Seat reservation VIP 1st Class on Golden Pass Line

Seat reservation VIP 1st Class on Golden Pass Line

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Pranav
Pranav
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Apr 22, 2017 - 1:07 PM

Hi!

Referring to the closed thread www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/golden-pass-line-buy-ticket-online

We plan to take Interlaken OST Montreux Golden Pass Line. This will require us to change the trains at Zweisimmen. The plan is to take Train#4065 at 09:08 from Interlaken OST and then connectingTrain#D3115 from Zweisimmen at 10:25. This has Panaroma Coach.

We will have Swiss Travel Pass, which means we do not need to buy train tickets. But we would like to make seat reservations on #D3115 1st Class. We are looking at webpage www.goldenpassline.ch/ en/reservation-procedure-for-the-goldenpass-line/ for making seat reservations. The price is CHF 8 per seat.

Questions:

1. We would have 2nd class Swiss Travel Pass. This obviously won't be valid for 1st class travel on #D3115. Is an upgrade possible to 1st class only for #D3115 possible? Cost? Where and how?

2. The webpage www.goldenpassline.ch/ en/goldenpass-panoramic-2/ mentions "One of the two types of panoramic trains offers a very special attraction, eight VIP seats situated at the front of the train. The view from here is even more beautiful than the one that the driver has, as he has to keep an eye on the railway track". While looking to reserve seats on #D3115, I did not see any option of VIP seats - Just 1st and 2nd class. How can we know, which trains (timing?) will have these VIP seats? and where can these be reserved?

Many thanks!

Pranav

Arno
Arno
11162 posts
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Apr 22, 2017 - 2:14 PM

Hi Pranav,

1. You can go to any staffed train station in Switzerland and buy an upgrade ticket for Zweisimmen to Montreux.

2. The 10:25 does not seem to have VIP seats. The 12:25 train does have them. You can go to the Route tab of our Golden Pass page. Visit the link under "More on other websites" and download the detailed timetable from there. The footnotes show details about VIP seats and a lot of other stuff. To book the VIP seats, go to the Tickets tab of our Golden Pass page and click the link at the bottom of the page. You seem to have found that one already.

Pranav
Pranav
12 posts
new member
Apr 22, 2017 - 3:58 PM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno,

Any ballpark idea on the cost of upgrade for per person? Would be important to know before reserving the seats in 1st class or VIP. Also, kids travelbfree with our 2 swiss travel pass. Would an upgrade be free for kids as well?

Thanks

Pranav

Arno
Arno
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Apr 22, 2017 - 4:33 PM in reply to Pranav

Hi Pranav,

The upgrade cost CHF 12.50 per adult. The kids don't need an upgrade as they travel for free anyway with the Swiss Family Card.

googsgaurav
googsgaurav
1 post
new member
Apr 23, 2017 - 6:34 AM

Hello,

We are looking for the 08:53 AM Gstaad to Montreux

Its the 2111 and it seems to be the Panoramic but cant find the 8 VIP seats for Reservation

Could you please help where can we find the reservation for the VIP seats ?

Thanks,

Gaurav

Lucas
Lucas
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Apr 23, 2017 - 9:05 AM in reply to googsgaurav

Hi Gaurav,

What date are you looking for? It will state on the timetable if it is a panoramic train (MOB panoramic will be the panoramic train that has VIP seats).

You can use the Golden Pass website here to make reservations (it must be in 1st class and the layout image will show seats 8 facing forward at the front of the 1st carriage).

Lucas

Last modified on Apr 23, 2017 - 9:06 AM by Lucas

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