Sep 15, 2017 - 3:46 AM
in reply to kazzad
You wrote "We are only using the train for the 6 specified transfers and nothing else."
Just to be clear, you don't plan to go on any funiculars, cog-wheel railways, buses, cable cars or lake cruises or visit any museums?
I would strongly encourage you to have a look at the 2nd Class Swiss Travel Pass as an alternative to the half-fare card. When we travelled earlier this year we found the fact that we could experience many of the above "for free" meant that we did much more than we would have done if we had had to fork out money at each step of the way. Also the freedom of not having to buy tickets is quite liberating.
2nd class travel on Swiss trains is more than acceptable and if there is some particular trip that you want to take 1st class because the train may be crowded then you can easily upgrade to 1st class just for that trip.
Have you read this www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/swiss-travel-system-changes-in-2018