Apr 13, 2016 - 10:54 AM
in reply to westoz
Hi Carole, welcome to MySwissAlps!
All purchase options and their pros and cons are listed on myswissalps.com/ swisstravelpass/price. Prices and exchange rates change quite frequently. Currently it's indeed cheaper to buy through the Swiss webshop at www.swissrailways.com/ en, instead of Rail Europe Australia. Last year it was the other way around.
In any case it's more practical to buy online as you can print the pass at home and start using it immediately upon arrival, as opposed to waiting for a ticket office. If you want to do so, please go to www.swissrailways.com/ en/products/ swisspass, fill out your details, and select "Online Ticket" when they present the delivery options. They will e-mail the pass in 1 to 3 working days.
I'm not sure were in Switzerland you're going, but you don't have to stay on the train all the way to Zurich in all cases. Changing trains in Basel might be quicker, e.g. if you go to Interlaken or Lucerne. The timetable shows the best option.
Last modified on Apr 13, 2016 - 10:55 AM by Arno