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getting rail-pass on time before trip.

Getting rail-pass on time before trip.


I'm in the San Francisco, Bay Area.
If I order now, sat 11/15, Will it be delivered to me by Tuesday?
I depart on Wednesday, the 19th in the am.

If not, what would other options be?


Hi there,

It's a bit short day! Shipping to the USA is in most cases next day. However you would miss the JR Pass if there is a delay of a single day, this can sometimes happen outside of our control.

An alternative would be to ship your pass to your accommodation in Japan. This takes 3 working days and it would arrive on Wednesday if you place the order before Monday.

A last alternative would be to look for a local re-seller.

Hope this helps,

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