Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Transportation/driving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #41  
Old 17.03.2015, 00:38
mirfield's Avatar
Moddy McModface
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Basel
Posts: 8,305
Groaned at 52 Times in 46 Posts
Thanked 8,331 Times in 3,046 Posts
mirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Who amongst you knew that bikes need a train ticket?

Get yourself a bag for it, and you're cooking on gas;

Foldable bike Dahon Vybe [ZG]
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank mirfield for this useful post:
  #42  
Old 17.03.2015, 09:35
awj awj is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Uster, ZH
Posts: 73
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 50 Times in 20 Posts
awj has earned some respectawj has earned some respect
Re: Who amongst you knew that bikes need a train ticket?

Quote:
View Post
I know as well. I read it on the info sticker they have on every ticket machine
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the ticket machines where I live do not have stickers or any other indication that bikes require tickets.

Stadelhofen, Uster, Meilen and Hardbrucke Bahnhof - the ticket machines on the platforms offer no such indication.

I completely agree that one must learn the local customs and l should be expected to know about this ticket, but the ticket machines where @gata lives are clearly more informative than they are in kanton Zürich.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank awj for this useful post:
  #43  
Old 17.03.2015, 10:04
TiMow's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Fribourg
Posts: 9,310
Groaned at 292 Times in 196 Posts
Thanked 12,189 Times in 5,300 Posts
TiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Who amongst you knew that bikes need a train ticket?

Maybe it's because I take nothing as given and question most things; so in these techie times, I tend to visit web sites of most services that I use, to avoid being caught out.

Maybe, also because I use the SBB app. to purchase my tickets, on the odd occasion when I take a train, and this has informed me of the different types of ticket requirements.

But probably, just because I'm a smart arse, is why I know such trivia.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank TiMow for this useful post:
  #44  
Old 17.03.2015, 10:34
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vaud
Posts: 52
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 28 Times in 7 Posts
della has earned some respectdella has earned some respect
Re: Who amongst you knew that bikes need a train ticket?

I read it in an old guide book for mountain biking.
I figured commuters were aware.
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 17.03.2015, 10:59
amogles's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 8,499
Groaned at 145 Times in 124 Posts
Thanked 15,081 Times in 6,416 Posts
amogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Who amongst you knew that bikes need a train ticket?

Quote:
View Post
I read it in an old guide book for mountain biking.
I figured commuters were aware.
I only trust the 1927 Baedecker.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank amogles for this useful post:
  #46  
Old 17.03.2015, 14:12
jamiebae's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Horgen ZH, Brighton UK
Posts: 219
Groaned at 6 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 115 Times in 81 Posts
jamiebae has earned some respectjamiebae has earned some respect
Re: Who amongst you knew that bikes need a train ticket?

I knew, but only because my boss told me when I brought my bike for some work to be done in Zürich.

I rode it home and haven't taken it on the train since!
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 17.03.2015, 14:20
aSwissInTheUS's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Zurich area
Posts: 5,505
Groaned at 40 Times in 38 Posts
Thanked 7,880 Times in 3,544 Posts
aSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Who amongst you knew that bikes need a train ticket?

Quote:
View Post
I only trust the 1927 Baedecker.
Pff, German stuff . Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide .
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank aSwissInTheUS for this useful post:
  #48  
Old 17.03.2015, 14:38
3Wishes's Avatar
Moderately Amused
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bern area
Posts: 6,689
Groaned at 44 Times in 40 Posts
Thanked 9,571 Times in 4,531 Posts
3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Who amongst you knew that bikes need a train ticket?

Quote:
View Post
Maybe it's because I take nothing as given and question most things; so in these techie times, I tend to visit web sites of most services that I use, to avoid being caught out.

Maybe, also because I use the SBB app. to purchase my tickets, on the odd occasion when I take a train, and this has informed me of the different types of ticket requirements.

