Help with seat reservations for Switzerland and Europe.

Reserve a seat before the start of your journey to make your train journeys within Switzerland and to Europe as convenient as possible.

Seat reservation for Switzerland.

How do I reserve seats for 1 to 5 people in the SBB Mobile app?

Here’s how it works:

  1. Open the SBB Mobile app.
  2. Select the timetable and search for the route, time and date of travel you would like.
  3. Click on ‘Tickets from CHF xx.xx’.
  4. If you would like to reserve seats for more than one person, click on ‘Edit passengers’ and enter/select the other passengers.
  5. Scroll down and select ‘More tickets and reservations’.
  6. Mark ‘Seat reservation’ and complete your purchase.

How do I reserve seats for 1 to 5 people on

Here’s how it works:

  1. Click on this link: seat reservation for 1 to 5 people.
  2. Enter the route, date and time of travel you would like.
  3. Select your chosen connection and click on ‘To seat reservation’.
  4. Add a return journey if you wish.
  5. Enter the class of travel, the number of seats and the passenger details (you only have to enter one person’s details if more than one person is travelling).
  6. Continue with ‘Proceed to booking’.
  7. Enter any reservation requests you may have.
  8. Continue to the sales process.

Tip: if you make the purchase while logged in, your reservation will also be displayed in the SBB Mobile app you use with the same login.

Of course, you can also reserve seats at a public transport point of sale.

Questions and answers on seat reservations for Switzerland.

Seat reservations for Europe.

Questions from the Community.

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    I represent a group of pee planning to travel from Geneva to Milan, via Brig, on rain EC39 on 31 January, 2024. We shall be travelling on Interrail tickets, first class, which we expect to purchase in October.I have spoken with your representative today but want to confirm the costs and, just in case, reservation refund arrangements.I understand seat reservations are 2ch per person, once booked is ths refundable and if so under what terms (notice)?We wish to eat whilst ravelling and book seats in the Restaurant or Bistro car. Your agent informs me there is a "charge" of 1550ch, entirely acceptable but again is this refundable prior to the journey.#As you may understand I am making as many arrangements as early as possible to ensure we can travel and enjoy the journey.  

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    Book a seat with a saver day pass

    If I buy a saver day pass, do I need to book a seat? Or can I just get on the train and sit in a random seat?
    And I see that some trains, such as EC trains, require a Mandatory Place Reservation. Do I need to reserve a seat even if I have a saver day pass? If so, how do I reserve a seat and how do I pay for it?

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    Swiss Travel Pass

    I am Malaysian.1) Am I eligible to purchase Swiss travel Pass for 6 days or only locals able to purcahse?2) With that pass can I travel from Zurich to Brig or I need additional pass to travel?3) do IC8 train need seat reservation? 


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