Swiss train reservations vs seat availability

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Agarwal ashi
Agarwal ashi
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Jun 8, 2019 - 8:06 AM

Hi....As stated for Swiss Travel pass that no need to do reservations just board the train. If the train is full (no vacany to seat) do we have standing option or we have to wait for next train?
How is the experience to Mt titlis and Jungfraujoch from Zurich?


Thanks
Ashish

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Jun 8, 2019 - 10:56 AM in reply to Agarwal ashi

Yes you can board the train and if you can’t find a seat you can stand. Don’t worry though you would be very unlucky to find yourself in that situation.

If you look at the timetable on the SBB website (bit.ly/2HH1U7B) it shows a prediction of how busy the train will be. If you see three red figure symbols take another train.

Shahharesh
Shahharesh
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Jun 8, 2019 - 11:11 AM

It is usually very rare that the trains are as jam packed as in our India. Just check for three red figures in the train prediction and avoid just those. They're hardly 10-15% of such trains. Rest all are having plenty of space.

pvonk
pvonk
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Jun 8, 2019 - 4:05 PM in reply to Agarwal ashi

It helps to tell us when you'll be in Switzerland. If October for example, then you won't have any problems. If July-August, then that's another situation.

Annika
Annika
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Jun 8, 2019 - 5:05 PM

Hi Agarwal ashi,

I think your Jungfraujoch concern has just been adressed in this topic: myswissalps.com/forum/ topic/train-ticket-discounts-for-mt-titlis-and-jungfrauj.

You can check myswissalps.com/titlis /tickets for advance purchase options of Titlis tickets. Trains to Engelberg (on the route to Titlis) could be crowded in high season during the peak hours of the day, but seat reservations for such regional trains are very uncommon and I think that they're not even available for this route

Please refer to myswissalps.com/train /reservations for further information on seat reservations.

Last modified on Jun 9, 2019 - 7:10 AM by Arno
Agarwal ashi
Agarwal ashi
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Jun 8, 2019 - 8:55 PM in reply to pvonk

Hi...I will be there in mid August.

Arno
Arno
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Jun 9, 2019 - 7:12 AM in reply to Agarwal ashi

In that case a reservation for Jungfraujoch would not be a bad idea, or at least buy your ticket a day in advance: www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfraujoch/tickets. That way you don't have a problem if it's sold out on the day itself.

Jurbera
Jurbera
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Jun 9, 2019 - 8:52 AM in reply to Agarwal ashi

Ha ha...

We indians are in so much awe of disciplined civilization of europe but let me tell you things are similar to certain extent everywhere..

Things are different in sense there is no rush. What europeans call rush is only 25% of what we observe at Mumbai stations.

Just enter the train...enjoy the STP upto its limit.

SBB authorities promptly solved my doubt abour STP in Lyria when i asked for its validity till Swiss border while traveling from Zurich to Paris. STP cant be used for high speed trains.

Be humble..do not argue..shiw the world different disciplined India

All the best

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