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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    Seat reservations Basel SBB to Lugano

    Is it possible to make a seat reservation for the EC train from Basel SBB to Lugano, departing 11:02, arriving 13:58 (20-June)?

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    Seat Reservation Nightjet Zurich

    I would like to know1. if the Nighjet 31402 (Zurich - Amsterdam) and the InteCity 60402 (same route, exactly same hours of departure and arrival are the same train, running on different codes or different cars?2. how can i make a seat reservation on these trains? I am travelling with friends with an Interrail Global Pass, but when trying to make the reservation on the SBB app the connection fail and shows Error Code: ZVS-REISE-6

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    Author role: Neues Mitglied


    Refund for Gotthard Panorama Express Seat Reservation

    Hi, can someone get back to me pls? My seat reservation was on 15 Apr 2022. But I was sick and I wrote in on 14 Apr 2022; no response. Then on 15 Apr, 9am I went personally to SBB counter at Luzern train station to inform that I’m unable to go onboard the trip because I’m super unwell. These were all before the start of the journey. I have medical certificate for my illness as proof.


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