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Half fare card with 4 day Travel pass

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I'm flying into Geneva on a Friday, then moving around the country using trains (inc Glacier Express) before flying out from Zurich on the Tuesday. Is the best option for me to buy a Half fare card (120CHF for foreign guests) and then buy a 4 Day Travel Pass (446CHF - 1st Class). Would the Half fare card then reduce the cost of the 4 Day Pass down to 223CHF?

Thank you!


Hello @ScottG 

Thanks for your question. 

No, the Half Fare Travelcard does not apply to the SwissTravelPass.

The STP is the best option if you are staying such a short period of time. Here you can find all information: Swiss Travel Pass – the All-in-one-Ticket for Switzerland | SBB

I wish you a good day and a great stay in Switzerland. 



Hello EleonoaS

Thanks again for your reply.

One final question if I may!


I am doing the following journeys, which are bookable at the following costs for 1st Class:

Geneva to Zermatt 75CHF

Zermatt to St Moritz 100CHF

St Moritz to Tirano - return trip to St Moritz 90CHF

St Moritz to Zurich 100CHF

Total 365CHF - 50% reduction = 183CHF

Half Fare Card for Guests from Abroad 120CHF

Grand Total 303CHF


A 4 Day Swiss Pass in 1st Class is 447CHF


Is this correct and I should book the train journeys individually and use a Half Fare card to save 144CHF??


Thank you!


Hi @ScottG 

You can calculate the prices of your journeys with help of our online time-table. The system will show you the correct prices.

You must buy the point-to-point tickets separately for each journey and select the "Half-Fare travelcard" option.

Make sure you have your Half-Fare travelcard valid before your first departure.

Have great day. EllenvS.

Thanks for your reply EleonoraS.


So what would a Half Fare Card be used for?

I see that there is an option for 'guests from abroad', so what tickets would it give a 50% saving on?

(Just trying to figure out the best way for me to cost my trip!)


Thank you!

The Swiss Half Fare Card gives you a 50% discount on simple regular tickets. For example, if a ticket costs CHF 20.00, you can pay CHF 10.00 if you have the Swiss Half Fare Card. 

It is the best option for toursits staying for a longer period, since it is valid for one month. Here are all the details: Swiss Half Fare Card – Switzerland at half the price | SBB

I hope I could help! 

Have a great day.