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Nov 16, 2019 - 3:58 AM

We have bought a swiss pass for myself and wife. Have two questions:

a) Does my son of 5 years need a swiss family card to travel?

b) Trip to Titlis, do we need to key my son’s particulars or add him in when applying on the Happy rail website to purchase the 50% discounted tickets?

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Nov 16, 2019 - 4:07 AM in reply to Llejin

You have the Swiss Travel Pass (the Swiss Pass is something else used by Swiss residents). Children under 5 travel for free in Switzerland. So you don't need a Swiss Family Card for your son.

I would not buy tickets for Titlis from Happyrail. I would buy them at Engelberg when you know the weather is favourable for the trip. Even if you buy from Happyrail you will still need to exchange the "voucher" you get from them for an actual ticket at the ticket office in Engelberg.

Last modified on Nov 16, 2019 - 4:10 AM by rockoyster
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Nov 16, 2019 - 6:55 AM in reply to Llejin

Hi LLejin,

Rockoyster is right, you don't need a ticket or the Swiss Family Card if your son is below 6 years old at the time of travelling. As for the tickets to Titlis, it's sufficient to just buy a ticket for you and your wife. Kids under five don't need one. You can buy the tickets online here: www.myswissalps.com/ti tlis/tickets

Be sure to download the Swiss Travel Pass validity map for your trip!

Best regards,


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