Jul 4, 2018 - 3:04 AM
I have done a cost comparison table (thanks to the "Rail Pass Calculations" template provided) to find out if it is cheaper to buy a Swiss Half-fare Card or to buy a Swiss Travel Pass (for 8 days).
As I will only be staying for 6 days, I found out that all my transportation expenses using the Swiss Half-fare Card will be cheaper by around 120CHF/person compared to using the Swiss Travel Pass.
1) I have been using SBB website to check the individual train ticket for each ride. Will it be more expensive if I purchase the actual tickets on the spot at the counter? If yes, then the price difference (betw having a SHFC & STP) may not be as huge as 120 CHF.
2) To me, the benefit of having the STP is I do not have to queue up and purchase all the train tickets at the counter. But regardless of using a STP or a SHFC, we still have to queue up to buy those discounted mountain rides. So, my general question is - for those normal trains (not mountain hikes), do I need to queue up long to buy the tickets (at half fare ) if I were to use the SHFC? If the queue is normally long, I would rather spend more on STP to avoid the waiting.
Looking forward to some tips from you guys.