2 for 1 day pass Switzerland - Sep 18 to Nov 5

2 for 1 day pass Switzerland - Sep 18 to Nov 5

Print this page
Create an account to receive an e-mail when someone replies to this thread
Posts: 9
This thread is closed. You are welcome to log in and submit a new thread.
ANKITA
ANKITA
7 posts
new member
Sep 19, 2017 - 1:29 AM

Was just browsing through the sbb website, and found that 2 people travelling together and one of them having a half fare card are eligible to travel at the cost of 1 day pass instead of buying 2 day passes. This might work out cheaper than the Swiss travel pass if your duration of travel is 5-7 days. However, there is no mention on the website if its valid for international travellers or not. Hope someone else might give a better idea of the rules.

Thank you.

rockoyster
rockoyster
3607 posts
expert
Sep 19, 2017 - 3:17 AM in reply to ANKITA

Pretty sure it is for Swiss residents only www.sbb.ch/en/travelca rds-and-tickets/tickets-for-switzerland/1-day-travelpass/day-pass-for-2.html says you have to have a half-fare travel card which is not a Swiss Half-Fare Card for tourists. Nice try.

Last modified on Sep 19, 2017 - 3:25 AM by rockoyster
Minnie
Minnie
25 posts
new member
Sep 19, 2017 - 6:42 AM in reply to ANKITA

Hi ANKITA. I bought one of these day passes yesterday from Brienz station, to use with our Half Fare Card for international guests. So it should be okay. Thanks for your early post!

ANKITA
ANKITA
7 posts
new member
Sep 19, 2017 - 10:24 AM in reply to Minnie

Dear Minnie, so hope we too can buy it during our visit to the switzerland this weekend and use it. Checking online, it doesnt seem to be possible as rockoyster rightly posted (as half fare card for international travellers seem different from HF travel card). CAn someone throw more light onto facts here, as we have someone who have already bought one with HFC tourists

Last modified on Sep 19, 2017 - 10:24 AM by ANKITA
Arno
Arno
10571 posts
expert &
moderator
Sep 19, 2017 - 10:36 AM

Hi Ankita,

Sorry, I don't know more about the offer than what I just read in Rockoyster's link. It says you need a "Half-Fare travelcard", which is the one year version for Swiss residents, not the one month version for tourists. However, Minnie managed to purchase, so it should be possible for you to. Just give it a try I'd say.

rockoyster
rockoyster
3607 posts
expert
Sep 19, 2017 - 10:56 AM in reply to Arno

Minnie might have purchased but can her International visitors legitimately take advantage of this domestic deal. I submit not you honour.

Minnie
Minnie
25 posts
new member
Sep 19, 2017 - 11:29 AM in reply to rockoyster

I will return to the station and confirm if I, who bought this ticket at the same time as my Half Fare card, can actually use the ticket. I will post a reply afterwards. Thanks for the caution, Rockoyster.

ANKITA
ANKITA
7 posts
new member
Sep 19, 2017 - 11:41 AM

Thank you that will be useful

Minnie
Minnie
25 posts
new member
Sep 19, 2017 - 2:39 PM

Rockoyster, you are completely correct. Interlaken SBB has just refunded my ticket and told me it should not have been sold to a tourist. So once again the My Swiss Alps forum has been extremely helpful. Many thanks, MinnieR

More about Swiss trains and rail passes

More on MySwissAlps.com

Swiss tips in your mailbox

Sign up to receive our newsletter and the latest forum messages. The best way to prepare for your trip!

Sign up

Get a customized itinerary for your trip

Let Swiss travel consultants create a customized itinerary. They will book your entire trip.

More
© MySwissAlps.com 2002-2018