Jun 6, 2017 - 9:29 AM
I've been traveling and hiking in Switzerland with my original passport on me for years and haven't lost or damaged it yet, even while it was raining or snowing. I've kept it well protected from the elements and pickpockets. Make sure you have a copy somewhere just in case, but be sure to keep that safe too as a stolen copy can cause trouble as well.
As for where/how to buy the Swiss Half Fare Card (or other passes): print at home is the quickest option as you can skip the staffed ticket desk, which can be crowded especially at the airport. Also it's the safer option if you're concerned about lost or theft: you'll receive a PDF file to print, and you can print it again if needed. So unlike a hard copy purchase locally, it would be very hard to lose your pass if you buy it online and print it. Lucas already shared the link with purchase options. Most buy through the tourist web shop of the Swiss Railway: www.swissrailways.com/ en. Pick "Online Ticket" when asked for the delivery option. You'll receive it in 1 to 3 business days, but usually in 1 business day.
Last modified on May 17, 2018 - 11:50 AM by Arno