Rail Europe Summer Deal on train passes/tickets

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Arno
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Jun 9, 2017 - 7:45 AM

Hi everyone,

Rail Europe offers discounts of up to €80/$90 if you buy train passes or tickets before June 30 and spend a minimum amount. Please find details on your local website:

The promotion may end sooner as the number of promo codes is limited.

You can check for more promotions here: myswissalps.com/ train/ticketspasses/ promotions. If you have no MySwissAlps account yet: create an account and subscribe to new forum messages so you'll be notified about posts like this one.

Last modified on Oct 27, 2017 - 5:10 PM by Arno
Springers
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Jun 10, 2017 - 9:58 AM in reply to Arno

Thank you, this saved me Euros 80 today 9 June.

Arno
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Jun 10, 2017 - 6:56 PM in reply to Springers

I'm glad you could take advantage of this. Enjoy your trip!

Laisofun8
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Jun 11, 2017 - 12:34 AM

Having lost the chance in March, I wait for this opportunity,and save up 690+690+260 HongKong dollars on 9/6/ already .

.thank you to this forum

two thumbs up

Ms Lai So Fun

Jayy123
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Jun 11, 2017 - 7:04 PM

Hey Arno! Thanks a ton for posting it here!

I opened the link for India and saw discounts for the tickets. But when I checked for the swiss travel pass, there was no promo code shown there. Do I assume that the promotion is over? Could you please confirm once?

Thank you! 👍

Arno
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Jun 11, 2017 - 7:35 PM in reply to Jayy123

Hi Jayy123,

The promo codes apply to all passes and tickets, they just don't show that on all of their pages. I'm sure it will work if you go ahead and enter the code while ordering.

Jayy123
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Jun 11, 2017 - 7:45 PM in reply to Arno

Alright! Thanks a lot! 👍

pklele
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Jun 14, 2017 - 2:26 PM

I booked 2 tickets (8 days consecutive Swiss travel pass) yesterday using the link and promo code above : www.raileurope.com/pro motions/rail-europe-summer-promo.html and was able to apply $55 discount to get the $693 total price. But today I got email from MySwitzerland-USD-Orders <myswitzerland-usd-orders@raileurope.com> saying "Do to a price change, your order has confirmed for a higher total of $741.". I am not sure what has increased the price, the official swiss travel pass site still shows the same price. This doesn't seem normal to see and book with one price and then get email for higher price.

Arno
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Jun 14, 2017 - 5:42 PM in reply to pklele

Welcome to MySwissAlps Pklele!

That's indeed weird. I did notice that the US Rail Europe site increased their prices recently, but once ordered and paid the price should not change. So are they asking you to pay $48 extra to actually receive the passes, or else cancel it? If so, I'll get in touch with them to see if I can find out more. Can you share their full e-mail, or forward it to our e-mail?

I'm not sure which website you consider to be the official one as there are many Swiss and foreign websites selling Swiss Travel Passes. Did you check www.swissrailways.com/ en perhaps? That's the "official" tourist webshop of the Swiss Railways. Their prices in CHF are usually stable for an entire year, but other retailers can set their own prices based on exchange rates, promotions and more. There is no relation there. Rail Europe was cheaper than this webshop, until their most recent price change.

Last modified on May 17, 2018 - 11:50 AM by Arno
Springers
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Jun 14, 2017 - 7:18 PM in reply to Springers

With reference to the person below who has had a price change email, I too am having trouble with Rail Europe, they asked me what the start date for my three Swiss Travel Passes should be, because a system problem meant I hadn't given one, but despite trying in three different ways, I can't contact them! Emails bounce back and website enquiries appear to go nowhere. I have emailed you at MySwissAlps.com in the hope you can give me some guidance. Thanks.

Laisofun8
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Jun 15, 2017 - 2:23 AM in reply to Springers

Hi Springers

I experienced the same problem with you for my booking in Hong Kong. Having no way to contact, I searched the booking confirmation e-mail and discovered a key to send out a message with the first validity date in it. At the end, it replied that the e-mail account enquiring you for the validity date can only send out message, but cannot receive message. That's why your messages bounds back.

Finally, my problem is resolved throughout communications with raileurope.hk which is the contact agent of raileurope in Hong Kong.

I think you can try out to search possible contact means in your booking confirmation e- mail.

ms LAI So Fun

pklele
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Jun 15, 2017 - 6:29 AM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno,

I just sent you the emails I received from US Rail Europe at your contacts email address.

Arno
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Jun 15, 2017 - 7:29 AM

Thanks for your e-mails Springers and Pklele. I'll try to find out what's going on and get back to you here in this thread.

Springers
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Jun 15, 2017 - 10:17 AM in reply to Laisofun8

Hi, thanks very much for your response. I have tried two different emails (one from the booking confirmation email) and the website enquiry form, but had no luck with any of them.

Arno is kindly looking into this.

Springers
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Jun 15, 2017 - 10:18 AM in reply to Arno

Many thanks Arno.

Arno
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Jun 15, 2017 - 11:49 AM in reply to pklele

Hi Pklele,

Can I share your e-mail address with Rail Europe? That way they can find your order and contact you.

Arno
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Jun 15, 2017 - 11:51 AM in reply to Springers

Hi Springers,

According to your account you reside in the UK. Which website of Rail Europe did you order from? There is no UK website as far as I know.

Last modified on Jun 15, 2017 - 11:59 AM by Arno
Springers
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Jun 15, 2017 - 11:59 AM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno, through www.raileurope-world.com/train-tickets/rail-passes/

which is where your discount offer took me. No problem booking with an English address, though the website enquiry help people seem to be based in Mumbai. It appeared to me to be a world-wide website.

Arno
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Jun 15, 2017 - 12:02 PM in reply to Springers

Thanks, you are right: it is a world-wide website of them. Although officially that website does not sell to Europe, but I don't think they block orders from there either. I just edited my post to make that more clear. Can I share your e-mail address with Rail Europe so they can sort this out?

Springers
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Jun 15, 2017 - 12:07 PM in reply to Arno

Yes, thank you.

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