Oct 24, 2015 - 8:24 AM
in reply to ThePeter
Perhaps you are looking at a different pass than I do. But if I check the prices of a 4-day 2nd class Swiss Travel Pass, there's either hardly any difference, or the World site is cheaper. This depends on the number of passes you need and your payment method.
- www.swisstravelsystem. co.uk/en/node/66: the 4-day adult pass costs GBP 134 (about HKD 1590), assuming the Online Ticket option and payment by debit card, otherwise it's more.
- www.raileurope-world.com/pass/swiss-travel-pass-82: the 4-day youth pass costs EUR 173 (about HKD 1477). There is a shipping fee of EUR 12 (regardless of the number of passes) and a small booking fee. Even if you only need one pass the amount adds up to HKD 1613, which is nearly the same as the UK site. If you need more than one pass it's cheaper as shipping only needs to be paid once.
If you order through the UK site and they cancel it, you will be informed and get a full refund. But it may still cost you a bit of money as you would pay and receive an amount in a foreign currency, so your bank will most most probably charge a fee two times. Plus, the exchange rate may change between payment and refund, so that could cause you to receive a slightly different amount.
Does this help? Please let me know if I am missing your point.
Last modified on May 17, 2018 - 12:14 PM by Arno