Is the Swiss Half Fare the same as a rail pass? I want to book Zurich to Zermatt but the Half Fare Pass is not an option.

Is the half fare Swiss rail pass the same as a rail pass? I want to book a trip from zurich to zermatt but is the half fare rail pass is not an option. just Swiss rail pass. not sure if i should select it. HELP!
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) March 15, 2017 21:18
    Hi Catherine,

    The Swiss Half Fare Card is not the same thing as an actual rail pass.

    The Swiss Travel Pass (the individual country rail pass for Switzerland) covers the ticket costs for your trains. Therefore, if you purchase the Swiss Travel Pass, your entire trip from Zurich to Zermatt would be covered.

    In contrast, the Swiss Half Fare Card enables travelers to receive 50% off all tickets for trains operating within Switzerland. Therefore, if you purchase the Swiss Half Fare Card, it would just enable you to receive 50% off tickets from Zurich to Zermatt.

    To purchase the Swiss Travel Pass, you would click here: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html.

    To purchase the Swiss Half Fare Card, you would click here: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/swiss-half-fare-card/index.html.

    If you opt to purchase the Swiss Half Fare Card, you can call us to purchase your discounted tickets to go along with it. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.
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