8 day Swiss Travel Pass - who to buy from?

8 day Swiss Travel Pass - who to buy from?

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GeeKay
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Jan 29, 2018 - 7:09 PM

Does it make a difference who I purchase the pass from?

I live in Canada so raileurope seems like the best option because they bill in CAD. I wouldn't be losing anything by going with them versus the swissrail website?

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Jan 30, 2018 - 12:20 AM in reply to GeeKay

>> Does it make a difference who I purchase the pass from? I live in Canada so raileurope seems like the best option because they bill in CAD. I wouldn't be losing anything by going with them versus the swissrail website?

Do you mean the Swiss Travel Pass? You can see the current "best buy" options for your country of residence on the following page:

www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/price

When you buy in Canadian dollars, a currency conversion fee is likely to be built into the Canadian dollar price, so you end up paying it one way or the other. However, you might avoid an additional foreign currency transaction fee if you buy in Canadian dollars - whether or not this fee is applied varies between financial services providers and products.

Whatever site you end up booking on, first make sure you are clear on whether the pass can be printed at home or has to be shipped, whether it needs to be validated before use, and whether there are any additional booking or shipping charges.

Alpenrose

Last modified on Jan 30, 2018 - 12:21 AM by Removed user
GeeKay
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Jan 30, 2018 - 1:11 AM

Thank you for your reply Alpenrose.

The eurorail website ships the travelpass. No print at home option. Is this a deal breaker?

Everything else looks good.

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Jan 30, 2018 - 1:50 AM in reply to GeeKay

>> The eurorail website ships the travelpass. No print at home option. Is this a deal breaker?

That's entirely a personal choice! Choose what suits you best, taking everything into account that I mentioned in my earlier post.

Personally, I prefer the print-at-home option. You don't have to get it validated, and if you lose it, you can print another one (or print a few spare copies at home to take with you).

Alpenrose

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Arno
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Jan 30, 2018 - 2:06 PM in reply to GeeKay

Hi GeeKay,

Which website did you mean by "Eurorail website"? If it is www.eurail.com, then you are looking at different products. They only sell Eurail Passes, no Swiss Travel Passes.

Nearly all websites listed on the page Alpenrose gave you offer print at home passes (Swiss Travel Pass).

To learn about the difference, please see:

Last modified on Jan 30, 2018 - 2:07 PM by Arno
GeeKay
GeeKay
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Jan 30, 2018 - 2:12 PM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno,

the website I was referring to was found on this site under the rail pass heading. It is raileurope.ca I think it is okay since it is on your site but it does not offer print at home services.

Please let me know if I am okay buying from them . I would like to since they charge in Canadian dollars.

Arno
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Jan 30, 2018 - 2:21 PM in reply to GeeKay

Hi GeeKay,

They are certainly a credible retailer, no problem. And they do offer print at home: go to www.raileurope.ca/rail -tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html, pick "8 Consecutive Travel Days (e-pass)" from the list, then proceed with the number of travelers and the first travel date.

GeeKay
GeeKay
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Jan 30, 2018 - 6:44 PM in reply to Arno

Thank you Arno!

It worked, I am all booked!

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