Upgrade 2nd class Swiss Travel Pass to 1st class?

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Jan 5, 2018 - 8:47 AM

How do I upgrade a STP 2nd class ticket to 1st class for panoramic trains? (Glacier Express and Bernina Express). I'll have a 15 day consecutive day pass.

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Jan 5, 2018 - 10:13 AM in reply to DebbieSD1

You can by a Class upgrade ticket at any train station or on-line or via the SBB mobile app. It will cost you half the difference between the 1st and 2nd class fares.

See www.sbb.ch/en/travelca rds-and-tickets/tickets-for-switzerland/class-upgrade.html

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new member
Jan 5, 2018 - 10:57 AM

Is the STP considered to be a GA pass. I see that you need to hold a GA pass to upgrade to first class. Thank you for your swift reply.

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Jan 5, 2018 - 11:31 AM in reply to DebbieSD1

Hi Debbie,

It is a different product (Tourist vs. local essentially). The validity areas of both are the same, as are the upgrade rules. SBB (Swiss railways) website is more local oriented over tourists unfortunately.


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