But probably, just because I'm a smart arse, is why I know such trivia.
Yup, it's the third one.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank 3Wishes for this useful post:
  #49  
Old 17.03.2015, 14:56
Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Lucerne
Posts: 128
Groaned at 9 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 118 Times in 62 Posts
armed_neutrality is considered knowledgeablearmed_neutrality is considered knowledgeablearmed_neutrality is considered knowledgeable
Re: Who amongst you knew that bikes need a train ticket?

Quote:
View Post
Ok, so it seems everyone but me knew about this, though only @gata suggests how they knew.
I know how I know: EF, plus the book "Living and Working in Switzerland".
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 17.03.2015, 15:38
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Gland
Posts: 176
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 113 Times in 79 Posts
Macer is considered knowledgeableMacer is considered knowledgeableMacer is considered knowledgeable
Re: Who amongst you knew that bikes need a train ticket?

Quote:
View Post
Get yourself a bag for it, and you're cooking on gas;

Foldable bike Dahon Vybe [ZG]
SBB have a bag for bikes too. With this bag, you can take your bike on the train for free.

https://www.sbb.ch/en/station-servic...easer-tranzbag

Cost of bag: 99 CHF
Cost of 1 year bike pass: 220 CHF

what is the logic there?
Reply With Quote
  #51  
Old 03.04.2015, 21:14
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: nyc
Posts: 18
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
titia has no particular reputation at present
Re: Who amongst you knew that bikes need a train ticket?

Does SBB offer a yearly pass with the bike option ?
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 03.04.2015, 22:10
Sbrinz's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Murten - Morat
Posts: 11,135
Groaned at 546 Times in 346 Posts
Thanked 10,727 Times in 5,502 Posts
Sbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Who amongst you knew that bikes need a train ticket?

Quote:
View Post
SBB have a bag for bikes too. With this bag, you can take your bike on the train for free.

https://www.sbb.ch/en/station-servic...easer-tranzbag

Cost of bag: 99 CHF
Cost of 1 year bike pass: 220 CHF

what is the logic there?
Quote:
View Post
Does SBB offer a yearly pass with the bike option ?
@ Titia, at least read the thread before asking questions, OK?
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++++++++++++++++
Now, did you all know that taking your bike on a bus or tram also requires a half fare (child) ticket? Well now you do know.
BUT, it is only allowed on the bus if the driver agrees, so bike not accepted at busy times, - OK.
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 03.04.2015, 22:46
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Rapperswil
Posts: 105
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 127 Times in 51 Posts
Styger has earned some respectStyger has earned some respect
Re: Who amongst you knew that bikes need a train ticket?

Quote:
View Post
I note a GA for a bike is CHF220 whilst for a large (chargeable) dog CHF780 according to the SBB website. It also states that some ICN trains require you to make a reservation for your bike.
CHF 780 for a dog but kids under a certain age travelling with their parent is CHF 30 for the year. My dog is small and doesn't take much space or a seat and yet he costs sooo much more than what they charge for a kid??
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 03.04.2015, 23:02
Sbrinz's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Murten - Morat
Posts: 11,135
Groaned at 546 Times in 346 Posts
Thanked 10,727 Times in 5,502 Posts
Sbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Who amongst you knew that bikes need a train ticket?

Quote:
View Post
CHF 780 for a dog but kids under a certain age travelling with their parent is CHF 30 for the year. My dog is small and doesn't take much space or a seat and yet he costs sooo much more than what they charge for a kid??
If your small dog can fit into a closed box, (a zipped) bag or basket, it travels free, (you can keep the bag on your knees). If it gets out you are charged the child's fare!

There is a height restriction to define a small dog, measured at the shoulder blades, it is up to 30 cms,
http://www.swisstravelsystem.com/en/...-your-dog.html
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Sbrinz for this useful post:
  #55  
Old 03.04.2015, 23:47
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: nyc
Posts: 18
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
titia has no particular reputation at present
Re: Who amongst you knew that bikes need a train ticket?

