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.
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.
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 swisspass.ch 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.
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..
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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.
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