This is a truly incredible offer on some of the most scenic railways in all of Europe. The Swiss Half Fare Card isn’t just a Swiss train discount of 50% that lasts a month ! It’s a Swiss train discount, and a Swiss bus discount, and a Swiss boat discount, and a Swiss mountain railway discount, at 50% off, all lasting for a full month ! That’s a Swiss half fare that’s ideal for longer stays in Switzerland, especially since there’s public transportation in 75 towns and cities to use it in ! How about that ! A country that’s already famous for chocolate found a way to be even more tempting !
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Swiss Half Fare Card
- Children under 16 travel for free.
Discover Switzerland by trains, buses, boats and scenic mountain trains.
How does it work?
Rail Passes in 3 steps
1. 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.
2. Reserve your seats
For many trains in Switzerland, seat reservations are not required. Simply board the train with your rail pass and choose any open seat.
3. 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.
Rail pass benefits
More than just trains
And the Swiss Half Fare Card is packed with bonuses to make your trip even more enjoyable. You'll get discounts on buses and trains or hotels or cruises or ferries or museums or activities, and more.
With the Swiss Half Fare Card, the benefits like the connections it provides - are everywhere. Whether you are an adventurous traveler or avid planner, the Swiss Half Fare Card is your pass to freedom and an unforgettable journey of discovery.
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Common Questions, Simple Answers
Q. How much time in advance, can I book tickets for AVE trains ?
A. You can book your tickets to travel on board AVE trains up to 60 days in advance. That’s 2 months early, during which time you can plan your trip to Spain thoroughly.
Q. What are the types of sleeping accomodations in overnight trains ?
A. There are single or double couchettes. Trains also have T3 (3 beds), T4 and deluxe sleepers. The sleeping accomodations may differ according to trains and routes.
Q. What is a BritRail Family Pass ?
A. A BritRail Family Card allows one child aged 5 to 15 to have free travel when accompanied by an adult or a BritRail Pass holder.
Q. What is the definition of a travel day ?
A. A travel day is defined as the period of time starting from 12 am to 12 am of the next day. It is a complete 24h period. With the Eurail Italy Pass, you can take as many trains as you want during a travel day.
Q. Is a Rail Pass valid in city transport network ?
A. In most cases, Rail Pass is not valid on buses and subways. However Rail Passes are valid on local or regional trains.
Swiss Pass is the only exception. Swiss Pass is valid for all transport systems in 37 Swiss cities and towns.
Q. What is the definition of a travel day ?
A. A travel day is defined as the period of time starting from 12 am to 12 am of the next day. It is a complete 24h period. With the Swiss Pass, you can take as many trains and public transport as you want during a travel day.
Q. Are there shower facilities onboard trains ?
A. In general trains do not have showers. However some Premier night trains have private showers. Elipsos (France<>Spain) has shower facilities.
Q. Must I book a reservation for the ICE train ?
A. Yes. A reservation is required to board a high speed ICE train, namely the ICE Sprinter which has special and additional services on board. The following routes operated by the ICE Sprinter requires a reservation : Hamburg HBF - Frankfurt HBF, Frankfurt HBF- Berlin HBF, Berlin HBF - Frankfurt HBF, Hamburg HBF – Koeln HBF and Koeln HBF – Hamburg HBF. Travellers can choose Eurail Global or Select Passes, with Germany included (Germany / Eurail Germany-Benelux Pass / Eurail Germany-Denmark Pass / Eurail Germany-France / German Rail Pass) to travel freely in Germany.
Q. Which Rail Pass is perfect for me ?
A. The most adapted Rail Pass for you depends mostly on the number of days and the countries you want to travel. You click on the "search passes" menu for guidance. TrainTicket.com will help you find the best Rail Pass to meet you requirements.
Q. Do you ship to PO and APO boxes ?
A.}] At this time, we are unable to ship to P.O. or A.P.O. boxes.