>> 1. If I book a night train from Vienna to Buchs (May 11th night), (EN 466 train)if I do the reservation, it automatically involves a sleeper coach or I have to opt/tick for couchettes/private sleepers for an extra cost when I book in OBB website. If I don't opt for sleepers/couchettes in second class, the seats are reclining or any other type?
Hi Dr Nisarga,
I've travelled between Vienna and Zürich quite a few times, but never on a night train, so this information is what I found on the ÖBB website rather than from any personal experience.
The train you are considering, EN466, departing Wien Hauptbahnhof (Vienna Main Station) at 21:25 is described in the timetable as "EN" (i.e. "EuroNight" trains), a description of which is here:
It also offers "Comfortticket" (also spelled "Komfort-Ticket"), described here:
www.oebb.at/en/angebot e-ermaessigungen/komfort -ticket
When you click on "Ticket and prices" in the ÖBB timetable listing for EN466, you have the option to choose a basic fare or the "Komfort-Ticket EuroNight".
Then you choose either a seat reservation, a couchette or a sleeper cabin, each of which is priced differently (see attached picture) and offers options to choose your seat (click on CHANGE SEAT), couchette (select Couchette and click on CHANGE COMPARTMENT TYPE) or sleeper type (select Sleeper Cabin and click on ENTER JOURNEY DETAILS).
You might find more useful information on the site of The Man in Seat 61
Hope you find this helpful.