Booking VIP Seat on Golden Pass scenic trains

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ballam1
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Jan 30, 2018 - 10:47 PM

How do you book the VIP seats on the Golden Pass scenic train? Are these seats available on each leg of the journey from Zurich to Montreux?

Thank you

Removed user
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Jan 31, 2018 - 12:34 AM in reply to ballam1

>> How do you book the VIP seats on the Golden Pass scenic train?

Reservations for the VIP seats cost CHF 15. You can make reservations up to 90 days in advance on the following site:

reservations.mob.ch/re servation/reservation/ reservation/reservatio n/reservation/reservat ion/reservation/reserv ation/reservation/rese rvation/f?p=151:1:56898718015546 17::NO:::

Please note the details below about

  • which trains have VIP seats
  • the refurbishment period when there will not be any VIP seats available
  • the construction period when reservations willl not be possible.

>> Are these seats available on each leg of the journey from Zurich to Montreux?

The Golden Pass route starts in Luzern and runs to Montreux via Interlaken Ost and Zweisimmen. From Zürich to Luzern is just a normal train.

The VIP seats are only on the sector between Zweisimmen and Montreux, and only on selected trains, i.e.

  • Departures from Zweisimmen at 12:25 and 18:25
  • Departures from Montreux at 9:44 and 15:44

The VIP seats are the 8 seats in the first two rows of the first carriage. Seat numbers are 81 to 88. You also need a first-class ticket or pass to travel in the VIP seats.

When are you travelling? From early September 2018 until an as-yet-undetermined date in 2019, carriages with VIP seats will be taken out of operation for refurbishment. So during this time, all GoldenPass MOB Panoramic trains will run without any VIP seats.

Further to that, if you are travelling between 19 March and 1 June 2018, there will be substitute buses for the sector between Château-d’Oex and Montbovon (a stretch of about 10km), and you won't be able to make any reservations between Zweisimmen and Montreux. That includes the VIP seats, and is due to construction work.

Alpenrose

Last modified on Jan 31, 2018 - 3:04 PM by Arno
yosepsup
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Jan 31, 2018 - 7:53 AM

@alpenrose

When the reservation is not possible, will the panoramic train still available? In this case, how to determine who gets the vip seat? Is it based on first come first serve basis?

ballam1
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Jan 31, 2018 - 3:49 PM in reply to Removed user

I am not traveling until August 2019 so hope construction is complete and VIP seats available

Lucas
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Jan 31, 2018 - 5:04 PM in reply to yosepsup

Hi Yosepsup,

Yes, without reservations available it is first-come first-served. This is the case with 90% of the trains in Switzerland.

Lucas
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Jan 31, 2018 - 5:06 PM in reply to ballam1

Hi Ballam1,

Yes, reservations are possible after June 1, 2018.

ballam1
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Jan 31, 2018 - 8:56 PM in reply to Lucas

Thank you for info

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