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ksderek
ksderek
4 posts
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May 2, 2013 - 11:58 PM
Hi,

I would like to buy 4 Swiss Half Passes for 4 individual travelers and deliver them together to Hong Kong, in one DHL delivery.
Would it be a single Pass or 4 individual pass?

Thanks!

Derek
Arno
Arno
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May 3, 2013 - 3:17 AM
Hi Derek,

You need to order the Swiss Half Fare Card for 4 adults. You will receive 4 cards. Ordering can be done here.
ksderek
ksderek
4 posts
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May 4, 2013 - 12:52 PM
Thank you for your reply.
Then I can purchase the 4 fare passes together and ship them in one DHL shipment.

I've another question.
I will go to Interlaken and then Zermatt in Mid-June, and I want to have some fun on skiing. Apart from skinning at Matterhorn glacier paradise, is there any place for skiing along the cable car stations from Furi to Matterhorn glacier paradise? Any skiing available in Trockenersteg? Or any other place nearby? I'm afraid the altitude (3883m) at Klein Matterhorn will be difficult to ski there, as I got some feeling when I was in Mont Blanc last year at 38xx meters.

Also, what do you think between Matterhorn glacier paradise and Jungfraujoch? Which place is better for sightseeing and skiing?

Finally, is there any mountain bike for renting at Rotenboden or near Riffelalp?

Thanks again!
Derek
Arno
Arno
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May 4, 2013 - 1:10 PM
Hi Derek,

Skiing will not be possible from Furi. Trockener Steg might be an option, but of course it depends on the weather and snow conditions at that time. The altitude is definitely a factor to consider. Take the time to acclimate and do a bit more every day, if possible.

Ski facilities at the glacier near Zermatt are better than at the Jungfraujoch. You can do guided ski tours from the Jungfraujoch, but it's not really a winter sports area with lifts, etc. The surrouding area is, but only in Winter.

I don't know of any bike rental in the mountains. You'd best rent one in the village and take it up there in the Gornergrat train.
ksderek
ksderek
4 posts
new member
May 4, 2013 - 1:39 PM
Thank you for your reply.

Can I know more about from the price from Interlaken Ost to First? The around trip is CHF 78.60. However, my hotel is near Interlaken West Station? Can this ticket price also applied?
Or I need to pay CHF5 going to Interlaken OST first?

How can I buy this CHF78.6 ticket actually? Can I buy it in the train station in Interlaken?

http://www.jungfrau.ch/en/tourism/travel-information/tickets-fares/interlaken-ost/prices-for-individual-travellers/

Thanks!
Derek
Arno
Arno
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May 5, 2013 - 3:43 AM
Hi Derek,

You can just walk to Interlaken Ost in about 25 minutes, or take a train from the West station for a few francs extra. Tickets can be purchased at either station.
ksderek
ksderek
4 posts
new member
May 13, 2013 - 4:42 AM
Hi Arno,

I've just received my Swiss Half Fare pass. Do I need to write my name and passport number on it or I need to check it in when I arrive Swiss Train station?

Thx!
Derek
Arno
Arno
7718 posts
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May 13, 2013 - 5:06 AM
Hi Derek,

You don't need to go to a station, you can fill it out yourself. If you received a German version, this may help:
  • Name/vorname: Your last name, then your first name;
  • Land: Your country of residence;
  • Pass/id-nr: Your passport number.

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