Hello RolandP and AuroraD,
thank you very much for the quick replies.
So, as I understand it, the train will run normally from Salzburg to Otztal departing at the schedule time, then I would transfer on to a bus as far as Buchs SG, then I would get another train from there and complete the journey to Zurich by rail.
Is this bus section likely to impact on the journey time as timetables are showing a journey time that is the usual journey time for the normal service when the train operates on the whole route, i.e. 5h 24m. I assume the part of the journey by bus will take much longer than it would by train and the arrival time into Zurich will be later than normal?
I have been trying to reserve seats on the train through the OBB site but for my journey it says ‘tickets not available’. I notice that this seems to be the case for all of the journeys on this route during the engineering works. However, the advice on the OBB website is to reserve a seat as the demand is likely to be high for this journey.
Would it be saying tickets not available because all seats are booked which seems unlikely or is it because the route is affected by a replacement bus and it just won’t be possible to reserve seats at all? The SBB website doesn’t allow you to book seat reservations on this route at this time either.