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Swiss Half Fare Card: 50% Discounts on Train, Bus, Boat & Mountain Railway Tickets

  • Mobile ticket

Plan a hassle-free 1-month itinerary in Switzerland with this cost-effective and practical pass – save big on different transport means!


  • With the Swiss Half Fare Card – valid for 1 month – comfortably travel around Switzerland and Liechtenstein as you visit attractions and must-see sights.

  • Get up to 50% discount on tickets for both regular and premium trains, buses, and boats on the Swiss Travel System.

  • Enjoy unlimited travel in 1st and 2nd class on trains, according to your convenience. You can even take cable car travel.

  • Simply purchase the corresponding discounted ticket locally to travel on your preferred route.

  • Your pre-purchased pass allows you to get reduced-price tickets to the Glacier Express, Gotthard Panorama Express, and more.


  • Swiss Half-Fare Card in Switzerland (route map here)

  • 50% discount on train, bus, boat, and mountain railway tickets

  • 1st and 2nd class train seats


  • Reserved seats

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Ratings & Reviews

198 Ratings
Nelvin Joseph



Dec, 2023

Why choose this travel pass?

The Swiss Half-Fare Card is an invitation to explore Switzerland affordably. Save up to 50% on travel tickets via multiple means! It unlocks iconic journeys like the Glacier Express, Lake Lucerne boat rides, and much more. This pass adapts to your travel style, offering 1st and 2nd class train seating options. It transforms every train, bus, boat, or cable car ride into a discovery of Swiss culture and nature from Bern's medieval streets to the Matterhorn's majestic peaks. With it, you'll meet fellow travelers and friendly locals, making every moment unforgettable.

Benefits, convenience & more

This card provides exciting discounts on regular fares for trains, buses, boats, and cable cars across Switzerland. This translates into substantial savings, especially if you plan to explore multiple regions or take scenic journeys.


  • Staff is available for guests requiring disability assistance.

Additional information

  • This pass is valid only for residents outside of Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

  • Click here for a map of the available area.

  • Cards are pre-validated at the time of purchase and can be purchased 6 months in advance.

  • Children under 16 travel free when accompanied by a parent.

  • This is a public transportation service, seating will be on a first-come first-serve basis.

  • Travel for free on a few designated routes by simply presenting your pass and passport/proof of residence to the conductor on the train. No need to buy a separate ticket beforehand!

  • While seat reservation is not necessary for most of the routes, please confirm before you travel as the seat reservation fee is not included in the pass.

  • Your pass will be emailed to you shortly after booking.

  • The ticket will be attached to your booking confirmation email as a pdf.

  • Please print your pass or card prior to boarding your first train.

  • Swiss Half Fare card has 1 month validity period from the first day of travel.

  • You will need to purchase locally corresponding reduced ticket in order to travel on the desired route.

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