Swiss Half Fare Card with Matterhorn Peak pass?

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Annladams
Annladams
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Jul 26, 2017 - 4:05 AM

I am considering buying the half fare card because I want to use lots of gondolas, cable cars, trains, etc. from Zermatt for three days. Am I correct in understanding that if I buy the 3 day Matterhorn peak pass that costs 220chf, it will only cost me 110chf?

Lucas
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Jul 26, 2017 - 8:22 AM in reply to Annladams

Hi Annladams and welcome to MySwissAlps!

Actually for the Zermatt Peak Pass the Swiss Half Fare Card only gets the price reduced to 165CHF - because the peak pass is a private company offer and not from SBB I believe (great that there is a discount though).

The Swiss Half Fare Card is 120CHF plus the 165CHF so the cost doesn't make sense if you are only using public transport in Zermatt on those 3 days. If however this is part of a bigger trip around Switzerland I would buy the Swiss Half Fare Card.

Lucas

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Jul 26, 2017 - 8:26 AM in reply to Lucas

Hi Lucas,

Interseting. What does "The amount of the reduction depends on the date of birth" mean precisely? I'm hoping the discount increases with age! 😇

Lucas
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Jul 26, 2017 - 8:40 AM in reply to rockoyster

I would guess so :)

They need a price reduction for "part-time expat workers" too I think ;)

rockoyster
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Jul 26, 2017 - 9:40 AM in reply to Lucas

I'm waxing the skis as we speak!

Lucas
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Jul 26, 2017 - 4:34 PM in reply to rockoyster

I skied there early 2016 and the altitude killed me! I forgot I've never skied/exerted myself at 3000 meters before!

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