Must I purchase the Swiss Rail Pass in advance?

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May 13, 2018 - 12:57 PM

I will be spending 4 nights in Zurich in August. Should/must I purchase the Swiss Rail Pass before I arrive? What is the best site to purchase the pass?

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May 13, 2018 - 1:41 PM

Hi Trappan,

You can buy the Swiss Travel Pass when and where you like, but online is more convenient and slightly cheaper. Please find all your options here: isstravelpass/price.

My recommendation would be to buy the pass online between now and a week before departure. You can print it at home and board your first train immediately upon arrival without loosing time.

Last modified on May 13, 2018 - 1:43 PM by Arno
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new member
May 13, 2018 - 3:33 PM

Thanks so much!

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active member
May 13, 2018 - 8:43 PM

... and be sure to print out two copies of the ticket at home (if you buy online). On my last trip I lost my STP I think on a boat on lake Lucerne. Fortunately I had a copy and later continued on my trip to Zurich by train.

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