Children with Swiss Half Fare or Swiss Travel Pass

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sreraku
sreraku
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May 14, 2018 - 5:44 PM

Hello forum members

I am back as I have to start booking trains for my trip in oct. I read the info on the page for half fare it says, with family card children travel free (6-15yrs) with accompanying adult who has half fare card. My confusion is as follows

1) Do I need to buy half fare card for children too? ie if I am taking my kid (say 10yrs) on train, I need to have the half fare card and the ticket. Do I need to buy half fare for my kid too in this instance?

2) Do I buy half fare card and family card (which is free) separately? Where do I get the family card?

Thanks

rockoyster
rockoyster
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expert
May 14, 2018 - 10:44 PM in reply to sreraku

When you order your Swiss Half Fare Card (for each adult) you also should order a free Swiss Family Card at the same time.

Your child then travels with you for free. When travelling adults need to have a half fare ticket. No ticket required for child. Just show your ticket, SHFC and SFC to the inspector on the train.

Last modified on May 15, 2018 - 6:41 AM by Chantal
sreraku
sreraku
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May 14, 2018 - 11:04 PM in reply to rockoyster

Thanks rockoyster.

That means, I dont need to buy a SHFC or SFC for my kid either correct?

rockoyster
rockoyster
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expert
May 14, 2018 - 11:14 PM in reply to sreraku

You don’t need to “buy” a Swiss Family Card. You don’t need a Swiss Half Fare Card for your child.

When you order your Swiss Half Fare Card (for each adult) you also should order a free Swiss Family Card at the same time.

sreraku
sreraku
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May 15, 2018 - 1:20 AM in reply to rockoyster

Got it. So, I just buy HFC for me and a family card. That should do.

rockoyster
rockoyster
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May 15, 2018 - 2:39 AM in reply to sreraku

Correct.

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