2 for 1 offer Swiss Regional Pass

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Arno
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Apr 6, 2012 - 3:19 PM
Dear travelers,

Our partner Switzerland Travel Centre has an interesting offer if you plan to travel in a specific Swiss region in Spring or Fall of 2012. If you purchase one of the regional passes listed below, you get a free pass for each second adult.

Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland - 7 days, 2nd classgraubündenPASS - 7 days, 2nd classAdventure Card Upper Valais - Uri - Grisons - 2 days, 2nd classTell-Pass - 7 days, 2nd classRegional-Pass Lake Geneva - Alps - 5 days, 2nd class
This offer is only valid for the passes listed above.

How to order
Please note that you only need to order one (1) Regional Pass and enter a start date within the time frames listed above. You will then be asked whether the offer should be applied to your purchase. If you choose to do so, you'll receive one extra Regional Pass with the same start date, at no cost. You can only order through the links listed above. This offer is not for sale in Switzerland.

Customers from the UK and Ireland will enjoy low shipping rates. All other customers can save on shipping rates by having the passes sent to their hotel rather than their country of residence.

We hope you'll enjoy the Alps even more this way!
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Apr 9, 2012 - 4:31 AM
thanks, i forgot where i posted my question on the promotion for Jungfrau Pass. I understand that there is a 6 days Jungfrau Centenary Pass available for purchase, where can i buy that from singapore agent ? or if not any official sites? i cant find any info from your website. thanks
Annika
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Apr 10, 2012 - 4:36 AM
Hi shirl! Your question has been answered in this previous topic.
bryant
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May 13, 2012 - 6:42 PM
Hi -

I can't get the Bernese Oberland Regional 2-for-1 promotion to work when we click the link to purchase from swissrailways.com. Your website says that the pass is valid for travel between May 1 - 31, but the website to purchase says that the pass is valid for June 1 - 30. http://www.swissrailways.com/userdata_regiopass.php?regiopassid=8&affiliateid=23&system=CH&lang=en . Either way, I cannot get the 2-for-1 discount to apply for our trip, which is from May 26 - 31. Is there a trick to get the discount to apply?

Your speedy reply is appreciated, as we are leaving for our trip in a week and need to order the rail pass asap!

Many thanks.

Bryant
Annika
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May 14, 2012 - 4:43 AM
Hello Bryant, and welcome! The 2 for 1 offer on the Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland is valid for May, not June. STC mentions this at their promotion overview, so the date at their order page seems to be wrong. We are aware that there's an error in the STC order system currently. We contacted STC yesterday when we found out about this, and we expect the problem to be solved quickly. We'll post back here as soon as we have more information.
Annika
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May 16, 2012 - 4:08 PM
Dear visitors. We are sorry to let you know that the technical errors haven't been solved by STC yet. They are still working on it. We will let you know as soon as the problems are fixed. Although we can't do much about it, we do apologize for the inconvenience. The 2 for 1 regional pass promotion is a great deal and we hope you're able to order again as soon as possible.
Arno
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May 18, 2012 - 10:08 AM
Hello all,

We'll continue our updates about the technical issues of STC in this new topic.
Hundtrav
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May 23, 2012 - 12:33 AM
I am considering the purchase of these 2-for-1 regional passes. I have follow-up questions:
1. Does the start date have to be fixed in advance?
If yes, can I change it later without penalty? I'd like to maintain flexibility in my travel plan.
2. Do I have to be outside Switzerland to buy this? I will travel with my passport to that I am not a Swiss resident.
3. What is the internet purchase process like? Does the pass have to mailed to me (this takes too much time) or can I print it out from the computer? If this must be mailed to me, then can I request that it is mailed to a friend's address in Switzerland? I am leaving the USA in less than 10 days.

Thanks!
Annika
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May 24, 2012 - 10:38 AM
Hello Hundtrav! Yes, you have to fill out your start date when ordering, and that will be printed on the pass as the start of the validity period. You don't have to be outside of Switzerland to buy the pass, as long as you do it online and enter a billing address outside of Switzerland. You can have the pass delivered to your friend's address in Switzerland and fill out your home address in the US as billing address. Ten days will more than enough to arrange for this (provided that STC fixes its technical errors in time).
darrendo
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May 30, 2012 - 12:55 AM
I had some questions about the differences between the Swiss Card, Swiss Pass, and 1/2 Fare Travel Card.

is the swiss card and 1/2 fare the same except that it includes roundtrip train to resort?

The swiss pass gives you free train and discount on trains connecting to other countries?

Im traveling from Munich to Lucern to Interlokken to Milan. Do any of the passes cover any travel from Munich? How about from Spiez to Milan?

Are there any differences between the cards as to whats included with regards to gondolas, funiculars and mountain trains?

