Swiss Travel Pass or Swiss Half Fare Card?

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Chanahpat
Chanahpat
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Apr 30, 2018 - 3:58 PM

I have been writing to the forum many times, thanks for the patience of answering my questions.

I have read through the Swiss Travel Pass and the Half FareCard.I decide to get the Swiss Travel Pass.The problem is,I am in Switzerland for 10 days and the passes are for 8 and 15 days.Can please help me how to buy my pass?For visiting the Jungfrau Region, is the Swiss Travel Pass can be use? Is Wengen also in the Jungfrau Region too? Kind Regards. Patricia Kan

Chantal
Chantal
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Apr 30, 2018 - 7:59 PM in reply to Chanahpat

Hi Patricia,

You can buy the Swiss Travel Pass here: www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/price. My suggestion would be to purchase the 8 day one and use point-to-point tickets on your first and last day.

The Jungfraujoch will be discounted. Read more about the validity of the Swiss Travel Pass here: www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/validity.

You could pass Wengen on your way to the Jungfraujoch. Read here how to get to the Jungfraujoch: www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfraujoch/gettingther e. It's a nice village.

Chanahpat
Chanahpat
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May 1, 2018 - 12:17 AM

Thanks Chantal for your help and advice.My first day is train from Zurich and my last day is taking train from Luzern to Basel Airport.How to purchase and how much is apoint to point ticket? Can I purchase the Swiss Travel Pass when I reach Zurich or need to get in advance. Best Regards. Patricia Kan.

Chantal
Chantal
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May 1, 2018 - 9:40 AM in reply to Chanahpat

Hi Patricia,

I would buy it online (see link in previous post) and print a few copies. It's convenient and you don't have to queue at any of the train stations.

You can use the timetable (www.myswissalps.com/ti metable) to work out fares. Double the price you see as this price is based on the Half Fare Card which is used by many Swiss residents. You can purchase the point-to-point tickets online or at a ticket vending machine at one of the stations. As you prefer. You could also download the SBB mobile app.

Chanahpat
Chanahpat
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May 2, 2018 - 1:54 AM

Thanks chantal and I appreciate you kind help .

Chanahpat
Chanahpat
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May 2, 2018 - 11:23 PM

Chantal, sorry have to write again..Is the Consecutive Days E ticket and Swiss Travel Pass the same? Your suggestion to me to buy Swiss Travel Pass 8 days..May I ask ,is the Travel Pass has dates printed on the ticket of when to start and end.How am I to buy the point to point ticket for 1st and last day. Kind Rgds. Patricia

Lucas
Lucas
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May 3, 2018 - 5:51 AM in reply to Chanahpat

Hi Patricia,

I'm not sure where the term "consecutive days E Ticket" came from?

You can buy the Swiss Travel Pass (Chantal's link above) and have it emailed to you as an |E-ticket| - so you just need to print it and bring it with you when you travel.

You select the start date when you buy the Swiss Travel Pass and then it will be good for 8 days (in your case).

Point to point tickets can simply be bought at the train station on the day of travel (from the office or a ticket machine).

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