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nahsa
nahsa
18 posts
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May 17, 2012 - 1:22 AM
Hello,
1. I'm trying to book train tickets from Milan to Interlaken, the SBB website requires the ticket to be collected at Switzerland counter or to be shipped. Beside this and raileurope.com, do i have other alternatives to book ticket directly online?

2. Since i'll be only 2 days in Switzerland, is it worth to buy the Swiss Pass? Or better get point to point ticket?
Milan-Interlaken
Around Interlaken
Interlaken-Lucerne
Lucerne-Engelberg-Mt Titlis
Lucerne-Paris

If i come down early from Mt Titlis, perhaps i will visit Zurich around 3 hrs before heading back to Lucerne.
Highly appreciate some feedback.

Thanks
Arno
Arno
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May 17, 2012 - 1:47 AM
Where are you from nahsa?
nahsa
nahsa
18 posts
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May 17, 2012 - 1:49 AM
I'm from Malaysia and will be travelling with 6 other friends
Annika
Annika
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May 18, 2012 - 11:24 AM
Hi nahsa. For a 2 day stay my advice is to purchase Swiss Half Fare Cards for all travelers. That allows a 50% discount on nearly all trips within Swiss borders, so you'll have to buy regular tickets for the legs Milan-Swiss border (depending on your train connection most probably Domodossola) and Swiss border (most probably Basel-Paris). The Swiss Half Fare Card page shows all details and includes a downloadable map showing the area of validity. As for your ticket Milan-Interlaken: SBB, Rail Europe Singapore and Trainticket would be good sources for your order.
nahsa
nahsa
18 posts
new member
May 18, 2012 - 12:40 PM
Thanks Annika. Problem i'm having now is that most website i went to do the purchase does not allow me to print the ticket online instead its either delivered to my home where delivery charges cost almost half or almost the same as my ticket.
Same goes with SBB, i tried to purchase and the ticket can either be sent home or collected at the Switzerland station. Of course its impossible for me to collect ticket Milan-Interlaken or Milan-Spiez from Swiss counter :-(

Perhaps i need to inquire whether my Milan hotel would accept delivery.

Anyway thanks for the feedback
nahsa
nahsa
18 posts
new member
May 19, 2012 - 3:37 AM
Hi, finally i managed to place a booking on Trentalia. But its from Milan-Spiez. Should i puchase Spiez-Interlaken online? How far is the interchange platform to the ticket counter. I see the next train departs to Interlaken from Spiez around 12mins after we stopped.
Annika
Annika
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May 20, 2012 - 11:14 AM
Hi nahsa. As far as I know, there are no resellers yet that issue e-tickets for Switzerland. The SBB does sometimes, but not for all tickets.
You don't have to buy your ticket for Spiez-Interlaken online. I'd just buy it on the spot if I were you. You'll find ticketing machines close to the platforms. If you should miss out on your train to Interlaken, don't worry: several trains leave each hour.
nahsa
nahsa
18 posts
new member
May 20, 2012 - 11:58 AM
Ok thanks for the info

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