Jul 18, 2017 - 1:30 AM
in reply to dvdstelt
Hi dvdstelt, and welcome to MySwissAlps!
>> it's really hard to figure out what the discounts are. For example Mittelallalin ... shows I get 50% discount, but do my kids still pay the full price for children, or will they be free?
If your children are aged under 6, they will travel free. If they are aged 6 to 15, and you have the free Family Card, they will also travel free. You don't need to buy them a ticket.
>> Another example is the Jungfraujoch, which I get no discount for at all, according to the website?
With the Swiss Half Fare Card, you will get 50% discount, and the children will travel free as described above.
>> With the Matterhorn glacier paradise I can order tickets for adults half-price, but kids get no discount ... "STS Family Card can be used on this route!" Does that again mean my kids travel for free?
Yes, if you have that card and they are aged between 6 and 15. You don't need to buy them a ticket.
Unfortunately many mountain transport websites are not very clear about child fares.
>> Should I order the half-fare tickets or not
I would not buy any mountain transport tickets in advance. It is better to wait until 24-48 hours beforehand, so you have a good idea of whether the weather will be suitable for a mountaintop trip. If the peaks are in the clouds, it's a waste of money to go up. You can also buy tickets on the day of travel of course.
Last modified on Jul 18, 2017 - 1:32 AM by Alpenrose666