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Half-price across Switzerland.

Zum halben Preis durch die Schweiz.

With the Half-Fare travelcard, you can travel half1 price on all SBB routes, on many private railways and mountain railways, and on shipping lines and postbuses (please click here for the Half-Fare travelcard area of validity).

With your Half-Fare travelcard you also benefit from attractive additional services and discounts. It is available for 1, 2 or 3 years. If you are under 25 years, it is also available combined with the popular Track 7. And if you wish, you can also obtain the Half-Fare travelcard with a free Visa credit card or Visa prepaid card at a reduced price per year.

On this website you will find all information on how to buy, renew or order your Half-Fare travelcard online. You can of course also obtain your Half-Fare travelcard at any public transport point of sale. Please bring the completed order form to the counter, together with the documents required.

Purchasing or ordering

Purchase or renew the Half-Fare travelcard online.

Initial purchase.

If you have a credit card, your ID card or your passport, as well as a digital photo to hand, then you can purchase a new Half-Fare travelcard online.

Renewal.

You can also renew your existing Half-Fare travelcard online. If your photo has been registered with us for more than 10 years, you will be asked to upload a new photo.

Prices for the Half-Fare travelcard.

Duration of validity

Price

 
1 year CHF 175
2 years CHF 330
3 years CHF 450
    

Documents required.

  • Debit or credit card (PostFinance Card, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Diners, JCB or myOne)
  • Current, high quality colour digital passport photo2
  • Passport or ID card3

Your Half-Fare travelcard is delivered as a plastic card by post within around 10 days. If you require your Half-Fare travelcard in advance, you have the option of printing out a temporary travelcard as a PDF.

Order the Half-Fare travelcard using the form.

Initial purchase.

If you have a credit card, your ID card or passport as well as an original photo2 to hand, then you can order a new Half-Fare travelcard online. Our Ticket Shop will help you complete the order form. Print it out, enclose the documents required and send it all off to us. 

Prices for the Half-Fare travelcard.

Duration of validity

Price

 
1 year CHF 175
2 years CHF 330
3 years CHF 450
    

Documents required.

  • Debit or credit card (PostFinance Card, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Diners, JCB or myOne)
  • Current, high-quality colour original passport photo2
  • Copy of your passport or ID card3

Your Half-Fare travelcard is delivered as a plastic card by post within around 10 days. If you require your Half-Fare travelcard in advance, you have the option of obtaining a temporary travelcard. Please bring all documents with you to the counter and you can pick it up there.

Applying for the Half-Fare travelcard with Visa card using the form.

You can obtain the Half-Fare travelcard combined with a free Visa credit card or Visa prepaid card. You can travel by train at low cost in Switzerland and pay conveniently and without cash using just one card. You can also save CHF 25 on the standard 1-year Half-Fare travelcard.

You can apply for it simply and conveniently by post. Just click on the link below.

You can find many tips and information on the advantages of the Half-Fare travelcard with Visa card here.

Price of the Half-Fare travelcard with Visa card.

Per year CHF 150
    

Documents required.

  • Credit card (Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Diners, JCB or myOne)
  • Current, high quality colour original passport photo2
  • Copy of your passport or ID card3

Your Half-Fare travelcard is delivered as a plastic card by post within around 10 days. If you require your Half-Fare travelcard in advance, you have the option of obtaining a temporary travelcard. Please bring all documents with you to the counter and you can pick it up there. Unfortunately, it is not possible to order the Half-Fare travelcard with Visa card online.
 

Order the Half-Fare travelcard for 16-year-olds using the form.

Will you have your 16th birthday this year? Then you can benefit from the Half-Fare travelcard for 16-year-olds at a reduced price for your first Half-Fare travelcard. Example: If you were born in 1998, you reach the age of 16 in 2014, and pay only CHF 98 instead of the normal price of CHF 175 for the Half-Fare travelcard for 16-year-olds for 2014.

To order a Half-Fare travelcard for 16-year-olds, you will require a credit card, your ID card or your passport3 and an original passport photo2. Our Ticket Shop will help you complete the order form. Enclose the documents required and send it all off.

Price of the Half-Fare travelcard for 16-year-olds.

CHF 98
    

Documents required.

  • Debit or credit card (PostFinance Card, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Diners, JCB or myOne)
  • Current, high quality colour original passport photo2
  • Copy of your passport or ID card3

Your Half-Fare travelcard is delivered as a plastic card by post within around 10 days. If you require your Half-Fare travelcard in advance, you have the option of obtaining a temporary travelcard. Please bring all documents with you to the counter and you can pick it up there.
 

1 Over short distances (because of minimum fare) the discount with a Half-Fare travelcard may be less than 50%. This also applies to reduced offers or combined offers that include a train journey and additional services.
2 Checklist for evaluating the image: front shot; face width on the photo min. 20 mm (max. 35 mm); eyes open, spectacles not hiding the eyes; single colour background and even lighting (no shadows); photo should be clear and high-contrast. Additional information for digital photos: image size minimum 200 × 250 pixels; file size maximum 2000 KB (JPG). You will find extended criteria for evaluating the photo here.
3 Passport or ID card from Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, Italy or Liechtenstein.

Product and price specifications subject to modifications.

Services

Replacement for the Half-Fare travelcard.

Replacement for a lost Half-Fare travelcard.

If you lose your Half-Fare travelcard, or if it is damaged, you will be given a replacement at the counter. The replacement card costs CHF 30. Go to the counter with an official ID document; you will be given a provisional Half-Fare travelcard to use until you receive the replacement card. We will post the new card to you within a few days.

Replacement for your Half-Fare travelcard with Visa card.

