Nov 28, 2016 - 6:57 AM
in reply to Kyuhyun
The advantage of buying such tickets in advance is that you will save a bit of time, although getting them from the machines is a quick process. You don't need to visit a staffed ticket desk (which tends to take a bit longer) if you print the Swiss Half Fare Card at home (see here).
The price of tickets is the same whenever you buy, although sometimes websites can sell them slightly cheaper due to fluctuating exchange rates. You could take a look at www.happyrail.com/en/s witzerland-by-train (the Swiss Half Fare Card is called "Halbtax 50% " there).
Supersaver tickets need to be purchased in advance: at least a few hours before departure. And they're only valid for one specific train with no option to get off the train along the way. I don't use them a lot, but last them I tried I missed out on it an hour before departure.
Last modified on Nov 28, 2016 - 6:58 AM by Arno