Mar 11, 2017 - 10:55 AM
in reply to rockoyster
1. Perhaps Lucas knows more about this than I do; I have never used such a card. They accept a wide range of credit and debit cards, and cash too, but I don't know about this one. I mostly pay using my debit card, and I choose CHF rather than my home currency EUR. This turns out to be the cheapest option.
2. Buying a Swiss Half Fare Card online makes sense. It saves time as you don't have to queue for a staffed ticket desk. Also it's the more secure option as you can print multiple copies and even keep the PDF file online somewhere as a backup. If you buy in Switzerland and loose the card, you will have to buy a new one. All purchase options are listed here, but the easiest print at home option at the moment is to buy from www.swissrailways.com/ en. After filling out your address, they will show the delivery options. Pick "Online Ticket" from the bottom of the list. They will e-mail the card within 1-3 business days (no delivery fees).
Last modified on May 17, 2018 - 11:42 AM by Arno