Swiss Travel Pass Flex and Swiss Half Fare Card

Swiss Travel Pass Flex and Swiss Half Fare Card

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ldunkley
ldunkley
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Apr 10, 2017 - 9:39 PM

I have read that the Swiss half farecard is discounted by 50% if you have a Flexi travel pass is this true?

Lucas
Lucas
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Apr 11, 2017 - 7:53 AM in reply to ldunkley

Hi ldunkley and welcome to MySwissAlps!

The Swiss Half Fare Card does entitle you to 50% off all train fares yes.

The Swiss Travel Pass Flex covers 100% of train fares on almost all routes in Switzerland (some routes are only partially discounted).

There is no discount for buying the Swiss Half Fare Card if you already have the Swiss Travel Pass Flex.

Read through my links above to read more about these rail passes. You would typically buy one pass or the other depending on how many train trips etc. you plan on doing while in Switzerland.

Sometimes people will buy both so that on days you don't use the Swiss Travel Pass Flex you can use the Swiss Half Fare Card to get a discount (on a date you have one or two small train trips) and don't want to "use up" one day on your STP Flex.

Lucas

Last modified on Apr 11, 2017 - 1:38 PM by Lucas
Alpenrose666
Alpenrose666
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Apr 11, 2017 - 4:57 PM in reply to ldunkley

>> I have read that the Swiss half farecard is discounted by 50% if you have a Flexi travel pass is this true?

Not any more. Up until 2016, when you bought both together, the Half Fare Card was discounted. However, this offer was discontinued as of 1 January 2017.

Alpenrose

ldunkley
ldunkley
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Apr 12, 2017 - 11:53 AM

Is there a discount on the Bernese Pass with the half fare card or Swiss flex pass?

Lucas
Lucas
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Apr 12, 2017 - 5:09 PM in reply to ldunkley

There is a 25% discount with the Swiss Travel Pass (not Flex). Read more about the Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland here and about prices here.

Regards,
Lucas

Last modified on Apr 12, 2017 - 7:54 PM by Arno

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