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Jun 14, 2012 - 5:15 PM
I noticed that on the Seiss rail system that Swiss citizens who are blind or visually impaired, along with their traveling companion, can travel free on rail, bus, and boat. I am a U.S. citizen who is visually impaired and will be traveling to Switzerland with my wife in late August/early September 2012. Can I qualify for this free fare? If so, what must I do? Thanks so much.

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Jun 17, 2012 - 6:18 AM
Hello Jim, and welcome to MySwissAlps! Visually impaired passengers can indeed travel for free, but they do need a special ID card with a photo. In order to obtain this, you have to present a valid doctor's note to one of the SBB employees. I'm not quite sure if this works only for Swiss residents, or for foreign travelers also. This SBB website offers valuable information, and I think it's wise to contact the SBB for specific information. Good luck and I hope you will enjoy your trip to Switzerland! Best regards,

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