Sandi Sheppard

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3 years ago

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Once the ticket is purchased do you need to pay more to book a seat?

We are looking at trains from Zurich to Lucerne then the William tell boat and train to Lugano then train to Venice over a 4 day period. Can you take luggage ont the William tell train and boat. How much after purchasing the ticket does it cost to reserve a seat and are single point to point tickets our best option?

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Rail Europe Posted 3 years ago

Hello Sandi,

Thanks for your question.

As you are travelling extensively with in Switzerland, I suggest that you purchase a Swiss Travel Pass.

With a Swiss Travel Pass you can travel free within Switzerland on the STS (Swiss Travel System) network on trains, buses and boats. Also with a Swiss Pass you would get discounts on mountain excursions within Switzerland. This discounts can only be availed locally by showing your Swiss Pass to the ticketing office in Switzerland.

With a Swiss Pass you can travel free on intercity trains within Switzerland.

Be advised that seat reservations are mandatory for all high-speed, night, scenic and border crossing trains but you would avail pass holder/discounted fares for the same.

In order to book tickets, please visit our website

The pass seats can be reserved by clicking on "Seat Reservations“ & feed in the Departure city and the Arrival city along with the travel date and preferred time & the number of passengers (Senior, adults, youth and children), and then click on “search tickets”. Once you do so, you would find the schedules along with the fares.

Please click on the “Fare Details” tab to view details regarding the type of fare, type of seat, whether a reservation is included or not and the After Sales Policy.

Hope this helps!!!


Anthony, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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