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May 18, 2019 - 11:54 PM

I'm trying to book seat reservations for the Glacier Express in August (we have a Swiss Travel Pass).

When I use the Glacier express website it keeps looping and won't let me finalise the booking.

So, after much frustration I decided to use the Happy Rails website that is linked to on this site in the Glacier Express info section. I clicked directly on the link to do this.

I've completed the booking, but I'm a little concerned about the wording on the invoice.

It says I've purchased:

Rail Pass CHF 54.00 / € 47.00

Passholder Fares - Glacier Express - Zermatt: High season

09.52-17.38 | Zermatt-St.Moritz - 1st

I'm really nervous as it's selling out for the date we need to travel (Saturday 17th August).

Can someone please confirm that this means I've reserved our seats successfully?

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May 19, 2019 - 12:02 AM

Hi Katrat and welcome to MySwissAlps!

From the wording, to me it looks like you've bought tickets rather than seat reservations however I could be totally wrong. The best would be to contact HappyRail directly to make sure, they are usually very responsive: outus/partners/happyra il

Let us know if you need further help!


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May 19, 2019 - 12:28 AM in reply to Katrat

CHF54 is the price Happyrail charge for their self-styled "high-season" seat reservations for travellers with a rail pass. You have purchased a seat reservation - just at a higher price that you would have paid on the GEX website.

You have a 1st Class reservation. Do you have a 1st Class Swiss Travel Pass? If not you will need to pay for a class upgrade.

Last modified on May 19, 2019 - 12:29 AM by rockoyster
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new member
May 19, 2019 - 2:00 AM

Thanks Rockoyster, that's the answer I was after :)

Yes, we do have 1st class swiss travel passes. I know we paid more than the GEX website, but I couldn't get that website to work. It kept looping back and wouldn't finalise the transaction. Seeing as though the 1st class seats were selling out, I didn't have a choice. Didn't want to miss out and we have to travel on that date!!

7264 posts
May 19, 2019 - 2:05 AM in reply to Katrat

Seats were running out indeed. You're good to go. Enjoy! 😎

Last modified on May 19, 2019 - 2:07 AM by rockoyster

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