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Jun 23rd, 2012, 09:08 AM
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Swiss pass

Hi,
My husband and I are planning to buy Swiss pass. We will be arriving switzerland fr oct 1-4th 2012. We reside in Malaysia and the delivery charge is expensive CHF30.50. Any better suggestion on any alternative.

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Jun 23rd, 2012, 11:01 AM
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I posted this on your other thread.

You can make seat reservations when you first arrive in Switzerland.

***You can reserve your seats on Swiss trains via Rail Service 0900 300 300 (CHF 1.19/min. from the Swiss fixed-line network) or direct at the ticket counter. It costs CHF 5 per seat to make a reservation. Unfortunately, it is currently not possible to make reservations online for seats on Swiss trains.***

You can also buy your pass upon arrival if you don't want to pay shipping.
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Jun 26th, 2012, 11:47 AM
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Do you know about the 2 for 1 Swiss Pass promo for either 4-day consecutive or 4-day flexipass Swiss Passes - Saverpasses as well - travel must be completed before Nov 26 and cannot commence until Sept 1 - so since this applies only to 4-day passes and no other strongly consider the 4-day Swiss Flexipass Saver as in between the first and last day of 100% travel you get 50% off everything that moves in Switzerland - and check out these fantastic sites IMO for lots of great info on Swiss trains, lake boats (covered by passes), etc - www.ricksteves.com; www.swisstravelsystem.com; http://www.budgeteuropetravel.com/id3.html and www.seat61.com - if you want to buy a pass online click on that last site's commercial link to RailEurope, which may serve Malaysia, and order thru it and get Man in Seat 61 a deserved cut of the commission! Otherwise you can buy the pass at any Swiss train station and be sure to ask about the 2 for the price one 1 on 4-day Swiss Flexipasses.
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Jun 26th, 2012, 02:15 PM
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Unless you are talking about the handful of trains like specialty tourist trains like Glacier Express and the Chocolate Train, Bernina Express, etc that mandate seat reservations IME is it is a waste of time and money to reserve seats on regular Swiss trains - even in 2nd class in this country you will IME of decades of Swiss train travel always find empty seats - or at least it would be rare not to.
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