Buy Swiss Half Fare Card before Saver Day Pass

Buy Swiss Half Fare Card before Saver Day Pass

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o2bmmw
o2bmmw
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Jun 22, 2018 - 1:29 AM

Hi All,

I am sorry if this has been asked already but I could not find the answer . If I want to buy a few saver day passes, do I need to have the half fare card in hand before I do so? Or do I just need to have the card in hand before I travel with the pass?

THank you!

Lucas
Lucas
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Jun 22, 2018 - 8:02 AM in reply to o2bmmw

Hi 02bmmw and welcome to MySwissAlps!

You don't need the Swiss Half Fare Card at all to buy the Saver Day Pass. But if you do get the SHFC you don't need it before buying the Saver Day Pass no.

It does get you a cheaper price when buying the Saver Day Pass though. And it gives you discounts on mountains that you mostly don't get with the SDP. Read more here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/onedaytravelpass /details.

The one day travel pass is a different product and does require you to have the Swiss Half Fare Card (but you don't need to get it first either) https://www.myswissalp s.com/onedaytravelpass.

More information on the Swiss Half Fare Card, incuding purchase options, can be found at myswissalps.com/swissh alffarecard.

Last modified on Jun 22, 2018 - 5:34 PM by Annika
o2bmmw
o2bmmw
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Jun 22, 2018 - 3:04 PM in reply to Lucas

Thank you. So if I decide to buy a few saver day passes today for travel in August, can I buy them at the half fare rate now even though I did not buy a half fare card yet? Can I then buy the half fare card upon arrival in ZRH or before I use one of the saver day passes?

Annika
Annika
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Jun 22, 2018 - 5:38 PM

Hi 02bmmw,

Yes, you should be able to buy discounted Saver Day Passes, as long as you can show both this pass as well as your Swiss Half Fare Card when traveling. It's much easier to buy your Swiss Half Fare Card online and print it at home from one of the retailers at myswissalps.com/swissh alffarecard/price. Queues at the rail station of Zurich can be pretty long. Plus, if you order online you'll have a (digital) copy that can be printed again in case of loss or damage.

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