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How do I use a half fare card when buying a ticket from Milan to Lauterbrunnen?

dollster15
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Hi. Myself, my husband and 2 children, 10 years and 12 years, will be traveling from Milan to Interlaken on the 17th September. When I go to book tickets it allows me to put in a half fare discount code for the adults. However, it is still charging a ticket price for the two children. I thought children were free if traveling with their parents who hold a Swiss Half Fare Card? Do I need to put a discount code in for the kids too? Thanks

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dollster15
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Thanks for your reply SandrineS.  However, when I look on this link https://www.sbb.ch/en/leisure-holidays/inspiration/international-guests/swiss-halffare-card.html it says children from 6-16 travel for free if they are travelling with their parents and the parents have a Swiss Half Fare Card and the Swiss Family Card.   So if I have the Half Fare Card and the Family Card, my children should travel with me for free.  Is that right?  When I go to book tickets online I can find where to put in the discount for the adults for the Half Fare Card, but what option do I choose for the children, so they travel for free?  It gives the option of either 'Junior Travel Card' or the 'Children's Co Travel Card'.

Hello @dollster15 

You do not need a ticket for them. The important thing is, you have a Swiss Family Card: Swiss Family Card | Switzerland Tourism (myswitzerland.com)

Regards

EleonoraS

SandrineS
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Hello @dollster15 

Thank you for your request.

Children traveling alone and accompanied children from the age of 6 until before the age of 16 pay half price for tickets. On the following link you will find all the information. Tickets and travelcards for children and young people | SBB

Greetings, SandrineS