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

More than just trains

 Main discounts and bonuses in Swiss Half Fare Card


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Swiss travel pass or swiss travel pass + half fare card Hello, The Swiss Rail Travel Pass and the Swiss Rail Travel Pass + Half Fare Card both name the following benefit:[ul][li]50% (...)

Sherri L. | 2 de agostu de 2015 answered | 1 Comments
Montreux and milan day trips with the eurail select pass Hi We are a family of 2 adults and a 7 year old. We’re travelling to Switzerland and Italy and have planned the following train (...)

Liza L. | 21 de ochobre de 2014 answered | 5 Comments
How do i purchase a ticket with my swiss half fare card? card? I have already purchased a Swiss Half fare card. I now wish to purchase a ticket and reserve seats on a train from Geneva to (...)

Steven C. | 1u de mayu de 2014 answered | 0 Comments
Glacier express with swiss half fare card I am travelling to Switzerland in July 2014. We wish to purchase a Swiss Half Fare Card and then purchase the Glacier Express (...)

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  • Q. How to book 2 passengers who don't want to share a compartment?

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  • Q. Is it possible to purchase a 2nd Class Eurail Select Pass instead of a 1st Class Eurail Select Pass?

  • Q. Can I have some special or discounted fares with my Swiss pass?

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