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Old 19.06.2008, 23:57
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Re: HELP: Swiss Rail Passes 1/2 fare card?!?!

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I don't think you'll be able to use it for the trip from Venice to Switzerland. I believe that you have to start your journey in Switzerland (eg, return ticket must be from Switzerland and returning to Switzerland) to get the 25% discount in other countries. You could still use the half tax for just the bit in Switzerland, though, and get the 50% for that bit. But you might have to buy one ticket for the Italian bit of your journey and another for the Swiss part, which might be a bit complicated.
Wrong, AFAIK.

The 1/2 fare (halbtax) can be used for trips originating in other countries and going into Switzerland. Been there, done that. You get the normal discount for the Swiss portion and sometimes some discount for the non-Swiss portion.
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