Purchased right Gotthard Panorama reservations?

Print this page
Create an account to receive an e-mail when someone replies to this thread
Posts: 3
Tbone1311
Tbone1311
12 posts
new member
Jul 11, 2019 - 8:18 PM

Hi, I just purchased what I believe are two reservation on the Gotthard Express through Rhaetian Railway, is this a legitimate site instead of the SBB?

Are these seats actually reserved for me and my wife?

Also, with the STP 2nd class, will I still need to purchase an UPGRADE? If so can I do this at the station?

Thanks

rockoyster
rockoyster
6746 posts
expert
Jul 11, 2019 - 9:21 PM in reply to Tbone1311

I only heard of the RhB site yesterday but RhB is certainly legit. Do you have an email confirming your reservations?

The GPEX is indeed 1st Class only.

If you are travelling with a 2nd Class Swiss Travel Pass but want to travel 1st Class on any particular trip you can buy a Class upgrade at any SBB station or using the SBB Mobile App or here bit.ly/2rZEIXh. You need to buy a route specific upgrade.

If you buy on line you need to nominate a Half-fare Card reduction to get the correct price (using either website of SBB app). An upgrade will cost half the difference between 1st and 2nd class full-fares.

Last modified on Jul 11, 2019 - 10:16 PM by rockoyster
Annika
Annika
5442 posts
expert &
moderator
Jul 12, 2019 - 4:43 AM in reply to Tbone1311

Hi Tbone1311,

The RhB reservation option has just been discussed in this topic: www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/seat-reservation-gotthard. You do indeed need an upgrade ticket if you have a 2nd class pass, and to me it's not quite clear whether or not this is included in the RhB offer as it doesn't allow you to specify whether you'll be using a 1st or 2nd class pass/ticket. You can contact the RhB to make sure, and get an upgrade ticket as Rockoyster explained if needed.

For other readers: the options linked to at https://www.myswissalp s.com/gotthardpanorama express/tickets allow you to buy a seat reservation combined with an upgrade ticket if you travel with a 2nd class pass/ticket.

More about Swiss trains and rail passes

More on MySwissAlps.com

Get a free account to plan your trip

Planning your trip is much easier with a free MySwissAlps account. Learn all about Switzerland and get in touch with us quickly if you have questions.

Learn more

Get a customized itinerary for your trip

Let Swiss travel consultants create a customized itinerary. They will book your entire trip.

More
© MySwissAlps.com 2002-2019