Swiss Travel Pass online vs at station

Swiss Travel Pass online vs at station

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ashima
ashima
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Jun 15, 2017 - 6:34 AM

I checked here www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/price that Swiss Travel Pass can be booked online through swissrailways.com and it is delivered in 3 working days on email.

My journey starts on June 19 from India and I will be needing the pass from June 22 before that so I can print it. Since I have limited time, I am thinking of buying the pass at Zurich train station.

Is there a difference in price when ordered online vs taking at the station? Any other points I should consider apart from may be some waiting in queue to get the passes?

Arno
Arno
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Jun 15, 2017 - 5:55 PM

Hi Ashima,

The 3 working days is the absolute maximum. During business hours you usually the receive the pass within hours. The advantage of buying the pass online and printing it yourself is not so much the price (although in some case you can save online). It's about saving time because of skipping the queue and it's about having a backup pass: if you lose the pass you can simply print it again. You can't do that with a pass you buy from a ticket counter. Such a pass can't be recovered.

If you visit www.swissrailways.com/ en, then mind the delivery options they show after filling out your address: pick "Online Ticket" from the bottom of the list. You'd normally receive it tomorrow (Friday). But if not, you will get it in time in any case as it's simply a PDF document sent by e-mail. You can print it anywhere (home, airport, hotel).

Last modified on May 17, 2018 - 11:50 AM by Arno
milly
milly
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Jun 15, 2017 - 7:25 PM in reply to ashima

Hello Ashima, I bought the 8 day pass yesterday at Geneva airport.It took less than 5 minutes and it was the official swiss railway price of 376CHF. It could not have been easier. No problems.

Arno
Arno
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Jun 15, 2017 - 8:00 PM in reply to milly

Welcome to MySwissAlps Milly!

I'm glad it worked out for you. I've seen ticket counters with nobody waiting and I've seen long lines, particularly in popular places like Zurich, Zurich airport, Interlaken, etc. It really depends.

ashima
ashima
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Jun 16, 2017 - 4:44 AM

Thanks for your replies Arno and Milly. I have bought the pass last night online hoping it will reach me on time.

rajikadinesh
rajikadinesh
87 posts
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Jun 17, 2017 - 5:03 AM

one can it easily on train stations and airport both

not a big issue

both the choices are ok ( online or over the counter in cash )

Dianefamily
Dianefamily
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Jun 18, 2017 - 12:54 AM

Do I understand this right? If I buy my pass at the counter I would have to pay cash? If they do not take credit card would I need Swiss franc or would they take Euro?

himarora
himarora
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Jun 18, 2017 - 5:43 AM

Hi Ashima

Have u got your pass??

In how many days and from where u have ordered it??

Lucas
Lucas
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Jun 18, 2017 - 8:31 AM in reply to Dianefamily

HI Dianefamily,

You can pay with a credit card at the SBB railway office - no worries! They would also accept Euros as well.

Lucas

Last modified on Jun 18, 2017 - 8:32 AM by Lucas
ashima
ashima
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Jun 19, 2017 - 2:45 AM

Hi himarora,

I booked my passes online via www.swissrailways.com

I got it within 24 hours on my email id.

himarora
himarora
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Jun 19, 2017 - 3:25 AM in reply to ashima

Thanks Ashima...

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