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new member
Jun 23, 2016 - 5:26 AM

Hi there,

I am newbie here and try to figure out Which pass I should choose.

my plan:

- Paris to Interlaken by train

- staying Interlaken area for few days

- Interlaken to Zurich by train

so Is it worth to buy a Swiss half fare pass? I know it offers 50% off travel on most trains within Switzerland, how is working on Paris to Interlaken?

Also, if I buy the ticket with half fare pass in person, will the price in counter higher than buying online in advance?


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Jun 23, 2016 - 7:21 AM

Welcome to MySwissAlps Mttzz!

You don't need a 2-country pass as you will only be doing a single trip in France. You can buy a separate ticket to to Basel (the border) from the websites listed here. From Basel, the Swiss Half Fare Card or any other Swiss train pass will work. You can print the card at home to save time (see here). Tickets can then be purchased from the machines or the staffed ticket office. Prices of such tickets are the same online or on the spot.

Which pass is best depends on what your plans are in the Interlaken area. Please see here for how to choose.

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new member
Jun 23, 2016 - 3:53 PM in reply to Arno

Thank you so much, Arno.

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