Jul 30, 2014 - 4:22 PM
My suggestion in my previous post was to buy from Rail Europe through the pages I gave you. The $75 off is not being offered by the Swiss railways webshop (www.swissrailways.com), nor by railway stations in Switzerland. Only by Rail Europe. Rail Europe does not charge for shipping, there is no 3% fee, and there won't be exchange rate costs because you can pay in CDN$. Shipping takes 2 to 3 days, so that's no problem.
If you purchase from the Swiss railways webshop, there will be a credit card fee (I think about 1.5%), plus shipping costs to Canada, and payments cannot be made in CDN$. There's no fee for debit cards. I think the same applies at Swiss rail stations, although shipping would not apply of course. But there won't be a discount either.
I hope this clarifies things!
Last modified on May 17, 2018 - 11:42 AM by Arno