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Dec 8, 2016 - 4:35 PM

We are three travelers, ages 59,22, and 20. On 16.12.2016 we will take the TGV Lyria from Paris to Lausanne and then SBB from Lausanne to Zermatt. On 20.12.2016 we will take the Glacier Express from Zermatt to Andermatt (We have already made those arrangements), then Andermatt to Zurich. We will be in Zurich through the 22.12.2016. Our plane departs Zurich on 22.12.

I am having trouble figuring out if the half fare combi is worth it.

Many thanks, Marimo

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Dec 8, 2016 - 6:03 PM

Hi Marimo,

I am not sure which exact pass you are referring to. Are you considering the Swiss Travel Pass Flex Combi? It would not make sense for your itinerary for two reasons: you will only be making two longer trips, and validity of the pass ends after the last free trip, so it won't be any good once you've reached Zurich. The Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi won't work either as you are not taking the direct route on your way back, and it would also expire in Zurich.

Either a Swiss Half Fare Card or 8-day Swiss Travel Pass will work for you. You can compare them price wise as explained here. Both of them can be printed at home. I would recommend that as it saves time in Lausanne: you can go to your next train straight away. You can visit www.swissrailways.com/ en to do so. After filling out your address, they will show the delivery options. Pick "Online Ticket" from the bottom of the list. They will e-mail the pass (no delivery fees) within 3 business days, so be sure to order in time.

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