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Can I reserve 1st class on the Bernina Express, Glacier Express, & Golden Pass if I have a 2nd class Swiss Travel Pass?

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  • February 06, 2017 20:43
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Terri,<br /><br />Generally, passholder reservation costs are the same for 1st and 2nd class. The difference in cost between 1st and 2nd class lies with the rail pass itself. This does apply to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/bernina-express/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bernina Express</a> train.<br /><br />If you'd like to ensure a specific type of seating arrangement, you would have to call us to place your order. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600 or 1-847-916-1028. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays..
  • February 06, 2017 20:43
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Terri,<br /><br />Generally, passholder reservation costs are the same for 1st and 2nd class. The difference in cost between 1st and 2nd class lies with the rail pass itself. This does apply to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/bernina-express/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Bernina Express</a>.<br /><br />If you'd like to ensure a specific type of seating arrangement, you would have to call us to place your order. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600 or 1-847-916-1028. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays..
  • October 02, 2015 18:27
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Victor. Since such a supplement is something that is assessed locally, we would not have any information about how much it would be. Since a 2nd class rail pass is not valid for 1st class travel, our website would not display 1st class as an option if you indicated that your pass is a 2nd class pass. Therefore, our website is working as designed with regard to this scenario. If you wish to book reservations in 1st class for the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/glacier-express/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Glacier Express</a> from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/st-moritz-to-zermatt.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/st-moritz-to-zermatt.html">St Moritz to Zermatt</a> (or any reservable train), you would have to indicate that your pass is a 1st class pass. When you enter your search, it should look like this: <a href="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1219622/FirstClassResGlacExpress.PNG?1434056669" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1219622/FirstClassResGlacExpress_inline.PNG?1434056669" title="Image: https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1219622/FirstClassResGlacExpress_inline.PNG?1434056669" /></a>.
  • October 02, 2015 18:25
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Victor. A 2nd class <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would only be valid for you to travel in 2nd class. If you book your reservations for 1st class and only have a 2nd class rail pass, then you would be charged a supplement locally. Since the supplement is something that is assessed locally, we would not have any information about how much it would be. <b><u> Bernina Express</u></b> The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/bernina-express/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/bernina-express/how-to-bookhtml">Bernina Express</a> route consists of a bus between Lugano and Tirano and a train between Tirano and either <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/st-moritz/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">St. Moritz</a> or Chur. Reservations are required on the bus from Lugano to Tirano and the train from Tirano to either <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/st-moritz/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">St. Moritz</a> or Chur. You would purchase reservations by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/indexhtml">our homepage</a>, entering the route, and indicating that you'll be traveling with a '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/indexhtml">Swiss Travel Pass</a>'. When you go to purchase reservations for the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/bernina-express/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/bernina-express/how-to-bookhtml">Bernina Express</a> on <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/indexhtml">our site</a>, you would piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search to access the bus between Lugano and Tirano and another search to access the train between Tirano and either <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/st-moritz/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">St. Moritz</a> or Chur. <b><u>Glacier Express</u></b> The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/glacier-express/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/glacier-express/how-to-bookhtml">Glacier Express</a> runs from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/st-moritz-to-zermatt.html" rel="nofollow">St. Moritz to Zermatt</a> and does require reservations. You would purchase these reservations by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/index.html">our homepage</a>, entering the route, and indicating that you'll be traveling with a '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/indexhtml">Swiss Travel Pass</a>'. <b><u>GoldenPass</u></b> The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-bookhtml">GoldenPass</a> route is between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/indexhtml">Lucerne</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/montreux/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Montreux</a> and involves changing trains twice in between; once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and then once in Zweisimmen. With regard to the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-bookhtml">GoldenPass</a> route, reservations are only recommended on the segment between Zweisimmen and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/montreux/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Montreux</a>. Reservations aren't really necessary on the segment of this route between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/indexhtml">Interlaken</a> or the segment between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/indexhtml">Interlaken</a> and Zweisimmen. You would purchase reservations by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/indexhtml">our homepage</a>, entering the route, and indicating that you'll be traveling with a '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/indexhtml">Swiss Travel Pass</a>'. If you decide to purchase reservations for the entire route of the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a>, you would piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment (i.e. one search for the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-interlaken.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-interlaken.html">Lucerne-Interlaken</a> segment, another search for the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-zweisimmen.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken-Zweisimmen</a> segment, and another search for the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zweisimmen-to-montreux.html" rel="nofollow">Zweisimmen-Montreux</a> segment). Generally, these route can be booked once within 90 days of an intended date of departure..
