Mar 22, 2017 - 12:04 PM
Hi Everyone, I will be going to Switzerland at end of this year and doing some research on rail passes. I find that the Swiss Half Fare Card suits my itinerary the most. However what confused me is where or how to purchase the discounted tickets with the half fare card.
Is it possible to purchase the discounted tickets directly from SBB website? I saw a half fare travelcard option which applies 50% off the ticket price but can I use the swiss half fare card directly on SBB website too?
If it cannot be purchased directly from SBB, I saw some info on this website that points the online purchase to Happyrail. Supposedly I should be able to choose discounted card somewhere to apply the half price but I didnt see any such option after selecting the date/time. How do I actually apply the half fare card to an online purchase?
Finally, do I really need to purchase discounted tickets online beforehand or can I purchase the tickets when I reach Switzerland? My itinerary is Zurich / Lucerne / Interlaken / Bern / Zermatt / Zurich.
Thanks to all for your advices!