Varenna to Meiringen with Swiss Half Fare Card

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Sep 1, 2016 - 7:34 PM

I have been traveling in Switzerland but went to Varenna on Lake Como. I now want to return to Meiringen to start a hike. I am guessing I will have to pay full price until I get to Brig via Milan. Once in Brig I will buy a ticket using my half fare card for the rest of the trip to Meiringen. Is this correct? Also can I buy a ticket in Varenna to Meiringen and would they use my half fare card to calculate the part of the trip that is applicable to half fare? I do not know if the Italian and Swiss rail companies work together in this way. Thanks, Rob

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Sep 2, 2016 - 9:21 AM in reply to rbn316

Hi Rob,

There are various routes. The Swiss Half Fare Card map shows from where you are qualified for a discount. I don't know which types of tickets they sell in Varenna. You may have to buy a ticket to the Swiss border (e.g. Chiasso, Lugano, Domodossola), and a separate one for the Swiss leg. They will for sure sell discounted tickets in Lugano and Brig as these are Swiss stations.

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