  • October 02, 2015 18:23
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Victor. A 2nd class <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would only be valid for you to travel in 2nd class. If you book your reservations for 1st class and only have a 2nd class rail pass, then you would be charged a supplement locally. Since the supplement is something that is assessed locally, we would not have any information about how much it would be. <b><u> Bernina Express</u></b> The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/bernina-express/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/bernina-express/how-to-book.html">Bernina Express</a> route consists of a bus between Lugano and Tirano and a train between Tirano and either <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/st-moritz/index.html" rel="nofollow">St. Moritz</a> or Chur. Reservations are required on the bus from Lugano to Tirano and the train from Tirano to either <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/st-moritz/index.html" rel="nofollow">St. Moritz</a> or Chur. You would purchase reservations by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/index.html">our homepage</a>, entering the route, and indicating that you'll be traveling with a '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">Swiss Travel Pass</a>'. When you go to purchase reservations for the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/bernina-express/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/bernina-express/how-to-book.html">Bernina Express</a> on <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/index.html">our site</a>, you would piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search to access the bus between Lugano and Tirano and another search to access the train between Tirano and either <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/st-moritz/index.html" rel="nofollow">St. Moritz</a> or Chur. <b><u>Glacier Express</u></b> The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/glacier-express/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/glacier-express/how-to-book.html">Glacier Express</a> runs from St. Moritz to Zermatt and does require reservations. You would purchase these reservations by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a>, entering the route, and indicating that you'll be traveling with a '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">Swiss Travel Pass</a>'. <b><u>GoldenPass</u></b> The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html">GoldenPass</a> route is between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html">Lucerne</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/montreux/index.html" rel="nofollow">Montreux</a> and involves changing trains twice in between; once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and then once in Zweisimmen. With regard to the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html">GoldenPass</a> route, reservations are only recommended on the segment between Zweisimmen and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/montreux/index.html" rel="nofollow">Montreux</a>. Reservations aren't really necessary on the segment of this route between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html">Interlaken</a> or the segment between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html">Interlaken</a> and Zweisimmen. You would purchase reservations by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/index.html">our homepage</a>, entering the route, and indicating that you'll be traveling with a '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">Swiss Travel Pass</a>'. If you decide to purchase reservations for the entire route of the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass</a>, you would piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment (i.e. one search for the Lucerne-Interlaken segment, another search for the Interlaken-Zweisimmen segment, and another search for the Zweisimmen-Montreux segment). Generally, these route can be booked once within 90 days of an intended date of departure..
  • June 08, 2015 19:48
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Victor. A 2nd class Swiss Travel Pass would only be valid for you to travel in 2nd class. If you book your reservations for 1st class and only have a 2nd class rail pass, then you would be charged a supplement locally. Since the supplement is something that is assessed locally, we would not have any information about how much it would be. <b><u> Bernina Express</u></b> The Bernina Express route consists of a bus between Lugano and Tirano and a train between Tirano and either St. Moritz or Chur. Reservations are required on the bus from Lugano to Tirano and the train from Tirano to either St. Moritz or Chur. You would purchase reservations by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on our homepage, entering the route, and indicating that you'll be traveling with a 'Swiss Travel Pass'. When you go to purchase reservations for the Bernina Express on our site, you would piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search to access the bus between Lugano and Tirano and another search to access the train between Tirano and either St. Moritz or Chur. <b><u>Glacier Express</u></b> The Glacier Express runs from St. Moritz to Zermatt and does require reservations. You would purchase these reservations by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on our homepage, entering the route, and indicating that you'll be traveling with a 'Swiss Travel Pass'. <b><u>GoldenPass</u></b> The GoldenPass route is between Lucerne and Montreux and involves changing trains twice in between; once in Interlaken and then once in Zweisimmen. With regard to the GoldenPass route, reservations are only recommended on the segment between Zweisimmen and Montreux. Reservations aren't really necessary on the segment of this route between Lucerne and Interlaken or the segment between Interlaken and Zweisimmen. You would purchase reservations by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on our homepage, entering the route, and indicating that you'll be traveling with a 'Swiss Travel Pass'. If you decide to purchase reservations for the entire route of the GoldenPass, you would piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment (i.e. one search for the Lucerne-Interlaken segment, another search for the Interlaken-Zweisimmen segment, and another search for the Zweisimmen-Montreux segment). Generally, these route can be booked once within 90 days of an intended date of departure..
  • June 08, 2015 19:47
    Jeff
    Changed title to Can I reserve 1st class on the Bernina Express, Glacier Express, & Golden Pass if I have a 2nd class Swiss Travel Pass?
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