Swiss Half Fare Card & Jungfraujoch only

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Mcmug
Mcmug
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Jun 25, 2018 - 2:59 PM

Dear team,

I have rented a car from Zurich to Geneva just for 5 days trip but only have 3 full days there. I think it’s good to just visit Jungfraujoch to see the scenery spot. I will drive and park to Interlaken Ost then take the train for round trip up via Lauterbunnen and down via Grindelwald. The rest of trip to scenery spot or city visit is driving and not sure if Swiss Half Fare card is worth to purchase or I just purchase the train to Jungfraujoch is good enough.

Your recommendation is highly appreciated. Thanks!

p.s. : I found it’s a bit complicated to understand the purchase system and really afraid of getting something wrong or paying high value.

Lucas
Lucas
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Jun 25, 2018 - 7:19 PM in reply to Mcmug

Hi Mcmug,

The Swiss Half Fare Card saves you about 110chf on Jungfraujoch alone in the summer season. If you were to make at just one more trip along your way the Swiss Half Fare Card would be worth the purchase price.

https://www.myswissalp s.com/swisshalffarecar d/validity

Mcmug
Mcmug
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Jun 26, 2018 - 11:23 AM

Hi Lucas,

Yes if I just go Jungfraujoch alone which the Swiss Half Card can't help much as the card itself is not cheap. Equal to the half price of the ticket to Jungfraujoch. I think it's better to buy the Swiss Half Card in case I have to take any train/cable car then it's worth.

I tried to book the Swiss Half card but noted there are few option

- Online via HappyRail Worldwide

- Online via Official SBB online shop

- Online via Rail Europe World

- Online via Rail Europe Hong Kong

- Online via ACP Rail

- Rail Station in Switzerland

Are all the above six options the same, I can get anyone of it then will have 50% off for ticket purchase? Kindly help to guide me as I am afraid of getting something wrong and spent higher cost.

Again thanks for your help as always.

Lucas
Lucas
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Jun 26, 2018 - 12:35 PM in reply to Mcmug

Hi Mcmug,

All options are valid if you are buying the Swiss Half Fare Card from them. You can check prices online against each other - they should all be similar.

We recommend the retailers listed here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/swisshalffarecar d/price
HappyRail usually has the best price.

Buying online saves you time as you don't have to go to the rail station in Switzerland (and you have a backup copy to print at any time in case you lose your card).

Last modified on Jun 26, 2018 - 12:36 PM by Lucas
chloeysl1234
chloeysl1234
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Jun 27, 2018 - 7:58 AM

Not sure if this help but I just came up to Jungfraujoch using my BO pass and it only costs me CHF99 vs CHF160 with Swiss Travel Pass:) Does Swiss Half Fare only charge CHF85 (I think full price is CHF170)? You might need to double check. Hope this help.

Mcmug
Mcmug
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Jun 27, 2018 - 8:18 AM in reply to chloeysl1234

Thanks. I will check it out.

I am a bit lost in getting the ticket and seems it needs to buy for few legs for Interlaken Ost up via Laterrunnen and down via Grindelwald

chloeysl1234
chloeysl1234
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Jun 27, 2018 - 8:29 AM

You can do it either way... up grindelwald and down Lauterrunnen or the other day:) btw I bought the tickets at the counter as I had difficulty getting them online bc I have both BO pass and Swiss Travel Pass (there r 8 of us) some have BO and some have STP and I wanted to get the discounted price!

chloeysl1234
chloeysl1234
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Jun 27, 2018 - 8:35 AM

The first train out to Jungfraujoch is at 07:15 am and the office opens at 06:40 at Grindelwald. So we waited in front of the office at 06:30 am and the line wasn’t bad at all:)

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