How much is the half fare card in Switzerland?

How much is the half fare card in Switzerland?

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Charise
Charise
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Aug 11, 2011 - 9:41 AM
and can/should we buy one in Interlaken which is where we will be based?

We are a family of 5... 2 adults, 3 older children (14, 16 and 17) we go on Saturday and will have 3 full days there on route to Italy. We have ruled out Jungfraujoch because of the huge cost.. maybe all that is within our budget is one boat ride and one gondola ride... we would like to do more but sadly the poor exchange rate here in the UK makes everything incredibly expensive for us. Hopefully we will be able to enjoy the pure air and swimming in the lake for free :-)
Thank you in advance for your advice
Arno
Arno
7720 posts
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Aug 11, 2011 - 9:56 AM
Hello Charise,

Welcome to our website! Sure you can purchase the Swiss Half Fare Card in Switzerland. However, since you mentioned your budget, it's cheaper to purchase in advance. The Swiss Half Fare Card page lists all purchase options, both in Switzerland and online. Be sure to fill out the upper right section (country, pass, travelers) to get the purchase options that suit your needs specifically.

Switzerland is beautiful, even when your options are somewhat limited due to your budget. Are you going next Saturday? If you're there after September 1, you may want to look into this Regional Pass offer. More money saving tips are here.
Charise
Charise
4 posts
new member
Aug 11, 2011 - 10:07 AM
we go this Saturday so unfortunately we will have to buy the pass in Interlaken (if we do this at all) It seems a lot more expensive to buy it in Switzerland, why is this? :(
Arno
Arno
7720 posts
expert &
moderator
Aug 11, 2011 - 10:28 AM
Hello Charise,

All resellers have their own prices and promotions. Buying in Switzerland is just one of the options. In most cases, that's one of the more expensive options. You need to pay in Swiss francs there. The rate of the franc is quite high at the moment, so if there is a local reseller charging in your own currency, such as in your case, that would be one of the reasons for a better deal. We've listed all offers in such a way that you can easily see what the best/cheapest offer is. You know where to check next time ;-)

Anyway, have fun in the Alps!
Charise
Charise
4 posts
new member
Aug 11, 2011 - 10:51 AM
ok, thank you for your help.

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