May 13, 2016 - 10:10 PM
in reply to macyclaire
Hi Macyclaire -
The Swiss really know how to care for travelers. You'll have no trouble getting seats.
Maybe you will not be able to all sit together, but if you get on the train as soon as it is available, you'll have no trouble with that, either.
If you wish to sit in the special seats in certain special cars and trains, up front below the driver's "cockpit", you'll have to reserve.
Otherwise, as my 36 years of traveling to Switzerland has proven to me...there is always a seat on a train.
These days, the rush hour commuter trains in and out of Zürich, Geneva, Bern, Basel, do tend to be full, however.