What is the difference between Swiss Travel Pass and Swiss Half Fare Card?

I will be travelling to Europe for the first time and will only be staying in Switzerland due to duration. I am debating between the Swiss Travel and Half Fare pass but I can't tell the difference. I will be going to Zurich, Interlaken, and somewhere else in-between. What's the best pass to get?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) August 31, 2018 14:53
    Hi Erica,

    The Swiss Travel Pass covers the full ticket costs on trains in Switzerland, while the Swiss Half Fare Card enables travelers to receive 50% off all tickets for trains in Switzerland.

    The Swiss Travel Pass covers trains running 'inter-city' between different cities in Switzerland. While the main objective of rail passes is to cover train travel, the Swiss Travel Pass is unique in that it covers more than just rail travel. The Swiss Travel Pass is unique from other rail passes in that it also covers boats, city buses, and city transit networks in Switzerland. The Swiss Travel Pass will also provide for the best possible discounts on mountain railways (including cable cars and funiculars) and allows for entry to over 490 museums around Switzerland.

    For the Swiss Travel Pass, you would click here: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934.

    The Swiss Half Fare Card enables travelers to receive 50% off all tickets for trains operating within Switzerland, as well as 50% off public transit in Swiss cities, buses, and boats. For the Swiss Half Fare Card, click here: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025.

    The actual half-priced tickets are not available to be purchased on our website, but they can be purchased locally or by calling us at 1-800-622-8600.

    What you purchase for any itinerary would depend on the specific itinerary itself and various other factors.
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