Travelers from India: Rs 800 off rail passes

Travelers from India: Rs 800 off rail passes

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Arno
Arno
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Mar 31, 2016 - 10:03 AM

Dear travelers,

Rail Europe India offers an Rs 800 discount on all orders that include a Swiss rail pass. This promotion is only available to visitors of MySwissAlps.com. To get the discount, use the promo code MSA800INR before you pay.

This is how it works:

  • This promotion is available from April 1 to June 30, 2016. Availability is limited to a maximum number of orders so the promotion may end sooner;
  • The minimum order value is Rs 16000;
  • Go to www.raileurope.co.in and apply the promo code MSA800INR to get the discount. You can enter it in the shopping cart which lists all products you are about to buy;
  • This promotion is offered by Rail Europe India only and is for travelers from India only;
  • There is no restriction on your travel dates;
  • The discount is valid for orders with a Swiss Travel Pass, Swiss Travel Pass Flex, Swiss Travel Pass Flex Combi, Swiss Half Fare Card, Swiss Transfer Ticket or Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi;
  • You can only apply one promo code per order;
  • Can't take advantage of this promotion? You can search for other promotions here. Be sure to subscribe to e-mails about new forum messages and to our newsletter: you'll be notified when new promotions are available.

Enjoy Switzerland!

Last modified on May 15, 2016 - 11:34 AM by Arno
esskay8
esskay8
35 posts
active member
Jun 15, 2016 - 1:01 PM

Hello Arno,

I am requesting my travel agent to get a Swiss pass. Am from India.

However, uncovered a curious thing that one of them mentioned. She told me that Swiss travel pass holders will have to pre-book visits to the mountain tops? Such as Mt Titlis, Jungfraujoch etc?

I was under the impression that it is better to take a call on whether to go up on these mountain peaks using the cable cars/gondolas/cogwheels only after checking the weather that day, the web cam etc. So, was keeping it flexible by not pre-booking but just getting the Swiss travel pass (I used your valuable excel sheet and this is the one which is working out as more cost-effective, more than the half pass with airport city transfers).

It could be that it was just a selling tactic, but she sounded earnest, even citing terms and conditions of Swiss pass that mentions that such rides will have to be booked at the time of Swiss pass purchases. I have not till now seen any mention of something like this on the Internet.

Problem is most Indian friends choose to go for a group tour which don't need these to be figured out.

Is there any such rule in the fine-print that needs these places to be pre-booked? I could not dredge up any email id of the official Swiss pass guys either to write to. Was wondering if you would be able to help shed some light?

Thanks much.

Arno
Arno
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Jun 15, 2016 - 1:24 PM in reply to esskay8

Hi esskay8,

Don't worry, there are hardly any activities in Switzerland that need pre-booking. Only a few tourist trains require that, and in very rare cases, it might be worth it to buy the Jungfraujoch tickets a day in advance (see here). So, you can buy such tickets in advance, but there's absolutely no need to.

You don't need a travel agent to obtain a Swiss Travel Pass (a Swiss Pass is something different by the way). Just buy it yourself and print it at home, that's the easiest way. From India, you can either do it through www.raileurope.co.in/p ass/swiss-travel-pass-82 and use the promo code mentioned above, or go to the Swiss Railways web shop at www.swissrailways.com/ en. Another advantage of this is that the pass does not need to be validated but is ready to use (not sure if a travel agent can do that too), and that you'll have an electronic copy (PDF document), so you can never loose the pass while traveling.

chandraks
chandraks
97 posts
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Jun 15, 2016 - 11:50 PM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno, I see most of the travel pass offers are for specific country like the one you announced one for India, why not for travellers from other countries like US, I have been looking for some kind of Swiss Travel Pass discount since they are very expensive ( 8 day SWISS travel pass cost $380), these promotional discounts will be handy....anything coming up ? Thanks

Annika
Annika
4417 posts
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Jun 16, 2016 - 5:57 AM

Hi chandraks,

Even though the promotion discussed here is exclusively for MySwissAlps travelers, we have no influence on what they would like to offer. If you would buy a computer, or even a plane ticket, you may also find that one retailer in one town offers a discount, and the other does not. This is similar I guess.

We keep a close eye on discounts and you'll find them in the Promotions tab of all of our pass pages and here in the forum as soon as they're available. There will be a new promotion today; not specifically for the US, but one of the sites may sell to the US as well (please check our post later today).

By the way, there currently is a promotion for the US which is not available to other countries (see here), but only for Eurail passes.

Annika
Annika
4417 posts
expert &
moderator
Jun 16, 2016 - 8:10 AM in reply to chandraks

Hi again chandraks,

You can find the new promotion here: www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/10-to-60-discount-on-all-train-passes-and-tickets. Please post in that thread if you have any questions about it. It should work for the US as well: www.raileurope-world.com/deals/Europe SummerSales.

esskay8
esskay8
35 posts
active member
Jun 16, 2016 - 12:20 PM

Thank you Arno, once again. This forum is really helpful and insightful thank to your efforts.

Many happy journeys to you.

chandraks
chandraks
97 posts
active member
Jun 17, 2016 - 1:33 AM in reply to esskay8

Thank you so much Annika for the information. Appreciated very much..Chandra

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