Swiss Half Fare Card area of validity

Area of validity of the Swiss Half Fare Card

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Where can I travel with the Swiss Half Fare Card?

The basic rules are:

  • Tickets for trains and buses are discounted by 50%;
  • Transport into the mountains (by cable car, funicular, cogwheel train, etc.) is discounted by 50%;
  • A discount of up to 50% applies to city transport (trams, buses);
  • Boats are discounted by 50%, but exceptions may apply to special cruises such as dinner cruises;
  • The Swiss Half Fare Card is valid in Switzerland only. A few rail and bus routes crossing the border allow discounted traveling too. Examples are EuroAirport (France) to Basel, Brig to Domodossola (Italy) and Domodossola to Locarno;

Download the network map for all details.

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How the map works

  • The route types are explained in the bottom of the map;
  • Traveling with the Swiss Half Fare Card applies to all trains that operate on the indicated lines and that are listed in the timetables. The train type (InterCity, local, panoramic) and the operating company do not matter. The Glacier Express, Bernina Express, Golden Pass and other panoramic trains are thus included;
  • Some lines are dashed to indicate longer tunnels; you will get a discount there too. Frutigen to Visp is an example of such a route;
  • There are too many bus routes to fit on the map. In principle, all public bus services are discounted.

Top attractions covered by the Swiss Half Fare Card

Bernina Express

  • Train from Chur to Tirano: 50% off
  • Seat reservations: no discount

Bettmerhorn

  • Cable car from Betten to Bettmerhorn: 50% off
  • Train to Betten: 50% off

Boat trip Basel

  • Boat trip on the river Rhine: 50% off

Boat trip Lake Brienz

  • Boat trip on Lake Brienz: 50% off

Boat trip Lake Geneva

  • Boat trip on Lake Geneva: 50% off

Boat trip Lake Lucerne

  • Boat trip on Lake Lucerne: 50% off

Boat trip Lake Thun

  • Boat trip on Lake Thun: 50% off

Boat trip Lake Zurich

  • Boat trip on Lake Zurich: 50% off
  • Surcharge: no discount

Brienzer Rothorn

  • Train from Brienz to the Brienzer Rothorn: 50% off
  • Train to Brienz: 50% off
  • Cable car from Sörenberg to the Brienzer Rothorn: 50% off
  • Bus to Sörenberg: 50% off

Corvatsch

  • Cable car from Surlej to Mount Corvatsch: 50% off
  • Bus to Surlej: 50% off

Eggishorn

  • Cable car from Fiesch to Eggishorn: 50% off
  • Train to Fiesch: 50% off

Glacier Express

  • Train from Zermatt to St. Moritz: 50% off
  • Seat reservations and surcharge: no discount

Golden Pass line

  • Train from Montreux to Lucerne: 50% off

Gornergrat

  • Train from Zermatt to Gornergrat: 50% off
  • Train to Zermatt: 50% off

Gotthard Panorama Express

  • Boat from Lucerne to Flüelen and train from Flüelen to Bellinzona: 50% off
  • Seat reservations and surcharge: no discount

Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

  • Train from Interlaken, Grindelwald, Wengen or any other town to Jungfraujoch: 50% off

Klein Matterhorn - Glacier Paradise

  • Cable car from Zermatt to Klein Matterhorn: 50% off
  • Train to Zermatt: 50% off

Mittelallalin

  • Gondola and funicular from Saas-Fee to Mittelallalin: 50% off
  • Bus to Saas-Fee: 50% off

Niesen

  • Funicular from Mülenen to Mount Niesen: 50% off
  • Train to Mülenen: 50% off

Pilatus

  • Cableway/train from Kriens or Alpnachstad to Pilatus: 50% off
  • Train to Lucerne or Alpnachstad: 50% off
  • Bus from Lucerne to Kriens: 20% off

Rhine Falls

  • Train to the Rhine Falls: 50% off
  • Attractions and boat trips: no discount

Rigi

  • Train from Arth-Goldau or Vitznau to Mount Rigi: 50% off
  • Cableway from Weggis to Rigi Kaltbad: 50% off
  • Train to Arth-Goldau: 50% off
  • Boat to Vitznau or Weggis: 50% off

Rochers-de-Naye

  • Train from Montreux to Rochers-de-Naye: 50% off
  • Train to Montreux: 50% off

Schynige Platte

  • Train from Wilderswil to Schynige Platte: 50% off
  • Train to Wilderswil: 50% off

Stanserhorn

  • Cable car from Stans to Stanserhorn: 50% off
  • Train to Stans: 50% off

Titlis

  • Cable car from Engelberg to Mount Titlis: 50% off
  • Train to Engelberg: 50% off
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