Extra travel days if you live in India, AU, NZ

Extra travel days if you live in India, AU, NZ

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Arno
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Sep 28, 2016 - 7:15 PM

Hello,

There is a Swiss Travel Pass promotion for travelers from Australia, India and New Zealand. You'll get one extra day on a 4-day pass (so 5 days in total). You'll get two extra days on an 8-day pass (so 10 days in total).

Please see:

Important notes:

  • This promotion is only available through the above websites for citizens from Australia, India and New Zealand;
  • There are only extra travel days on the 1st and 2nd class Swiss Travel Pass for 4 and 8 days. Not on the Swiss Travel Pass Flex or any other pass;
  • This promotion is available until December 28;
  • You can buy passes to travel until June 30, 2017 (India) or August 31, 2017 (Australia & New Zealand);
  • The promoted passes are not refundable.

I hope you can take advantage of this!

Last modified on Oct 8, 2016 - 4:17 PM by Arno
chandraks
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Sep 29, 2016 - 1:28 AM in reply to Arno

This is great news Arno. I like this kind of promotion than the 25 euros discount, for people who stay for 8 nights , the 8 day pass will work on day 9 , very handy and more helpful.

Arno
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Sep 29, 2016 - 9:31 AM in reply to chandraks

I'm glad you like it! Are you planning another trip before June 30? In that case you can make use of this.

Last modified on Sep 29, 2016 - 9:31 AM by Arno
giftofgod
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Sep 29, 2016 - 10:28 AM in reply to Arno

Hi

Thanks for the information

This is a non refundable pass, i hope

Arno
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Sep 29, 2016 - 10:39 AM in reply to giftofgod

Hi giftofgod,

What do you mean by that? As far as I know the regular cancellation policies apply here, which is usually an 85% refund if you cancel the pass before using it.

Jinny
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Sep 29, 2016 - 10:49 AM

I would like to know about the promotion of 8 days free 2 days is available for Thai people or not?

Arno
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Sep 29, 2016 - 11:48 AM in reply to Jinny

Welcome to MySwissAlps Jinny!

No, this promotion is only for Indian residents. Swiss Travel Pass promotions for Thailand or any other country are always listed on myswissalps.com/ swisstravelpass/ promotions, but currently there are none.

chandraks
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Sep 30, 2016 - 12:35 AM in reply to Arno

Thank you Arno, unfortunately as per your posting it is only for travellers from India right ? I am a resident of USA, don't think travellers from USA are eligible for this offer.

giftofgod
giftofgod
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Sep 30, 2016 - 4:15 AM in reply to Arno

Hi

I am sending an attachment for Cancellation policy, please check it.

Also i confirmed with railEurope.co.in, and they confirmed me that since it is promotional, pass cannot be cancelled, (no refund on cancellation)

I just wanted to inform here that anyone who purchases this pass should ask / clarify with the railEurope.co.in and be sure that tour plan should not be extended or cancelled

thanks

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Arno
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Sep 30, 2016 - 7:04 AM in reply to chandraks

Indeed Chandra, your passport country has to be India in order to take advantage of this.

Arno
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Sep 30, 2016 - 7:07 AM in reply to giftofgod

Yes, you are correct! In that case you can't get a refund through RailEurope, but if you cancel because of illness for example, your travel insurance should be able to take care of it, if a cancellation policy is included.

Piyush
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Oct 1, 2016 - 2:19 PM in reply to Arno

Hi

1. Do we have to book Swiss Travel Pass in advance and only from Rail Europe only to avail this additional 1 or 2 day promotion?

I am Indian passport holder however plan to travel from UK during Oct 3rd week (20th Oct), can I get this promotion ?

2. In general can we buy Swiss travel pass on any Swiss airport up-on arrival ?

Thanks for info

Regards,

Piyush

Arno
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Oct 1, 2016 - 2:39 PM in reply to Piyush

Hi Piyush,

1. This promotion is only available through www.raileurope.co.in/p ass/swiss-travel-pass-82, and you need to have a billing and shipping address in India. Normally Swiss Travel Passes can be printed at home, but the promo passes seem to require physical delivery.

2. Yes, you can, as long as the ticket counter is open when you get there. I wouldn't recommend that though, as it takes more time. You'd better get straight to your train. You can print your pass at home and skip the ticket office: please visit www.swissrailways.com/ en or www.swisstravelsystem. co.uk (the UK site). After filling out your address, they will show the delivery options. Pick "Online Ticket" from the bottom of the list. They will e-mail the pass (no delivery fees) within 1 to 3 business days.

giftofgod
giftofgod
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Oct 2, 2016 - 5:00 AM in reply to Piyush

hi

The best way to get all answer with this promotion is to visit the site raileurope.co.in , a chat messenger is there, click it and ask your queries, a live agent will reply all your queries.

I have also observed that sometime the Chat messenger takes much longer time to appear on the screen. So wait till it appears. some times 2-3 hrs (i do not know why this happens)

Or click on contact us (located on the top center of the site and email all your queries, they reply within 48 hrs.

Remember they have not provided any phone nos, so no way of calling them, they have their office in Mumbai, but they do not entertain anyone in their office. Everything done is online and only online.

thanks

jagdishmn
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Oct 2, 2016 - 7:29 AM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno,

Thanks for the info. Any way I won't be able to make use of it as Im in Swiss only for 04 days , but it would be gr8 if you provide some input on the raileurope.co.in.

I have planned my journey from Lon -paris and then lucerne.

I find the tkts for Lon Paris as Rs 9000/approx and Paris to lucerne Rs 8500/aprox.

When i enquired with my travel agent ,,he quote's the amount as 197 Euros for lon paris whis is aprox

Rs 15366/.

Can i go ahead with the raileurope.co.in

If I buy a Swiss pass can I travel from Basel to Lucerene without paying any extra costs ?

you suggessions please.

Arno
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Oct 2, 2016 - 12:53 PM in reply to jagdishmn

Welcome to MySwissAlps, jagdishmn,

Sure, you can buy those tickets from RailEurope or various other retailers too. You don't need a travel agent to buy tickets or passes. Please see:

The Swiss Travel Pass (not Swiss Pass, that's for Swiss residents only) indeed includes Basel to Lucerne as well, so in that case you only need a ticket from Paris to Basel.

jagdishmn
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Oct 2, 2016 - 4:34 PM in reply to Arno

Thanks Arno.

It's Swiss travel pass as you have mentioned . Are the charges different for 2,3,5 or 6 passengers at the time of booking ?. We are three to travel .

I do need some information about tour packages ,, which i would post in other forum.

Arno
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Oct 2, 2016 - 7:54 PM in reply to jagdishmn

I'm not sure I understand your question, but you can find fares for any number of passengers through the provided links. Booking early is usually cheaper.

Arno
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Oct 4, 2016 - 9:01 AM

Update: this promotion is now available in New Zealand as well. I updated my original post.

www.raileurope.co.nz/ pass/swiss-travel-pass-82

Last modified on Oct 8, 2016 - 4:19 PM by Arno
Arno
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Oct 8, 2016 - 4:17 PM

Now available in Australia too!

www.raileurope.com.au/ pass/swiss-pass-7314

Last modified on Oct 8, 2016 - 4:18 PM by Arno

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