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Buying of rail tickets in Switzerland

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Buying of rail tickets in Switzerland


I will be visiting Switzerland in Sept 2013. My trip is planned thru a tour operator. I however have 1 day at my leisure at Engelberg. I was not sure if I should buy rail tickets from India (online) or will it be better I buy it directly at the station.

Is there usually a availability problem, if we don't book in advance?

Also, How do the online tickets work, on SBB, do they send you hard copies internationally or can i get them delivered at my hotel in Engelberg on arrival?

Any ideas will be welcome.



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1. Re: Buying of rail tickets in Switzerland

Just buy your ticket when you are there. Weather may cause you to change your mind, etc. Additionally it will be less expensive! Trains are rarely full.

Enjoy your trip!

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2. Re: Buying of rail tickets in Switzerland

Most nationals and visitors have some type of travel pass. Check out www.swisstravelsystem.com .

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