I have been looking at various forum posts but haven’t seen an exact answer for my query.
I am planning to purchase 8-day pass for 2-Adults and 2-kids (with Swiss Family Card). I am based in the U.S. and had checked prices for the passes. Here is what I have found:
1) http://www.sbb.ch/ticketshop – offers it for 363+363 = 726 CHF. Unclear if there is any handling fee for e-tickets and e-Swiss Family Pass
2) shop.swissrailways.com /customer.php – offers it for the same price, with some additional 15 CHF handling fee. It is not clear if this applies to e-tickets as well.
3) http://www.raileurope.com – Offering the same for $770 and no extra fees. Given the current rates, this is roughly 5% extra. I called their number in NY and they gave me a story saying the other websites will reject your credit card, and that they will forward you to them and that they are the only official place you can purchase tickets in the US.
Is this true ? Do I need to purchase them from raileurope only ? My credit card has no currency exchange fee, so I can pay in CHF and not incur an extra typical 3% charges.
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