Thank You
Annika
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May 31, 2012 - 2:19 AM
Hello darrendo! Would you mind creating a new topic for your question first? It's not related to this topic on the 2 for 1 offer on regional passes, and separate topics for non-related questions help to keep the forum understandable for all visitors. Thank you :-)!
ramitgulati
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Aug 8, 2012 - 11:21 AM
Hi,

I am traveling to switzerland with my wife from 17th Sep 2012 to 21st Sep 2012. Below would be my itinerary.

17th London to Swiss
18th Mt titls
19th JungFrau
20th Milan/venice
21st back to swiss
22nd Back to London

Please help me in planning my trip by answering the below queries.

What would be the cost of 2 for 1 swiss pass?
Is it worth buying 2 for 1 swiss pass?
Do I need to reserver the rail seats in advance?
Can I travel to Mt titlis and JungFrau using 2 for 1 swiss pass?
Can I travel to Milan or Venice using 2 for 1 swiss pass? If no is there any other pass for Italy as well? Is it worth buying?

Thanks,
Ramit
Arno
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Aug 8, 2012 - 11:52 AM
Hi Ramit and welcome to MySwissAlps,

All details, including prices and a map of the covered network, are listed on the Swiss Pass page. You've posted in the topic about the 2 for 1 offer on Swiss regional passes. That's a different pass than the Swiss Pass, which covers all of Switzerland. Please check this topic for the 2 for 1 promotion on the Swiss Pass. It seems like a good deal for you, but you can calculate the savings exactly if you want. You don't need to book seats for most trains in Switzerland. Details can be found here. You need another pass or separate tickets for Italy. Please let us know where you're from if you want more detailed suggestions on such a pass.

The current topic is not related to your questions, so please post further questions and comments in the topic about the 2 for 1 promotion on the Swiss Pass, or create a new topic. Thanks!
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yului83
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Aug 16, 2012 - 5:55 AM
Hi,
I have question regarding the delivery time of Berner Oberland Pass.
I have just ordered the Berner Oberland Pass online. After completed the ordering procedures (in step 6 FINISH), I was told the Pass will be shipped out approximately 2 till 3 weeks prior to departure. Is it possible to deliver the pass to me in an earlier date (before September)?

This is because I will be travelling to Europe in early September from Singapore. So I will not be able to receive the pass and bring it to Switzerland.

FYI. The delivery address is in Singapore and the pass date is on 23.09.2012. Meaning the pass will only be shipped out 2nd Sep onwards.

Who should I contact if I would like to have th pass deliver to me earlier?

Thank you.
Annika
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Aug 17, 2012 - 2:24 AM
Hello yului83. You can best contact the reseller, Swiss Railways/Switzerland Travel Centre, directly to ask for an earlier delivery date.
yului83
yului83
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Aug 22, 2012 - 6:20 AM
Hi,
Thanks for the advice.
I have sent my request and already received my pass :-)
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Aug 22, 2012 - 4:43 PM
I have already purchased the Swiss 2 for 1 pass and I am in the process of orderig 2 for 1 regional pass. Please tell me when ordering should I select the option of Swiss Pass (inc Swiss flexi pass) or adult. I see the price is different for Swiss pass and adult. Secondly, when requesting the pass to be mailed to my hotel, how safe is this option. What happens if I don't get the pass while in Switzerland. Your reply is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Arno
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Aug 23, 2012 - 2:40 AM
Hi tinachan,

At swissrailways.com, you can select the Swiss Pass option if you have a valid Swiss pass while using your Regional Pass. That will give you an additional discount on the Regional Pass. Mailing to the hotel is safe but of course a 100% garantuee can never be provided. You can best inform the hotel about the parcel to be delivered. In rare cases where it does not reach the recipient, it usually will be sent back to the reseller and they provide a refund.
benrudd1
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Aug 23, 2012 - 2:43 PM
Hi,
I have recently purchased 2 of the Berner oberland regional passes with the buy one get one free offer. The company I purchased them from didn't ask me for a start date for them, although they did for the transfer tickets I ordered at the same time. I am a bit concerned that the validity date on the regional passes is from the 1st of September and we won't be using them until the 9th. I have checked this with the supplier and they say that the passes are valid for any 7 day period in the 1st September to 31st October period.
Can you confirm this for me as I am still a bit uneasy about it. I would not be happy to have our passes rejected at the start of our holiday!
Arno
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Aug 23, 2012 - 5:11 PM
Hi benrudd1,

Any reseller can decide for themselves whether to print a start date on passes or not. Without start dates, there should be a blank field on the pass to fill out the date. If you already posses the pass you can check for that. So this could very well be alright but it depends on the reseller.

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