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How to get GA SBB free?

I'm looking for a way to get a free GA travel card or with a massive discount, so that it would cost me less than 2000 Fr.
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Old 22.01.2015, 16:05
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I'm looking for a way to get a free GA travel card or with a massive discount, so that it would cost me less than 2000 Fr.
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Steal one and glue your photo over the existing one.
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Old 22.01.2015, 16:08
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Re: How to get GA SBB free?

you realise this is SWITZERLAND, where they don't have a word for FREE or DISCOUNT
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Old 22.01.2015, 16:11
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Re: How to get GA SBB free?

Steal 1700 CHF or so.

Unless you are 25 or under, in which case you only need to steal 601 CHF.

http://www.sbb.ch/en/travelcards-and...adults%20.html
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Old 22.01.2015, 16:12
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Re: How to get GA SBB free?

IIRC MTV Mobile where doing a special offer on GA's but of course you need to buy a subscription
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Re: How to get GA SBB free?

Starting from now only travel by shank's pony, for each KM you travel put 1chf into your "Buy a GA" fund.

You'll appreciate your efforts when you have the GA.
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Re: How to get GA SBB free?

Does anyone remember the thread about "Free Beer" many, many years ago?
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Old 22.01.2015, 16:21
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I'm looking for a way to get a free GA travel card or with a massive discount, so that it would cost me less than 2000 Fr.
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There are things called partner GAs and family GAs. So if a family member has one or you live with somebody who has one, you might possibly qualify.

basically the first person pays full price, and every further person pays a progessively reduced price.
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Re: How to get GA SBB free?

My first response to you were going to be : Are you sober?

Nevertheless, yes, there is. Some companies give their employees free GA cards as part of the package, so start applying.
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Re: How to get GA SBB free?

newstudent, what's your major? Idiocy?

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Old 22.01.2015, 16:28
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newstudent, what's your major? Idiocy?

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Re: How to get GA SBB free?

If it was that easy, we'd all have GAs for less than 2K.

However, maybe look at it from a different perspective. Do you really need a full GA that covers pretty much all transport across the country? Maybe a regional GA would suit your needs better? A half-tax card is also something to consider, depending on how often you use transport.

You can also pay for the "full" GA in monthly installments, so it's not quite such a whack to the budget in one go. Look for the subscription option on the SBB website.

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If it was that easy, we'd all have GAs for less than 2K.

However, maybe look at it from a different perspective. Do you really need a full GA that covers pretty much all transport across the country? Maybe a regional GA would suit your needs better? A half-tax card is also something to consider, depending on how often you use transport.

You can also pay for the "full" GA in monthly installments, so it's not quite such a whack to the budget in one go. Look for the subscription option on the SBB website.
What is, regional GA?
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What is, regional GA?
The clue is in the words ..... and there is only one.
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Re: How to get GA SBB free?

Get a job with Swisscom; they hand them out like sweets.
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What is, regional GA?
I'm not an expert since I just use a half-tax and I'm in Bern. I believe you can get a GA for just the Zürich transport system, for example. Even for certain zones. Here is the website for more info:

http://www.zvv.ch/en/tickets/tickets...ces/index.html
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I'm looking for a way to get a free GA travel card ...
Just buy SBB and get a free ride for life.
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What is, regional GA?
For instance, the Basel area has a regional card that covers the northwest corner of the country. All travel within this area is free. I then have a Halb tax card for when I travel out of the region.

http://www.sbb.ch/en/travelcards-and...twork-tnw.html


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Re: How to get GA SBB free?

Or a job with the SBB.

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