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1. Posted by cuboid (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

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My wife and i are looking to travel one way from Zurich to Venice. I found discounted Click and rail tickets which can only be purchase on the sbb website. Is it possible to purchase these tickets outside of the european union? Has anyone successfully done this.

Thanks

[ Edit: Edited at May 3, 2006 4:43 AM by cuboid ]

2. Posted by moscowmetr (Full Member 267 posts) 10y

Hey man,

Not a problem. ClicknRide is an internet based service and you can buy tickets worldwide. All you need is a PC and a credit card. Just make sure you print out your ticket ofcourse.

That is an awsome train trip aswell.

MM

3. Posted by cuboid (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

Thanks for the reply.

My only concern is that i contacted sbb about purchasing these tickets and they responded with

"According to the General Business Conditions, only persons residing in Switzerland and in the countries of the European Union can effect purchases via rail.ch-Ticket Shop"

But as you say i can use the web to buy the ticket but are they likely to dishonor it when we are required to show i.d.? I was wondering if other non EU travelers had used these tickets successfully

[ Edit: Edited at May 3, 2006 2:49 PM by cuboid ]

4. Posted by aleah (Full Member 400 posts) 10y

Hi,

I've checked on the sbb homepage, and really aparently those offers are not for people outside of Switzerland or the EU. This sounds a bit strange for me, as the whole thing is web-based. I found the following on their homepage:

Although there is worldwide access to www.rail.ch, the products and services offered on this website are not available to persons resident outside Europe (Switzerland and EU countries), nor may items be delivered to countries outside this zone.

cheers,

kat

5. Posted by moscowmetr (Full Member 267 posts) 10y

Thats weird,

I gave a call to the sbb hotline number and explained my buddy from OZ wanted to buy tickets using the click and rail service from down under. She said as long as you have a credit card and print out the ticket then it is no problem.

Im going by the station on my way to Bern today anyway, Ill ask there.

6. Posted by cuboid (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

Thank you for your help so far. It will be interesting to hear how you go at the train station moscowmetr.

7. Posted by moscowmetr (Full Member 267 posts) 10y

Well the girl at the train station said no problem and couldnt find what aleah had found off the web site.

Also the girl on the phone at the SBB hotline said that all you have to do is print out the ticket and then have some ID when you show the conductor man. Buying from OZ was not an isse. You will be fine....my question is where did Aleah find that disclaimer...I dont see it anywhere.

8. Posted by aleah (Full Member 400 posts) 10y

sbb must be member of tp as well...because I tried to find this part again...and I couldn't find it anymore...but now everything turned out fine, no?