Glacier Express 1st class with a 2nd class Pass, possible?

  • 23 March 2022
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I have a 2nd class Interrail pass and was wondering how I would go along with reserving a 1st class ticket on the Glacier Express. On their website the reservations is the same price as the 2nd class reservation (CHF49). 


Best answer by Angelo 23 March 2022, 11:06

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You need to pay the difference between 2nd class standard fare and 1st class standard fare + the reservation on top. 

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Train example pictures

As said you still have to pay the price difference of 1st class standard fare and 2nd class standard fare :/

And on the Glacier Express the only difference is the seat layout 2+1 seats in 1st class and 2+2 Seats in 2nd class.

I personally prefer the standard trains on the route (as you can open windows on them for better pictures)


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You can enjoy the same sights, but not in a special touristy coach/wagon, by just using the normal trains-these run about ev 2 hrs, without any extra to pay. It may even be that in slack times the touristy coach hangs behind the normal train. The mark-up for 1st can be astronomical, these are however normal Swiss trainprices

If you f.e. check DB=bahn for seat-only REServations without buying ticket you will also note that nearly always its same price for 1st and 2nd.