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Secure a seat.

Secure a seat.

To make your train travel in Switzerland and Europe as comfortable as possible, you can reserve your seat before the journey begins. When travelling in some countries, reservations are obligatory or are automatically included in the ticket price.

Incidentally, you can also reserve your seat in the SBB Restaurant or dining car on many international connections.

Switzerland

Seats.

You can reserve your seats on Swiss trains in the SBB Ticket Shop, using SBB Mobile on a smartphone and via Rail Service 0900 300 300 (CHF 1.19/min. from the Swiss fixed-line network) or direct at the ticket counter. It costs CHF 5 per seat to make a reservation.

Bike spaces.

It is not usually possible to reserve a space for your bike, with the exception of the InterCity tilting trains (train category ICN) on which bike spaces must be reserved from 21 March to 31 October at a charge of CHF 5. This can be booked online in the SBB Ticket Shop, via SBB Mobile on your smartphone where you see the  symbol, or at SBB ticket offices up to 5 minutes before departure. More information on bicycle tickets and travelling with your bike.

Europe

When reserving seats for train journeys to Europe, different prices and provisions apply according to the country. The following gives further information for various European countries.

Germany.

You can reserve your seats when purchasing tickets online via our SBB Ticket Shop (step 4 – "Reservations"). It is not obligatory to reserve seats but we recommend it.

France.

It is obligatory to reserve seats for connections using the TGV and this is included in the ticket price. You can buy tickets online via SBB Ticket Shop and have them sent to your home address, or you can pick them up from your station. Get print@home tickets for your travels from and to Paris.

Italy.

It is obligatory to reserve seats for connections to Italy and this is included in the ticket price. You can buy tickets online via SBB Ticket Shop and have them sent to your home address, or you can pick them up from your station. Get print@home tickets for your travels on EC trains.

Austria.

You can reserve your seats when purchasing tickets online via our SBB Ticket Shop (step 4 – "Reservations"). It is not obligatory to reserve seats but we recommend it.

Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark and the Czech Republic.

You can reserve your seats when purchasing tickets online via our SBB Ticket Shop (step 4 – "Reservations"). It is not obligatory to reserve seats but we recommend it.

Hungary.

Seat reservations for connections to Hungary are obligatory and are included in the ticket price for the night train. You can order tickets online via SBB Ticket Shop and have these sent to your home address, or you can pick them up from your station.

Dining cars

Switzerland.

You can reserve seats in the SBB Restaurant (for most InterCity connections) at the ticket counter, or by telephone via Rail Service 0900 300 300 (CHF 1.19/min. from the Swiss fixed-line network). The booking supplement of CHF 5 per seat will be deducted from your bill total.

Europe.

Depending on the country to which you are travelling and the rail company, you can reserve seats for individuals or groups in international dining cars.