front row VIP seats are still available for the 15:44 departure.
(Use the Advanced timetable - all public transport, all routes timetable)
Having found your preferred connections, note the departure time from Montreux, and use the Golden Pass reservations website to reserve the Montreux-Zweisimmen sector. Reservations for the normal seats cost CHF 8, and for the VIP seats, CHF 15.
Last modified on Apr 16, 2018 - 12:44 AM by Alpenrose666