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xandercage13
xandercage13
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Mar 27, 2017 - 4:32 PM

Hello Moderators/Fellow travellers,

i am about to buy the 15day swiss pass, i would like some advice, on if its okay to get the Epass, or should i have them mailed to me? there is an extra cost for shipping, that i would like to avoid, but if its better to have it mailed, then i really wouldnt mind paying.

please advise

Mayur

Lucas
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Mar 27, 2017 - 5:37 PM in reply to xandercage13

Hi Mayur,

It is much simpler and faster to buy the Swiss Travel Pass and get it emailed to you. Just print it out and you are good to go! Also, you have a back up to print again if you lose your pass!

Lucas

xandercage13
xandercage13
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Mar 28, 2017 - 5:48 PM

hey lucas,

thanks for the help. i have another question, once i have the passes.

- where is the best place to reserve seats for Glacier express, i went on glacierexpress website, and the Swiss Travel Pass was not listed for deductions.

- Also the website, said i can only make reservations, i cant buy the tickets. But with the swiss pass, i wouldnt have to buy the ticket correct? i just need to make the reservations right?

- the total cost for reserving seats for 6 passengers was about 198CHF, does that sound right?

please help.

Mayur

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Mar 28, 2017 - 8:57 PM in reply to xandercage13

Hello Mayur. You don't need to buy a ticket for the GL-Express, you have the Swiss Travel Pass. You just go to the GL-Express web site and keep going to make seat & time reservations with type of meal. You can also pick insurance for m$3.00/reservation. Take it... if you want to change your seats, time etc..you have to cancel the reservation, & re-book. They will take the $3.00! When you see the seats they select, you don't have to take them, just click on other blank seats. I learned that the hard way. The tickets are 33CHF/prson 2nd cl.43CHF/person for 3 course meal ( you can get a less expensive plate). 8 Hr. ride, you are going to need to eat & drink. As you book the reservation it tells you all of this. [*Remember if you get a Swiss Travel Pass, you get a 50% reduction on the cost of 1st class. The diff from 1st class to 2nd class divided 1/2/ person. You have to do the upgrade at the train station, just make sure you reserve 1st class seats.*]

xandercage13
xandercage13
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Mar 28, 2017 - 10:13 PM in reply to Removed user

i already booked the seats, that they picked, now if i want to change the seats, what do i do? and the first class upgrade is available only at stations? or i can do it online again?

thanks for your help.

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Mar 29, 2017 - 2:11 AM in reply to xandercage13

Unfortunately you would have to cancel the reservation! It's a poor website. It makes it look like those are the only seats available, and never indicates to choose others. I only discovered it by going back on many times to see if other seats were available, and clicking on other seats to find I could have chosen them in the first place. If you have the reservation insurance, it will cost you the 3CHF to cancel. You make the payment for the 1st class upgrade at the station, you can't pay for any classes of the trip if you bought the Travel Pass.

Last modified on Mar 29, 2017 - 2:13 AM by Removed user
Lucas
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Mar 29, 2017 - 9:47 AM in reply to xandercage13

Hi Xandercage13,

Yes, if you made reservations and want to change them you will need to cancel and re-book.
1st class upgrades are simpler to do and less expensive if done at the station. If you decide to book a 1st class seat then there is no rush to upgrade your ticket (just do it before boarding the train).

PS you can also bring your own food on board or order a la carte if you don't pre-book a meal.

Lucas

xandercage13
xandercage13
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Mar 29, 2017 - 3:10 PM in reply to Removed user

thank you very much, u been very helpful.

any ideas about making reservations on the golden pass train.

i am going to leave from zermatt in morning and go to montreux first and then take the golden pass train to interlaken.

sincerely

Mayur Patel

Lucas
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Mar 29, 2017 - 5:42 PM in reply to xandercage13

Hi Mayur,

You don't have to make reservations on the Golden Pass train but I think I would recommend it.
you can find more information and make your train reservations here (a direct link at the bottom of that page).

Lucas


Last modified on Mar 29, 2017 - 5:43 PM by Lucas
xandercage13
xandercage13
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Apr 3, 2017 - 4:07 PM

Hello Moderators,

after i booked my rail passes, i realized that , the passport number for my sister that i had given was wrong. her passport is expired and she has already applied for the renewal, but the renewed passport will have a new passport number. Will this be a problem? if it will be, then what do i need to do?

sincerely

Mayur

Lucas
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Apr 3, 2017 - 4:36 PM in reply to xandercage13

Hi Mayur,

You will need to contact the customer service line from whomever you bought the rail pass from and explain the situation. You may need to pay a service fee to get new passes re-issued.

Lucas

Last modified on Apr 3, 2017 - 4:36 PM by Lucas
xandercage13
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Apr 3, 2017 - 4:45 PM in reply to Lucas

thank you very much. very helpful as always.

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