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Swiss Half Fare Card

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  • it gives you a 50% discount in 1st and 2nd class on travel with most trains in Switzerland
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  • 1. Description

    Planning a longer stay in Switzerland? Would you like to go on excursions throughout the whole country? Then we recommend the Swiss Half Fare Card. This entitles you to one month’s half-price1 travel from the date of purchase on trains, buses, boats and mountain railways anywhere in Switzerland, in 1st and 2nd class.

    50% discount1 in 1st and 2nd class on travel with most trains, buses and boats, as well as on public transport in 75 towns and cities.

    See where you can travel with this pass on the Swiss Network Map here.


    1 Over short distances the discount with a Half-Fare travelcard may be less than 50%, due to the minimum fare. This also applies to reduced offers or combined offers, which include a train journey and additional services.

  • 2. Eligibility

    Only persons domiciled outside Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein are entitled to purchase this ticket.

  • 3. Eligibility for Saver

    There is no Saver tariff available for this product.

  • 4. Discount

    The Swiss Half Fare Card entitles you to purchase an unlimited number of tickets at 50% reduction off all routes marked with a continuous or dotted line on this map*

    * Inner-city/town public transport: the fare reduction can be less than 50%

  • 5. Validity

    1 month (30 days) starting with the first transfer day.

  • 6. Terms and Conditions

    • These tickets are available only to persons permanently resident outside Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein.
    • Ticket are personal and not transferable.
    • Ticket holders must sign their tickets before commencing their journey and, upon request, present it to the ticket inspector together with their passport or identity card.
    • Tickets are valid from midnight of the first day of validity until 5.00 hrs. on the day following the last day of validity.
    • Tickets are only refundable if returned to the issuing office before the first day of validity.
    • Swiss Half Fare Cards are not eligible for partial refunds.
    • If lost or stolen, tickets will not be replaced or refunded.
    • Any manipulation of already entered travel dates is strictly prohibited, and will be considered as fraudulent abuse.


    1 Over short distances the discount with a Half-Fare travelcard may be less than 50%, due to the minimum fare. This also applies to reduced offers or combined offers, which include a train journey and additional services.