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Quick Swiss Pass question

My wife and I be traveling to Switzerland in late Sep/early October this year (as part of a monthlong European trip), and working out the itinerary and costs right now. I understand (for the most part) the difference between the X-day Swiss Pass, and the half-fare pass. However, I keep seeing people on the forum refer to a month-long half-fare pass for 120 CHF; when I go to the www.sbb.ch site, the shortest duration I can find for the half-fare pass is a one-year pass for 175 CHF.

I appreciate the community educating me on what I'm missing here... I have already learned volumes from the great people on here....

Thanks!
Wade

Posted by
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I just read that the Rick Steves site sells monthly half-fare passes....is that the only place to buy them? It likely would make sense for us, given that our itinerary has us entering Europe via Zurich...thanks!

Posted by
16894 posts

The one-month Half-Fare Card is sold both here and in Swiss train stations, but only to tourists. Most residents buy the one-year version.

Posted by
35 posts

Thanks all....Ken, I am familiar with the train transportation pages here on the RS site; that's how I found the link to the Swiss rail site. I just could not find a link to get me to the 1 month pass until Carol's post.

Again, I knew I'd get the info I needed from this great community. :)