Nov 12, 2016 - 1:08 PM
My husband and I will be traveling to Switzerland in Dec with our 6 year old son. We are a little confused between tickets/passes sold on the STS website and the standard tickets sold on the SBB online ticket shop. Would appreciate if we could have clarifications to the following:
1. If my husband and I each buy the half fare card (1-month validity), this alone is considered a STS pass and will enable us to get the Swiss Family card for our son to travel for free regardless of which cabin class, correct?
2. Using this half fare card, we should be able to purchase point to point tickets at half price on the online SBB ticket shop, correct? We tried purchasing tickets online and have seen the field where we can indicate half fare card, and then the price shown will be halved. But when it comes to the child, there is no field that applies to Swiss family card holders, and so the child price indicated is 50% of a full priced adult ticket, instead of for free. Do we simply just buy the tickets for us 2 adults, and my child will not need a ticket at all for his seat?
3. The SBB ticket shop also sells the 1-day travel passes. If we purchased the "multipack of 9 o'clock 1 day travel passes for half fare card" ( presumably we can buy this with the STS half fare card, and using the Swiss family card for free child travel), can the 6 passes in this multipack be shared e.g. 3 passes each used by 2 adults?
And if so, if we wanted to upgrade to First Class for just 1 day, do we buy 2 X upgrade to cover 2 passes (for 2 adults) for that 1 day? And presumably no issues for our child to be on First Class with us with the Swiss Family Card?
4. Are the point to point tickets, the multipack 9 o'clock travel passes for half fare card, STS half fare card, and Swiss family card all printable tickets/passes sent via email?
Would truly appreciate clarifications to the above. Thank you so much!