Too late to purchase Swiss Travel Pass online?

Too late to purchase Swiss Travel Pass online?

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SinPei
SinPei
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Mar 29, 2016 - 11:49 AM

I'm going to Paris on 16 April 2016 and will reach Interlaken on 19 April. It's around 15 days before departure and I just realized I have not purchase Swiss Travel Pass online. I was told that the pass will be posted to my country but it seems like the timing is too tight now. Is there anyway that we can have something like e-ticket and get the real pass when I reach Interlaken? If no, is it more expensive when I purchase it on the spot?

Besides, I confuse whether I need to buy 3 0r 4 days Travel Pass. Here is my itinerary:

19April: Paris- Interlaken - Griendelwald - Interlaken

20 April: Interlaken - Lauterburnnen - Murren - Bern - Luzern

21 April: Luzern - Mt Titils - Luzern

22 April: Luzern - Milan

From Paris to Interlaken, I already bought TGV train tickets online but for day 4....Does Swiss Travel Card cover part of the cost from Luzern to Milan? If yes, should I buy Swiss Travel Pass for 4 days?

Really hope to get some advice...Thanks =)

Arno
Arno
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Mar 29, 2016 - 12:08 PM

Hi SinPei, welcome to MySwissAlps,

You're definitely not too late. All purchase options are listed here. As you can see there, the pass can simply be printed at home. One of the easiest ways is to go to www.swissrailways.com/ en and select "Online Ticket" when they ask for the delivery option. You'll get the pass through e-mail in 1-3 working days.

As you already have a ticket to Interlaken, a 3-day pass for April 20 to 22 would be fine. In that case you only need to buy a return ticket from Interlaken to Grindelwald. Luzern to Milan is covered to Chiasso (the border), so you only need a ticket from Chiasso to Milan: myswissalps.com/ traintickets/italy/ price.

Does this help you out?

SinPei
SinPei
5 posts
new member
Mar 29, 2016 - 12:51 PM in reply to Arno

Thanks for you reply. Yes, this helps a lot!

So, Luzern to Chiasso is completely free if I have Swiss Travel Pass right? When I reach Chiasso, I only need to buy a ticket to Milan. Am I correct?

Arno
Arno
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Mar 29, 2016 - 1:22 PM in reply to SinPei

Hi SinPei,

Yes, it's completely free until Chiasso. But don't get off the train there. You can buy your ticket in advance through the link I gave you. So you can stay seated and save time.

SinPei
SinPei
5 posts
new member
Mar 29, 2016 - 1:30 PM in reply to Arno

What you mean is... I buy ticket in advance from Luzern to Milan or Chiasso to Milan?

If Luzern to Milan, then how to apply the Swiss Travel Card?

Thanks for your help very much!

Arno
Arno
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Mar 29, 2016 - 4:25 PM in reply to SinPei

You only need a ticket for Chiasso to Milan. You don't need tickets wherever the Swiss Travel Pass is valid. That's why the pass is convenient: you don't need to buy tickets all the time. Simply board and show your pass on request.

SinPei
SinPei
5 posts
new member
Mar 29, 2016 - 4:57 PM in reply to Arno

Ok, I check on SBB website, it shows that time for the train from Luzern to Chiasso is 7.40 - 10.48.

Can I buy the next ticket (Chiasso to Milan) at 10.52am? Will it be the same train or do I need to change another train? How to find out?

Arno
Arno
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Mar 29, 2016 - 5:09 PM

That's the same train indeed so you can stay seated. You can get the tickets through www.raileurope.com.sg/ train/italian-international-trains from SGD 16.

SinPei
SinPei
5 posts
new member
Mar 30, 2016 - 12:26 AM in reply to Arno

Thank you so much for your info! I just bought the tickets :)

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