Swiss Half Fare Card

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Apr 16, 2012 - 1:27 AM
Dear Sir/Madam,

I hope to buy the above. We are in Switzerland for two weeks, using Europass to cover some distances and half fare card
for small train journeys combined with walking. I think my 14 yo son will be covered under this pass also.
What is the minimum period for a half fare card? Does the half fare card enable me to get a reduction with the
3 day centennary Jungfrau pass?
Thank you

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top member
Apr 16, 2012 - 4:17 AM

Hello Rosemarie,

Here you can find all the details concerning the Swiss Half Fare Card. The validity of this card is one month. Your son will travel for free with the STS Family Card which can be supplied with your order for free.
The Half Fare Card enables you to buy the 3 day Centennary Jungfrau Pass for CHF 170,- instead of CHF 225,-.

If you already know which trips you want to make you can do some calculations using the Swiss Timetable, to make certain you really want the Centennary Jungfrau Pass.

(By the way, do you mean you are going to use a Eurail Pass? I'm not familiar with a Europass.)

Have a nice time!

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new member
May 24, 2012 - 9:33 PM
Dear Sir/Madam,

Just to follow up. I confirm that my 14yo son will be covered for free with the STS Family Card when I purchase the half fare card for myself.
Does that mean he can travel for free throughout the entire bernese oberland system of railways and gondolas for free.
We are thinking of taking the train to Wengen, gondola to Mannlichen etc.
Another day take the train between Kleine Scheidegg and Eigergletscher station.
We are staying in Lauterbrunnen for five days and provided he travels for free on this system, it may be cheaper than buying the centennary jungfrau passes

Con you confirm the above.

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expert &
May 26, 2012 - 12:59 PM
Hello Rosemarie! Yes, your son will travel along for free on the entire validity network of the Swiss Half Fare Card. That includes the trips you mentioned. An exact validity map can be downloaded from the Swiss Half Fare Card page Wandermann mentioned.

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