Purchasing Swiss passes in Zurich

I am travelling during the last week of July with my wife and 2 children. Can I purchase the 4 day flexipass in Zurich when I arrive?

I want to get the 4 day pass for the longer excursions, for getting around town I may end up buying point to point tickets as needed so that I do not unnecessarily waste a day on my pass however I am assuming the Kids are free because of the family card for the entire trip not just the 4 days on the pass. Is that correct?

Lastly are there any promotions that I can take advantage on the passes for travel during the last week of July?

Thank you,
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) July 10, 2012 18:46
    Hi Ravesh,

    Unlike with most other rail passes, the Swiss Passes are more widely available for purchase locally in Europe; however, we recommend purchasing the Swiss Pass in advance, prior to departing for Europe. You can purchase the Swiss Pass here: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-ticket....

    The Swiss Family Card is issued for children under the age of 16 (15 and under) enabling them to travel for free.

    You would be issued the Swiss Family Cards just by entering the number of children in your party from the drop-down menu under where it says 'Children (15 & under)'. Once you indicate the number of passengers traveling and that there are children, a question would appear that says 'Special prices are offered for 2 or more travelers. Is everyone in your party traveling together at all times?'. If you click 'Yes', then the option for the Swiss Family Card would appear right below it with the question 'Are all of the children in your party always traveling with at least one of their parents or legal guardians?'. Just make sure the box is checked next to this question, and you would be issued a Swiss Family Card with your purchase.

    I'm sorry, however, there are currently no promotions for travel in Switzerland during the time you'll be there.
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