Using Half Fare Card for Mountain Lifts in Zermatt

Using Half Fare Card for Mountain Lifts in Zermatt

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Burnham
Burnham
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Apr 5, 2018 - 5:47 PM

We will be using a Half Fare Card for our train travel in Switzerland from city to city, but since we are spending 4 nights in Zermatt (mid September) we are wondering if the half fare card will get us half fare off the cable cars, lifts, and the Gornergrat train so we can explore and hike. Often the wordage is "Swiss Travel Pass" gets discounts, but does that specifically mean Swiss Half Fare Card as well? Thanks.

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Apr 5, 2018 - 9:24 PM in reply to Burnham

Hello Burnham and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

You will find a map showing what is covered by the Swiss Half-fare Card at www.myswissalps.com/sw isshalffarecard/validi ty.

Lucas
Lucas
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Apr 6, 2018 - 4:48 AM in reply to Burnham

Hi Burnham,

The Swiss Travel Pass is a different rail pass and offers different discounts and coverage than the Swiss Half Fare Card.Have a read through those links to see what each offers.

Also, you may want to read through our page on how to choose the best rail pass here.

MaRock
MaRock
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Apr 6, 2018 - 8:50 AM

Hi Burnham,

>> we are wondering if the half fare card will get us half fare off the cable cars, lifts, and the Gornergrat train <<

Yes. HFC and STP are 50% off. Please read the link:

www.matterhornparadise .ch/en/summer/tickets-tariffs-summer

Burnham
Burnham
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Apr 6, 2018 - 1:56 PM in reply to rockoyster

Thank you Rockoyster, Lucas and MaRock. The downloaded map was a wealth of knowledge, and we now have confidence the Half Fare Card is the one for us, since the lifts at Zermatt are expensive and getting them for half price seals the deal on buying the card. We appreciate your help!

Lucas
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Apr 6, 2018 - 4:37 PM in reply to Burnham

Happy Travels!

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