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Susie new
Susie new
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Dec 31, 2019 - 12:13 AM

Hello, I have purchased a Swiss Rail Pass Flex from HappyRail and have received a receipt. I now need to start reserving seats etc. How do I do that and is it straight forward to collect my pass at Zurich airport with the order number and my passport? I will be travelling on the Golden Pass and the Glacier Express along with many other modes of transport. I'm aware I will need to book seats on the GE at the least. How far in advance do they book up? It's all pretty confusing at the moment!

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Dec 31, 2019 - 2:19 AM in reply to Susie new

Hello Susie,

The latest form of the Swiss Travel Pass Flex is a "e-ticket". Is that what you ordered? Have you read this www.myswissalps.com/swisstravelpassflex/howtouse?

The only train you need reservations for is the Glacier Express. See answer to how to do that at www.myswissalps.com/forum/topic/glacier-express-sold-out-happy-rails.

For more on why you don't generally need reservations see www.myswissalps.com/train/reservations.

Susie new
Susie new
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Dec 31, 2019 - 2:50 AM in reply to rockoyster

Hello!

Yes, that's the one I purchased. I was planning to use my first of eight travel days to get from Zurich airport to Lucerne and then to and from Mt Pilatus. I've found it difficult to establish how much that day's travel will be and whether I should save my 'pass' day for one when the journeys will be more expensive. It's tricky!

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Dec 31, 2019 - 2:55 AM in reply to Susie new

OK so there is no need to "collect" your pass from anywhere.

You can find the fares for the train to Luzern, bus to Kriens and cable way to Pilatus using the SBB Mobile app (bit.ly/2ICIUHi). In the unlikely event you don’t have a device capable of running the app then you can use the timetable on the SBB website (bit.ly/2HH1U7B). If you are not familiar with using the SBB timetable it is worth first reading the instructions at www.myswissalps.com/timetable.

Susie new
Susie new
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Dec 31, 2019 - 3:02 AM in reply to rockoyster

Hello again,

I've got to the reservation page for the Zermatt to Andermatt train on March 11th (0852 - only one?) but it doesn't show me where I select my seat? Obviously I'd like a window. Is it on the next page after 'Pay'? Also, to get to Filisur, do I take the GE to Andermatt and change there?

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Dec 31, 2019 - 3:07 AM in reply to Susie new

Are you talking about shop.glacierexpress.ch/gex_en/specials/daytrips/glacier-express?

Yes there is only one departure in winter. You should see something like the attached. You want Zermatt to Filisur if you want to go to Filisur. The Glacier Express runs all the way through to St Moritz but you can get off at Filisur if that's what you want to do.

If you don't like the seat allocated then pick a different one. You don't pay until later in the process.

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Susie new
Susie new
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Dec 31, 2019 - 3:34 AM in reply to rockoyster

Hello, done! I've reserved a seat. The next part of the puzzle is whether or not it's going to be possible to see the Landwasser viaduct from the viewpoint by Filisur station. What kind of time does the light fail in winter?

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Dec 31, 2019 - 3:39 AM in reply to Susie new

You can look up sunrise and sunset for just about anywhere in the world at www.timeanddate.com/sun/switzerland/davos.

The viewing point is 12 minutes walk from the station. See attached. The question is whether it will be accessible or snowed in at that time. Impossible to predict I'm afraid.

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Susie new
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Dec 31, 2019 - 3:54 AM in reply to Susie new

I wonder if the trail to the viewpoint is even navigable in March??

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Dec 31, 2019 - 4:09 AM in reply to Susie new

Like I said - impossible to predict.

This says it’s a pleasant winter hike. www.outdooractive.com/en/route/winter-hiking/graubuenden/215-landwasser-viaduct-trail/24975264/

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