Glacier Express half fare ticket vs reservation

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Aug 12, 2017 - 8:02 AM

I had planned to buy a three day Swiss pass for my Swiss travels in September. As this was my intention I made a reservation only for the Glacier express. I now realise that a half fare card is actually a better option. My problem is that the Glacier express is now full for my date, and even if it weren't the web site doesn't allow a ticket to be bought on the basis that you are already holding a reservation.

I read somewhere that I am still able to buy a half fare ticket with my half fare card in Switzerland at any station, to go along with the confirmed seat reservation that I already hold. Is this correct? Or is their another solution

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Aug 12, 2017 - 10:34 AM

Welcome to MySwissAlps Smcintosh99!

If you have a reservation you can hold on to that. Which ticket or pass you use along with that reservation is up to you, and you can still change your mind. The Swiss Half Fare Card can printed at home (see here). The discounted ticket can indeed be purchased at any station, although I'd recommend a staffed station during opening hours to be sure you will get a ticket for the correct route. Or you can buy that online too: aintickets/switzerland halffare/price (buy a ticket for the direct train with zero changes, again to be sure you buy it for the correct route).

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