Mar 27, 2018 - 4:50 AM
Apologies if this has been asked before, but my partner and I will be visiting Switzerland next month (we're from the US), and I'm a little confused regarding booking our train travel. We will be traveling from Geneva to Lucerne via the Golden Pass Line for good chunk of our journey. From my research, I believe that it will be most economical to buy a Saver Day Pass with a Companion Ticket. It appears that this will cost 88 CHF for the Saver Day Pass (first class) and 38 CHF for the Companion Ticket.
According to the SBB website, it seems that this should be possible. However, I am confused because I read on several other forums that the Companion Ticket is only for residents of Switzerland and NOT for tourists. Which information is correct? Will I be able to purchase both the Saver Day Pass and the Companion Ticket for our planned journey even though we are tourists and not residents of Switzerland?
Additionally, if it IS possible to book the Saver Day Pass and the Companion Ticket, is the process of reserving a seat for the panoramic trains the same for the Companion Ticket as it is for the Saver Day Pass?
Thank you in advance for your help! :)