No Reservations available for a Reservation Optional route

  • 30 March 2024
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If there are no reservations available on a route that says reservations optional, does that mean they are sold out and we will not be able to board? Or, will we have to stand with our luggage?

We’re traveling from Basel to Interlaken, and Interlaken to Zurich.


Best answer by thibcabe 31 March 2024, 14:07

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No, it only means that Eurail can't sell them.

Reservations in Switzerland aren't a thing. They're rarely available and nobody makes them anyway. I've lived here all my life and never made one.

Hop on and sit wherever you want. Go to the front or rear end to find enough seats -> people are lazy and board in the middle next to the stairs/ramps/elevators.