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NathalieVDP
NathalieVDP
1 post
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Jul 14, 2011 - 5:02 AM
Dear,

Can I buy a Swiss half fare card at the train station in Zermatt?

Thanks in advance for the information.

Kind regards,

N
Arno
Arno
7728 posts
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moderator
Jul 14, 2011 - 5:55 AM
Hi N,

Welcome to the forum! I think you should be able to buy it there, but you should contact the local railways to be sure.

All purchase options are listed on the Swiss Half Fare Card page.
gever
gever
7 posts
new member
Jul 14, 2011 - 6:41 AM
Hi

i need some advice (like everyone else re: swiss card)

The two of us are arriving at Zurich airport and travelling to Grindenwald for 6 days. Whilst there we will be travelling to the jungfraujoch to climb the Monch summit. In addition we will have three to four days hiking around the area.

Should we buy a swiss card or a half-fare . ? i tried to work out the costs but got confused !

Any help gratefully received

Should we book the train to jungfraujoch in advance as we need to be on the first train from grindelwald (about 7.00 in the morning)

Many thanks
Arno
Arno
7728 posts
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moderator
Jul 14, 2011 - 6:53 AM
Hi gever,

The Swiss Card would be most cost effective as it includes the relatively long trip to and from Grindelwald for free. The Jungfraujoch trip does not need to be reserved.

Have fun!
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:31 PM by Arno
gever
gever
7 posts
new member
Jul 14, 2011 - 9:46 AM
Thanks for the advice. If i understand right then the Swiss pass also gives us discount of 25% to 50% on the Jungfraujoch trip and other bus and train journeys in the Grindelwald area.

Is that corre ct ?

Many thanks:-)
Annika
Annika
4424 posts
expert &
moderator
Jul 14, 2011 - 10:04 AM
Hi Gever. I assume you mean the Swiss Card and not the Swiss Pass? The Swiss Card provides 50% discount on the Jungfraujoch trip and bus journeys around Grindelwald. The map under the link 'Overview of the network on which the Swiss Card is valid' at the Swiss Card page shows the area of validity.
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:31 PM by Arno
gever
gever
7 posts
new member
Jul 14, 2011 - 2:28 PM
Thanks that was really helpful
kim11
kim11
322 posts
top member
Jul 15, 2011 - 9:28 AM
Nathalie, you can buy the Half Fare Card at any train station in Switzerland, including the one at the Zurich airport or main train station.

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