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Half-fare pass and point to point travelpass

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I just arrived in Switzerland and work in Vevey. I am thinking to live in Lausanne and commute by train everyday to Vevey. As I am awared, there is a ticket type called point to point travelpass which will cost me around chf 1760 per year (Lausanne-Vevey). If I have half-fare pass, will I get discount eg. the price will be chf 880? Anybody knows whether I can combine half-fare pass with point to point travelpass?
Or half-fare pass is only applicable for daily/single ticket?

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Re: Half-fare pass and point to point travelpass

Half fare doesn't apply to the travelpass, and doesn't even get you half these days on the mobilis routes. On daily travel its more like a 30% discount on the single fare, and there is no longer a return fare - just single or a daycard.

I worked it out for my route and the travelpass worked out best value over the year by about 30% over 2 x single tickets per day. Except I'm increasingly lazy and take the car once or twice a week so in the end it makes little difference to me.
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Hi

I just arrived in Switzerland and work in Vevey. I am thinking to live in Lausanne and commute by train everyday to Vevey. As I am awared, there is a ticket type called point to point travelpass which will cost me around chf 1760 per year (Lausanne-Vevey). If I have half-fare pass, will I get discount eg. the price will be chf 880? Anybody knows whether I can combine half-fare pass with point to point travelpass?
Or half-fare pass is only applicable for daily/single ticket?

Thank you for your help.
As already noted, no. Also, I suggest looking into the GA if you're going to be spending that much - for a little bit more, all your ski trips via train, weekend jaunts to Zürich, and whatever else become free of charge.
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As already noted, no. Also, I suggest looking into the GA if you're going to be spending that much - for a little bit more, all your ski trips via train, weekend jaunts to Zürich, and whatever else become free of charge.
+1 Even for me commuting Zurich-Winterthur it makes most sense to opt for a GA. Considering it cover local transport and whatever trips I make when visitors arrive.

Also if someone living in the same house as you (e.g. girlfriend, husband, flat mate) has a GA you can get it cheaper through the GA partner ticket. It brings down the annual cost to CHF2800 per person.
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Re: Half-fare pass and point to point travelpass

I'm totally confused between http://tinyurl.com/familiaGA and the http://tinyurl.com/DuoPartnerGA

Anyone know if the "Familia GA" travelcard for spouses, is available only for couples with children?
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I'm totally confused between http://tinyurl.com/familiaGA and the http://tinyurl.com/DuoPartnerGA

Anyone know if the "Familia GA" travelcard for spouses, is available only for couples with children?
From the way it's worded, it sounds that way:

"The second parent is entitled to a discounted GA travelcard if, in addition to the above-mentioned basic GA (father or mother), another family member also holds at least a Familia GA travelcard for children or young people."

So - someone needs to hold the primary GA, some child/young person needs to have the family GA, and THEN a spouse can have the spouse GA.
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Re: Half-fare pass and point to point travelpass

Thank you very much for all the responses.

If that the case, I think it will be cheaper for me to live in Vevey. Just walk to the work everyday and buy single ticket on the weekend when required or probably drive.

Thanks once again!
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