Jul 11, 2019 - 12:34 PM
Hi Arctif Wolf! Where did you get to see this total amount of CHF 194 for seat reservations only? I just checked the fares on Happyrail (https://www.happyrail. com/en/pass/europe/swi tzerland/passholder-fares-gotthard-panorama-express) and this is what I got:
- CHF 23 per person for seat reservations Lugano-Flüelen only, which is the right fare if you have a 1st class Eurail Global Pass;
- CHF 52 per person for seat reservations Lugano-Flüelen plus an upgrade ticket for 1st class, which is required if you travel with a 2nd class Eurail Global Pass. It's explained at myswissalps.com/gottha rdpanoramaexpress/tick ets.
You don't have to indicate which pass you have when ordering here. It assumes you already have a valid ticket or pass, and you have indeed.
The RhB website asks for reduction options indeed and doesn't show the option of a Eurail Global Pass. Instead you'd choose the "GA Travelcard", which for the section Lugano-Flüelen offers free traveling, just as with the Eurail Global Pass. However, it doesn't ask whether you'll be holding a 2nd or 1nd class travelcard, so I can't tell whether the system assumes you'll be having a 2nd class pass and then automatically includes the upgrade to 1st class in the fare that's offered. Also, the information on passes and discount options seems a bit outdated, as it mentions the Swiss Transfer Ticket which no longer exists as of January 2019.
Last modified on Jul 11, 2019 - 12:52 PM by Annika