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Now SBB Visa 1/2 fare cards, for L permit holders too!

Almost a year-n-half back, while trying to buy the SBB 1/2 fare card, I was told that I could get only the normal 1/2 fare card because I have a L-permit. The Visa 1/2 fare cards (prepaid or credit) were issued only to people with B permits (B, C or others..)..

This has now changed. Based on a news, today I was at the Zurich HB SBB counter to make this enquiry and they said they are now issuing these Visa cards to people with L-permit as well.

Thought to share this info as someone might find it useful.


P.S. I have applied to convert my non-visa 1/2 fare card to a visa half fare card. I only had to pay CHF 5 as the rest was matched with the cancelation of my old card (this amount varies based on the issue date of the old card).
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Re: Now SBB Visa 1/2 fare cards, for L permit holders too!

Quite strange indeed - I was able to take the visa one early last year whilst still on L
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Re: Now SBB Visa 1/2 fare cards, for L permit holders too!

From my experience and stories like this I realize that credit cards for L permit holders are possible if you happen to be speaking to the right guy at the right time, otherwise, tough luck.

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Re: Now SBB Visa 1/2 fare cards, for L permit holders too!

If you are indeed taking the credit card option, be mindful of cancelling it should you need it anymore. They automatically roll over the subscription and charge the card. That's why you gotta love the prepaid
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Re: Now SBB Visa 1/2 fare cards, for L permit holders too!

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Almost a year-n-half back, while trying to buy the SBB 1/2 fare card, I was told that I could get only the normal 1/2 fare card because I have a L-permit. The Visa 1/2 fare cards (prepaid or credit) were issued only to people with B permits (B, C or others..)..

This has now changed. Based on a news, today I was at the Zurich HB SBB counter to make this enquiry and they said they are now issuing these Visa cards to people with L-permit as well.

Thought to share this info as someone might find it useful.


P.S. I have applied to convert my non-visa 1/2 fare card to a visa half fare card. I only had to pay CHF 5 as the rest was matched with the cancelation of my old card (this amount varies based on the issue date of the old card).

How was the experience so far? Plus, how long did it take cor you to get the card?

I am planning on getting it as well.
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