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Need to know about Mobility.ch

Can someone help me to understand how mobility.ch car sharing works.

1. Need to know if my international license is valid to drive in zurich
2. any suggestion on process for driving license and driving schools
3. how is the mobility.ch car sharing works

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Re: Need to know about Mobility.ch

? It is in English.
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Re: Need to know about Mobility.ch

1. It is valid only in first year of arrival. After that you will have to convert it to the Swiss driving license.
2. http://www.englishforum.ch/insurance...questions.html
3. You can either take annual subscription or payg. IMO best is to take along with the annual ZVV pass. It costs just CHF 25.- extra. Ofcourse you pay hourly/kms charges as well.

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Can someone help me to understand how mobility.ch car sharing works.

1. Need to know if my international license is valid to drive in zurich
2. any suggestion on process for driving license and driving schools
3. how is the mobility.ch car sharing works

cheers

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Can someone help me to understand how mobility.ch car sharing works.

1. Need to know if my international license is valid to drive in zurich
2. any suggestion on process for driving license and driving schools
3. how is the mobility.ch car sharing works

cheers
It is in English... see the "How It Works" tab https://www.mobility.ch/en/private-customers/
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Re: Need to know about Mobility.ch

I subscribed for 1 Year at Mobility.ch but I found it expensive if you want to drive several km.
I also find it a bit uncomfortable the fact that you have to drop the car at the same point/station where you picked-up the car.
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Old 21.02.2015, 22:21
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I also find it a bit uncomfortable the fact that you have to drop the car at the same point/station where you picked-up the car.
Remind me never to lend you anything.
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Re: Need to know about Mobility.ch

The OP is probably not going to read this or understand this.... but anyway.

If your drivers license is valid here, you can use mobility. (Reminds me, I should probably send them a picture of my new Swiss license).

The cost for short journeys is much less than hiring from Avis, Hertz etc and the convenience of quick pick up, rental any time of the day are all important. When you look at costs, remember that you're not paying for petrol!

For longer drives, it does become expensive, eg Zurich to Rapperswil return is about 60 CHF in a small car. Multi-day hires, forget it, unless you're not going very far. That's not what mobility is for though imho.

Mobility membership also gives you better rates on normal car hire which is handy. And if you have some kind of annual pass like ZVV Bonuspass, you can have Mobility membership for only 25 CHF per year.
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Re: Need to know about Mobility.ch

Thanks.... this certainly helps.... essentially I see first step for me is to get swiss license. as my yr completes in 15th march.
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I subscribed for 1 Year at Mobility.ch but I found it expensive if you want to drive several km.
I also find it a bit uncomfortable the fact that you have to drop the car at the same point/station where you picked-up the car.
Wouldn't you have to do that if you owned your own car?
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I used Click&Drive, 3 times, and it's a good option if you need a car for at least 3 hours, but you don't have/want to pay subscription. First time you have to pick up your mobility card at a train station and after that you can request car with that card any time later.
Price is starting from 50 CHF, covers everything, 3 hours. Then every additional hour is 10-13 CHF depends on car. You can always add plus hours from the car if you running out of time. No km-restriction, only time counts.

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Re: Need to know about Mobility.ch

Personal experience with mobility.ch is poor - several vehicle issues including a breakdown (and very slow) recovery. Customer service is bad especially when there is a problem. I let my subscription expire after one year and went elsewhere. I agree with the earlier post that better rental options available.
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Re: Need to know about Mobility.ch

I wouldn't be without it, I've only had two negative experiences in 6 years, one filthy interior and one late return. Both dealt with quickly by customer support.

Best positive experience was when someone reversed into me, it was trivial to deal with the accident, get the docs from the cops, fax to mobility then they phoned me back and said they have everything they need and I should forget about it.
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Wouldn't you have to do that if you owned your own car?
It's a bit more convenient to park in your nearby garage than head out for a 1..2km walk or ride before and after each shop run. Or, like some car share systems in some places work, just drop the car at any designated place, or any legal parking spot.

The open parking probably wouldn't work well in more tightly packed places, like Kleinbasel , so it's understandable it's not an option. Mobility is pretty unique in that you get a whole range of car types, which may make the any-reserved-spot model unfeasible as well. Probably nicer to get that van predictably from a designated spot rather than plot routes at the last minute.


I'll mention that I was quite happy with Mobility for short term use like groceries or showing visitors around. Very convenient, no hassles.
The only reason I got a car was that we pretty much exhausted hiking sites within reach of public transportation and started to range out to whole weekend or longer cross country trips. Like someone said. that's simply not what Mobility is for, strongly encouraged by the pricing.
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It's a bit more convenient to park in your nearby garage ...
True! That was what pushed us to buying a car! It took OH at least 30 minutes to get the car, and another 30 minutes to return it. And that was if we managed to book the car which was closest to us - quite often, it wasn't!
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Re: Need to know about Mobility.ch

I don't recommend Mobility.
I had a really bad experience with them. They say you are covered by the insurance in the price,but it is not.

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Re: Need to know about Mobility.ch

You damaged a nearby car by opening your car door and hitting the other car with it. It's the same (insurance wise) as if you just scratched it accidentally with something you were holding.

Car/driving insurance doesn't cover this type of accident; your personal liability insurance will.

It doesn't say anything, either negative or positive, about mobility.
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I don't recommend Mobility.
I had a really bad experience with them. They say you are covered by the insurance in the price,but it is not.

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Ignore this post as Xmurua clearly didn't understand what cover he had (or didn't) or that the claim is nothing to do with mobility
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Thanks guys,I understand now it better.
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