I am planning to take the Bernina Express on October 10 with 5 friends from Chur to Tirano, continuing on to Lugano via the Bernina bus (doing the journey in 1 day). We have been online at the Rhaetian Railway, website http://www.rhb.ch/Home.1643.0.html?&L=4 and saw that there are only 7 available seats on the train and 8 on the bus that day. One of the people in our group tried to purchase the tickets and the seat reservations (train and bus) today. She discovered that she could not buy tickets, just reservations (we can’t buy tickets until August). We were surprised that there are so few available seats showing on their website this many months in advance. We are also very concerned about the whether we should go ahead and buy the seat reservations now (since there are only 7 or 8 seats available and there are 6 of us) even though we can’t buy tickets until Aug. Do you suggest that we go ahead and buy seat reservation now or should we wait until we can buy both tickets and reservations in Aug.? Does any of this sound right? Thanks very much!!!