May 9, 2015 - 8:04 AM
1. All resellers offer the same Swiss Travel Pass Flex Combi. The main differences between the SBB webshop and the Rail Europe US website is the price and the way the pass is validated. Please see here for all the purchase options and differences between them. Be sure to select the "Swiss Travel Pass Flex Combi" from the dropdown list, and then click "Show results" to see the options.
2. Validation is explained on the page I linked to. Basically the SBB lets you validate the pass yourself by filling out a few blank fields (name, passport number, etc.). Rail Europe requires to validate it through railway staff, but you can simply do so on the train from Germany to Basel. Ask the staff before you reach the Swiss border.
Last modified on May 9, 2015 - 8:07 AM by Arno