Jan 22, 2023 - 6:21 PM
Is the Half Fare Card (HFC) best for our situation? Are we missing anything?
We will be spending the entire month of June all over Switzerland (Appenzell, Luzern, Lugano, St. Moritz, Zermatt, Saas-Fee, Martigny, Lausanne, Murren, Zurich) and we will be using mass transit every day (train, bus, funicular, gondola, boat). We don't mind buying tickets every day, as it appears that the SBB phone app makes that process easy.
Our initial calculations suggest that the HFC will offer the most economical ticketing resource. We considered the 15 Day Swiss Travel Pass, regular or flex (STP, STPF), but we would probably end up with an HFC anyway. We are considering the panorama train trifecta,e.g., Gottard, Bernina, Glacier (OK, quadfecta if we decide to add the Golden Pass). We will also be taking various mountain transport, e.g., Gornergrat, Jungfraujoch, etc. Are any of the regional passes worth considering, even if we have to purchase one of the over-arching passes (STP, STPF, HFC) as well?
We understand that the STP/STPF gets you into various sights, where the HFC does not? Is that a consideration we should factor in, or are there other resources for reduced cost entry to places of interest?