Jun 28, 2015 - 9:23 AM
You do have to reserve seats for both 1st and 2nd class. This only applies to the Bernina Express, not to regular trains on the same route. I just tried and did find 2nd class seats as well. I went to www.raileurope-world.com#tab3 and selected St. Moritz to Tirano, 2nd class (it defaults to 1st!), 1 adult and 31 July. The only problem I did see is that the list of passes does not show the Swiss Travel Pass. I did until recently so I think that's a temporary issue. I'll keep an eye on that.
I don't know the exact number of coaches, but as far as I know it's more than 3 in Summer. I would prefer the right side of the train because of the view on the Bernina pass lakes, but any side is fine, and the direction isn't guaranteed anyway.
The Swiss Travel Pass can be found through www.raileurope-world.com/pass/swiss-pass.
Last modified on Oct 27, 2017 - 5:10 PM by Arno