Mar 27, 2018 - 6:07 AM
in reply to Luxiu0615
I'll try. Leaving aside any excursions which are only discounted with a Swiss Travel Pass (none of which I see on your wish list) every trip you do using the Swiss Travel Pass will be "free". Net outlay CHF225.
With a Swiss Half Fare Card you spend CHF120 but every ticket you buy you pay half the full fare price. So if you then buy tickets totalling CHF 240 at full-fare prices you "save" CHF120 by getting them at half-fare. BUT that saving only cancels out your initial CHF120 outlay for the SHFC. Net outlay CHF240 and further tickets 50% off as opposed to free with STP.
If you bought no other tickets after that you could just have easily not bought the SHFC and bought full-fare tickets.
If you buy tickets that don't even reach the magic CHF240 full-fare prices then your investment in the SHFC was a waste.
The Swiss Travel Pass also has the advantage that you can just hop on any train and go wherever you like without the need to buy a ticket. With the SHFC you need to buy tickets for every journey.
The Swiss Half Fare Card comes into it's own if and when you can use it for an entire month.
Does that help?
Last modified on Mar 27, 2018 - 6:11 AM by rockoyster