Mar 23, 2013 - 11:05 AM
Hi Kannan. Please review the Swiss Half Fare Card details here
, and the Swiss Card details here
. The difference is that the Swiss Card offers a free inbound and outbound trip and the Swiss Half Fare Card doesn't. In your case, the trips Zurich-Grindelwald and Zermatt-Basel are for free with a Swiss Card. You're right that you could use the Swiss Half Fare Card on day 1 too, but a Zurich Card will do the trick as well, provided that you stay within or near Zurich.
According to my calculations, the Swiss Half Fare Card solution turns out to be about equally expensive as buying a Swiss Card plus a Zurich Card in your case. An advantage of the Swiss Card is that you don't have to buy any tickets for Zurich-Grindelwald and Zermatt-Basel. An advantage of the Swiss Half Fare Card is that you're not restricted to taking the most direct/cheapest routes for Zurich-Grindelwald and Zermatt-Basel. But even the nicest and most scenic routes (that is, Zurich-Lucerne-Meiringen-Brienz-Grindelwald and Zermatt-Brig-Goppenstein-Kandersteg, via Lötschberg Express-Spiez-Basel) are allowed with a Swiss Card, so no problem there.
Please find all purchase options at the right hand of the Swiss Card page
; just fill out your country for a complete overview.
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:31 PM by Arno