Can a child aged between 6 to 16 travel free?

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Jun 26, 2017 - 12:46 PM

Can a child aged 14 travel free with parent on trains and public transport? Or he needs to buy a ticket too? We are a family of 4 travelling together, most probably we will get a half fare card. Does the 14 year old child need to purchase a half fare card? Or we should buy him a junior card. We plan to stay in Switzerland for 7 days and will travel from Zurich to Luzern to Interlaken to Bern and then back to Zurich.

Thanks in advance for your advice

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Jun 26, 2017 - 3:36 PM

Hi Sansliu,

When you order a Swiss Half Fare Card you can order along the free Swiss Family Card. That gets you free traveling for the child. In the Swiss Railways webshop at en, tick the "Family Card" box for the child. Pick "Online Ticket" as the delivery option so you get all the cards e-mailed and you can print them at home.

Another option is the Swiss Travel Pass. It also comes with the Swiss Family Card on request.

Last modified on May 17, 2018 - 11:50 AM by Arno
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Jun 27, 2017 - 4:56 AM in reply to Arno

Thanks Arno for your advice

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