Best seats on the Glacier Express train?

Best seats on the Glacier Express train?

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viktoriia
viktoriia
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Mar 13, 2018 - 8:49 PM

Hello All,

Could you please advice how to choose two seats at Glacier Express from St.Moritz to Zermatt? ( 2 second class) from what side will be the best view?

rockoyster
rockoyster
3337 posts
expert
Mar 13, 2018 - 9:25 PM in reply to viktoriia

See www.myswissalps.com/gl acierexpress/gettingth ere but you can’t guarantee what side of the train you will be on when reserving seats.

viktoriia
viktoriia
12 posts
new member
Mar 13, 2018 - 9:43 PM

thanks! :)

Meeraoz
Meeraoz
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active member
Mar 13, 2018 - 11:01 PM in reply to rockoyster

G'day Rockoyster

I have seen the link you provided on the Glacier Express. We are however, doing the Chur to Brig section ie the other way round. Wonder which side we should be reserving our seats to have a good view? When you say "no guarantee" does it mean one can't choose based on the seating map or that they may be booked out already?

rockoyster
rockoyster
3337 posts
expert
Mar 13, 2018 - 11:27 PM in reply to Meeraoz

It means that the direction of travel in relation to the seating plan is not guaranteed.

For what it's worth we travelled Brig to Chur and reserved seats on the bottom of the seating plan and ended up on the right-hand side of the train heading east which was what we wanted.

I think part of the problem is that if you get a seat from St. Moritz and start off on the left hand side of the train heading north by the time you go into Chur and come out again you are then on the right hand side of the train heading west.

My head now hurts. Chur to Brig I would take a punt and pick seats on the top of the plan and hope for the best. My logic is that if you do the opposite of what we did you'll end up on the left of the train heading west.

Last modified on Mar 13, 2018 - 11:29 PM by rockoyster
Meeraoz
Meeraoz
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Mar 14, 2018 - 1:32 AM in reply to rockoyster

Thank you for that tip.

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