Feb 27, 2018 - 3:19 PM
I will be travelling with my wife to Switzerland for 8 days in the first half of June. I would like to get your suggestions regarding the utility of swiss half fare card vs Swiss Travel Pass.
I will be travelling to Zurich and doing the sightseeing by walk, then taking the cruise on Zurich lake, using trams/buses/trains liberally for two days. I will also be visiting the Rheine falls.
Then I will be travelling to Luzern to do local signtseeing, Pilatus, and Titlis over 2 or 3days.
The next two days I will be travelling to Interlaken mainly for Jungfrauhoch and Trummelbach falls. Will do the lake Brienz/Thun cruise if time permits. Again two days in Interlaken. Add Schilltorn if i reduce one day from Luzern.
From there i will be going back to Zurich for the last day and my flight back to India.
Considering that I travel so much within a city and also to mountain tops I am in a dilemma to choose between the passes. For within city travel and using the trams/buses/trains I feel the STP will be way more helpful because I dont have to buy tickets anywhere. But for Jungfrauhoch I feel Half fare card is better and for Titlis both offer 50% offer.
If anyone can help me reagarding how to use my swiss half card to buy 50% reduced tickets on trams and buses it would be very helpful as I feel the tram stations dont have ticket stalls. If buying tickets everytime I board a tram/bus is not a big headache then I would prefer travelling with a Swiss Half Fare card as it is valid for 1month and cost CHF330 lesser than STP for 8days for two people.