Swiss Half Fare Card in Zurich and to Jungfraujoch

Swiss Half Fare Card in Zurich and to Jungfraujoch

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ad2903
ad2903
4 posts
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Feb 25, 2016 - 3:39 PM

Hi

Just a quick question, I am visiting zurich for 3 days at beginning of March, is it worth getting the half fare card as I am planning to go jungfraujoch. Also will be using public transport around zurich. Can you tell me if the transport around zurich (trams, etc ) is covered by the pass.

Thanks

Arno
Arno
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Feb 25, 2016 - 4:11 PM

Hi ad2903, and welcome to MySwissAlps,

With a Swiss Half Fare Card you will for sure save money, especially on the Jungfraujoch trip (which requires a lot of traveling time from Zurich by the way). You also get a discount on local tram/bus/boat tickets. Please see here for what's included.

You can print the Swiss Half Fare Card at home by going to www.swissrailways.com/ en and selecting "Online Ticket" once delivery options are displayed.

ad2903
ad2903
4 posts
new member
Feb 25, 2016 - 4:30 PM

I think I have it sorted for jungfraujoch. I'm planning to go to grindlewald then take train from there. So I can buy tickets for trains at the station and just show the half fare card when I purchase. Also is this the same with local transport in Zurich

thanks

Last modified on Feb 25, 2016 - 4:31 PM by ad2903
Arno
Arno
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Feb 25, 2016 - 4:47 PM

You can buy a discounted ticket from Zurich to Jungfraujoch in Zurich. There's no need for a separate ticket from Grindelwald. Just tell them you want one way (e.g. up) via Grindelwald and the other way (e.g. down) via Lauterbrunnen. That allows you to see the whole Jungfrau region.

ad2903
ad2903
4 posts
new member
Feb 25, 2016 - 5:19 PM

That's great. Thank you for clarifying this. Also with local transport in Zurich. Is it possible to get day passes and they would be valid on all public transport.

Arno
Arno
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Feb 25, 2016 - 7:56 PM in reply to ad2903

Yes, you can buy discounted day pass for Zurich. They're valid for all modes of transport, even boats.

ad2903
ad2903
4 posts
new member
Feb 25, 2016 - 9:57 PM

That's great thank you for your help

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