May 29, 2018 - 6:21 AM
in reply to Samo
First class or second is the classic conundrum you face when you travel with your family .
The second class in the Swiss Train is quite good ..comprable with first class in most geogrpahies in the world . Most facilities that are available in first are available in second including the luggage spaces . Personally , we have opted to take the first class simply because 1) The seats are a little more comfortable with arms rests 2) Availability of seats better especially during crowded hours 3) Better space to stretch out ...comes in handy during long travels particularly on the Intercity and Railjets (best first class seats on the Swiss Rail). 4) But in all the Intercity and the other short trains not much difference
Economics - The first class comes at a 50 pct premium . Best to work out the economics (depending on the number kids under 16 (who can travel free) and the duration of the swiss pass and the composition of the travelling party .