I am booking my train tickets in and out of Switzerland early and have found the rates on Trenitalia (coming in) and DB BAHN (going out) are cheaper if I just book the whole way with their early saver fares rather than to a border town and then switching to the Swiss Rail system for those tickets even using a half-fare card.
I had originally planned on doing the route where I split it up and use the Half-Fare card for the Swiss end. Pretty much the only things we are planning to do are sleep in Muerren, do hikes in that general area, and visit the Jungfraujoch and/or Schilthorn. We want to be able to use the cable cars, etc. to get around.
Since we are a family of 5, all 3 of our boys would qualify for free travel with us if we bought the Half-Fare card via the free Swiss Family card.
Just wondering if the Half-Fare card still seems to be the way to go since it is not really benefitting us for travel in and out of the country. It may still be worth it though because of the expensive high alps journeys. Are there other discounts that I may not be aware of in my situation?
Please share if you have any other good ideas. Thanks!