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MELO
MELO
6 posts
new member
Jul 10, 2022 - 6:14 PM

Hello - this is probably posted somewhere but I haven't found it. Do seat reservations ever sell out completely? We have the Class 1 Swiss Pass and are traveling later this week. We tried to get a one way seat reservation for the four of us on the Golden Pass train, but haven't been able to figure out how to do that and indicate we have the Pass already. I am wondering if we will be able to make a seat reservation the day of travel or if we should keep trying to reserve it now.

I am also wondering the same for a ride up to Jungfrau. We are staying in Wengen - do we need to make an additional purchase of a ticket to go up to the Jungfraujoch, and if so can we do it in Wengen? Would we be able to purchase it before the day of travel, and similarly, does this ever "sell out" so that you are not able to go?

Thank you so much!

1960man
1960man
4397 posts
expert
Jul 10, 2022 - 8:59 PM in reply to MELO

For Golden Pass (if you mean the MOB Railway section Zweisimmen - Montreux (try the railway's own website MOB:

mob.ch/?lang=en

Jungfraujoch never 'sells out' Mountain railways like Jungfraujoch and Gornergrat have queueing systems and even at busy times there are enough trains

MELO
MELO
6 posts
new member
Jul 10, 2022 - 10:31 PM in reply to 1960man

Thank you very helpful!

Anna
Anna
3919 posts
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Jul 11, 2022 - 10:55 AM in reply to MELO

Hi Melo,

Welcome to MySwissAlps.

Seat reservations are not compulsory on Swiss trains except on a few panoramic trains such as the Glacier Express and Bernina Express, as explained here: www.myswissalps.com/train/reservations.

On the Golden Pass trains, seats are recommended on the popular route between Zweisimmen and Montreux. But otherwise, you don't really have to worry about making seat reservations. If you have a valid ticket or a railpass, you can simply get on board and sit anywhere you like. With a 1st Class Swiss Travel Pass, I don't think you will have any problem finding seats on the train.

Similarly for the trip up to Jungfraujoch, seats reservations are recommended if you wish to skip the lines. You can find more details here: www.myswissalps.com/jungfraujoch/tickets

Regards,

Anna

Arno
Arno
15694 posts
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Jul 12, 2022 - 9:51 AM in reply to MELO

Hi MELO,

On beautiful days in tourist high season (July and August), the maximum capacity of the trains and cable car to Jungfraujoch can sometimes be reached. With reservations you'll have the guarantee you can board during a specific time slot. Tickets technically don't sell out, but without a reservation, it might still happen that you can't board simply because the cable car or trains are full. Of course you can try for the next cable car or train in such cases: tickets are valid all day long.

So if weather forecasts look good for the day you plan to travel, you may want to arrange for reservations in advance. You can do so at the Jungfrau railways website.

As for tickets: you can buy them online in advance to save time and skip the queues. Tickets will be discounted by 25% with your Swiss Travel Pass: https://www.myswissalps.com/swisstravelpass/validity. You'll find purchase options through the link Anna provided. If you prefer the official SBB tourist webshop, this is the one:https://shop.switzerlandtravelcentre.com/currency=CHF#/en/product/excursionJungfraujoch. You can indicate you have a Swiss Travel Pass during the purchase process.

Last modified on Jul 12, 2022 - 9:54 AM by Arno
MELO
MELO
6 posts
new member
Jul 12, 2022 - 6:28 PM in reply to Anna

Thank you all so much. This is very helpful detail, and such an extremely helpful forum!

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