Swiss Family Card for each child?

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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 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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