Apr 2, 2012 - 11:39 AM
Hello MamaBear, and welcome! The Swiss Half Fare Card indeed seems to be a good choice. However, you seem not to have included the purchase costs for the day card in your calculations, so the right calculations for the 3 adults should look like this:
- 330 + (3*68 = 204: the purchase costs for the add-on day card) + (3*78,50 = 235,50: the 50% discounted return trip between Wengen and the Jungfraujoch, which indeed is not for free with your add-on day card). That's a total of CHF 769,50
The additional add-on day card isn't quite worth its money as it doesn't cover the trip up to the Jungfraujoch. A slightly cheaper alternative would be not to buy the add-on day card and just buy 50% reduced tickets for your trips. That would cost:
- 330 + (3*83,50 = 250,50: for the entire 50% discounted journey from Lucerne to Geneva, except for the leg Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch-Kleine Scheidegg) + (3*58 = 174 for the 50% discounted leg Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch-Kleine Scheidegg). That's a total of CHF 754,50.
Although the costs will be higher than you estimated, you'll still save money compared to buying regular tickets and not using the Swiss Half Fare Card at all, as that would cost about CHF 879 in total.
Purchase options for the Swiss Half Fare Card are listed at the Swiss Half Fare Card page. Just fill out your country of residence in the upper right corner for specifics. It's available at the Lucerne railway station
Last modified on Jan 27, 2020 - 11:14 AM by Arno