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Jul 27, 2016 - 9:38 AM


We are visiting Switzerland next month, a family of 2 parents, 1 teenager and 5 children under 16 years.

We hire a car but i've made the calculation and it will save us money for the use of cable cars in the to buy the half fare card and get a free family card. ((thank you for all the great information in Myswissalps!)

What i am not sure is, the family card is one card for all my children? or can each child have a card?

the differnce is,

if my husband go with 2 children to someplace and i go with the rest to another place,

will both of us be able to enjoy the benefits of the card?

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Jul 27, 2016 - 5:16 PM

Hi Merav,

They used to issue one Swiss Family Card for 5 children, and a second one in case of more children. But I think they issue a Swiss Family Card for each child since print at home passes were introduced. So in that case you can split up as each parent has a Swiss Half Fare Card of his/her own.

To be sure, please order like this: go to the SBB web shop at visit www.swissrailways.com/ en. After filling out the travelers and your address, they will show the delivery options. Pick "Online Ticket" from the bottom of the list. In the Notes field, ask for a separate Swiss Family Card for each child. They will e-mail the cards (no delivery fees), so you can print them at home.

Teens from 16 need a Swiss Half Fare Card of their own, by the way.

Last modified on May 17, 2018 - 11:42 AM by Arno
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Jul 28, 2016 - 5:50 AM in reply to Arno

hI Arno,

thank you very nuch for your help


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