Using Swiss Travel Pass coming from Innsbruck

Using Swiss Travel Pass coming from Innsbruck

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Meiliwong
Meiliwong
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Mar 31, 2018 - 8:05 AM

Hello,

We will be travelling from Innsbruck to St Moritz and proceeding to other places in Switzerland. Planning to get a Swiss Travel Pass and there are 7 of us.

Have a couple of queries :

From the map, understand that the Swiss Travel Pass doesn’t cover the journey from Innsbruck to Sargans. If so, we can use the Swiss Travel Pass from Sargans-Chur-St Moritz. Does this require us to change train in Sargans because we are using a rail ticket from Innsbruck - Sargans and then Swiss Travel Pass for the remaining trip? In comparison, if we purchase a separate rail ticket for the journey from Innsbruck to St Moritz, we don’t need to get down from the train at Sargans as we will be sitting in the same train that we departed from Innsbruck?

Whilst trying to reserve a seat for the Glacier Express via https://shop.glacierex press.ch , noted that the selection for Swiss Travel Pass is indicated as Swiss Travel Pass – (Flex, Youth, Youth, Flex). Is this the same Swiss Travel Pass that we purchase for adults?

Noted that seat reservation screen doesn’t show for most train journeys eg i) Sargans-Chur-St Mortiz, ii) Zermatt to Geneva. Am a bit concerned that since we are travelling in a group of 7, it might be difficult to seat together if we can’t reserve seats. Is there any other way around this?

Thanks very much.

rockoyster
rockoyster
3397 posts
expert
Mar 31, 2018 - 9:00 AM in reply to Meiliwong

Hello Meiliwong and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

Just buy a ticket Innsbruck to Sargans. The Swiss Travel Pass will cover you from there. Just stay on the same train and show the inspector your pass in Switzerland.

All the varieties of Swiss Travel Pass you listed are exactly the same as far as their coverage is concerned.

The Glacier Express runs between Zermatt and St Moritz via Chur. Sargans and Geneva are not on the GEX route so you can't make reservations there.

Reservations are quite uncommon on regular Swiss trains.

If you check the route using the Swiss Train Timetable (www.myswissalps.com/ti metable) you should see an R next to the train if reservations are even possible. On such trains you can reserve seats at goo.gl/vfV4wK. If you don't reserve seats the best idea is to get to the station in plenty of time before the departure so you can board early and get seats in a group. But because very few people don't bother to reserve you should have no problem shuffling around.

Happy travels.

Meiliwong
Meiliwong
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new member
Apr 1, 2018 - 11:19 AM

Hi Rockoyster, many thanks for the advice.

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