Mar 22, 2011 - 3:07 PM
Thanks for your compliments! You can purchase both in advance and at the rail station of Zurich airport, whatever option you find most convenient. There is a price difference though. I noticed from your other post that you prefer a 1st class pass. Currently, a 15 day 1st class Swiss Saver Pass for 2 people costs CHF 1186.60, about $1315, in Switzerland. Online it is $ 1218 including shipping. To purchase online, just click "USA" on the Swiss Pass page
and follow the instructions.
As for Austria: I don't know the local prices of those passes, but I would personally prefer to have that pass in advance to avoid any delays to arrange for it over there. Also, I don't know where you can purchase such a pass in Switzerland. Please note that Eurail passes are only available from a limited number of sales outlets in Europe, and it's always more expensive than buying in advance. If you decide to get your Swiss Pass online, I would recommend to order along your pass for Austria as well.
I hope this helps you decide. Enjoy you stay in the Alps!
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM by Arno