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Train pass for Switzerland CH & France FR

I wonder if someone can help me

My friends are planning to travel to Swiss France
They went today to eureltrain office to buy eurel train pass for 2 countryes , The staff tell them since they are non Europian resediance they only can buy the Swiss pass!

Is there a way to get them what they are looking for?
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Old 16.05.2011, 17:54
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Re: Train pass for Swiss & France

What is Swiss France?

This link should help

http://www.interrailnet.com/support/...rail-or-eurail

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What is Swiss France?

Regardless you need an interrail pass

http://www.interrailnet.com/support/...rail-or-eurail
Thank you for your reply

I ment a eurial select pass for two countries

I think the staff did not understand there needs

The only thing i need to know before i visit there office, Is it okay for non residance to buy the eurial pass?
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Re: Train pass for Swiss & France

Yes it's possible. I've had a lot of people I know who have done it and they were not Permanent European Residents.

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Thank you for your reply

I ment a eurial select pass for two countries

I think the staff did not understand there needs

The only thing i need to know before i visit there office, Is it okay for non residance to buy the eurial pass?
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Re: Train pass for Swiss & France

All the info in English on

www.eurail.com
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Re: Train pass for Swiss & France

Hi Aziz

If you are not an European resident, you can't buy the InterRail pases. You'd have to get the Eurail passes instead. I am assuming you are not an EU resident.

Eurail passes need to be bought before leaving your home country.

This is the booking link for Other Countries ( or here for the Flexi version ie non continuous version ). Information on the chosen countries ( FR and CH ) is here.


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Who can get

People with a permanent residence (for more than 6 months) outside of Europe, the United Kingdom, the Russian Federation or Turkey are eligible to purchase or use a Eurail Regional Pass.
How to use

Validation
Passes must be validated within 6 months of issuing date by a railway official in one of the countries mentioned on the Eurail Regional Pass (station’s desk) who also fills in the passport number
Passes must be validated prior to boarding 1st train (All parties must be present when validating a Saverpass)
The date of travel has to be entered in the correct way before boarding the first train, by the traveller, in the corresponding box of the calendar

7:00pm rule
If an overnight train starts after 7:00pm on a validated Eurail Regional Pass, the pass holder must enter the next day’s date on the pass, provided it falls within the validity of the pass.
If an overnight train starts before 7:00pm on a validated Eurail Regional Pass, the pass holder has to fill in two days on the pass: the starting day’s date AND the arrival day’s date on the pass, provided it falls within the validity of the pass.

Each time before boarding a train, bus or boat, it is important that passengers record their trip in the Travel Report on the Pass cover (in blue or black ink). If passengers travel without having entered the trip in the Travel Report, they risk a fine and payment of a full fare ticket.

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The 'overnight trains leaving after 19:00 rule

Although a Flexi pass day normally runs from midnight to midnight, direct overnight trains leaving after 19:00 count as running the following day, so this only uses up one day of your pass.


Personally I do not use rail passes. I buy cheaper SCIC-NRT tickets from Central / Eastern Europe ( eg City Star Switzerland ) which are about 1/2 the price of rail passes and valid for one month eg Dover to Wick one month unlimited breaks / stopovers for EUR170. But that is another topic.

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Re: Train pass for Switzerland CH & France FR

Hi Jrspet

What is the website to book these tickets.Let us know.

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Re: Train pass for Swiss & France

Call me interested.


"Personally I do not use rail passes. I buy cheaper SCIC-NRT tickets from Central / Eastern Europe ( eg City Star Switzerland ) which are about 1/2 the price of rail passes and valid for one month eg Dover to Wick one month unlimited breaks / stopovers for EUR170. But that is another topic."

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Re: Train pass for Swiss & France

Thank you all for your help

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Hi Aziz

If you are not an European resident, you can't buy the InterRail pases. You'd have to get the Eurail passes instead. I am assuming you are not an EU resident.
Thank you jrspet

Yes it worked will for them, they order it from the net and delivered to there hotel in geneva

Thank you agin for the great help
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Re: Train pass for Switzerland CH & France FR

Have a pleasant journey and welcome to CH!
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