Is it possible to print the Swiss Half Fare Card?

Is it possible to print the Swiss Half Fare Card?

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Kentuckey1
Kentuckey1
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May 15, 2016 - 3:13 PM

Hi, I would like to ask if it's possible to print the Swiss Half Fare card before I get into Switzerland?

If not, where can I get it before I arrive into Switzerland? Tks so much

superman888
superman888
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May 15, 2016 - 4:04 PM

According to their e-mail when I purchased it, they will try their best to send you the link of your half fare card at least 7 days before your pass is activated. You will have to print it.

I saw some people used their mobile as ticket for the conductor to check, i suppose it works the same as the difference is only the code.

Annika
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May 15, 2016 - 4:10 PM in reply to Kentuckey1

Hi Kentuckey1,

Swiss Half Fare Card resellers are listed here. You'd best use www.swissrailways.com/ en. Once you've filled out your travel data and address there you're asked to select a delivery option. Pick "Online ticket" and the pass will be e-mailed to you within a couple of days. You indeed have to print it and carry this during your travels, along with your passport.

Kentuckey1
Kentuckey1
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May 15, 2016 - 4:18 PM

Hi Annika, tks so much for your help. I would like to ask for the Zermatt to Gornergrat Bahn and the cable car to glacier paradise, do we need to pay in cash only or do they accept Visa or master cards?

IIs it possible to do the above both activities within 1 day? If it's possible, which one should we do first? Take the Zermatt to Gornergrat Bahn first or the Zermatt to glacier paradise cable car?

Tks so much

Arno
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May 15, 2016 - 4:22 PM in reply to Kentuckey1

Hi Kentuckey1,

Yes, they accept major credit cards, debit cards and cash. You can do both activities in one day. The order does not matter.

Have fun!

Kentuckey1
Kentuckey1
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May 15, 2016 - 11:17 PM

Hi Arno, tks so much

Alpenrose666
Alpenrose666
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May 16, 2016 - 4:07 AM in reply to Kentuckey1

>> which one should we do first? Take the Zermatt to Gornergrat Bahn first or the Zermatt to glacier paradise cable car?

Hi Kentucky1

Cable cars can be shut down in high winds. So if it looks like there is any chance of the weather deteriorating, I would do the cable car trip first in case it's closed later on.

Alpenrose

Last modified on May 16, 2016 - 4:10 AM by Alpenrose666
Kentuckey1
Kentuckey1
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May 16, 2016 - 5:12 AM

Hi, tks so much

Where do I get information about wind and weather conditions in Zermatt and the glacier paradise?

Tks so much

Arno
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May 16, 2016 - 12:27 PM in reply to Alpenrose666

That's a good tip Alpenrose!

Arno
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May 16, 2016 - 12:28 PM in reply to Kentuckey1
Alpenrose666
Alpenrose666
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May 16, 2016 - 2:21 PM in reply to Arno

That's something I learnt the hard way - although not in Switzerland. It was at the Zugspitze in Germany, where you can go up to the top by cable car and down by cogwheel train or vice versa. I went up on the cogwheel train, intending to come down in the cable car. However, by the time I was ready to go down, the wind had picked up and the cable car was shut down for the rest of the day, so I had to go back down on the train instead!

Alpenrose

Kentuckey1
Kentuckey1
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May 17, 2016 - 4:56 PM

Hi Arno, sorry for the inconvenience, but could you kindly direct me to the link on europe rail in Singapore which offers a discount from your site? Tks so much

Arno
Arno
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May 17, 2016 - 5:06 PM in reply to Kentuckey1

No problem! I assume you mean this thread: myswissalps.com/forum/ topic/travelers-from-singapore-sg-15-off-rail-passes.It's listed in the top of the rail forum.

Kentuckey1
Kentuckey1
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May 17, 2016 - 5:13 PM

Hi, what activities or interesting sites can we visit in Zermatt? Besides the glacier paradise and the matterhorn? Tks so much

Kentuckey1
Kentuckey1
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May 17, 2016 - 5:14 PM

Hi Arno, tks so much.

Arno
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May 17, 2016 - 5:21 PM in reply to Kentuckey1

You'll find a list here. You'd be better off if you asked this in a new thread. You may get more responses that way.

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