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Swede4life
Swede4life
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Jul 8, 2021 - 10:28 PM

Hello, I cannot discern whether I will have to make seat reservations on the Glacier Express, Regio Express and Golden Pass line to travel from Zermatt to Wengen? Can you assist?

Anna
Anna
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Jul 9, 2021 - 7:25 AM in reply to Swede4life

Hi Swede4life,

Seat reservation is required for Glacier Express. You can find more information here: www.myswissalps.com/glacierexpress/tickets

Seat reservations on the Golden Pass is not required but recommended on the popular Zweisimmen - Montreux stretch. Similarly, you don't need a seat reservation on the Regio Express Lötscberger.

Regards,

Anna

Last modified on Jul 9, 2021 - 7:26 AM by Anna
Swede4life
Swede4life
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Jul 9, 2021 - 10:40 AM in reply to Anna

Thank you.

hockeyfan
hockeyfan
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Jul 9, 2021 - 1:11 PM in reply to Swede4life

For the trip Zermatt to Wengen you do not need to take the Glacier Express or the Golden Pass. The Glacier Express runs between Zermatt and St. Moritz. For the short section from Zermatt to Visp just take one of the “regular”(regional) trains. For this you do not need a reservation. The same for the section of the route, Spiez to Lauterbrunnen. The Golden Pass route is from Montreux to Luzern. Glacier Express and Golden Pass are names used from marketing the scenic routes. From Zermatt to Wengen we usually take the route via Kandersteg (all regional trains). It takes a little longer but is very scenic. Have a wonderful trip.

Annika
Annika
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Jul 10, 2021 - 5:44 AM in reply to Swede4life

Hi Swede4life! In addition to the helpful answers you already received: seat reservations are usually not necessary for Swiss trains. It's explained at www.myswissalps.com/train/reservations. They're only required for some special panoramic trains. Regular non-panoramic trains for which reservations are not required are available on those routes too. You do miss out on the extras of panoramic trains in that case. The differences are explained under "Regular trains versus...." at

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