Swiss Half Fare Card convenient or not?

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Sinha swati
Sinha swati
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Jul 12, 2018 - 1:00 PM


We will be spending 4 days in Lucerne and 3 in Grindelwald and will be doing some trips and excursions from both places like Mt Titlus, Lucern Cruise, Brienz- Rothorn express, Interlaken Express and Jungfrauroch.

Have been researching a lot and want to close between the options of Swiss Pass and Half pass - half pass by all calculations seems easier on the pocket for us. My only concern is if it will be a big problem taking tickets from the stations evrytime we plan to take a train , given its peak tourist season or is it manageable. Would have probably not thought about it had I been travelling alone but am doing so with parents and a kid :).

Any advise would be appreciated.



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Jul 12, 2018 - 2:31 PM in reply to Sinha swati

Hi Swati,

The Swiss Travel Pass (https://www.myswissalp certainly is more convenient in many ways, allowing you to not worry about getting tickets most of the time.

However, if it is quite a bit more expensive for your trip plans and you stick with the Swiss Half Fare Card (https://www.myswissalp d)

then you can save some time and trouble buying tickets online: https://www.myswissalp tzerlandhalffare

You can also buy tickets on the SBB app as well if you will have an internet connection (Sim card, public wifi or WiFi hotspot: https://www.myswissalp

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