Seat reservations for various Swiss trains?

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Mar 15, 2018 - 5:10 AM

We have a swiss flex pass and I would like to know if it is necessary to book seat reservations for the trip from Zermatt to Interlaken on the panoramic train.

I would also like to know if it is necessary to reserve seats on the panoramic train from Lucerne to Gruyeres.

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Mar 15, 2018 - 6:01 AM in reply to mariausher

Hello Maria,

The only panoramic trains you absolutely have to reserve seats on are the Glacier Express ( acierexpress), Bernina Express ( rninaexpress) and Gotthard Panorama Express ( tthardpanoramaexpress).

Fro Zermatt to Interlaken you will travel on a small section of the Glacier Express between Zermatt and Brig but you are better to take a regular train rather than the GEX for such a short leg.

If you check the Swiss Train Timetable ( metable) for Zermatt to Interlaken via Kandersteg then you will travel on the slightly slower but far more scenic route between Brig and Spiez on the Regio-Express Lötschberger train over the traditional, more than 100 year old mountain route, giving you a wonderful view along the impressive peaks and down into the Rhone Valley.

Perhaps Luzern to Gruyeres you mean travelling on the Golden Pass Line ( ldenpass)? Reservations are recommended on that route between Zweisimmen and Montreux in peak tourist season.

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