$20 to 80 discount on all train passes and tickets

$20 to 80 discount on all train passes and tickets

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Arno
Arno
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Jun 24, 2016 - 8:26 AM

Hello train travelers,

Rail Europe in the US and Canada offers a discount of $20 to 80 on all rail passes and tickets. All you have to do is spend a minimum amount and enter the promo code. Hopefully you can take advantage of this discount!

Please check the appropriate website for details:

Further details:

  • Update July 1: the $80 promo code is no longer available as the maximum number has been reached;
  • The promotion expires on July 7, 2016, or when the maximum number of used promo codes has been reached;
  • Travel dates are not limited;
  • You can only use one promo code per order;
  • This promotion is only available on the mentioned websites. Not at train stations or other websites.
Last modified on Jul 1, 2016 - 3:20 PM by Arno
lasexton1
lasexton1
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Jun 27, 2016 - 2:45 AM in reply to Arno

Hello Arno. It appears to me that RailEurope's ticket prices for the Swiss Pass and the reservation fees for the Glacier Express and Bernina Express are higher than the the Swiss Railways site plus you have to pay $18.00 to have the documents handled even if it is an e-ticket. Am I missing something?

Linda

Annika
Annika
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Jun 27, 2016 - 9:12 AM in reply to lasexton1

Hi Linda, welcome to MySwissAlps!

On average, Rail Europe prices are slightly higher than the "regular prices" through the Swiss Railways. That's why they are listed lower in the list of purchase options here. But when they offer a promotion like the one discussed here, they usually are the cheapest option. Of course you will have to check whether the promotion makes sense for you.

If you just buy the Swiss Travel Pass through them, they charge a $7.95 handling fee for smaller orders and nothing for larger orders (2 passes, for example). They offer a "Rail Protection Plan" but you don't have to buy that. In all, two 3-day passes are about 1.5% cheaper than the regular prices when taking advantage of the promo code. You may save a bit more because you can pay in USD instead of CHF if your bank charges a fee or bad exchange rates for foreign currencies. Savings will be bigger if you need more passes or more expensive passes. I don't know whether you would save less if adding the seat reservations (that might explain the $18), but you can buy these elsewhere if you want (links are on our Glacier Express and Bernina Express pages).

Last modified on Jun 27, 2016 - 9:19 AM by Annika

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