Buying Super Saver Tickets with Half Fare Card

  • Removed user
    52345 posts
    9 May 2014 at 2:14:49 #806349

    Just wanted to confirm my understanding:

    I am in a group of 2 adults travelling with 2 children between ages 6 to 16 and intend to get a Swiss Flexi Pass which can act as a half fare card in-between the 1st and last jouney.

    If I intend to buy Super Saver tickets on, which require me to print out online tickets, should I just buy for the 2 adults (indicating I have ahalf fare card).

    I do not need to indicate anything for the children right since the Flexi pass with a Family Card allows children in that age group to travel for free.

    Cos if I try to indicate a child while buying Super Saver tickets, they charge me a fare because the system probably assumes the child is not travelling with the adult?

    I am just worried that if I buy the Super Saver tickets for just 2 adults, the children will have problems getting up the train. I encountered such experience in other European countries where I am required to input children’s details even if the admission/fare is zero.

    Thanks in advance.

  • Annika
    7001 posts
    9 May 2014 at 10:41:40 #839885

    Hi geniewho,

    You don’t need tickets for the children, because you have a Swiss Family Card. You may have run into problems in other countries because of seat reservations: tickets and seats are separate things. Children may travel for free, but if a train requires seat reservations they don’t have a seat if you don’t get those reservations for them. However, trains in Switzerland don’t require seat reservations, apart from a few panoramic trains.

    Removed user
    52345 posts
    15 May 2014 at 1:19:53 #839886

    Thanks for the advice Annika!

    593 posts
    15 May 2014 at 14:11:22 #839887

    >I am in a group of 2 adults travelling with 2 children between ages 6 to 16<

    If one of the children has reached their 16th birthday by the days of your travel he/she will need an adult pass and ticket. Family Card only valid through age 15

    7001 posts
    15 May 2014 at 15:19:39 #839888

    Good point Kim, thanks!

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