Senthilkumar Muthusamy

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Swiss Half Fare Card & Swiss family card


I will be travelling with my wife and two children's ( Age is 5.5 yrs). I understand that i can buy Swiss half fare card for myself and my wife and add kids under Swiss Family card without any additional cost.

Please let me know the below points.

- After purchasing Swiss Half fare card for myself and wife, how to buy Swiss Family Card ? is this available online ? Any additional cost for buying this Swiss Family card ?

- Once, this Swiss family card is issued, can i use this card under seat reservation for train from Paris to Zurich ? Do i have Eligibility to receive pass holder fares for the TGV Lyria journey from Paris to Zurich by selecting pass name as "Swiss Travel System Family Card" ?

Please guide me.

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photo Travel Expert
Rail Europe Posted 3 years ago

Hello Senthilkumar,

Thanks for the question.

You can purchase Swiss Half Fare Card and avail Swiss Family Card. To avail Swiss Family Card you will have to add your child as “1” under Child in Family Card. Swiss Family Card doesn’t have additional cost as children below 16 travel for free. However kindly note that you will have to purchase seat reservations for your child as well on scenic trains.

To purchase Swiss Half Fare Card click "Here".

With a Swiss Half Fare card you will not avail passholder fares from Paris to Zurich as that is only applicable with Swiss Travel Pass.

Hope this helps!!!

Best Regards,

Leora, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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