About Half Fare Card
The Swiss Travel System covers the 29,000 kilometres of rail, bus and boat routes that make up the densest public transport network in the world. It also famously runs with the precision of a Swiss watch!
The Half Fare Card is included with ALL our air and rail holiday packages and offers excellent value for money. You will be able to buy tickets for the vast majority of the wonderful journeys in Switzerland at a 50% discount on the public price.
Just a few examples of the discounted journeys which you can enjoy include:
- Travel on the network of mainline trains throughout the country
- Classic scenic rail routes including the Glacier Express, GoldenPass Line and the Bernina Express (small booking fee may apply)
- Cruises on board the boats of Lake Thun, Lake Brienz, Lake Lucerne, Lake Geneva, Lake Lugano and Lake Zurich
- Travel on the PostBus network across the country
As well as all this, the Half Fare Card also gives you a discount on the majority of the mountain trains, funiculars and cable cars which you can use to explore the mountains across the country.
Please see the Half Fare Card map for further details.
Please note, there are a few exceptions such as the boats on Lake Maggiore (which are operated by the company on the Italian side of the lake) and the last part of the journey to the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe, where the discount is 25%.
The Half Fare Card is not included with self drive holidays. It can be purchased as an optional extra at £92 per person. Price valid for 2018; only available as part of a Swiss holiday and may not be sold separately.
Other travel passes for Switzerland
There are several unlimited travel passes available to pre-book with us before you travel. These can offer excellent value for money if you are planning to travel around a lot during your holiday as your journeys would be free. Please click here for more details.
You will also find information about the resorts which offer free travel in the mountains during the summer months and the free local travel cards given to hotel guests in the larger towns.
If you need help with finding the best pass for your holiday requirements, please talk to us on 0800 619 1200.
Swiss Travel Guide app
This free app is specially designed for tourists and offers timetables for the Swiss bus, boat and train network. There's also plenty of information about the lakes and mountains trips you can make in the surrounding area.
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