Can I book a Swiss Pass online and print it as an e-ticket?

I need to take off for Europe this Wednesday, so I worried that I won't be able to get the swiss pass via mail before I leave for Europe.

So is there anyway I can get the ticket by email or print out e-ticket online? or, can I book the ticket and pick up the swiss pass at the ticket booth at Zurich airport station? I will arrive at Zurich Airport at 8:50pm on April 22. Will the station office be closed by then?

I appreciate your quick response. It's quite urgent.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) April 10, 2012 18:23
    Hi,

    Rail Europe is the North American-based rail ticket consolidator for the various national rail networks and train operators of Europe, and most of our tickets and passes are physical documents that would have to be shipped to you, including all rail passes. There is no pick-up of rail documents.

    Since you leave for Europe as soon as tomorrow, you can arrange for the pass to be shipped to you at an address there. However, delivery to an international address is not able to be arranged on our website. To arrange for an order to be delivered to you at an address in Europe, you would call us at 1-800-622-8600 or 1-847-916-1028. Our current hours are 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM ET Monday to Friday and 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET on Saturday and Sunday.
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  • hi jeff,

    this post is over 2 yrs ago, has this changed now? can we do eticket or print in zurich airport, if i can mail to my hotel in europe - i wouldn't be able to get it for my transfer from airport to hotel.(zurich to itnerlaken)
    • Jeff (Official Rep) June 12, 2014 21:53
      Hello,

      Yes, this is still the case. Passes and tickets for Switzerland are only able to be issued as physical documents that would have to be shipped to you. These would not be able to be picked up locally or issued electronically.

      If you need the documents by tomorrow or within the next couple days, then you would have to call us at 1-800-622-8600 to place your order and request overnight delivery. By calling us, you would be able to bypass the potential 24 to 48 hour processing time and ensure that your order is able to go out today, so you can receive it tomorrow. The last shipment on any given weekday leaves our office at 6:30p ET.
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  • also if i want to take golden pass the final day of swizz trip (interlaken hotel to zurich airport)

    whats the best route (glacier express/golden pass? ) interlaken ->lucerne or interlaken to montreux?
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  • Hi Jeff,

    Sorry, if it was confusing - here are my questions

    1) I would like to buy a swiss pass for my parents in INDIA, who is actually taking the trip (flying from India to switz on June 26th)

    2) If the tickets can be printed as E-Tickets or at a kiosk in Zurich airport, which will allow them to take a train from Zurich airport to Interlaken on swiss pass on the day of their arrival in swizerland

    3) Sending the ticket to european destination/ their hotel in this case might be a good option, but will not help them on their journey from Flight to hotel (zurich to interlaken)

    4) i would need to know the best options/ connections and what is covered in swiss pass for the following -

    Day1 - Zurich - Interlaken (regular city connection train)

    Day2- interlaken - jungfra - (day excursion - I want this flexible btwn this day and next day to use best weather)

    Day3 - Chocolate/cheese train (day excursion)

    Day4- Morning train from interlaken to lucerne - golden pass panoramic train and then connect lucerne to zurich for their flight back

    5) My earlier question that confused you, was a question for Day 4.

    Many thanks and hoping to hear from you soon
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  • Hi AG,

    We are not currently offering electronic Swiss passes. Any passes that we issue will be issued as paper tickets and those would need to be sent via UPS.

    All trains are covered by the Swiss Passes. For the Jungfraujoch you would need to purchase additional tickets as this is only slightly discounted with the pass.

    The Chocolate train would require reservations in addition to the pass. The Golden Pass train does not require reservations but are recommended and are an additional cost to the pass. Reservations are per train.

    If you need the tickets sent to an International Address, you would need to call our contact center to book the tickets. The phone number to call would be 800-622-8600.

    Thank you,
    Jen
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