Swiss Travel System

Swiss Half Fare Card

  • Offers 50% discount to use trains, buses, boats and public transportations in 75 cities.
  • Children under 16 travel for free.

WHO

WHAT


Overview

Discover Switzerland by trains, buses, boats and scenic mountain trains.

With an excellent rail network and public transportation, Switzerland is a country which is easy to visit. The Swiss Half Fare Card offers a 50% discount for one month of travel.


Bernina Express Scenic Train.
Customer feedback Half Fare card a good option
« For Switzerland the half fare card is a great option if spending time around Interlaken as this area does not accept Eurail passes. The half fare card works throughout Switzerland for a month? or more. IT saved us heaps. »

John F


How does it work?

Rail Passes in 3 steps

1. Pick the right rail pass

Pick the right rail pass

Rail passes are available in 1, 2, 3 or 4 country combinations for extensive travel on the national rail networks. Going for an extended trip? Try the Eurail Global Pass offering rail travel in 28 different countries.
Once you've selected your pass, its price will depend on the class of service, First or Second, selected and the number of rail travel days.

Use our Pass Finder

2. Reserve your seats

Reserve your seats

Most trains in Switzerland do not require reservations. You can simply board with your rail pass and take any open seat.

Book Seat Reservations

3. Activate and travel

Activate and travel

Your pass was pre-validated at the time of booking, it is now valid for use for the duration you selected. You're all set and ready to explore.

Common Questions

Benefits

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FAQ

Common Questions, Simple Answers

  • Q. What is the difference between a flexi pass and a consecutive/continuous pass?

  • Q. I’ve bought a print at the station e ticket. What do I need to do before getting on the train?

  • Q. Do I need to tip the train staff?

  • Q. Is it possible to have travellers of different genders in the same sleeping compartment?

  • Q. What is the "validity period" of a rail pass?

  • Q. Can I choose a specific seat on a train when making my reservation?

  • Q. Can I choose a specific seat when booking a train ticket?

  • Q. I’ve already booked my rail pass, but think I’d like a different one. Can I exchange it? It’s totally unused.

  • Q. Is there onboard medical help in case of emergency?

  • Q. Can I print my train ticket at the station?

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raileurope protection plan
We've got you covered, add Rail Europe's Rail Protection Plan to your booking. We offer an exclusive Rail Protection Plan™ that gives you the flexibility to change your train ticket, rail pass, reservation and select activities with no questions asked. You'll also be protected in the event of a railroad strike for train tickets, and in the case of loss or theft of paper tickets, rail passes, city passes or tours.

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