Apr 25, 2016 - 2:39 PM
in reply to sskundu
Yes, indeed the domestic SBB site is mainly for Swiss citizens, with a plethora of information and products most tourists do not need, or may even confuse them. The Swiss Pass for example, is an electronic card for Swiss citizens only. Tourists need the Swiss Travel Pass, which seems the same thing but is an entirely different product. The SBB asks us to refer to their tourist webshop, www.swissrailways.com, when it comes to rail passes. And we prefer that ourselves as well because it's much simpler. Also we know the team of that web shop, like we do for most major retailers, so in case of any issues before or after purchasing we can help to a certain extend as well. Of course there are some differences between both options; I'm sure the download time, for example, will be quicker through the tourist web shop eventually as well. It's an ever evolving thing. In the end, of course, any Swiss Travel Pass is the same regardless of where it was purchased, but we prefer to keep things as simple as possible and being able to assist. How did you like the Swiss Travel Pass by the way? Did you like the easy of use, and the train system itself?