Sep 28, 2016 - 4:04 PM
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1. Whether it is more economical for you depends on your travel plans. In most cases some kind of pass/card will save you money, but I don't know if the Swiss Half Fare Card is the best choice for you. There are other passes too. You'll find lots of information here: myswissalps.com/ train/ticketspasses. Be sure to compare your options as explained here.
All purchase options are listed on the Swiss Half Fare Card page. You can buy it at the airport, but it's more convenient to simply print it at home. That way you don't have to wait for a ticket office, which may take some time at airport train stations. If you print it yourself you can purchase discounted tickets from the machines, which is much quicker.
2. You don't need a Junior Travelcard. You can get a free Swiss Family Card, and also print that at home. It allows your children to travel along for free everywhere, without tickets.
To print at home, you can visit the Swiss Railways webshop at www.swissrailways.com/ en. Pick the pass or card you prefer. After filling out your address, they will show the delivery options. Pick "Online Ticket" from the bottom of the list. They will e-mail the pass (no delivery fees) within 1-3 business days.
Last modified on Sep 28, 2016 - 4:05 PM by Arno