Jan 31, 2016 - 3:46 PM
Hi Yee Teng, thanks for your first post here!
1) You don't need to buy tickets in advance, but in this case an online purchase is the best option. If you don't, you need to get off the train in Domodossola and wait for the next train. So it's better to have a ticket and stay seated. I'm not even sure if they sell half fare tickets in Domodossola. They do in Brig.
2) This year it opens April 23.
3) I'm not sure which 1-day ticket you're referring to. Normally you'd just buy a boat ticket from Interlaken to Thun. Whether you get off along the way and proceed on the next boat does not matter. The ticket is valid for the day. I don't know about discounts on Mondays, but note that discounts cannot always be combined, so I'm not sure if you get that discount on top of the 50% discount with the Swiss Half Fare Card.
4) You'll be asked the first travel date, so that's April 24 in your case. It will be valid to May 23. You will also be asked delivery options. Pick "Online Ticket" in order to print it at home. Please see www.swissrailways.com/ en.
Everything covered in the Swiss Half Fare Card can be found here.
Have a nice day too!
Last modified on Jan 31, 2016 - 3:47 PM by Arno