Half Fare Travelcard

All of Switzerland for half the price

The Half Fare Travelcard allows you to travel on the BLS network and most other railways as well as ships, buses and trams at half price. The Half-Fare travelcard pays for itself in just a few trips.

It's worth it, because after just a few journeys you'll have recouped the cost of your Half-Fare travelcard. You also benefit from attractive additional services and discounts.

You can buy the Half-Fare Travelcard conveniently in the BLS Webshop or via the BLS Mobil public transport app.


  • Halved fares
    For CHF 190.00, you can journey throughout the whole of Switzerland at half fare for one year

  • Loyalty award
    From the 2nd year onwards, you benefit from the loyalty price and pay only 170 francs

  • Attractive discounts
    e.g. on trips abroad, leisure experiences or car rentals

  • Access to partner services
    such as Mobility Carsharing, PubliBike, SchweizMobil and various ski resorts

Prices Half Fare Travelcard

Half Fare Travelcard for Adults               

New purchase price
Loyalty award from the 2nd year

Half-Fare Travelcard Youth (16-25 years)

New purchase price
Loyalty award from the 2nd year

   CHF 190.00
CHF 170.00

CHF 120.00
CHF 100.00


Points of sale


You can easily purchase the Half Fare Travelcard online from the BLS webshop or via the BLS Mobil app. Your customer number (000-000-000-0) is required for this. If you don’t have one of these already, an online identity check will be carried out when you make your first purchase. You will need a passport or an ID card, a smartphone with a camera and a recent, high-quality digital passport photo.

Staffed ticket offices

Alternatively, you can also purchase the Half Fare Travelcard at your BLS Travel Centre or at a staffed public transport ticket office. In this case, please being your SwissPass (if available), a recent analogue or digital passport photo and your passport or ID card.

Automatic renewal

When you purchase your Half Fare Travelcard, you enter into an open-ended contract, meaning that your travel card is automatically renewed. Two months before the travelcard is due to expire, you’ll receive a reminder informing you of the latest possible cancellation date.

Via you can subscribe to an additional cancellation reminder by e-mail or SMS.

Range of validity

The Half Fare Travelcard entitles you to free trips on BLS routes and most other Swiss railways, on boats, in post buses and on urban local transport at half fare. However, there are some exceptions and restrictions, so it is advisable to find out the exact range of validity before beginning your journey.

Additional benefits

A Half Fare Travelcard allows you to you benefit from attractive discounts and benefits:

  • Enjoy at least 10% discount or other added value on numerous leisure offers. The best thing to do is enquire directly with the respective service provider.

  • Save CHF 5 on short-term bike rentals at Rent a Bike.

  • Enjoy a 10% discount when you rent a car or commercial vehicle from Europcar in Switzerland..

  • Discover exciting leisure offers and attractive products from the SwissPass Plus Partners

FAQ – Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to receive my Travelcard?

If you already have a SwissPass, you can use your Half Fare Travelcard from the first day of validity. Otherwise, the Half Fare Travelcard on the SwissPass will be sent by post within approx. 10 days.

How can I cancel my Half Fare Travelcard?

The Half fare Travelcard must be cancelled at least one month prior to the annual, automatic renewal Two months before, you will receive a reminder letter together with the invoice for the next validity period. Subject to the applicable deadlines, you can cancel your Half Fare Travelcard at any time with effect from the end of a travel card year. You can only terminate your Half Fare Travelcard early if you switch from a Half Fare Travelcard to a GA Travelcard without any gap.

On, you can cancel your travel card yourself. We’ll also be happy to accept your cancellation in person or by telephone at the BLS Travel Centre.


You can find more information the Swiss transport companies tariff provisions here:

BLS Mobil

The app for tickets, travel cards and more

At our stops
BLS Travel Centres

Start your journey the easy way at the BLS Travel Centre.


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