Sep 3, 2017 - 4:59 PM
in reply to rockoyster
Yes, that is probably true!
Normally tickets on the Gotthard route are valid for both the long and the "short" tunnel, so one can choose for speed or scenery. Unless the Italian ticket is some kind of Supersaver (i.e. valid for one train only). Of course you lose the seat reservation in the EC train. So without any special ticket conditions he does not need another ticket.
If you have any doubts, ctorresvelez, you can always ask the EC train staff or the staff in Bellinzona if you have any concerns.
Last modified on Sep 5, 2017 - 7:29 AM by Arno