Where do I buy a Swiss Half Fare Card?

Where do I buy a Swiss Half Fare Card?

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Athmika
Athmika
2 posts
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Aug 19, 2017 - 1:38 AM

Hi,

I will be travelling to Wengen from Innsbruck, Austria in September. I am interested in getting a Swiss half fare card for my travel in Switzerland. Where can I buy the pass other than online?

Awaiting your reply with suggestions.

Thank you.

Arno
Arno
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Aug 19, 2017 - 9:56 AM

Welcome to MySwissAlps Athmika!

All purchase options, on- and offline, are listed here: www.myswissalps.com/sw isshalffarecard/price.

So you can either buy it at a staffed Swiss train station during opening hours or buy it online. Buying online is more convenient. You will receive a PDF file to print. The printout is a valid Swiss Half Fare Card, and the file is a backup to print again in case you lose or damage it (you won't have that if buying at a station). Also in your case you would have to get off the train at the border to buy the Swiss Half Fare Card and the ticket to Wengen, and wait for half an hour to an hour for the next train.

I would simply buy it online, e.g. through 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 (usually less than one day). The discounted ticket can be purchased online as well.

Athmika
Athmika
2 posts
new member
Aug 21, 2017 - 7:44 PM

Hi Arno.

Thank you for the reply. I tried booking it online, but I am unable to do so. Does it accept only credit payments or can I do the booking from my debit card?

Thank you.

Lucas
Lucas
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Aug 22, 2017 - 5:53 AM in reply to Athmika

Hi Athmika,

Debit cards usually won't work no. If you don't have access to a credit card you would have to buy at a rail station.

Lucas

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