Train Zermatt to Paris with Swiss Half Fare Card

Train Zermatt to Paris with Swiss Half Fare Card

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anasilva
anasilva
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Jun 14, 2017 - 8:58 PM

I'll be traveling from Zermatt to Paris in September. I've looking at train itineraries from SBB website.

This is one option:

Fri, 29.09.17

Zermatt dep 09:13

Paris-Gare de Lyon arr 16:03

One of the connections shows:

Zermatt dep 09:13

Visp arr 10:22

Visp dep 10:35

Lausanne arr 12:10

My question is:

Are 13 min is enough time to transfer trains? I'll be buying a Half Fare Card for 1 month, when selecting to buy the ticket I only see the option of "half fare card 1/2/3 years", can I choose this with the card I'll be buying?

Alpenrose666
Alpenrose666
1086 posts
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Jun 15, 2017 - 2:56 PM in reply to anasilva

Hi anasilva, and welcome to MySwissAlps!

>> Zermatt dep 09:13 - Visp arr 10:22 - Visp dep 10:35 - Lausanne arr 12:10

Are 13 min is enough time to transfer trains?

Yes, that is plenty of time. You will arrive at Visp on platform 3, and your next train departs from platform 5, just one platform across. (You can see that in the timetable.) There are ramps between the underpass and the platforms.

>> I'll be buying a Half Fare Card for 1 month, when selecting to buy the ticket I only see the option of "half fare card 1/2/3 years", can I choose this with the card I'll be buying?

Yes, that should be OK, but I will leave it to someone else to confirm.

Alpenrose

Arno
Arno
9569 posts
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Jun 15, 2017 - 5:48 PM

Hi Anasilva,

For trips to France that option should work even with the 1-month tourist version of the Swiss Half Fare Card. You can also just buy a regular ticket from the border to Paris here, and buy the discounted ticket for the Swiss leg separately, either online or once you're in Switzerland. The Swiss leg won't sell out so no need to buy it way in advance.

Have a good trip!

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