Jan 4, 2018 - 6:48 AM
in reply to Preethy
>> We have an Eurail global pass ... Is my child entitled for Junior card?
How old is your child? Children under 6 years old do not need a ticket.
The information on the SBB site says:
With the Junior travelcard for CHF 30, children from the age of six up to their 16th birthday can travel on public transport for a whole year, accompanied by a parent with a valid ticket.
www.sbb.ch/en/travelca rds-and-tickets/railpasses/jun ior-travelcard-children-co-travelcard.html
The tricky thing is what consitutes a valid ticket. I have read the Fare Conditions document that is linked from that page, and as far as I can tell, a Eurail Pass does not qualify as a valid ticket for the purposes of entitlement to a Junior travelcard.
This is what the Fare Conditions say.
2.0.009 Der Vater oder/und die Mutter müssen für sich selbst einen gültigen Fahrausweis besitzen.
2.0.011 Als Fahrausweise im Sinne der Bestimmungen der Ziffer 2.0.009 gelten:
1. Alle in der Schweiz gültigen Fahrausweise des Direkten Verkehrs (inkl. temporären Aktionen).
2. Alle in der Schweiz gültigen Fahrausweise des internen Verkehrs der Transportunternehmen, sofern diese am Anwendungsbereich gemäss T600.3 beteiligt sind.
4. Offer Switzerland - Swiss Travel System (STS)
5. SCIC-NRT-Fahrausweise (schweizerischer Streckenteil)
6. FIP-Ausweis+ermässigtes Billett
- 2.0.009 says that the father and/or mother must themselves have a valid ticket.
- 2.0.011 goes on to define what consitutes a valid ticket
German is not my native language, and bureaucratic German is not easy to decipher, but as far as I can make out:
- #1 refers to tickets/passes valid in Switzerland that are issued by the Direkte Verkehr, a national authority that offers tickets and passes that are valid all over Switzerland, regardless of which Swiss transport companies you need to use to complete a trip.
- #2 seems to refer to tickets valid in Switzerland that are issued by the various Swiss local transport networks
- #3 seems to be some sort of package deal or discount arrangement, Switzerland based
- #4 clearly refers to Swiss Travel System tickets for tourists, such as the Swiss Travel Pass, Swiss Half Fare Card and Swiss Transfer Ticket
- #5 seems to refer to the Swiss sector of point-to-point tickets for trips that originate in another country
- #6 and #7 probably relate to tickets/passes for discounted or free travel for railway employees
So it doesn't look good for the Eurail Pass, but I would still ask at a staffed railway station when you arrive in Switzerland, just in case.
Last modified on Jan 4, 2018 - 6:53 AM by Alpenrose666