Jul 14, 2018 - 3:34 AM
in reply to Vky3867
The first class works at over 50 % of the cost of a second class pass.
The second class in swiss trains is pretty good in terms of seating and also luggage storage . However, you could be stretched for seating during peak hours . As you are travelling with seniors if pricing is not a consideration you may to consider a first class., which is also quieter.Also the space to store luggage between seats is more pronounced in first class .
The difference is much less pronounced in terms of seating comfort , ambience , luggage space on the smaller trains (Interlaken - Grindelwald , Sargans- Mainfield etc). But the amenities in first class are better in the RJ , EC and ICE trains.
Finally it is a trade off between comfort and pricing . In addition to the links advised by Lucas you may also want to check www.seat61.com (if my memory serves me right).