Swiss Half Fare Card details

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More details about the Swiss Half Fare Card

Read about what else is included, and further details about the Swiss Half Fare Card.

Swiss Half Fare Card versus Half-Fare travelcard

The Half-Fare travelcard offers a 50% discount on train tickets and is valid for 1, 2 or 3 years. It it is primarily for residents from Switzerland. People without a passport from Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, Italy or Liechtenstein can not buy it online. The Swiss Half Fare Card is the 1-month version for tourists as outlined on our pages. Both cards offer the same discount within Switzerland. However, there are differences when traveling to other countries. For example, the Swiss Half Fare Card does not offer discounted tickets to Austria and Germany.

Discounts on various events and day trips

In most cases where the Half-Fare travelcard entitles for a discount, the Swiss Half Fare Card will entitle for that same discount. Combined tickets for events and other day trips include both the transportation and the admission, and sometimes other services. You will get a discount because the Swiss Half Fare Card gets you a discount on the transportation portion in the combined ticket.

Who can buy the Swiss Half Fare Card?

The Swiss Half Fare Card can be purchased by anyone except for residents of Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

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