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Booking seats on trains

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Booking seats on trains

Hi can someone tell me if i need to reserve seats on these sectors pls.

From kandersteg to brig to domodossola and then to lugano.

Also from luzern to buch.



Hamburg, Germany
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1. Re: Booking seats on trains

Swiss people in general do not reserve seats except they have to, the ones who usually do that are the inexperienced tourists. And for the routes you travel no need either.

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for Switzerland, Kiev
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2. Re: Booking seats on trains

Reservation is not possible for most train travel in Switzerland. Usually trains within Switzerland are used like a wide area public transport system: get ticket or pass, jump in - if you miss one connection, simply take the next.

Check www.sbb.ch timetable - enter itinerary, date and time, get details - reservation is possible for train itineraries marked R - reservation required when marked [R]

Canton of Valais...
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3. Re: Booking seats on trains

You do not need to reserve seats on any of these trains unless you plan to take an international express train from Brig to Domodossola and you want to be sure of a seat. However even on these you can simply get on in Brig and look for an empty seat. There will be a LED readout above the seats showing IF they are reserved and from where to where. But there are local trains that also go Brig to Domo and there are no reservations at all on these except for groups.

4. Re: Booking seats on trains

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