Swiss Half Fare Card plus Swiss Travel Pass

Swiss Half Fare Card plus Swiss Travel Pass

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Goose
Goose
8 posts
new member
Apr 28, 2017 - 7:32 PM

I plan to purchase a Swiss Half Fare Card to use on days when I don't use my STP. Do I just present the card at a ticket counter for the discount? What do I do if the only way to get a ticket is a machine? Will it ask if I have a discount card? Or what about if purchasing from the driver?

Alpenrose666
Alpenrose666
1233 posts
top member
Apr 29, 2017 - 2:30 AM in reply to Goose

>> I plan to purchase a Swiss Half Fare Card to use on days when I don't use my STP. Do I just present the card at a ticket counter for the discount?

Yes, you can do that.

>> What do I do if the only way to get a ticket is a machine? Will it ask if I have a discount card?

Yes, part way through the ticket-buying process on a machine, you will be asked to make a selection depending on whether or not you have a half-fare card.

You can practice with a simulated train ticket machine here:

www.sbb.ch/en/iframes/ automatic-ticket-machine-simulation-SBB.html

>> Or what about if purchasing from the driver?

If there is a ticket machine available, you will need a ticket before boarding a train or bus.

For local buses in rural areas you can buy a ticket from the driver if there is no ticket machine at the bus stop. You will need to have your Half-Fare Card ready to show on request. For low-cost fares, the discount might not be quite 50%.

I think most ticket machines accept credit cards as well as cash. Drivers only accept cash, so keeping a selection of coins and CHF 10 notes on hand might be a good idea if you plan to use buses.

Alpenrose

Goose
Goose
8 posts
new member
Apr 29, 2017 - 2:20 PM in reply to Alpenrose666

At a machine do my husband and I have to make a separate purchase, or can we purchase 2 tickets at one time?

Arno
Arno
9668 posts
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Apr 29, 2017 - 7:59 PM in reply to Goose

You can buy two tickets at once, no problem.

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