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Where can I buy the Swiss Half Fare card e-ticket?

I am leaving for Europe on Sunday (6/29) and I'm afraid there isn't much time to get the Swiss Half Fare card mailed to my home. Can I purchase an e-ticket? I would also require 2 family pass as I've 2 kids under 12 yrs old travelling with us. Can I buy the Half fare card there in Switzerland itself at the same price? Please advise. Thanks!
-RC

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Short answer, yes. At the first Swiss railway station you come to.

Posted by
16883 posts

They are not available as e-tickets but are sold in person at the airport train station where you arrive for roughly the same price.

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One more question with regards to booking the ticket for the sector from Interlaken West to Basel SBB; I noticed the train ticket one-way 2nd class is 29 CHF in sbb.ch website . I was under the impression that if I have the Half Fare card; my kids (age 11 and 7 yrs) could travel free with the family pass as they would accompany both parents with Half fare card. However - the website sbb.ch does not provide that option to utilize the family pass. Hence all 4 of us have to pay 116CHF (29 * 4) for individual ticket for four of us. Is that correct? Am I missing anything? So - what is that the SBB site talk about kids age between 6-16 yrs travel for free by train with family pass if one of the accompanying adult has any of the Swiss Pass. Please help me to understand. Thanks!

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The SBB website cannot handle all contingencies and permutations. If you have a Swiss Family Card, and a Half Fare Card and you are the parents of the children, then they travel with you free of charge. If you do not believe this, I encourage you to use the "contact" link at www.sbb.ch and ask your question directly to SBB. If it is a weekday before 6 am edt, you will have an answer by noon, otherwise by the next morning direct from the railway company. They are very good about that.