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debapriya
debapriya
8 posts
new member
Jun 18, 2013 - 5:26 AM
Hi,
I've ordered 4 Swiss Half Fare cards in online for 15th August through the link provided in this site.
But I didn't receive any receipt of this online purchase over e-mail, not even any order number.
Can you please let me know what's the normal procedure of this kind of purchase?
I am worried because if the tickets don't reach on time how can i track the order I made?

Thanks a lot.
Debapriya
Arno
Arno
7716 posts
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Jun 18, 2013 - 6:52 AM
Hi Debapriya,

You should have received a confirmation email. If you didn't, it may have been blocked by a spam filter of your email provider, or you may find it in the junk mail folder of your email. If you can't find it I would recommend to contact the reseller directly as explained here. Don't worry, there's plenty of time to get the cards to you! Just let me know in case I can be of further assistance.
debapriya
debapriya
8 posts
new member
Jun 18, 2013 - 9:16 AM
Thanks Arno. I've written to the resellers. They are looking into it.
debapriya
debapriya
8 posts
new member
Jun 18, 2013 - 10:00 AM
Thanks for your help. I've got the reciept. :-)
Arno
Arno
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Jun 18, 2013 - 10:03 AM
I'm glad to hear that. Enjoy your traveling!
remyo
remyo
26 posts
active member
Jun 18, 2013 - 11:36 AM
Arno, is there an advantage to buying the Half Fare Card ahead of time instead of at the airport in Geneva? Also, will I be able to use a Mastercard (from the US) at stations to buy my Half Fare Card and point-to-point tickets?
Arno
Arno
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Jun 18, 2013 - 1:01 PM
You would save some time if you already have the cards. Also, if you already have the cards you can get your tickets from the ticketing machines too, which saves time and makes you independent of the station sales counter opening hours. The cards can not be purchased from the ticketing machines. As for payment, see your other post.
remyo
remyo
26 posts
active member
Jun 18, 2013 - 2:16 PM
Thank you!!
Vivekagarwal
Vivekagarwal
1 post
new member
Jun 19, 2013 - 10:05 AM
Hello

I am travelling with my wife to Swiss for 9 days and am actually a bit confused on whether a half fare card would be better or should I go for a Swiss pass. Our intended travel is from Zurich-Lucerne-Engelberg-Interlaken-Bern-Montreux-Lausanne-Zurich.

Also with the half saver card do you get 50% discount on the mountain excursions like Jungfrau, Schilthorn, Mt Titlis etc.....
Arno
Arno
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Jun 19, 2013 - 12:53 PM
Hi Vivekagarwal,

It sounds like you've planned a lot of traveling which would make the Swiss Pass a better fit. However, it depends on your exact itinerary. Once you know that you can do the math as explained here. Apart from the price, a Swiss Pass would be more convenient for frequent traveling like you seem to have planned, as you don't need to buy tickets for each trip.

The Swiss Half Fare Card provides discounts on many mountain excursions, including the ones you mentioned. If you download the map from the Swiss Half Fare Card page you can see all details. A similar map is available from the Swiss Pass page.

If you have further questions, please feel free to open a new topic.
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM by Arno

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