glacier express excellence

  • 17 December 2023
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Hi if I have the Swiss pass and want to make my reservation for the glacier express but I want to get the excellence experience how to do I book that and how much?


Best answer by thibcabe 17 December 2023, 14:16

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What exactly do you have? Swiss Pass is just an “empty” ticket holder in switzerland.


Are you talking about interrail/eurail one country pass for switzerland?


to reserve in excellence class, you need a first class ticket, and the reservation itself is over chf 400… you get the reservation in glacier express’ web page. just “buy a ticket” and in the lat step you can select interrail/eurail as reduction

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This will answer your questions :

It indeed costs 470 CHF and need to be booked well in advance. You must have a valid 1st class ticket/pass too (or pay for an upgrade). It's probably a really good experience but I would never spend that much !

As alternatives :

- regular Glacier Express carriages (1st/2nd class) : 49 CHF mandatory reservation (food not included). Book well in advabce too.

- hourly regional trains on the same route : no supplement, same views, less crowded !

The choice is easily made in my opinion. :)

The country pass. When do you pay the extra for excellence class ? Thanks

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Do you have a 1st or 2nd class pass ?

Here is the reservation page :

The upgrade to 1st class (outside any reservation) costs 50 CHF (day upgrade). See :