How to receive Swiss Travel Pass from UAE

How to receive Swiss Travel Pass from UAE

Share this page on Facebook Share this page on Google+ Share this page on Twitter Print this page
Posts: 5. This thread is closed.
zyborgatic
zyborgatic
3 posts
new member
Jul 2, 2016 - 5:55 AM

hi,

I will be heading to Paris on the 5th of July and will be in swiss by the 8th of july. I want to book a swiss travel pass for 3 days. searching through the online forums and details on various websites, I have understood how it works for most of it. But what i wanted to know was that, is the swiss travel pass just a printed document or is it a card of some sort? i think ill receive a travel document through email within 2 days after purchase, but is that all i need to have or do I have to go to some station and validate it, and get some actual official paper or something.

Also, a quick suggestion if anyone has a better idea. Im heading with my family in a tour package, so they are taking care for the majority of our trip, except the last two days. Namely the 11th and 12th, and I leave for UAE on 13th. So for two days a swiss rail pass would be good or can anyone suggest a better option?

Please do help me out with this. Thank you.

Arno
Arno
7726 posts
expert &
moderator
Jul 2, 2016 - 7:40 AM

Hi zyborgatic, welcome to MySwissAlps!

The Swiss Travel Pass can be printed at home (or anywhere else like your hotel). You don't need to visit a ticket office at the train station. It is ready to use. You'll find all purchase options here: myswissalps.com/ swisstravelpass/ price. In your case you can buy it through www.raileurope-gcc.com/pass/swiss-travel-pass-82 or www.swissrailways.com/ en. You may qualify for a discount: myswissalps.com/forum/ topic/10-to-60-discount-on-all-train-passes-and-tickets.

Whether a 3-day pass is the best choice depends on your plans for the two days. You can compare passes as explained here.

Enjoy your stay!

zyborgatic
zyborgatic
3 posts
new member
Jul 2, 2016 - 9:31 AM

Thank you Arno!

So even if I'm leaving on the 5th I can go ahead and book it now, and then once I receive the documents via email, print it and get it validated at a station by an official.

Right?

Arno
Arno
7726 posts
expert &
moderator
Jul 2, 2016 - 2:17 PM in reply to zyborgatic

Yes, correct, except that you don't need to validate it. It is ready to use. That's the big advantage of printing it yourself: no time lost, you can board your first train immediately.

zyborgatic
zyborgatic
3 posts
new member
Jul 2, 2016 - 9:43 PM

Thank you so much!

Ive booked my passes and hopefully should receive them through email by the time I am in Paris.

ALL SWISS RAIL PASSES

Find out how the several passes work, what they cost and where to buy.

More

HOW TO PICK THE BEST PASS

Having trouble finding the right rail pass? Learn how to pick the one that best fits your plans.

More

THINGS TO DO IN SWITZERLAND

Suggestions for day trips and hiking trails in the Swiss Alps.

More

THE HOTELS WE SUGGEST

Browse the hotels that we like. Budget hotels, hotels near the rail stations, mid class hotels, luxurious 5-star hotels, airport hotels and more.

More

More on MySwissAlps.com

Swiss tips in your mailbox

Sign up to receive our newsletter and the latest forum messages. The best way to prepare for your trip!

Sign up

Get a customized itinerary for your trip

Let Swiss travel consultants create a customized itinerary. They can arrange for your entire trip.

More
© MySwissAlps.com 2002-2016