May 20, 2013 - 7:23 AM
Hi Julia, and welcome to MySwissAlps,
All purchase options, both online and in Switzerland, can be found at the Swiss Pass page. Select your country and the desired pass to see the details of all options so you can compare them. It should not take more than a few minutes to buy locally (unless you buy for a large group), although it may be more if it's busy with other travelers. As you can see on the page, there are many options to buy your pass in advance and get it delivered to the Ukraine. I've not heard of problems with customs before; but I don't know for the Ukraine specifically. If you order directly from the Swiss Railways they'll have your pass available for you at the airport or at any address in Switzerland such as your hotel, so you'll by-pass Ukraine customs.
I hope this helps you out!
Last modified on May 17, 2018 - 11:42 AM by Arno