Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 London Theater
  2. 2 A bit overwhelmed!!!
  3. 3 Dublin to Dun Laoughaire on a Sunday
  4. 4 Paris Metro Entrances. How to find?
  5. 5 Car Rentals in Avignon
  6. 6 Loire Valley best place to linger
  7. 7 Best day trips from Perugia and Umbertide
  8. 8 Journees du patrimonie 2017
  9. 9 Greece - 8 days - Recommendations please!
  10. 10 3 weeks italy itinerary
  11. 11 Trip Report TRIP REPORT: Paris, Bordeaux, Dordogne, Toulouse, Provence, and more
  12. 12 Planning first Italy Trip!
  13. 13 First time to Spain: Seville & Madrid
  14. 14 Cash and Czech Crowns
  15. 15 Athens hotel with Acropolis view from room/balcony
  16. 16 Last minute trip to Capri
  17. 17 Mr & Mrs Annhig need your help planning bucket list trip to Switzerland
  18. 18 Area with nicest countryside--Assisi, Veneto or Emilia?
  19. 19 3 nights in the 10th Paris
  20. 20 Barcelona rental for two couples??
  21. 21 Trip Report Trip Report: Denmark, 2017
  22. 22 Salzburg itinerary review
  23. 23 Trip Report Trip Report - Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  24. 24 Poland to Austria In December
  25. 25 UK or France or elsewhere, July 2018, good price from west coast?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Differences between "Swiss Card" vs. "Swiss Half Fare Card"?

Jump to last reply

Hi Fodorites,

I'm trying to comprehend the bewildering array of train options for an upcoming, 12 day trip to Switzerland. At this point I'm considering the Swiss Card (186 CHF) and Swiss Pass (110 CHF), but can't figure out exactly what is and isn't included in each option.

Both are half-price cards. The Swiss Card also offers free travel to and from the airport.

Questions:

1) Would both cards give me 1/2 price travel for the boat network around Lucerne?
2) How about the Mt. Rigi train?
3) How about the Jungfrau train?
4) Are most of the cablecars / trams / trains in the Wengen area supported by both cards?
5) Our final leg of departure is Weggis to Zurich Airport. Will the Swiss Card's "free travel to the airport" apply to the small town of Weggis?

The 110 CHF Swiss Pass seems to be the better option assuming the only difference is free travel to the airport.

THANKS!!

My original thread was here:
http://www.fodors.com/community/europe/swiss-pass-swiss-card-or-swiss-half-fare-card-for-11-day-trip.cfm

This is the site where I'm getting info on these passes
http://www.swisstravelsystem.com/en/tickets-en/swiss-half-fare-card-en.html

I am using www.sbb.ch to price individual legs of the journey, but the site itself is confusing with so many options and I don't see any mention of the Swiss Pass or Swiss Card on the site.

9 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement