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Where to purchase Swiss Pass?

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Where to purchase Swiss Pass?

I would like to know whether I can buy the Swiss Pass from Zurich Airport train station or do I have to buy it outside Switzerland like the Japan Rail Pass. Thanks in advance !

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1. Re: Where to purchase Swiss Pass?

You can buy it at any swiss station... you will need to show a passport or ID card to prove you are resident abroad.

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2. Re: Where to purchase Swiss Pass?

Thank You Hambagahle for the Quick Reply. Much Appreciated. I will do that when I get into Zurich.

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is it cheaper to buy the swiss pass in Switzerland?

Also, i assume one of the advantages of buying the swiss pass is that you don't have to line up to buy train or bus tickets. What I would understand is that we would just board any train or bus or boat without having to line up?

Is that correct?

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Yeah that is correct.... you don't have to line up to buy tickets, wait for the exact change,...

You can just validate the pass and get in to almost all Trains, Buses... for free.Just show the pass to the SBB official person who comes for checking the tickets.

And in mountain trains , gondolas, cable cars you can show the pass to the person in the ticket counters at the station and get the tickets with the applicable discount.

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>Also, i assume one of the advantages of buying the swiss pass is that you don't have to line up to buy train or bus tickets.

You don't have to line up no matter whether you have a pass or need a ticket - if you want to buy a ticket, you need about 30 seconds to get one from a ticket machine.

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6. Re: Where to purchase Swiss Pass?

Is there a price difference if you purchase the pass from ticket booth not from the website?

Trondheim, Norway
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7. Re: Where to purchase Swiss Pass?

Can I buy Swiss pass on the ticket machine?

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8. Re: Where to purchase Swiss Pass?

In Switzerland, train ticket prices do not vary whether you buy them on the internet or from a ticket machine. Sometimes you might have to wait a few minutes for a ticket machine though if other people are using it... at our station we only have 2 of them!!

Swiss pass has to be bought at the counter or via the website because the SBB needs to make sure that you are not a Swiss resident (you need to produce your passport, for example...) If you buy it via the site it is sent to you in your country. If you get one here on arrival you get it straight away with no shipping fees!

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9. Re: Where to purchase Swiss Pass?

It's very helpful, thank you very much!

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10. Re: Where to purchase Swiss Pass?

I will travel with a friend. I saw there is a 15% off discount if travel two people or more. Do you know will I get this discount if I buy the Swiss pass in Switzerland? Also, will it available to purchase at Zurich airport? Thanks.

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