Clarification regarding Swiss Half Fare Card

Clarification regarding Swiss Half Fare Card

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Jennifer
Jennifer
3 posts
new member
Jul 4, 2011 - 10:37 AM
Hello!

I have 4 questions regarding the Swiss Half Fare Card:

1) This card does, in fact, give a 50% discount on trips from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch AND on trips from Murren to the Schilthorn?
2) I realize that this pass is valid for one month. My trip is from July 25th to August 3rd (i.e., it spans only 10 days, but also spans two different months). Will the Swiss Half Fare Card cover my entire trip of 10 days even though it spans over two separate months?
3) After looking at this website, I see that it appears to be cheaper to purchase the ticket after arriving in Switzerland (perhaps at the Zurich airport, or Zurich train station). Is this correct? Or is it actually cheaper to purchase it via this website and have it mailed to me ahead of time?
4) Just to confirm, does this card provide a 50% discount on public transportation boats travelling on Lake Lucerne?

Thank you very much for your time! I appreciate any response you can give!

Jenn
Arno
Arno
7726 posts
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Jul 4, 2011 - 11:48 AM
Hi Jenn,

1) & 4) Yes, the Swiss Half Fare Card provides 50% discounts there. There's a map you can access from the Swiss Half Fare Card page that shows where the card is valid.
2) No problem! Calendar months are not relevant to Swiss Travel System passes. You get a full month of discounts, e.g. July 25 to August 24.
3) All local and online prices are listed at the Swiss Half Fare Card page. Most passes are cheaper online, but this one is shipped from Switzerland in most cases, so it can indeed be a bit more expensive online.

Enjoy your stay!
Jennifer
Jennifer
3 posts
new member
Jul 4, 2011 - 1:55 PM
Thank you so much Arno! You have been very helpful!

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