Did you lose your Half-Fare travelcard with Visa card in Switzerland? Please call us on 0848 44 11 22 and we will help you at any time of the day or night.

Did you lose your Half-Fare travelcard with Visa card abroad? Then please call us on +41 44 220 49 00.

Replacement if you forget your Half-Fare travelcard.

If you have left your Half-Fare travelcard at your home or office, you can buy a temporary replacement travelcard from the counter for a fee of CHF 5. Please present proof of identity.

Insuring the Half-Fare travelcard.

To enjoy carefree travel: Public transport safe conduct statement.

Cancelling a Half-Fare travelcard with Visa card.

You can cancel your Half-Fare travelcard with Visa card at the end of the respective year of validity. If you decide to do this, please note that the following notice periods apply:

  • Cancellation on expiry of the card: written notice of cancellation must be sent to BonusCard.ch AG no later than two months before expiry of the Half-Fare travelcard.
  • Cancellation at any other time: you can cancel your Half-Fare travelcard with Visa card at the station of your choice no later than fourteen days before the end of the respective year of validity. You have to hand in your original card.

If you have any questions, please contact your nearest station or call the Visa Half-Fare Travelcard Service Center on 0848 44 11 22 (standard rate CHF 0.12/minute, cheap rate CHF 0.10/minute from the Swiss fixed line network).

Additional offers

The Half-Fare travelcard is even more attractive with add-on cards.

1-day and 1-month travelpasses turn a Half-Fare travelcard into a GA travelcard for the period they cover. And if young adults aged up to 25 have both a Half-Fare travelcard and Track 7, they can travel throughout Switzerland free of charge after 7.00 p.m.

1-day travelpass for the Half-Fare travelcard.

If you have a Half-Fare travelcard, you can buy 1-day travelpasses at particularly attractive prices. You therefore benefit from unlimited travel for a day, just like with a GA travelcard.

 2nd class1st classSBB Ticket Shop
1-day travelpass for the Half-Fare travelcardCHF 71CHF 121Purchase online
9 o’clock travelpass for the Half-Fare travelcard*CHF 58CHF 96Purchase online
Multipack of 1-day travelpasses for the Half-Fare travelcard (6 for 5)CHF 355CHF 605Purchase online
Multipack of 9 o’clock travelpasses for the Half-Fare travelcard (6 for 5)*CHF 290CHF 480Purchase online
    

* Mon–Fri from 9.00 a.m., not valid Sat/Sun.

Class upgrade.

 PriceSBB Ticket Shop
1-day class upgradeCHF 50Purchase online
Class upgrade from 9 a.m*CHF 38Purchase online
Multipack of 1-day class upgrades (6 for 5)CHF 250Purchase online
Multipack of class upgrades from 9 a.m.* (6 for 5)CHF 190Purchase online
   

In addition to the 1-day travelpass there is a reduced class upgrade. This enables you to travel for a whole day in 1st class.

* Valid Mon–Fri from 9.00 a.m., not valid Sat/Sun.

1-month travelpass for the Half-Fare travelcard.

In addition to the Half-Fare travelcard you can order a 1-month travelpass. This makes the Half-Fare travelcard into a GA travelcard for the whole month.

 2nd class1st classSBB Ticket Shop
1-month travelcard for the Half-Fare travelcardCHF 400CHF 655order online
    

Track 7.

Young adults up to 25 years can obtain Track 7 combined with the Half-Fare travelcard. This enables you to travel free every day for a year from 7.00 p.m. to 5.00 a.m. (end of service). Track 7 is valid in 2nd class on the SBB route network and with more than 100 private transport companies (Track 7 area of validity). Important: the night supplement is not included in Track 7; please purchase this separately.


 PriceSBB Ticket Shop
Track 7 for 1 year (add-on card for the Half-Fare travelcard)CHF 129Order online 
Track 7 combined card and 1-year Half-Fare travelcardCHF 304Order online 
   

Benefits

With the Half-Fare travelcard you also benefit from:

MobilBonus – your bonus with the Half-Fare travelcard.

The MobilBonus online platform offers you further benefits with your Half-Fare travelcard:

  • Online service for all aspects of your travelcard: renew your travelcard online and receive all correspondence for your Half-Fare travelcard by e-mail.
  • Benefit from exclusive special offers and discounts on leisure offers.
  • As a registered member you can participate in attractive competitions.

Register free of charge now.

20% discount with Europcar.

You can use your Half-Fare travelcard to hire passenger cars or utility vehicles from Europcar in Switzerland with a 20% discount.

Discounts on day trips with RailAway.

Your Half-Fare travelcard gives you discounts on RailAway combined offer. When you show your Half-Fare travelcard at the ticket counter, you receive a voucher for your discount, which you simply show at the counter or at the ticket office of the relevant service provider. Half-Fare travelcard discounts are only guaranteed if RailAway specifically indicates this.

25% cheaper to Germany and Austria.

If you have a Half-Fare travelcard and buy your ticket in Switzerland, you receive a 25% reduction on the international section of the journey. If you book the journey at least three days before departure to include a weekend, with “Plan + Spar” you receive an additional 25% reduction on the international section of your journey to Austria.

25% reduction with Rail Plus.

If you also have a Rail Plus card (CHF 25 per year) besides the Half-Fare travelcard, other European rail companies give you a reduction of 25% on the international section of the journey. The Rail Plus card is only available in conjunction with the GA travelcard or Half-Fare travelcard. For children up to 15 years the Rail Plus card is available without an additional travelcard, and it is free of charge for young people up to 26 years. The Rail Plus card is valid for the same period as your Half-Fare travelcard, but only up to a maximum of one year.

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