Swiss Family Card & Swiss Travel System ticket?

Swiss Family Card & Swiss Travel System ticket?

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cloudcatcher
cloudcatcher
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Nov 10, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Hi. We are travelling as a family of 4 adults and 6 children (age 4-14 years old). I read that with the Family Card, children can travel for free if at least 1 parent is a holder of the Swiss Travel System Ticket. Is this Swiss Travel System Ticket referring to the Swiss Pass? Thank you.

Lucas
Lucas
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Nov 10, 2017 - 4:23 PM in reply to cloudcatcher

Hi Cloudcatcher,

There are several rail passes that qualify for use with the Swiss Family Card, including the Swiss Travel Pass - all are noted here.
Most common would be the Swiss Travel Pass or the Swiss Half Fare Card.

cloudcatcher
cloudcatcher
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Nov 14, 2017 - 11:12 PM

Thank you Lucas. With regards to buying the tickets for my family at the website recommended by youso I only need to click on 4 adults and the family card right? I do not have to indicate the number of children tickets (which is 6) that I need right? Because when I do that, the prices of the children tickets will appear in the total cost.

Lucas
Lucas
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Nov 15, 2017 - 8:00 AM in reply to cloudcatcher

Yes, you only need to make sure you add on the family card to your purchase. Children 5 and under don't need a ticket or be listed under the Swiss Family Card (always free). Only children 6 to 15 need to be listed when you get the card.

I believe there is space for up to 4 or 5 names on the Swiss Family Card. If there are two sets of parents I would recommend getting two Swiss Family Cards.

cloudcatcher
cloudcatcher
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Nov 15, 2017 - 1:14 PM

Hi Lucas,

Can you tell me where at the website that I can choose to print the Swiss Rail Pass at home? I was at the booking page shop.swissrailways.com when I was asked to fill up the delivery address and it was indicated that it would take 2-3 weeks to arrive. Is the option to print from home only available after I have made the payment via credit card?

Thank you.

Lucas
Lucas
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Nov 15, 2017 - 4:51 PM in reply to cloudcatcher

You can have it emailed to you from any of these retailers here.
With Swiss railways you do need to fill out your address before getting to the point where you can select the email option. Then select "online ticket" at the bottom of the list with shipping options.

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