Nov 16, 2017 - 1:28 AM
in reply to jesse
>> After I booked the VIP ticket online, do I still need to pick up any physical VIP tickets at Zweisimmen station before on board train #2119 ?
That will just be a reservation. They will email the reservation to you, and you need to print it out and take it with you.
If you don't also have a pass, such as the Swiss Travel Pass, Eurail Pass, InterRail Pass etc, you will also need to buy a ticket. You can buy your ticket online in the SBB Ticket Shop, or buy it at any railway station in Switzerland once you get there. You will need a first-class pass, or a first-class ticket to use with your VIP seat reservation. If you have a pass, but it is for second-class, you can buy an upgrade to first class just for the sector Zweisimmen to Montreux. It will cost you half the difference between the normal first- and second-class fares, and you can buy it online or at a railway station in Switzerland
Now that you have a reservation, it doesn't matter when you buy your ticket, as they don't sell out. You must have it before boarding the train though.