I did, I just can't find the information on the SBB website but will keep looking...sorry

Quote:
View Post
@ Titia, at least read the thread before asking questions, OK?
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 04.04.2015, 12:35
mirfield's Avatar
Moddy McModface
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Basel
Posts: 8,305
Groaned at 52 Times in 46 Posts
Thanked 8,331 Times in 3,046 Posts
mirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Who amongst you knew that bikes need a train ticket?

Quote:
View Post
I did, I just can't find the information on the SBB website but will keep looking...sorry
http://www.sbb.ch/en/travelcards-and...e-tickets.html
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank mirfield for this useful post:
  #57  
Old 13.04.2015, 15:54
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Bern
Posts: 44
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 23 Times in 16 Posts
TomBern has no particular reputation at present
Re: Who amongst you knew that bikes need a train ticket?

Quote:
View Post
Now, did you all know that taking your bike on a bus or tram also requires a half fare (child) ticket? Well now you do know.
BUT, it is only allowed on the bus if the driver agrees, so bike not accepted at busy times, - OK.
This is not completely correct and cannot be claimed for all of Switzerland.

With some companies, bike transport is not allowed during rush hour etc., but OK at other times.

Also it's too simple to say that you just have to pay a half fare (child) ticket for a bike.
For SBB, Libero Tarifverbund (Bern) and ZVV (Zürich) the following applies: If you own a GA or a half-fare card (Halbtax), or if you are a child, then you can buy a half-fare ticket for your bike. (In Bern, it's also fine if you have a Libero Abo.) Otherwise you have to buy a FULL price ticket for your bike!
Sources: SBB / Libero / ZVV

So - always check with your local bus/tram company and with your local tariff network!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank TomBern for this useful post:
  #58  
Old 13.04.2015, 16:26
cannut's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: canada
Posts: 6,460
Groaned at 175 Times in 135 Posts
Thanked 5,549 Times in 3,062 Posts
cannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Who amongst you knew that bikes need a train ticket?

Quote:
View Post
Ok, so it seems everyone but me knew about this, though only @gata suggests how they knew. And I haven't seen "the info sticker they have on every ticket machine" because I bought my annual card by going into a ticket office.

>> Dogs also need a ticket btw.

Dogs as well! Jeez, this country - payment required for absolutely everything... except filling the aisles and seats with luggage, apparently.

This part could be ease solved ,just race taxes by 25% .Would need the voter to vote on In this no good country ,everything needs to be voted on that's why everybody hates this no good country
Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 13.04.2015, 16:57
cannut's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: canada
Posts: 6,460
Groaned at 175 Times in 135 Posts
Thanked 5,549 Times in 3,062 Posts
cannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Who amongst you knew that bikes need a train ticket?

http://www.swisstravelsystem.com/en/...-bicycles.html


Found this on the internet in under 1 minute,in CANDA
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 13.04.2015, 20:24
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Albisrieden
Posts: 3,897
Groaned at 94 Times in 63 Posts
Thanked 5,457 Times in 2,036 Posts
nickatbasel has a reputation beyond reputenickatbasel has a reputation beyond reputenickatbasel has a reputation beyond reputenickatbasel has a reputation beyond reputenickatbasel has a reputation beyond reputenickatbasel has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Who amongst you knew that bikes need a train ticket?

After cycling to Baden from Zurich last week and wanting to take the train home we did something very unusual for EF members - and asked at the station ticket office.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank nickatbasel for this useful post:
Reply

Tags
bike trains ticket




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Solopreneurship - a term you knew? MarioMeienberger Business & entrepreneur 4 27.11.2014 09:03
Alerting you to a great train ticket offer for visitors User9 Travel/day trips/free time 5 10.10.2013 19:09
STOLEN BIKES- if someone offers you these bikes, be aware [Basel] Txell Complaints corner 25 26.05.2013 19:18
Who knew applying for a job could be so dangerous? kevlegs International affairs/politics 1 20.11.2011 17:24
For the creatives amongst you Anthony1406 Other/general 24 23.11.2010 22:16


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 17:56.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0