May 15, 2017 - 11:43 PM
Is buying from Happy Rail a possibly better option for the Swiss Travel Pass? It doesn't seem to be as popular as the other recommended suppliers in this forum so I'm wondering if I've missed out on anything.
Happy Rail offers a slightly cheaper rate for the Swiss Travel pass , and even with the 1% charge for using Visa or MasterCard you're still ahead (not with Amex though, its surcharge would then be 3.9%). The cancellation policy is 10% refund fee vs non-refundable for SBB webshop, and 15% for ACP Rail and Rail Europe. Happy Rail also offers e-tickets which they say they email within one day of ordering, as opposed to Sbb sending the link closer to departure . Happy Rail also answers your questions promptly, while I still have yet to hear from Sbb regarding my query on their policies. If you prefer paper tickets to be shipped e HappyRail charges e €8.50 vs U$25 forSBB
Has anyone ever purchased from Happy Rail and gotten good results? I leave in July so I there's still time to decide.
Are there strict rules for printing of the e-tickets ? sBB online order form has many restrictions regarding paper size, font size, dpi clarity and even recommends printing a test ticket before ordering. Since they are the official dealers of the Swiss Railway system, I'm wondering if this is a policy in general regardless of where you buy from.
Has anyone encountered problems with their print@home tickets?
Hoping for any advice on the above. thank you